Events at Shakespeare & Co.

February 21

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Rock Needs River: A Memoir about an Open Adoption

Rock Needs River is "An expressive and love-filled tale of adoption and of befriending the biological parents of the adopted child" (Kirkus), and "everything parenting is-hopeful, devastating, emotional, all-consuming, life-changing, and, at its best, capable of conjuring unfathomable bursts of joy." (Jerry Mahoney).
Vanessa McGrady is is a former radio and newspaper journalist, waitress, playwright, actor, bartender, and corporate communications and social media strategist.

February 26

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Talk: CBS News Analyst Jill Schlesinger

Would you like to learn how to better manage your money? CBS News analyst Jill Schlesinger will talk about The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs. Ms Schlesinger is an award-winning business analyst for CBS News, a guest on NPR's Here and Now, and a Certified Financial Planner. She hosts the Better Off podcast and the radio show Jill on Money.
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February 27

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Victoria Johnson and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

Join Hunter Professor Victoria Johnson and conservationist Elizabeth Barlow Rogers for a conversation celebrating NYC's love story with its parks and botanical gardens.

Victoria Johnson is the author of American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is th author of Saving Central Park.

March 4

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Mary Calvi

WCBSNews-TV co-anchor Mary Calvi will present the fascinating historical documents she uncovered in the course of her research for her novel about Washington's unrequited love for Mary Philipse, the richest heiress in Colonial America. A true story of thwarted love, deception, and war, DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY is an enthralling dive into a previously unknown episode of Washington's life, perfect for fans of Hamilton and historical romances.
Q&A and book signing to follow.

March 5

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Finding Your Story: The Power of Personal Narrative with Judith Hannan
Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal memories. Writing exercises, prompts and workshopping with positive feedback. All genres welcome. All levels from beginners to middle advanced.
The result will be an anthology printed on Shakespeare & Co.'s Espresso Book Machine.
Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist and writing teacher.
Fee: $50/session, $375 for 8 sessions.

March 7

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: The Parting Glass

Join Gina Marie Guadagnino for the launch of her debut novel, THE PARTING GLASS.
A captivating historical fiction of 19th century upstairs/downstairs New York City, THE PARTING GLASS examines sexuality, race, and social class in ways that feel startlingly familiar and timely.
Gina Marie Guadagnino holds a BA in English from New York University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.

March 12

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Finding Your Story: The Power of Personal Narrative with Judith Hannan
Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal memories. Writing exercises, prompts and workshopping with positive feedback. All genres welcome. All levels from beginners to middle advanced.
The result will be an anthology printed on Shakespeare & Co.'s Espresso Book Machine.
Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist and writing teacher.
Fee: $50/session, $375 for 8 sessions.

March 13

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: THE DNA OF YOU AND ME

Join us for the launch of THE DNA OF YOU AND ME, by Andrea Rothman, a sharp, relevant novel that speaks to the ambitions and desires of modern women.
THE DNA OF YOU AND ME explores the evergreen question of career versus family, the irrational sensibility of love, whether one can be a loner without a diagnostic label.
Andrea Rothman was a researcher at Rockefeller University. She earned her MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her fiction appeared in several literary magazines

March 19

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Finding Your Story: The Power of Personal Narrative with Judith Hannan
Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal memories. Writing exercises, prompts and workshopping with positive feedback. All genres welcome. All levels from beginners to middle advanced.
The result will be an anthology printed on Shakespeare & Co.'s Espresso Book Machine.
Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist and writing teacher.
Fee: $50/session, $375 for 8 sessions.

March 26

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Finding Your Story: The Power of Personal Narrative with Judith Hannan
Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal memories. Writing exercises, prompts and workshopping with positive feedback. All genres welcome. All levels from beginners to middle advanced.
The result will be an anthology printed on Shakespeare & Co.'s Espresso Book Machine.
Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist and writing teacher.
Fee: $50/session, $375 for 8 sessions.

April 2

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Finding Your Story: The Power of Personal Narrative with Judith Hannan
Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal memories. Writing exercises, prompts and workshopping with positive feedback. All genres welcome. All levels from beginners to middle advanced.
The result will be an anthology printed on Shakespeare & Co.'s Espresso Book Machine.
Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist and writing teacher.
Fee: $50/session, $375 for 8 sessions.

April 9

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Finding Your Story: The Power of Personal Narrative with Judith Hannan
Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal memories. Writing exercises, prompts and workshopping with positive feedback. All genres welcome. All levels from beginners to middle advanced.
The result will be an anthology printed on Shakespeare & Co.'s Espresso Book Machine.
Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist and writing teacher.
Fee: $50/session, $375 for 8 sessions.

April 16

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Finding Your Story: The Power of Personal Narrative with Judith Hannan
Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal memories. Writing exercises, prompts and workshopping with positive feedback. All genres welcome. All levels from beginners to middle advanced.
The result will be an anthology printed on Shakespeare & Co.'s Espresso Book Machine.
Judith Hannan is a memoirist, essayist and writing teacher.
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