Around Town | Meet the Authors Day in Harrison, New York

The Harrison Public Library will be hosting a “Meet the Authors” Day on Saturday, October 20, from 10 am to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public with registration. Once registered, you can attend one or all of the sessions.

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Quote of the Week | R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps. The Hub airs his “The Haunting Hour” show. Credit to Edward Liu

This week, we’re celebrating R.L. Stine’s birthday!

Robert Lawrence Stine, also known as R.L. Stine, was born on October 8, 1943. You might know him from his various Goosebumps novels that were so popular for children.

Read. Read. Read. Just don’t read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | R.L. Stine”

Quote of the Week | Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak in 2013Author of the popular The Book Thief (2005), Markus Zusak, is coming out with a new novel this month. Bridge of Clay (2018) is being published by Doubleday.

“I’ve just always loved books, and I love the idea that we’re all just really made of stories. I do also like the idea that anyone can love books. Books don’t care how educated you are or what you do for a living.”

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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”