Events at Shakespeare & Co.

March 1

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Celebrating GIRL RISING

We'll celebrate the release of the documentary GIRL RISING and its accompanying Young Adult book with a showing of a segment of the movie. In the presence of the producer of the movie Kaycee Freed Jennings, and the writer Maaza Mengiste, who authored the Ethiopia chapter of the documentary which will be shown that evening.
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March 6

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop: "Writing from Experience"

Turn your personal experiences into compelling stories, fiction or poetry. Guided exercises, writing tips, and positive feedback will unleash your creativity. No experience necessary. At the end of the class, the participants will choose samples of their writings, to be published as an anthology on the Espresso Book machine. Led by Judith Hannan.
7 sessions, 6-8pm, Monday February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
Fee: $365- (includes a copy of the anthology)

March 15

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Seymour Lachman

"Failed State: Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse" is both an original account of a failing state legislature and a call for action. Former NYS senator Seymour Lachman illuminates the hush-hush corners where the State legislature conducts the people's business and charts a course for durable reform.
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March 22

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Gus Kappler MD

In WELCOME HOME FROM VIETNAM FINALLY, Gus Kappler recalls and analyses his experience as a trauma surgeon during the Vietnam war and what it meant to exist in a moral limbo, vacillating between the moral codes of peace and war. He's now actively involved in the prevention of PTSD and suicide.
An Espresso Book Machine book.

March 30

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: City Bird Song by C. D. Kerr

CITY BIRD SONG is a quest fable for teens and grown-ups alike, which explores storytelling, materialism, love, loss, and growing up in New York City.
The author, writing under the pen name C.D. Kerr, works as a lawyer in New York City, where he lives with his wife and son. Kerr is a native upper-east-sider. CITY BIRD SONG is his first book, written largely on the subway, as well as at Shakespeare & Co. and places like it. He's at work on a 2d novel.
An Espresso Book Machine book

April 21

6:30pm – 8:00pm

An evening with Hunter Authors

Join us for an evening of readings and book signings by Hunter College faculty, alumni and students from the MFA Writing Program.

May 2

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Girl-Powered Fiction: A journey through the discoveries of female protagonists

Young female protagonists uncover betrayals, secrets, and sinister motives -from long buried familial conflicts to nefarious classmates- in five novels, set all over the world.
With authors Malin Giolito, Naomi Jackson, Karolina Ramqvist, Hannah Tinti, and Han Yujoo. Moderated by Steph Opitz. A PEN AMERICA World Voices Festival event

May 17

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: How to Write Like Tolstoy

Critically acclaimed author Richard Cohen will read from HOW TO WRITE LIKE TOLSTOY, an engrossing book about writing and how novelists do what they do. Informed by a career in publishing and a lifetime of reading, Richard Cohen takes readers on a journey into the minds, techniques, concerns, tricks, flaws (and occasionally obsessions) of our greatest authors.