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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.


Monday, December 1, 6pm - 7:30pm
Second Annual Open Mic

Co-hosted by NYU's publications Minetta Review and The Plague.

Come share your creative writing and spoken word with us!

Light refreshments will be served

Tuesday, December 2, 6pm - 7:30pm
Contemporary Brazilian Poetry and Translation

Yusef Komunyakaa won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Neon Vernacular. He is the Senior Distinguished Poet in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU.

Idra Novey’s most recent poetry collection is Clarice: The Visitor. She is the translator of Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H., and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

Flávia Rocha is a Brazilian writer and journalist. Her most recent poetry collection is Quartos Habitáveis, published in Brazil. She is the editor-in-chief of Rattapallax magazine.

Márcio-André is a Brazilian experimental artist with works in sound, visual poetry, installation, performance and video art. His most recent poetry book is Cazas, published in Brazil. He has taught at the University of Coimbra and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Wednesday, December 3, 6pm - 7:30pm
Conjunctions #63 Speaking Volumes

A reading with Samuel R. Delany, Minna Proctor, Frederic Tuten, and Anne Waldman; introduced by editor Bradford Morrow.

Books are, to those who live and breathe them, all but sentient fellow beings. When a book is opened, it awakens, vaults to life, and interacts with the reader, collapsing time and bridging space. Even the most modest book is by far the finest transportation device ever invented and can carry its reader to every corner of the cosmos. Once closed again, however, it never fully returns to sleep but remains in the reader’s imagination. Speaking Volumes is a gathering of essays, poems, stories, and unclassifiable works that examine what books mean to those of us who deeply depend on them.

Thursday, December 4, 6pm - 7:30pm
Joel Hoffman

In The Bible's Cutting Room Floor, acclaimed author and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman deftly brings ancient scriptural texts to life, exploring how they offer new answers to some of the most fundamental and universal questions people ask about their lives. A blend of history, linguistics, and religious scholarship, The Bible's Cutting Room Floor reveals what's missing from your Bible, who left it out, and why it is so important.

Dr. Hoffman is the chief translator for the popular 10-volume series, My People's Prayer Book (winner of the National Jewish Book Award). He is the author of In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language (NYU Press), and And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press).