Events at Shakespeare & Co.

September 27

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Reading: Richard Stein

Celebrity Hairdresser/Author RICHARD STEIN will read from his new book, KINKY ROOTS, a kaleidoscopic memoir that examines the life that makes a hairdresser clip! Documenting a teenage, larger-than-life career in style and beauty during London's Swinging 60's.
Richard Stein is the author of two other books and of a sold-out one man show, CUT And PASTE, at La Mama.

KINKY ROOTS is printed on the Espresso Book Machine.

October 2

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Readings by Shakespeare & Co's Creative Writing Workshop students

Join the participants in Judith Hannan's WRITING FROM EXPERIENCE's workshop as they celebrate the launch of an anthology of their work.

Printed on Shakespeare & Co's Espresso Book Machine

October 3

6:30pm – 7:30pm

The Shakespeare & Co Book Club

Featured book: THE CONTINUOUS KATHERINE MORTENHOE by D. G. Compton (a New York Review Book)
D. G. Compton imagines a dystopian future where illness and pain no longer exist and people only die of old age. Sickness, when it occurs, becomes fodder for a reality show. Like Atwood's MADDADDAM trilogy or Ishiguro's NEVER LET ME GO, THE CONTINUOUS KATHERINE MORTENHOE is a thrilling psychological drama about human nature and the nature of technology.

October 4

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Panel: The New Female Thriller Writers

Three bestselling authors talk about their new suspense novels, the creative process and what it is that makes them explore the dark recesses of the human soul.
With Kate Moretti ((THE BLACKBIRD SEASON), Diane B. Saxton (PEREGRINE ISLAND)and Wendy Walker (EMMA IN THE NIGHT). An event not to be missed.
Q&A and book signing to follow.
RSVP appreciated at

October 10

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Malachy McCourt

The celebrated author and actor Malachy McCourt will read from his memoir, DEATH NEED NOT BE FATAL, and regal us with anecdotes about his childhood in Ireland, his siblings including the author Frank McCourt, and how he came to consider that "Death is a civil right that is granted every human being".
Join us for a delightful evening with one of the great raconteurs of our times.
Book signing to follow

October 12

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Signing: Blue Money by Janet Capron

Janet Capron is the author of a mostly true memoir that reads like a terrific novel about her descent from rich Park Avenue girl into addiction and prostitution in the free-wheeling NYC of the early 1970s.
"A modern-day Moll Flanders: terrifically entertaining and brilliantly written."
—Phillip Lopate, author of The Art of the Personal Essay
Q&A and book signing to follow

October 16

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Hunter Authors at Shakespeare & Co

Join us for the third in our series of readings and book signings by Hunter College faculty, alumni and students from the MFA Writing Program.
With alums Alex Gilvarry (EASTMAN WAS HERE)and Jeannie Vanasco (THE GLASS EYE: A MEMOIR), and Hunter MFA students.

October 17

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Hannan

"Writing from Experience" is an ongoing workshop taught by Judith Hannan, author of MOTHERHOOD EXAGERATED and THE WRITE PRESCRIPTION. Participants will write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal experience. Guided exercises, writing tips and positive feedback. Their work will feature in an anthology published on the Espresso Book Machine.
All levels from beginners to middle-advanced. Newcomers welcome.
Eight sessions (8/17 to 12/5). Fee: $375-(includes a copy of the anthology)

October 19

6:30pm – 8:00pm

THE IMPROV: An Oral History of the Comedy Club that Revolutionized Stand-Up

Meet Budd Friedman, the founder of the legendary club that changed the course of American comedy. Budd and collaborator Tripp Whetsell will present The Improv, the first-ever oral history of the most important comedy club in America, emceed by Budd Friedman himself, and featuring in-depth interviews with some of the most important names in comedy: Leno, Seinfeld, Fallon, Bill Maher, Robert Klein, Larry David, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Al Franken...