Events at Shakespeare & Co.

March 27

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop: "Writing from Experience"

Sixth Session

March 28

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Signing: Patricia Bosworth

Patricia Bosworth, bestselling biographer of Diane Arbus, Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, and Montgomery Clift, takes center stage with THE MEN IN MY LIFE . In this riveting story of family, celebrity, love and loss, she retraces the steps that led her to achieve her dreams of being both an actress and a writer during one of the most repressive yet pivotal decades in American history. Her memoir is a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Broadway's Golden Age and one woman's roadmap to independence.

March 29

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Natalya Fazylova: Health & Wellness for Busy Women

Natalya Fazylova is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and an Associate Professor at the City University of New York. A Holistic Health Practitioner, she shares her personal experience as well as her expertise in her book, HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR BUSY WOMEN. Join her for a Q&A about how to create and maintain optimal health for the body and soul while juggling a busy professional and family schedule.
An Espresso Book Machine book. To pre-order your copy, write to

March 30

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: City Bird Song by C. D. Kerr

CITY BIRD SONG is a quest fable for teens and grown-ups alike, which explores storytelling, materialism, love, loss, and growing up in New York City.

C.D. Kerr (a pen name) is a native upper-east-sider. CITY BIRD SONG is his first book, written largely on the subway and at Shakespeare & Co. He'll be introduced by Dane Neller, Shakespeare & Co's owner, who will talk about direct-to-retail publishing.
To pre-order, write to

April 3

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop: "Writing from Experience"

Last Session

April 4

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co Book Club

The Shakespeare & Co Book Club featuring The New York Review Books will discuss ENCHANTED APRIL by Elizabeth von Arnim.
With special guest Sara Kramer, managing editor of the NYRB.

April 5

6:30pm – 8:00pm

AT BALTHAZAR: The New York Brasserie at the Center of the World

Meet renowned journalist Reggie Nadelson as she explores the iconic and beloved restaurant Balthazar in a brilliantly revealing, behind-the-scenes look at the legendary eatery. AT BALTHAZAR is an irresistible, mouthwatering narrative, driven by the drama of a restaurant that serves half a million meals a year, employs over two hundred people, and has operated on a twenty-four hour cycle for twenty years. With Balthazar's Executive Chef Shane McBride
Q&A and book signing to follow.

April 19

6:30pm – 8:00pm


In his new memoir, author and cultural critic Lee Siegel recounts his New Jersey upbringing in a family devastated by the recession. "Siegel's strong focus on psychological depth rather than the visible remakes his familiar journey from American boy to man into something strange, disturbing, and wonderful." - Publishers Weekly
Q&A and book signing to follow
RSVP appreciated: events@shakeandco.c

April 20

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Catalan Literature in Translation

To celebrate the Feast of Sant Jordi, translators Mary Ann Newman (PRIVATE LIFE by J. M. De Sagarra) and Mara Faye Lethem (CONFESSIONS by Jaume Cabre)will talk about Barcelona, Catalan authors and literary translation. Moderated by Sal Robinson, founder of The Bridge, a discussion series about literary translation.

April 21

6:30pm – 8:00pm

An evening with Hunter Authors

Join us for an evening of readings and book signings by Hunter College faculty, alumni and students from the MFA Writing Program.

April 26

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Helen Ellis, Hannah Tinti, Ann Napolitano: 20 years of writing together

Helen Ellis (AMERICAN HOUSEWIVES), Hannah Tinti (THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY) and Ann Napolitano (A GOOD HARD LOOK) met at NYU in 1995. They've been doing a creative writing workshop together ever since. Join them as they talk about how it has influenced them, encouraged them and created an enduring friendship.
Book signing to follow by all three authors

May 2

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Girl-Powered Fiction: A journey through the discoveries of female protagonists

Young female protagonists uncover betrayals, secrets, and sinister motives -from long buried familial conflicts to nefarious classmates- in five novels, set all over the world.
With authors Malin Giolito, Naomi Jackson, Karolina Ramqvist, Hannah Tinti, and Han Yujoo. Moderated by Steph Opitz. A PEN AMERICA World Voices Festival event

May 9

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Jill Santopolo: The Light We Lost

Unfolding in a series of vignettes over the course of a decade and a half, this debut novel follows a young woman as she navigates the turbulent emotional waters of her first love. Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on September 11, 2001. As the towers fall mere miles from where they stand, the two kiss for the first time, triggered by both the emotions spurred by the horrific event they are witnessing and a deep connection discovered in that dark moment.

May 17

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: How to Write Like Tolstoy

Critically acclaimed author Richard Cohen will read from HOW TO WRITE LIKE TOLSTOY, an engrossing book about writing and how novelists do what they do. Informed by a career in publishing and a lifetime of reading, Richard Cohen takes readers on a journey into the minds, techniques, concerns, tricks, flaws (and occasionally obsessions) of our greatest authors.

May 25

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Joseph Weisman: AFTER THE ROUND-UP

Joseph Weismann is one of the only survivors of the Velodrome d'Hiver round-up of Jews by the French police in 1942. He was 11 years old. His parents were sent to Auschwitz but he managed to escape. How would he survive the rest of the war, hunted, mistreated and scared? After years of silence, Joseph has decided to tell his story, so that future generations would know. He'll appear in person, with his translator, Richard Kutner. An event not to be missed.