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The NYU Bookstore Event Series is free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Seating is limited and no reservations are required. For additional event information view our Event Calendar. If you are interested in scheduling an event please contact us.


Upcoming Events


Wednesday, October 26, 6pm - 7:30pm
Sherry Amatenstein Author of How Does That Make You Feel?: True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch (Seal Press, 2016)

How Does That Make You Feel? obliterates the boundaries between the shrink and the one being shrunk with unabashedly candid writers breaking confidentiality and telling all about their experiences in therapy. Contributors include an array of essayists, authors, TV/film writers and therapists. Sherry will be joined this evening by the following book contributors: Sue Shapiro, Jenine Holmes, Adam Sexton, Molly Peacock, Diane Josefowicz, Kate Walter
Estelle Erasmus, Barbara Schoichet, Linda Yellin, Janice Eidus.

Amatenstein, a therapist and author, is an adjunct writing professor at the New School and NYU. 


Thursday, October 27, 6pm - 7:30pm
Greg DePaul & Joe Toplyn

Greg DePaul is the author of Bring the Funny: The Essential Companion for the Comedy Screenwriter (Focal Press, 2016). DePaul is a screenwriter (Bride Wars,Saving Silverman) and teacher of screenwriting at NYU and The New School. 

Joe Toplyn has written and produced comedy/talk shows for over fifteen years. He began his television career on the writing staff of Late Night with David Letterman, where he won four Emmy awards. He went on to become co-head writer of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and head writer of Late Show with David Letterman.

Monday, October 31, 6pm - 7:30pm
Halloween Literary Party with Karen Heuler & Yoss

Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 90 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies. She has published four novels and three story collections with university and small presses. She has received an O. Henry award, been shortlisted for a Pushcart prize, for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award and the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction. She teaches at SPS NYU. Karen Heuler’s latest story collection follows travelers as the familiar becomes strange, and the strange becomes life.

Born Jose Miguel Sanchez Gomez, Yoss assumed his pen name in 1988, when he won the Premio David in the science fiction category for Timshel. Together with his peculiar pseudonym, the author's aesthetic of a rocker has allowed him to stand out amongst his fellow Cuban writers. Yoss writes both realistic and science fiction works. Alongside these novels, the author produces essays, reviews, and compilations, and actively promotes the Cuban science fiction literary workshops, Espiral and Espacio Abierto. 

Publisher of both books: Restless Books
Translator of both books: David Frye

Tuesday, November 1, 6pm - 7:30pm
Zackary Berger Author of Making Sense of Medicine: Bridging the Gap Between Doctor Guidelines & Patient Preferences

Making Sense of Medicine presents information about various common illnesses and ailments, what we know of them, and the science of diagnosing and treating them. Medical recommendations from doctors often don’t take into account patient preferences, values, and overall understanding. Dr. Zackary Berger offers suggestions for how to understand and make sense of these uncertainties and how to move forward with decisions regarding our health care.

Zackary Berger, M.D., Ph.D., is a primary care doctor, an internist, and an epidemiologist. He is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He is  the author of Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient's Guide to Communication in the Exam Room and Beyond.

Thursday, November 3, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry Reading Hosted by Scott Hightower featuring Rachel Hadas with Shalom Gorewitz, Lindsey Royce and Jeanne Marie Beaumont

Scott Hightower, NYU faculty at Gallatin, is the author of four books of poetry in the U.S. and a bi-lingual collection (Spanish-English) published in Madrid. 

Lindsey Royce's first collection of poetry, Bare Hands,was published by WordTech Communications, 2016.

Rachel Hadas's latest book of poems, Questions in the Vestibule, was published by Northwestern University Press, 2016. Hadas and her husband Shalom Gorewitz are working/playing on marrying poetry and video.

Jeanne Marie Baumont's fourth book, Letters from Limbo, was published in 2016 by CavanKerry Press.