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June 2017
 
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Haroon Moghul author reading, 6pm
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Victor Ripp & Noah Lederman authors reading, 6pm
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Conjunctions: 68 authors reading, 6pm
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Tuesday, June 6, 6pm - 7:30pm
Haroon Moghul - Book Launch for How to Be a Muslim: An American Story (Beacon Press, 2017)

Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University's Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to Islam. How to Be a Muslim reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, struggling with his faith and searching for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar disorder. This is the story of the second-generation immigrant, of what it's like to lose yourself between cultures and how to pick up the pieces.

Wednesday, June 7, 6pm - 7:30pm
Lambda Fiction Reading with Joe Okonkwo & Jonathan Corcoran

Joe Okonkwo is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and editor. His debut novel Jazz Moon (Kensington Books, 2016), won the Publishing Triangle's 2016 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and is a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction.

Jonathan Corcoran is the author of the debut story collection, The Rope Swing, (Vandalia Press, 2016). His work has been named a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction and a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award. The Rope Swing is a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award.

Tuesday, June 13, 6pm - 7:30pm
Remembering the Holocaust: A reading and discussion with Victor Ripp & Noah Lederman

Hell's Traces: One Murder, Two Families, Thirty-Five Holocaust Memorials (FSG, 2017) is a meditation on loss and memorials, in which author Victor Ripp recounts his journey to Holocaust memorials throughout Europe,  in an attempt to find affirmation of his lost family member. Victor Ripp is the author of Moscow to Main StreetPizza in Pushkin Square, and Turgenev’s Russia. His fiction has appeared in Ontario Review and Antioch Review and he has taught at Cornell University and the University of Virginia. 

Noah Lederman, an award winning author, tells of the story of  how his grandparents survived a combined seven concentration camps, and then tried to keep all the stories a secret from their grandchildren. Lederman is the author of A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).

Thursday, June 15, 6pm - 7:30pm
Conjunctions: 68 Inside Out: Architectures of Experience

Launch reading by contributors Elaine Equi, Karen Heuler, Andrew Mossin, and Matt Reeck

Conjunctions: 68, Inside Out: Architectures of Experience comprises a narrative map of writings that investigate the vast range of architectures crucial to our being: stories, poems, and essays that center around a meaningful, pivotal architectural structure or space. 

Copies of the issue will be available for sale and signing.

For additional information: http://www.bard.edu/news/events/?year=2017&month=6

Tuesday, June 20, 6pm - 7:30pm
Jacqueline Woodson author of Another Brooklyn: A Novel

In celebration of the paperback edition of Another Brooklyn (Amistad imprint, Harper Collins), a 2016 National Book Award Finalist. 

Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children, including the New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which won the 2014 National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, an NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation, and she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a four-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, among many prizes and honors. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.