Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Literary Events

Spring is here! Enjoy the warmer weather and the following literary events happening around NYC in the coming month. 

For those of you interested in virtual events, Open Education Database has curated sixty-three free live webinars for librarians.

Feel free to share any other events you know about in the comments!

April 8, 7:00 pm @ Barnes & Noble (86th & Lexington)
Ann Brashares, The Here and Now
Author of the NY Times bestselling series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants discusses and signs copies of her new book, The Here and Now.

April 13, 11:00 am @ Bowery Poetry
Downtown Literary Festival

April 13, 1:00 pm @ Dweck Auditorium, Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn By the Book: Katherine Boo 
Join us in welcoming Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo for the paperback debut of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, a hard-hitting and emotionally charged chronicle of children and families struggling to survive in Mumbai’s slums. In conversation with Amy Waldman, author of The Submission.

April 15, 7:00 pm @McNally Jackson
Geography Lessons with Jennifer E. Smith
Jennifer E. Smith's novels are beloved by our YA team here at McNally Jackson, and we are thrilled to host her for the launch of her fantastic new book The Geography of You and Me.

April 19, 1:00-3:12 pm @ Books of Wonder
April Picture Book Showcase
Don't miss this amazing afternoon of interacting and laughing it up with these amazing picture books creators!
AME DYCKMAN Tea Party Rules
CHRIS RASCHKA Thingy Things Series

April 24, 8:15 pm @ 92nd Street Y
Shakespeare in America With James Shapiro
To mark the occasion of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, scholar James Shapiro discusses his new anthology, Shakespeare in America, which, as he writes in the introduction, is also “a history of America itself, not the straightforward narrative found in textbooks, but rather one that runs parallel to the conventional story of the nation, a more sharp-edged one expressed through two-and-a-half centuries of essays, parodies, burlesques, poems, speeches, short stories, letters, musicals, novels, reviews, films, and staged performances. These works, by some of the most creative minds in America, explore the cultural fault-lines that have always existed just below the surface of our national conversations.”

April 28 - May 4
PEN World Voices Festival

April 29, 5:45 pm @ LREI
HVLA Book Club
We meet once again this April, this time to discuss The Tyrant's Daughter and The Riverman.

April 30, 7:30 pm @ 92nd Street Y
Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection
“You know that girl who ‘has it all’—perfect job, relationship, body? No, you don’t, because she doesn’t exist, argues Barnard College president Debora Spar in her explosive new book Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection.

Save the Date! Coming in May @ 92nd Street Y
YA Lit at 92Y
From heartbreaking dystopia to heart-stopping fantasy, coming-of-age to real-world issues, Young Adult (YA) literature has never been more exciting. 92Y brings together the hottest YA writers for conversations throughout the fall about new projects, where to find inspiration and the craft of storytelling. Don’t miss out these opportunities to get up close and personal with some of YA lit’s major players! Authors will meet fans and sign books after all events!


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