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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


Monday, September 19, 6pm - 7:30pm
Christopher Bram Author of The Art of History: Unlocking the Past in Fiction & Nonfiction (Graywolf, 2016)

The latest in The Art of series edited by Charles Baxter, The Art of History engages with both fiction and narrative nonfiction to reveal varied strategies of incorporating and dramatizing historical detail. 

Christopher Bram is a novelist and critic, and teaches at NYU.

Tuesday, September 20, 6pm - 7:30pm
Negin Farsad Author of How to Make White People Laugh (Grand Central Publishing, 2016)

From the acclaimed writer, director, and star of the hit documentary  "The Muslims are Coming!" comes a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy to combat racism.

Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes she can change the world through jokes.

Wednesday, September 21, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry Reading with Tim Tomlinson and Barry Wallenstein

Tim Tomlinson has lived and published work all over the world, including his recent poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (Winter Goose Publishing, 2016). He currently teaches in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program.

Barry Wallenstein is an emeritus professor of literature and creative writing at City College (CUNY), an editor at American Book Review, and the author of nine books of poetry. His poetry has been recorded with jazz accompaniment: At the Surprise Hotel and Other Poems (Ridgeway Press, 2016) is his most recent poetry collection.

Thursday, September 22, 6pm - 7:30pm
Jon Birger Author of Date-Onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game

Jon Birger is an award-winning magazine writer, a contributor to Fortune Magazine, and the author of DATE-ONOMICS: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game (Workman Publishing, 2015).  

Using a combination of demographics, statistics, game theory, and number-crunching, "Date-onomics"  makes the case that lopsided gender ratios among young college graduates — since 2000, 4 women have graduated for every 3 men — are what's really behind the rise of the hookup culture and the worsening dating prospects for educated women.

Monday, September 26, 6pm - 7:30pm
Open House - Espresso Book Machine
Faculty Self-Publishing

From coursepacks to dissertations, to that novel you've always wanted to write. Faculty can take advantage of our Espresso Book Machine services for a variety of professional projects. Join us as we discuss how we can help you with any original material you would like printed and bound for sale to your students. Our services also include printing dissertations as well as a self-publishing program where we can help you format your book, assign it an ISBN and help you make it available for sale to the public. 

Tuesday, September 27, 6pm - 7:30pm
Gloria J. Browne -Marshall Author of The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)  

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, a leading constitutional law professor, civil rights attorney, author and legal commentator tells the courageous story of the NAACP’s advocacy for voting rights from its first legal victory in 1915 to fighting unfair photo identification laws and voter suppression today. 

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is an associate professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College (CUNY) and a member of the Gender Studies faculty.

Wednesday, September 28, 6pm - 7:30pm
Marc Lamont Hill Author of Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond (Atria 2016)

In Nobody, scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill presents a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of race and class by examining a growing crisis in America: the existence of a group of citizens who are made vulnerable, exploitable and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice. Timely and eloquent, the NYT bestselling Nobody is a keen observation of the challenges and contradictions of American democracy.

Marc Lamont Hill is an award-winning journalist and host of BET News, as well as a political contributor to CNN. He is a Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia).

Thursday, September 29, 6pm - 7:30pm
Writing Workshop with Nancy Davidoff Kelton

Whether your impulse to write comes from a longtime yearning, recent itch, or a desire to get down your experiences, this workshop conducted by Nancy Davidoff Kelton, writing instructor and author of the memoir, Finding Mr. Rightstein, will help you capture your memories, childhood incidents, and truths in your own voice while offering pointers on how to: open up, express yourself authentically, get rid of internal critics, establish disciplined work habits, and avoid procrastination. In-store writing exercises and marketing advice are given. 

Nancy Davidoff Kelton is an author and writing instructor at the New School and New York University.