Around Town | May 8 – 14

Writers & Artists Respond: Dorothea Lasky

When: May 10, 2018 @ 6:30–8:30pm
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Cost: Free (with museum admission)

The Jewish Museum is hosting a reading with poet Dorothea Lasky, followed by a discussion with Associate Curator Kelly Taxter. Lasky earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts and has published three poetry collections: AWE (2007), Black Life (2010), and Thunderbird (2012). She has also had several chapbooks and poems published throughout various journals and magazines, such as the New YorkerParis Review, and American Poetry Review.

The poetry reading will be in conjunction with an exhibition of new paintings by artist Eliza Douglas. Douglas creates paintings “that teeter between realism and abstraction, balletic grace and slapstick humor.” The new works created for the Jewish Museum lobby, Shadow and Light, and Blood and Bones are part of a series Douglas began in 2016. They are titled with lines from the poems of Dorothea Lasky.

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Around Town | April 24 – 30

Bette Rockmore | David Pecker Lecture

When: April 26, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Pace University, 163 Williams Street, 18th Floor

Bette Rockmore is the David Pecker Distinguished Professor of Publishing for 2017/18. Last semester, she gave an inspiring lecture on transitioning from the classroom to corporate America. This semester, she is coming back to continue providing advice to M.S. in Publishing students on post-graduation and how to prepare for corporate life. Continue reading “Around Town | April 24 – 30”

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 | March 6th – 12th

Kelly Barnhill | Dreadful Young Ladies

When: March 7, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue (at Fenimore), Brooklyn, NY, 11225

Kelly Barnhill is a World Fantasy Award and Newbery Medal winner. Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, she will be presenting her newest collection of short fiction, Dreadful Young Ladies (which include witches, pirates, evil stepmothers, and invisible girls). The stories in Dreadful Young Ladies “feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.” Barnhill will present and read from her new short story collection, followed by a signing and Q&A. Continue reading “Around Town | March 6th – 12th”

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”