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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.


Tuesday, September 30, 6pm - 7:30pm
Richard Lewis

Lewis is the author of Why Hire Jennifer? How to Use Branding and Uncommon Sense to Get Your First Job, Last Job and Every Job in Between. Why Hire Jennifer? is the intersection of personal branding and a strategic job search. It Is a modern manual that arms job seekers to find their first “real” job and every job thereafter. It is directed to college students, grads, twenty-somethings, and all the people who love them.

Richard W. Lewis is a branding guy, marketing strategist, author and professor at NYU, where he teaches an Honors course he created, “Branding: People Places and Things.”

Wednesday, October 1, 6pm - 7:30pm
Alexis De Veaux

De Veaux's work is defined by two critical concerns: making the racial and sexual experiences of black female characters central, and disrupting boundaries between forms. She is the author of two award-winning biographies: Don’t Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday and Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde. A celebrated writer of poetry, children’s literature, plays, essays and journalism, De Veaux is also an activist recognized for her lifelong contributions to a number of women’s and literary organizations. With her new work, Yabo, Alexis has returned to her first love: writing fiction.

Tuesday, October 7, 6pm - 7:30pm
Meryl Meisler

Meisler is the author of A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick. A Tale of Two Cities juxtaposes Meryl’s disco and Bushwick photographs with the writing of authors who grew up amongst the rubble. The accounts of Bushwick historians and educators, Disco Divas and Dickens’ narrative contribute to this true-life story and remind us that many of the same issues reverberate today.

Wednesday, October 8, 6pm - 7:30pm
John Fusco

The Chinese mafia collides with the Hollywood fringe in John Fusco’s newest work, DOG BEACH. This crime novel follows the exploits of Louie Mo, once Hong Kong’s greatest stuntman turned L.A. knee-breaker, as his latest target unexpectedly casts him in the role of a lifetime.

Fusco’s first novel, Paradise Salvage, was shortlisted from the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel. Fusco, a veteran screenwriter, is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Tuesday, October 14, 6pm - 7:30pm
Ben Marcus

Marcus is the author of Leaving the Sea. In these piercing, brilliantly observed investigations into human vulnerability and failure, it is often the most absurd and alien predicaments that capture the deepest truths. Surreal and tender, terrifying and life-affirming, Leaving the Sea is the work of an utterly unique writer at the height of his powers.

Ben Marcus is the author of Notable American Women and The Age of Wire and String. His work has appeared in Grand Street, Harper's, McSweeney's, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. The recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, he is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

Wednesday, October 15, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry/Short Stories Reading introduced by Four Way Books

Cynthia Cruz's third collection of poetry is Wunderkammer

David Dodd Lee's most recent collection of poetry is Animalities

Howard Levy's second collection is Spooky Action at a Distance (CavanKerry Press)

Gregory Pardlo's second collection of poetry is Digest

Cammy Thomas's second collection of poetry is Inscriptions

Tuesday, October 21, 6pm - 7:30pm
Ruth Zaporah

Ruth Zaporah is a performer and director known world-wide for her innovative work in physical theater improvisation training. She is the creator of Action Theater, an improvisational performance skill training process that is used in dance and theater institutes all over the world, that focuses on awareness, listening, adapting, resiliency, time, space, and simplicity.

Zaporah's memoir Improvisation on the Edge: Notes from On and Off Stage brings alive the brilliance and immediacy of the improvisation process and the intricacies of live on stage collaboration. Interspersed are reflections on events in her own life, inside and outside the theater.

Wednesday, October 22, 6pm - 7:30pm
Jonathan D. Moreno in conversation with Arthur L. Caplan

Moreno is the author of Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network.

Jonathan D. Moreno is a philosopher, historian, and the author and editor of numerous seminal books, including MindWars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century and The BodyPolitic: The Battle Over Science in America, both published by Bellevue Literary Press. Called the “most interesting bioethicist of our time” by the American Journal of Bioethics, Moreno is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Arthur Leonard Caplan Professor and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Wednesday, October 29, 6pm - 7:30pm
Miriam Frank

Frank is the author of Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America. Miriam Frank tells the continuous story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. This book chronicles the evolution of labor politics with queer activism and identity formation, showing how unions began affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the 1970s and 1980s.

Miriam Frank is Master Teacher of Humanities at New York University.