An Evening with FREEMAN’s

FreemansThursday, September 8 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Come for a night in celebration of Freeman’s new issue, centered around the theme of “Family,” from the former editor of Granta and lecturer at the School of Writing, John Freeman. Featuring readings, conversations and performances by Valeria Luiselli, Sharon Olds, Tracy K. Smith, Garnette Cadogan, Ruddy Roye, Alexander Chee, and Aminatta Forna, presenting stories about family life, by turns amusing, heartbreaking, and probing. This second issue of FREEMAN’S: Family circles the globe and collects the most amusing, heartbreaking, and probing stories about family life emerging today. Co-sponsored by The New School Creative Writing MFA Program and McNally Jackson Booksellers.

Admission with a $16 (+tax) purchase of the book.

Miriam Horn & Ian Frazier: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Miriam Horn

Friday, September 9 at 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway and 12th Street, 3rd floor, Rare Book Room.                                     Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Environmental Defense Fund veteran Miriam Horn challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values. Join Miriam in the Rare Book Room as she paints a powerful picture of the hidden stewards of America’s natural legacy.

Joining Miriam in conversation is Ian Frazier, author of Hogs Wild and Great Plains.

Admission with a $15 purchase of the book that comes with a $15 gift card at Strand Books.

Against Everything with Mark Greif and Wesley Morris

Against everything

Monday, September 12 at 7:00PM

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 

n+1 founding editor Mark Greif launches his newest book of cultural criticism and argument, Against Everything.

Mark Greif received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard in history and literature; an M.Phil. from Oxford in English as a British Marshall Scholar; and a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale. In 2004, he co-founded n+1, and has been a principal at the magazine since. In 2005 and 2007 his essays were chosen for The Best American Essays. His scholarly book, The Age of the Crisis of Man, was published in 2015 by Princeton University Press. In 2013–2014, he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, in its School of Social Science. In 2015, he was awarded the Charles Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Julissa Arce: My (Underground) American Dream
Julissa Arce

Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway and 12th Street, 3rd floor, Rare Book Room.                                     Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Thousands of people work on Wall Street, coming from various backgrounds and parts of the country, but Julissa Arce is the only one who can say that during her time as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs she was an undocumented immigrant.

Now that she’s left Wall Street, Julissa has become an advocate for rights for undocumented immigrants. She will be joined by award-winning writer and filmmaker Alberto Ferreras, who most recently directed HBO Latino’s Habla y Vota, in the Rare Book Room as she discusses and signs her memoir, My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive.

Admission with a $15 purchase of the book that comes with a $15 gift card at Strand Books.

 

 

 

Around Town: May 11-20

 

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May 11-15 – #TwitterFiction Festival LIVE 2015

twitter_fiction_festival_profile45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Time: Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

#TwitterFiction Festival is about embracing, exploring, and developing the art of storytelling on Twitter.

From May 11-15, the Association of American Publishers and Penguin Random House will team up again to present the third industry-wide #TwitterFiction Festival.

  • We will invite authors from across the industry to create original fiction, using the Twitter platform.
  • Writers everywhere can also submit their own ideas once again for the chance to be featured in the author showcase.
  • As in previous years, anyone at anytime can jump in and join the fun by telling stories on Twitter using the #TwitterFiction hashtag.
  • Follow @TwFictionFest for updates on this year’s festival!

This year, watch authors Gayle Forman (@gayleforman), Daniel José Older (@djolder), Anna North (@annanorthtweets), Myke Cole (@MykeCole) and Lyndsay Faye (@LyndsayFaye) create #TwitterFiction stories LIVE on stage! Hosted by comedian Nick Turner (@NicksTurners).

Click here for tickets and more details. 

 

 

May 20 – Jean-Christophe Menu: Independent Publishing as Art

Albertine
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075, USA

Time: 7:00pm

For more than twenty years, Jean-Christophe Menu has been a vital force in French comics publishing, both as an author of autobiographical comics and as a publisher. In 1990 he co-founded the seminal independent publishing house L’Association, which has published important, internationally-recognized work by artists including Marjane Satrapi, David B., and many more. In 2011 he founded a new independent publishing house, L’Apocalypse, dedicated to tracing the relationships between comics and other art forms. Throughout, he has militantly defended the integrity of independent publishing.

In this special discussion with Best American Comics series editor Bill Kartalopoulos, Menu will discuss his own work as an artist and a publisher, the legacy of publishing that has inspired him, and the ethics of independent production.

For more information about Jean Christophe Menu click here. 

This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary. 

 

Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 1.32.19 PMBook Forum – Readings

Bookforum.com is an excellent resource when it comes to finding readings around the city. Be sure to check out this page for the list of authors who are doing signings and readings across the city.