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March 2011
Scott Korb, author of Life in the Year One
Getting Published Panel with Susan Shapiro


Story Time for Children 12pm

Story Time for Children 12pm

Memoir Writing Workshop with Nancy Kelton

SCPS Writing Workshop with Jeffrey Stanley
Richard Grossman author of, Unsettled Account: The Evolution of Banking in The Industrialized World Since 1800
Story Time for Children 12pm
Story Time for Children 12pm


Story Time for Children 12pm
Story Time for Children 12pm
Poetry Reading with Collier Nogues and Craig Morgan Teicher
Dr. Nawal El Saadawi author of Women at Point Zero
Story Time for Children 12pm
Story Time for Children 12pm
Making the Private Public: Letters, Journals, and Diaries
NBCC Hosts: Small Press Authors
Sarah Brokaw author of Fortytude: The Next Decades the Best Years of Your Life


Tuesday, March 1, 6:30pm
Scott Korb, author of
Life in the Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

Co-sponsored by NYU Center of Religion & Media

For anyone who's ever pondered what everyday life was like during the time of Jesus comes a lively and illuminating portrait of the nearly unknown world of daily life in first-century Palestine.

"Expertly researched, beautifully distilled, and filled with wit, [LiYO] is an animated reminder that sometimes the things we think we know best -- our myths, our faiths, our ancestors, even ourselves -- contain the most remarkable surprises. "--Jeff Sharlet, New York Times bestselling author of The Family and C Street.

Wednesday, March 2, 6:30pm
Getting Published Panel
Moderated by Susan Shapiro

How do I break into the New York Times or the New Yorker? Do I  send a pitch or write an  entire piece first?  How do I get a literary  agent? Is it really possible to sell a novel, short story collection,  memoir to a big publisher in this economy? Do I send a proposal or a  whole manusc-ript? How would I get started? This exciting panel,  moderated by writing professor Susan Shapiro, will answer all these publishing questions and more.

Panel includes:
Authors - Dr. Diana Kirschner & Thelma Adams
Agents - Rebecca Oliver (WME) & Brandi Bowles (Foundry)
Editors - Ben Greenman (New Yorker), Frank Flaherty (NYT), Dana Jennings (NYT), Katie Gilligan (St. Martin's) &Kate Hartson (Center Street)

Sunday, March 6, 3pm
Memoir Writing Workshop
With Nancy Kelton

Nancy Davidoff Kelton, author of WRITING FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, leads a nurturing workshop to help you present your memories, thoughts, and feelings, glean the truths from your personal experiences, and free yourself to reveal honestly what is in your heart and mind.  The workshop includes writing exercises, pointers for improving and revising your work, and editing and marketing advice.

The workshop will be offered on two dates:

*** Sunday, March 6 3:00-4:30 p.m.
***Thursday, April 7 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Attendance on both dates is not required.

Nancy Davidoff Kelton, a longtime New School and NYU writing instructor, is the author of 6 books.  Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Parents, More, and Redbook, among other publications.

Tuesday, March 8, 6:30pm
SCPS Writing Workshop

Jeffrey Stanley screenwriter and playwright, author of  Tesla's Letters will lead a workshop on Writing Believable Dialogue in Any Genre.

The Department of Humanities, Arts, and Writing at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies invites all new and experienced writers to a series of free creative writing classes at the new NYU Bookstore.

Master teachers from the Writing Program at SCPS will be lecturing on a range of writing skills, followed by writing exercises and time for discussion.  Afterwards, instructors will sign copies of their books and offer additional advice to aspiring writers. 

Take advantage of this opportunity to sample NYU-SCPS courses and learn about the craft of writing.

Thursday, March 10, 6:30pm
Richard Grossman, author of
Unsettled Account: The Evolution of Banking in the Industrialized World Since 1800

Commentary/dialog with Richard Sylla (NYU)

Grossman reveals that many of the same components underlying the history of banking evolution are at work today. The recent subprime mortgage crisis had its origins, like many earlier banking crises, in a boom-bust economic cycle. Grossman finds that important historical elements are also at play in modern bailouts, merger movements, and regulatory reforms.

Unsettled Account is a fascinating and informative must-read for anyone who wants to understand how the modern commercial banking system came to be, where it is headed, and how its development will affect global economic growth.

Wednesday, March 23, 6:30pm
Poetry Reading
Collier Nogues, Craig Morgan Teicher and Marie-Elizabeth Mali

Collier Nogues grew up in Texas and Okinawa, and has since lived in New York, Southern California, and the Pacific Northwest. She has been the recipient of fellowships and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, and Fishtrap, Inc. in Enterprise, Oregon.  She lives now in Long Beach, CA with her husband. On the Other Side, Blue is her first collection of poetry.

Craig Morgan Teicher is a poet, critic, and freelance writer.  His first book of poems, Brenda Is In The Room And Other Poems, was chosen by Paul Hoover as winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry and was published by the Center for Literary Publishing.  His collection of short stories and fables, called Cradle Book, was published in spring 2010 by BOA Editions Ltd. He is Senior Web Editor and Poetry Reviews Editor of Publishers Weekly, a contributing editor of Pleiades, and a Vice President of the National Book Critics Circle.  He also teaches at The New School and Columbia University, and lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and son.

Marie-Elizabeth Mali is the author of Steady, My Gaze (Tebot Bach, 2011). She is a co-curator of louderARTS: the Reading Series and Page Meets Stage, both in New York City. Her work has appeared in Calyx, Poet Lore, and RATTLE, among others.


Thursday, March 24, 6:30pm
Dr. Nawal El Saadawi
Co-Sponsored by SCPS Paul McGhee Division, New York Literary Club at McGhee, NYU SCPS Undergraduate Student Council

Fresh from the revolution in Tahrir Square, Dr. El Saadawi will discuss the current political developments in Egypt and her life as a writer, physician, feminist and human rights activist.

El Saadawi's books include:Women at Point Zero, God Dies by the Nile, The Hidden Face of Eve, Memoirs from the Female Prison, Memoirs of a Woman Doctor, and others.


Monday, March 28, 6:00 - 8:00pm
NYU Liberal Studies Faculty/Student Reading
Making the Private Public: Letters, Journals, and Diaries

Free and Open to the Public



Wednesday, March 30, 6pm
National Book Critics Circle Hosts: Small Press Authors
Barbara Hoffert, Tim W. Brown, John Madera, John Deming & John Reed

Moderated by NBCC Board Member Barbara Hoffert, Editor of Library Journal's book review section, the panel will discuss the unique challenges that face the critics who review small-press books. One important issue to confront is the declining number of newspaper and magazine pages devoted to reviewing books generally and small-press books in particular. Helping to fill this void is the burgeoning number of online review outlets, as well as intellectual and academic journals, both new and old, that are striving to keep the small-press tradition alive. The panelists are critics, essayists, editors, novelists, and poets who are dedicated to preserving the small press and to keeping the critical conversation going among writers, critics, and readers.

Barbara Hoffert (moderator) is Editor of Library Journal's book review, which publishes 6,000 reviews annually. She assigns fiction and poetry reviews for the magazine and is also responsible for its popular "Prepub Alert" column, which previews major releases four months in advance of publication. She was president of the National Book Critics Circle for three years, having been a board member for six years, and she was chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) division of the American Library Association. In 2006, she won ALA-RUSA’s Louis Shores’ Greenwood Publishing Group award for excellence in reviewing.

Tim W. Brown is the author of four novels, Deconstruction Acres, Left of the Loop, Walking Man, and Second Acts (which won the 2010 London Book Festival Award for General Fiction). His reviews have appeared in Rain Taxi Review of Books, Small Press Review, The Bloomsbury Review, American Book Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and numerous other journals. From 2004-2009, he served on the board of the Small Press Center, and he is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, specializing in reviewing small-press publications. He earns his living as a writer at Bloomberg LP.

John Madera edits the blog Big Other, a forum on contemporary writing and culture, and the journal The Chapbook Review. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, he is published widely in print and online, most recently in The Brooklyn Rail, The Collagist, The Believer, Opium Magazine, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and The Prairie Journal: A Magazine of Canadian Literature, and forthcoming in The Review of
Contemporary Fiction
. He is editing a collection of essays on the craft of writing.

John Deming is Editor in Chief of Coldfront Magazine, which covers contemporary poetry and lyricism. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and his own poems and reviews have appeared in Boston Review, Verse Daily, The Best American Poetry blog, POOL, American Poetry Journal and elsewhere. Since its inception in 2006, Coldfront has made a special effort to cover work published by small presses, and has published reviews of more than 400 small-press books.

John Reed has seen his work published in Art in America, Open City, Artnet, Artforum, Paper Magazine, New York Press, Time Out New York, BOMB Magazine, Playboy, and elsewhere. He’s the author of the novels A Still Small Voice (Delacorte), The Whole (MTV/Simon & Schuster), Snowball’s Chance (Roof), All the World’s a Grave: A New Play by William Shakespeare (Penguin/Plume), and the recent Tales of Woe (MTV Press). A member of the NBCC board, he is an Associate Creative Writing Professor at New School University and the Book Review Editor of The Brooklyn Rail

Thursday, March 31, 6:30pm
Sarah Brokaw, author of
Fortytude: The Next Decade the Best Years of Your Life
Presented by SCPS/NYU Women's Initiative

In her practice as a licensed therapist and through discussion groups all across the country, Sarah Brokaw has discovered that the women who navigate midlife most smoothly--who go on to prosper and to enjoy the best years of their lives--are those who foster five Core Values in themselves. In Fortytude, she shows how any woman can nourish these qualities in herself, and evolve and thrive.