Events at Shakespeare & Co.

April 22

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Far From the Front - A PEN America event

War affects also those far from the front and fiction gives us insight into its far-reaching effects. Rupert Thomson in NEVER ANYONE BUT YOU and Ashley Hay in THE RAILWAY MAN'S WIFE talk about the lives the war irrevocably altered in ways that only the novelist can explore.
Co-hosted by PEN America World Voices Festival

Free with reservation
Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10266556

April 24

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sands Hall in conversation with Amy Tan

FLUNK. START. chronicles Sands Hall's slow absorption into the Church of Scientology, how she has faced the FLUNK of those years and embraced a way to START anew. Hall is the author of "Catching Heaven" and "Tools of the Writer's Craft." Amy Tan is the author of "The Joy Luck Club", "The Kitchen God's Wife",and "Where the Past begins" among others.
Seating is limited. Priority is given to our customers. Order a book at (212)772 3400 or events@shakeandcom to reserve your seat.

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April 25

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Storytime with Dr Ruth

Dr Ruth Westheimer will read her new illustrated book, ROLLER-COASTER GRANDMA, in which a visit to Coney Island with her grandchildren becomes a pretext to recall her past as a refugee from Nazi Germany, a kibbutznik in Palestine or an immigrant in the US, a story of resilience and joie de vivre.
Dr Ruth Westheimer is an internationally recognized psychologist and radio personality.
Recommended for kids 7-13 years old


May 1

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Hannan

Writing from Experience: Summer Session: Participants write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal experience. Through guided exercises, writing tips, and positive feedback, Judith helps them get their writing muscles going. All levels from beginners to middle advanced. Newcomers welcome.
Four sessions, every other Tuesday: May 1, 15 and 29, June 12 - 6-8 pm.

May 2

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Will Doig: HIGH-SPEED EMPIRE

Will Doig is a journalist covering urban development. He has been an editor at the Open Society Foundations, Next City, and The Daily Beast. He created and wrote Salon's weekly "Dream City" column, and was a recurring guest on NPR Talk of the Nation.
His book, "High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia", is the story of the world's most audacious railway expansion, which could transform South-East Asia and allow China to pull more than 60 nations into its orbit.

May 9

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Spoken Word Poet Sarah Kay

Join the spoken-word star Sarah Kay to celebrate her new book, ALL OUR WILD WONDER.
Sarah Kay is a New Yorker. a poetry writer and reader. an educator. the founder and co-director of Project VOICE.
She is the author of B, THE TYPE, and NO MATTER THE WRECKAGE.

Seating is limited. Priority will be given to our customers.
Order one of Sarah's books at (212)772 3400 or at events@shakeandcom to reserve your seat.

May 14

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co.'s Book Club

Featured novel: Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner, published by The New York Review Books
A young woman escapes convention by becoming a witch in this original satire about England after the first world war. A proto-feminist tale and one of The Guardian's 100 best novels.
Moderator: Writer Elizabeth Gold

May 15

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Hannan

Writing From Experience: Summer Session

Participants write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal experience. Through guided exercises, writing tips, and positive feedback, Judith helps them get their writing muscles going.
All levels from beginners to middle advanced. Newcomers welcome.
Four sessions; every other Tuesday: May 1, 15 and 29, June 12 - 6-8 pm.

May 17

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Halifu Osumare with Ntozake Shange

Dancer and choreographer Halifu Osumare presents Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir with Ntozake Shange, who will read from Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, the English Department, the Dance Department, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College; IRCPL at Columbia University, & Shakespeare & Co.
Address: Roosevelt House, 47-49 E65th Street, NYC 10065
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May 29

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Hannan

Writing From Experience: Summer Session

Participants write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal experience. Through guided exercises, writing tips, and positive feedback, Judith helps them get their writing muscles going.
All levels from beginners to middle advanced. Walk-Ins welcome.
Four sessions; every other Tuesday: May 1, 15 and 29, June 12 - 6-8 pm.

June 1

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Catherine McKenzie with Julia Whelan

Catherine McKenzie is an international bestselling author and her forthcoming novel THE GOOD LIAR has been named one of the Hottest Mystery/Thrillers of 2018 by Goodreads. In THE GOOD LIAR, the lives of three women are forever altered by a national tragedy - and by the choices made in its wake.
Julia Whelan is a screenwriter, life-long actor, and award-winning audiobook narrator. MY OXFORD YEAR is her sparkling debut novel.

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June 5

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Poets Donna Masini and Lee Briccetti

Donna Masini celebrates the publication of her new collection, 4:30 Movie! with Lee Briccetti, who will present her own new collection, Blue Guide.
Donna Masini is the author of two previous collections of poetry and a novel. She was awarded the Barnard Women Poets Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in Hunter's MFA program.
Lee Briccetti is a poet and the long-time Executive Director of Poets House.

June 7

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Populists Revolt...Democracy Under Duress

Join Alexander Heffner, host of The Open Mind on PBS, in conversation with veteran political columnist Walter Shapiro, to celebrate the launch of the 10th expanded and updated edition of A Documentary History of the United States.
Alexander Heffner is the host of The Open Mind on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life and Millennials since the 2008 presidential campaign. He is the author of numerous articles, profiles and essays.
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