Events at Shakespeare & Co.

March 20

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop

Judith Hannan's workshop, Writing From Experience, is a warm, supporting set-up for writers to delve into their personal memories and fire their creative juices in all genres (fiction, memoirs, poetry, essays). Newcomers and returning participants equally welcome. An anthology of your works will be printed on the Espresso Book Machine.
Fee: $375- for eight 2)hour sessions. Includes one copy of the anthology.

March 21

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: Scissors Paper Stone, by Martha K. Davis

Join Martha K. Davis for the launch of her first novel. Winner of the 2016 Quill Queer Literary Award, "Scissors, Paper, Stone" contemplates the meanings of family through twenty years in the lives of a Korean-American lesbian, her adoptive mother, and her boy-crazy best friend.
Martha K. Davis is a writer, editor, and teacher living in San Diego. She received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University.
Q&A and book signing to follow

March 22

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Moshe Sakal in conversation with Ruby Namdar

To celebrate the US launch of his new novel, THE DIAMOND SETTER, celebrated Israeli author Moshe Sakal will be joined by Ruby Namdar, author of THE RUINED HOUSE.
Moshe Sakal is the author of five Hebrew novels, including YOLANDA,shortlisted for the Sapir Prize in 2011.
Ruby Namdar was born and raised in Jerusalem. THE RUINED HOUSE won the 2014 Sapir Prize. He lives in NYC, where he teaches Jewish literature.
Q&A and book signing to follow.

March 28

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Rediscovered Photographs of Tom Palumbo: Patricia Bosworth in conversation with Mary Engel

Dreamer with a Thousand Thrills is Patricia Bosworth's ode to her late husband, the influential fashion photographer Tom Palumbo.
Patricia Bosworth is the author of "The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan", and biographies of Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and the photographer Diane Arbus.
Mary Engel is an award winning filmmaker, the director of the Orkin/Engel Film and the president of the American Photography Archives Group.

March 29

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Talk: Kate Harvie

Join Kate Harvie for a presentation of her book "Believe It and Behave It: How to Restart, Reset, and Reframe Your Life", a book about hope and resilience.
"Kate Harvie's story is not only jaw-dropping and inspiring because she cheated death and learned how to rebuild her life, the wisdom she shares will help you understand that you are not alone - and, most importantly, you already are enough." -Berni Xiong, Author of "The Year of the Brave Bear" and "The Way of the Brave Bear"

April 4

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: Kolkata Calcutta by Fionn Reilly

Fionn Reilly will celebrate the publication of his new book, KOLKATA CALCUTTA with a talk and a slide show, followed by a book signing.
Fionn Reilly is a London born professional photographer living in upstate New York. His portrait work has featured internationally in publications such as the New York Times, Esquire, Italian Vogue, and Prison Life Magazine of which he was also Art Director.

Books will be available for purchase. To reserve your copy: 212 772 3400

April 9

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co.'s Book Club

Featured novel: The Juniper Tree by Barbara Comyns, published by The New York Review Books
"Comyns's heroines, and her novels, are plaintive, strange, and robust all at once... As an exercise in reconstruction, using the old ingredients but producing a fable for a different age, The Juniper Tree could hardly have been more satisfactorily accomplished." -The Times Literary Supplement
Hosted by writer and critic Sadie Stein, who wrote the introduction.

April 11

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks

Join Mariah Fredericks for the launch of her first adult novel, A DEATH OF NO IMPORTANCE. This compelling mystery takes place in the upper-most echelons of New York's Gilded Age. Jane Prescott, the heroine/sleuth is a lady's maid uniquely positioned to discreetly observe the various class components of the Industrial Era.
Q&A and book signing to follow.
Books will be available for purchase. To reserve your copy: (212)772 3400

April 12

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Mother Matters: A Holistic Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom

Childcare. Eldercare. What About Mothercare? Meet Dayna Kurtz, a leading authority on the subject of women transitioning to motherhood. Her new book, MOTHER MATTERS, filled with real-life stories from mothers, and practical advice from the author and other experts, will change the way you think of motherhood.
Dayna is Director of the Anna Keefe Women's Center at the Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan.
To order your copy of the book: 212 772 3400

April 14

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Book Signing: Nairobi Days

Join Shelina Shariff-Zia for a presentation of her novel, NAIROBI DAYS, the story of a young Indian Muslim living in Kenya who falls for a Hindu boy. .
Shelina Shariff-Zia grew up in Nairobi. She is the fifth generation of an Indian family who migrated to Kenya from Gujarat. She moved to Texas to attend Rice University where she studied literature. After an M.A. at Columbia, she worked as a journalist. She teaches English at Bronx Community College


April 19

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Being Dag Solstad - A PEN America event

PEN America World Voices Festival
Dag Solstad is a towering figure in Scandinavian literature, the author of some 30 books. His stature in Norwegian letters is often compared to Philip Roth's position in American letters. He is joined by writer Lydia Davis,and author, literary critic and editor John Freeman, for a conversation that explores the power of contemporary Norwegian literature and Solstad's own most recent books.
Free reservation:

April 22

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Far From the Front - A PEN America event

War affects also those far from the front and fiction gives us insight into its far-reaching effects. Rupert Thomson in NEVER ANYONE BUT YOU and Ashley Hay in THE RAILWAY MAN'S WIFE talk about the lives the war irrevocably altered in ways that only the novelist can explore.
Co-hosted by PEN America World Voices Festival

Free with reservation

April 24

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sands Hall in conversation with Amy Tan

In FLUNK. START., Sands Hall chronicles her slow yet willing absorption into the Church of Scientology in the 1980s and how she has faced the FLUNK represented by those years, and has embraced a way to START anew.
Sands Hall is the author of "Catching Heaven",and "Tools of the Writer's Craft."
Amy Tan is the author of "The Joy Luck Club", "The Kitchen God's Wife",and "Where the Past begins" among others.
RSVP, and to order a signed copy:

May 2

6:30pm – 8:00pm


Will Doig is a journalist covering urban development. He has been an editor at the Open Society Foundations, Next City, and The Daily Beast. He created and wrote Salon's weekly "Dream City" column, and was a recurring guest on NPR Talk of the Nation.
His book, "High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia", is the story of the world's most audacious railway expansion, which could transform South-East Asia and allow China to pull more than 60 nations into its orbit.