Events at Shakespeare & Co.

February 12

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co.'s Book Club

Featured novel: The Door by Magda Szabo, published by The New York Review Books
Hosted by Rumaan Alam (Rich and Pretty) and Lynn Steger Strong, author of the novel Hold Still, who taught a graduate seminar on The Door at Columbia.
"I've been haunted by this novel. Szabo's lines and images come to my mind unexpectedly, and with them powerful emotions... A work of stringent honesty and delicate subtlety." Claire Messud, The NY Times Book Review

February 20

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Judith Hannan's workshop, Writing From Experience continues for 8 sessions (2/20 to 4/10 2018). A warm, supporting set-up for writers to delve into their personal memories to fire their creative juices in all genres (fiction, memoirs, poetry, essays). Newcomers and returning participants equally welcome. An anthology of your works will be printed on the Espresso Book Machine.
Fee: $375- for eight 2-hour sessions. Includes one copy of the anthology.
Info: events@shakeandco.com

February 22

6:30pm – 8:00pm

The Devout Hand: A study of women artists in Renaissance Italy

Join Patricia Rocco, Adjunct Lecturer at Hunter's College, for the launch of her book, The Devout Hand: Women, Virtue, and Visual Culture in Early Modern Italy. Her book highlights women's active role in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Christian reform and artistic production and is "an orginal study of the phenomenon of women artists as a whole." - Gabriela Zarri.

February 26

6:30pm – 8:00pm

A Dangerous Woman: A Conversation with Susan Ronald and Meryl Gordon

Join Meryl Gordon, author of BUNNY MELLON: THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN STYLE LEGEND, as she talks to Susan Ronald about Florence Gould, another legendary figure and the subject of Ronald's A DANGEROUS WOMAN: AMERICAN BEAUTY, NOTED PHILANTHROPIST, NAZI COLLABORATOR - THE LIFE OF FLORENCE GOULD.

February 27

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Judith Hannan's workshop, Writing From Experience continues for 8 sessions (2/20 to 4/10 2018). A warm, supporting set-up for writers to delve into their personal memories to fire their creative juices in all genres (fiction, memoirs, poetry, essays). Newcomers and returning participants equally welcome. An anthology of your works will be printed on the Espresso Book Machine.
Fee: $375- for eight 2-hour sessions. Includes one copy of the anthology.
Info: events@shakeandco.com

April 9

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co.'s Book Club

Featured novel: The Juniper Tree by Barbara Comyns, published by The New York Review Books
"Comyns's heroines, and her novels, are plaintive, strange, and robust all at once... As an exercise in reconstruction, using the old ingredients but producing a fable for a different age, The Juniper Tree could hardly have been more satisfactorily accomplished." -The Times Literary Supplement
Hosted by writer and critic Sadie Stein, who wrote the introduction.