Events at Shakespeare & Co.

November 21

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Writing From Experience

A Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Hannan

November 27

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: CUBA by Elliott Erwitt

Join celebrated photojournalist Elliott Erwitt for the release of his extraordinary book, CUBA, whose captivating black-and-white photographs offer an intimate look into the Caribbean island, then and now.
Erwitt is a leading figure in the competitive field of magazine photography, a member of Magnum Photos, and the author of multiple photographic essays and books, including Elliott Erwitt's DOGS and Elliott Erwitt's PARIS.
Q&A and book signing to follow

November 28

10:00am – 11:00am

Book Signing: A Big Birthday Hug

Turtle has a sad feeling that wont go away. Squirrel is happily gathering nuts, Bee is buzzing from flower to flower, and Rabbit is hopping around the carrot patch, but it doesn't matter: Turtle just can't shake his sad feeling! What will it take to make Turtle feel right again?
Jennifer Kurani worked at Scholastic in children's publishing, edited creative writing essays, and developed web content for parents and students.

November 29

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Meet the Authors: Into Memory

Join us as we celebrate the release of INTO MEMORY, an anthology of writings by students of Shakespeare & Co.'s Creative Writing Workshop taught by Judith Hannan.
With the students of the Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 workshops.
Q&A and book signing to follow

November 30

7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Man Who Made the Movies: Vanda Krefft with Phillip Lopate

"The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox" is the riveting story, full of ambition, greed, and genius, of the brilliant entrepreneur who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire.
Vanda Krefft is a journalist and a Leon Levy Biography Center fellow.
Phillip Lopate is a prolific author and a Professor in the Writing Program at Columbia University.
Book signing to follow - RSVP:

December 5

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co. Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Richard Stern's OTHER MEN' DAUGHTERS, published by The New York Review Books with an introduction by Philip Roth.
With special guest Rumaan Alam, author of "Rich and Pretty"
"Richard G. Stern's novel from 1973 is an elegy for an American family, and maybe for the idea of the American family - an idea from an earlier time" - Rumaan Alam, The New Yorker
Get a 10% discount on the book when you buy it at Shakespeare & Co.

December 6

6:30pm – 8:00pm


A collaboration between Kathleen Flynn, author of THE JANE AUSTEN PROJECT, and playwright Sarah Rose Kearns, who wrote and directed a theatrical adaptation of the novel.
A fun and unusual evening for fans of Jane Austen and for theater lovers.

Books will be available for sale, book signing will follow.


December 7

6:00pm – 8:30pm

How to Look at Art with Children

Bring your children to a delightful introduction to art!
Maria-Christina Sayn-Wittgenstein Nottebohm is the author of OLD MASTERS ROCK: HOW TO LOOK AT ART WITH CHILDREN, in which she explores ways to engage children with art.
Hear the author talk about the fun, magical world of exploring Old Master pictures and the methods she discovered in researching her book.
The talk includes a question-and-answer session, followed by a book signing.


December 8

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Poetry Slam

Open mic event!

The Macaulay Creative Writing Club and the Macaulay Book Club join forces for an end of semester poetry slam at Shakespeare & Co.

Interested participants, please mail or

December 11

6:30pm – 8:00pm

THE NEWCOMERS by Helen Thorpe, in conversation with Steve Manning

THE NEWCOMERS follows the lives of 22 newly arrived refugee or immigrant teenagers and their endlessly resourceful English teacher throughout the course of their first school year in the United States.
"Thorpe... pens a masterful book that lets readers see the humanity instead of the facts and figures and politics of the immigration debate." - Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post.
Q&A and book signing to follow

December 13

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Panel: Historical Fiction

Five authors talk about finding inspiration in historical events, characters or periods and discuss the relevance of historical fiction today.
With Camille Di Maio (Before the Rain Falls), Lauren Willig (The Other Daughter), Lynda Cohen Loigman (The Two-Family House), Fiona Davis (The Address) and Alyson Richman (The Velvet Hours). Moderated by Sally Koslow, author of The Widow Waltz

The books will be available for purchase. Book signing to follow.