Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

Celebrate Maurice Sendak

“Children are tough, though we tend to think of them as fragile,” Maurice Sendak once said. “They have to be tough. Childhood is not easy.”  – Maurice Sendak. The Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, Manhattan) has an exhibit honoring famed children’s author Maurice Sendak. Admission is $15.00. For more information, follow the link for this ongoing exhibition.

July 21, 2013

Bohemians and Beats of Greenwich Village Literary Tour

Learn about the greatest New York authors on this 2-hour walking tour of Greenwich Village. Put on by the Strand Bookstore, this historical tour will teach you everything you want to know about Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Bob Dylan. This tour is $25.00, and meets at Washington Square Park, Manhattan. It begins at 2:00 pm. Follow the link for more information.

July 23, 2013

Disunion

New book Disunion will be a force in the historical non-fiction world. Comprised of 112 essays, it looks at the lies our textbooks told us about the Civil War. Jamie Malanowski, editor at Time, Esquire, and Playboy will be present at this event promotion the book, published by the New York Times. This free event at McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) begins at 7:00 pm.

July 24, 2013

Allison Lynn

Author Allison Lynn has just released her second novel, The Exiles. At 7:00 pm, Powerhouse Arena (37 Main Street, Brooklyn) will be holding its launch party. Admission is free!

July 25, 2013

Islam in Western Museums

Writer Melissa Forstrom will be discussing the role museums have in depicting Middle Eastern culture, and how those depictions shape viewers’ conceptions of Islamic identities. This free talk will be held at the New York Public Library (5th and 42nd Street, Manhattan) and begins at 1:15 pm.

 

Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC

7/08/2013

A Tribute to Russell Hoban

“NYRB Classics and McNally Jackson Books are joining forces on a new reading series, where well-known authors, editors, and translators of today will come together on a regular basis to shed light on their favorite nyrb-published writers. They will be kicking off the series with a celebration of the recent publication of Turtle Diary at a tribute event for author Russell Hoban, who died in December 2011. Ed Park, author of Personal Days and the introducer to Turtle Diary, Michael Miller, senior editor at Bookforum, John Wray, author of Lowboy, Damion Searls, writer and a translator of many classic twentieth-century authors, and others, will be discussing Hoban’s work and legacy.” This event starts at 7:00 pm at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)

7/9/2013

Aisha Tyler at the Tribeca B&N

Aisha Tyler will be promoting her new book Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation at the Tribeca Barnes and Noble (97 Warren Street, Manhattan). She is the host of The Talk and has been involved in many series and movies. This event begins at 6:00 pm and requires a wristband, and their website asks that you call the store for details.

7/10/13

Michael Cera @ Apple

Come to the Apple Store in Soho (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) to see Michael Cera promote his new movie Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus. This event starts at 6:00 pm and is free, register online.

Marcel Proust

Poets House (10 River Terrace, Manhattan) will be hosting an event for Marcel Proust in honor of a new translation of his famed French poetry.  Contributors will read from the new book and join in a Q & A section. This event is free and begins at 7:00 pm.

7/11/13

Stay, Illusion!

“In Stay, Illusion!, professor Simon Critchley and his wife, pychoanalyst, Jamieson Wiebster submit Hamlet to a prismatic set of readings, studying the play alongside other writers, philosophers, and psychoanalysts, from Benjamin, Lacan, Nietzsche, and Freud, to Melville and Joyce. Their witty exploration succeeds in showing us that–like an insistent ghost–Hamlet only has more to tell us with each passing era. Critchley and Wiebster will read from and discuss the book with Hari Kunzru, author, most recently, of Gods Without Men.” This free event starts at 7:00 pm at Mcnally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)

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June 25, 2013

The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do

Economic Scene” columnist (The New York Times) Eduardo Porter will be at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library (445 5th Avenue, Manhattan) Tuesday, June 25th discussing his views on consumption and economics. Why do we pay what we do for fancy handbags and luxury cars? This free event runs from 6:30 through 8:30.

The Inside Story of the Groundbreaking Comedy Machine the National Lampoon

Join the Strand Bookstore (12th Street and Broadway, Manhattan) June 25th for a humorous event chronicling the history of the National Lampoon Franchise with the brand’s founders. From magazines, to books, to movies, the brand’s impact is certainly long lasting. Purchase their book That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick or a 15 dollar gift card for entrance to the event at 7:00 pm.

June 26, 2013

Andrew Blum and Virginia Heffernan

McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) will be hosting an event on nature of the internet in relation to Andrew Blum’s book Tubes. Blum, a Wired correspondent will be joined by Virginia Heffernan, a national correspondent for Yahoo News. This free event begins at 7:00 pm.

Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile

Chester Higgins Jr, New York Times staff photographer will be holding a lecture at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library (445 5th Avenue, Manhattan) on his photographs and documentation of ancient Africa. This free event will focus on culture and history, and begins at 6:30 pm.

Getting Started with iBooks

The Apple Store in Soho will be offering a free iBooks workshop on Wednesday, June 26th. Expect to learn how to create digital books for the iPad, and use exciting features like 3-D, videos, and interactive objects. Preregister for the event online. This workshop begins at 4:00.

Looking to get involved at Pace? Check out The Left Forum!

Looking to get involved at Pace? Check out The Left Forum!

 

The Left Forum is one of the largest gatherings of progressive intellectuals, activists, academicians, and organizations from around the world.   The Left Forum will be at Pace’s NYC Campus from June 7–9. There will be guest speakers and panels to learn from and participate in!  

 

The conference is also looking for volunteers!  You can help with the registration and admission process, give directions to panels and exhibits, guide people through the events, assist with media and video recording, as well as closing operations.  Click here to become a volunteer!

Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC

 

1. Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Join novelist, Khaled Hosseini, at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square for discussions about his international bestsellers, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and new title, And the Mountains Echoed

Location: Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E 17th St, (between Broadway and Park Ave South), New York, NY

Time: 7:00pm

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2.      Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In this short-story performance series, titled “Romance and Other Disasters,” meet funny writers Simon Rich, author of The Last Girlfriend on Earth, and Patricia Marx, author of Starting from Happy.  Their stories of relationship troubles will be performed by Michael Ian Black, Wyatt Cenac, Anna Chlumsky and Kirsten Vangsness, and TONY‘s Books editor, Matthew Love, will also host a short conversation with the authors.

Location: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, (At 95th St), New York

Time: 7:30PM

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3.      Thursday, May 23, 2013

Location: 52 Prince Street, City: New YorkProvince: , NY,Postal Code:  10012

Time: 7:00 pm

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