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April 2017
Lauren Handel Zander, author reading, 6pm
Lindy West, author reading, 6pm
Troi Irons, Music Event, 6pm


Ian Johnson, author reading, 6pm
Sophia Hanson & E.J. Mellow, author reading, 6pm


Alan Schlechter & Daniel Lerner, author reading, 6pm
Ariel Ennis, author reading, 6pm
Beth Kobliner, author reading, 6pm

Alicia Ostriker, poetry reading, 6pm
Melissa Febos & Alexandria Marzano- Lesnevich, author reading, 6pm
Carlos Ball, author reading, 6pm


Tuesday, April 4, 6pm - 7:30pm
Lauren Handel Zander author of Maybe It's You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. (Hachette Books, 2017)
Introduced and moderated by Marc Wais, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs at NYU.

Lauren Handel Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, public speaker, and the Co-Founder and Chairman of Handel Group®, an international coaching company based in New York City. 

In Maybe It's You, Zander explains how anyone can achieve amazing things when we start keeping the promises we make to ourselves. Zander's method will offer a road map to finally get there. 

Wednesday, April 5, 6pm - 7:30pm
Lindy West author of Shrill (Hachette Books, 2017)

Lindy West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, CosmopolitanGQVultureJezebelThe Stranger, and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens, as well as the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. Her first book, a memoir called Shrill, is out now in paperback from Hachette Books.

Friday, April 7, 6pm - 7:30pm
Troi Irons - Music Event with Performance & Signing

Join us for a special in-store performance by Def Jam/Circa 13 recording artist Troi Irons! Pick up a copy of her new album Turbulence from the NYU Bookstore and have her sign it for you after the performance.

Wednesday, April 12, 6pm - 7:30pm
Ian Johnson author of The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao (Pantheon, 2017)

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer focusing on society, religion, and history. He works out of Beijing and Berlin, where he also teaches and advises academic journals and think tanks. Join him for a special New York event for the publication of his latest book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, in which he describes China's religious revival and the country's search for values.  

The event is co-sponsored by The Center for Religion & Media @ NYU.

Thursday, April 13, 6pm - 7:30pm
Sophia Hanson & E.J. Mellow

We are delighted to welcome back NYU student and published author Sophia Elaine Hanson. Sophia will present work from Hummingbird, her first collection of poetry, and Radio - the harrowing second installment of The Vinyl Trilogy - weaving a tale of sacrifice, song, romance, and revolution. 

E.J. Mellow, author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series and the recently published novel The Animal Under The Fur. 

Tuesday, April 18, 6pm - 7:30pm
Alan Schlechter & Daniel Lerner authors of
U THRIVE: How to Succeed in College (and Life), (Little, Brown and Company, 2017)

U THRIVE is an engaging and often hilarious handbook for how to navigate the uncharted territory of college and beyond. U THRIVE discusses every possible problem a freshman could face, and offers real-life stories and practical tips for building lifelong habits to thrive and succeed.

Dr. Alan Schlechter, director of the Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program at Bellevue Hospital, and keynote speaker and author Daniel Lerner co-teach NYU’s most popular non-required class, The Science of Happiness. 

Wednesday, April 19, 6pm - 7:30pm
Ariel Ennis author of Teaching Religious Literacy: A Guide to Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education, (Routledge, 2017)

Ariel Ennis is the Assistant Director at the Of Many Institute for Multi-faith Leadership in the Office of Global Spiritual Life at NYU. He is responsible for NYU's award winning Faith Zone Workshops, the Chaplains' Circle and other diversity education initiatives. Ennis is the author of Teaching Religious Literacy: A Guide to Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education, the creator and host of the Multi-faithful Podcast, and an Adjunct Lecturer for the Multi-faith Service Learning course at the Silver School of Social Work.

Ennis will be join in conversation with Lexi Salomone, Assistant Director at the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.

Thursday, April 20, 6pm - 7:30pm
Beth Kobliner author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finances in Your Twenties and Thirties (Simon & Schuster, 2017)

Get a Financial Life has been for two decades the financial bible for people in their twenties and thirties. In this completely revised and updated edition, Kobliner shares brand-new insights and concrete, actionable advice geared to help a new generation of readers form healthy financial habits that will last a lifetime. With fresh material that reflects the changing digital world, Get a Financial Life remains an essential tool for young people learning how to manage their finances. 

BETH KOBLINER is a commentator and journalist, a seasoned media personality, and  New York Times bestselling author.  Beth was selected by President Obama to serve on the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, dedicated to increasing the financial know-how of kids of all ages and economic backgrounds. 

Tuesday, April 25, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry Reading with Alicia Ostriker
In conversation with poet Kathy Engel

Alicia Ostriker is an esteemed and award winning poet and critic, author of seventeen volumes of poetry, including her most recent collection Waiting for the Light (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017). She is a distinguished Professor Emerita of Rutgers University, teaches in the low-residency Poetry MFA program at Drew University, and is currently a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Kathy Engel currently serves as Chair and Associate Arts Professor in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Art and Public Policy and Masters Program in Arts Politics.

Wednesday, April 26, 6pm - 7:30pm
Melissa Febos & Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Melissa Febos is the author of Abandon Me: Memoirs (Bloomsbury Press, 2017) and Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010). The recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships, she is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Monmouth University and MFA faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, an award given for her work on The Fact of a Body (Flatiron Books, 2017). She teaches at Grub Street and in the graduate public policy program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Thursday, April 27, 6pm - 7:30pm
Carlos A. Ball author of The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History (Harvard University Press, 2017)

Carlos A. Ball is a distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at Rutgers Law School. He is a national expert on LGBT rights and is the author of many books and articles on the subject. Ball will be joined by Scott Skinner-Thompson, who teaches at the NYU School of Law. 

The First Amendment and LGBT Equality illuminates the story of the legal and cultural history of the First Amendment's crucial yet largely forgotten role in the first few decades of the gay rights movement.