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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, February 10, 6pm - 7:30pm
Word Lovers' Valentine Publishing Panel

This enlightening panel - moderated by writing professor Susan Shapiro- will reveal the secrets of how to publish in top newspapers, magazines,
webzines and break into books - both fiction and nonfiction.

Luminary panelists include:
 
* New York Times editor Peter Catapano, author of "The Stone Reader" (Liveright)
* Janklow & Nesbit literary agent Kirby Kim
* Beacon Press book editor Rakia Clark 
* FSG editorial director of kids & YA books Joy Peskin
* Rollingstone.com editor Jerry Portwood
* Putnam VP & executive editor Mark Tavani
* Lilith editor Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of the novel "The House on Primrose Pond" (NAL/Berkely)

 * Susan Shapiro is author of "What's Never Said" (Heliotrope Books)

Tuesday, February 16, 6pm - 7:30pm
Ann Neumann author of The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America

Ann Neumann will be in conversation with Jeff Sharlet, bestselling author of The Family and Mellon Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Dartmouth College. Introduction by Kali Handelman, current editor of The Revealer.

What constitutes a good death is unique to each of us, depending on our age, race, economic status, culture, and beliefs. Differing concepts of choice, autonomy, and consent make death a contested landscape, governed by social, medical, legal, and religious systems.

Neumann brings us intimate portraits of the nurses, patients, bishops, bioethicists, and activists who are shaping the way we die. The Good Death presents a fearless examination of how we approach death, and how those of us close to dying loved ones live in death’s wake.

Ann Neumann is a visiting scholar at the Center for Religion and Media at New York University, where she is a contributing editor to The Revealer. Her articles have appeared in the New York TimesBookforum, the Nation, and Guernica. This is her first book.

Tuesday, February 23, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry Reading Hosted by Scott Hightower, poet, reviewer, translator, and faculty at NYU Gallatin.

Readers include:
 
* B.K. Fischer, author of St. Rage's Vault (Word Works, 2013)
* Patricia Spears Jones - author of A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (White Pine Press, 2015)
* Terese Svoboda, author of When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems (Anhinga Press, 2015).
* Jonathan Wells, author of The Man with Many Pens (Four Way Books, 2016)

Wednesday, February 24, 6pm - 7:30pm
Karen Finley discusses Shock Treatment: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

Karen Finley's raw and transgressive performances have long provoked controversy and debate. She has appeared and exhibited her visual art, performances, and plays internationally. The author of many books including A Different Kind of Intimacy, George & Martha, and The Reality Shows, she is a professor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Art and Public Policy.

Thursday, February 25, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry Reading with Kate Farrell and Mark Statman

Kate Farrell studied with the poet Kenneth Koch who would become a frequent literary collaborator. Of her seven books, two were co-authored by Koch. Farrell’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, and her work was chosen for three editions of Best Spiritual Writing

Mark Statman’s most recent book of poetry is That Train Again (Lavender Ink, 2015). A poet, essayist, and translator, Statman is  Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, NY.