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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, March 28, 6pm - 7:30pm
Crystal Williams

Williams, an award winning poet and essayist, has published four collections of poems, most recently Detroit as Barn (Lost Horse Press, 2014), finalist for the National Poetry Series, Cleveland State Open Book Prize, and the Maine Book Award. Her work has regularly appeared in the nation’s leading journals and magazines and numerous anthologies.

Raised in Detroit, Michigan and Madrid, Spain, Crystal Williams holds degrees from New York University and Cornell University. She was on faculty at Reed College in Portland, Oregon for thirteen years before moving in Fall 2013 to Bates College where she is a Professor of English and Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.

Co-sponsored by The Writing Program, Paul McGhee Division, SPS, NYU. 

*We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Amelia Blanquera. During this event there will be a tribute reading of Amelia's work in her honor.

Wednesday, March 29, 6pm - 7:30pm
Ulrich Boser author of Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, Or, How to Become an Expert in Just about Anything (Rodale Press, 2017)
In conversation with Joshua Aronson (NYU)

In Learn Better, Ulrich Boser maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like self-questioning can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways. Among the important findings and practical tips, he tells a series of fascinating stories, explains how artist Jackson Pollock learned to paint, and why an ancient Japanese counting device allows kids to do math at superhuman speeds. The book demonstrates that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn, and will revolutionize the way students and society approach learning and aims to spark dramatic changes in our nation’s school system.

Ulrich Boser
 is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank where he examines education issues. A former contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report, Boser is the author of two previous best-selling books, The Leap and The Gardner's Heist.

Joshua Aronson is Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt.