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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


Tuesday, February 21, 6pm - 7:30pm
Manoshi Chitra Neogy author of Blood Words/ A Warrior's Walk

Manoshi Chitra Neogy is a filmaker, director, poet, performer, and author of Blood Words/ A Warrior's Walk (IPMG, 2016). Neogy has produced several award-winning documentaries relating to self-expression, cultural issues, and art forms, which have aired around the world.

Neogy serves as an adjunct professor of film at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

This event is co-sponsored by Tisch School of the Arts.

Thursday, February 23, 6pm - 7:30pm
Caroline Light author of Stand Your ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense - Introduced and in conversation with Ann Pelligrini

Stand Your Ground explores the development of the American right to self-defense, and reveals how the duty to retreat from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill. Light shows how violent self-defense has been legalized for the most privileged and made the most marginalized more vulnerable.

Caroline Light is director of undergraduate studies in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. She is also the author of That Pride of Race and Character: The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South (NYU Press, 2014).

Ann Pellegrini is a Professor of Performance Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU,  and director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU.

Tuesday, February 28, 6pm - 7:30pm
A Reading in Tribute to a Literary Friendship

Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin have shared their poems for over forty years, ever since they met in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Celebrating decades of creative exchange, in this special evening each poet will read from her latest book, Peacock from The Analyst and Levin from Mr. Memory & Other Poems. The post-reading Q&A will focus on literary friendship.

Molly Peacock is a poet, biographer, essayist, and short fiction writer. Her newest book is The Analyst: poems (Norton, 2017).  Among her honors are awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts. Passionate about public service for literature, she served as President of the Poetry Society of America. Every winter Peacock conducts a writing seminar at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Phillis Levin is a poet, essayist, and editor. Her newest poetry collection book is Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin, 2016). She is the author of four other poetry books, and is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (Penguin, 2001). Her honors include a Fulbright Scholar Award and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Levin is currently a professor of English and the poet-in-residence at Hofstra University.