Quote of the Week | Emily Dickinson

This month is Emily Dickinson’s birthday (December 10th). Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts and is known for her poetry.

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.”

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Around Town | April 10th – 16th

Pen Parentis | Heroes & Superheroes

When: April 10, 2018 @ 7–9:30pm
Where: The Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall Street, New York, NY
Cost: Free

Pen Parentis Literary Salons “break the stereotype of parent-author by presenting the vast diversity of creative writing by authors who happen to also be parents.” However, you don’t have to be a parent or writer to enjoy its events, including this evening filled with questions about heroes and superheroes. Authors Lex Williford, Andrea Lawlor, and Donna Levin will read their own works, while also answering these questions: What is a superhero? When does a bigger-than-life character become hard to believe? How can you take a fresh look at a trope? Continue reading “Around Town | April 10th – 16th”

Around Town | Feb. 13th – 19th

Irene Smalls | Storybook Reading: Ebony Sea

When: February 13, 2018 @ 6–7pm
Where: Whole Foods Market, 100 West 125th Street, New York, NY, 10027

To celebrate Black History Month, author Irene Smalls will be hosting a storybook reading of Ebony SeaEbony Sea is based on a true story in South Carolina where a group of African Igbos refused to be enslaved. It is “their account of Black Power, love of family, and love of country.” Continue reading “Around Town | Feb. 13th – 19th”

Around Town | Jan. 23rd – Jan. 29th

Art in the Basin Open Mic

When: January 23, 2018 @ 8
Where: Mon Amour Coffee and Wine, 234 West 238th Street, Bronx, NY, 10463

If you are interested in poetry and spoken word, then join hosts Amy Joy Robateau and Tim W. Brown (novelist of Second Acts) at Mon Amour Coffee and Wine. Art in the Basin is a biweekly open mic night for spoken word performers. Continue reading “Around Town | Jan. 23rd – Jan. 29th”

Around Town | Nov. 28th – Dec. 4th

While there are a lot of great events going on around New York City this week, we hope to see you at the David Pecker Lecture on Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm. The 2017/18 David Pecker Distinguished Lecturer of Publishing is Bette Rockmore, who will present on “Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America.” (To RSVP and to see an interview with Rockmore, click here.) Meanwhile, here are more awesome events you can attend this week! Continue reading “Around Town | Nov. 28th – Dec. 4th”