Events at Shakespeare & Co.

July 10

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Summer Workshop: Rewriting Myths

Retelling mythic stories is the focus of this writing workshop. Working from pre-existing stories can provide a springboard for the beginning writer and an impetus for innovation and experiment for the advanced. We will delve into craft questions about how to balance the individual with the archetypal and the quotidian with the fantastical as we create our own stories. 7 sessions. Facilitator: Ingrid Norton. Fee: $365- Info and registration: events@shakeandco.com

July 11

6:30pm – 7:30pm

The Shakespeare & Co Book Club

The Shakespeare & Co Book Club featuring The New York Review Books will discuss L. P. Hartley's THE GO-BETWEEN. The inspiration for the brilliant Joseph Losey/Harold Pinter film, this complex coming-of-age story explores the nature of memory and myth.
"One of the fabled opening lines in modern literature: 'The past is a foreign country: They do things differently there.' [With] a superb new introduction by Colm Toibin." Frank Rich, New York Magazine.com

July 12

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Amy Poeppel

For the release of the paperback edition of SMALL ADMISSIONS, by Amy Poeppel, Elissa Bassist, editor of the Funny Women column on TheRumpus.net, joins the author for a conversation about writing, humor, autobiographical novels and more.
"As a prose artist Ms. Poeppel leaves nothing to be desired, except this desire: that she write more and more, and as well as she does in this, her assured debut." - Hilton Als, staff writer for THE NEW YORKER

July 17

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Summer Workshop: Rewriting Myths

Retelling mythic stories is the focus of this writing workshop. Working from pre-existing stories can provide a springboard for the beginning writer and an impetus for innovation and experiment for the advanced. We will delve into craft questions about how to balance the individual with the archetypal and the quotidian with the fantastical as we create our own stories. 7 sessions. Facilitator: Ingrid Norton. Fee: $365- Info and registration: events@shakeandco.com

July 19

6:30pm – 8:00pm

David Burr Gerrard and Kristofer Jansma

In David Burr Gerrard's THE EPIPHANY MACHINE, a young man's life is upended by a device that purports to tattoo a description of your true self on your arm. This fantastic novel is "a wildly charming, morally serious bildungsroman with the rare potential to change the way readers think." -Publishers Weekly. Kristofer Jansma's WHY WE CAME TO THE CITY, is "a heartfelt novel, tender and painful and cathartic, and even if the characters belong to New York, the story belongs to us all." -NPR

July 24

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Summer Workshop: Rewriting Myths

Retelling mythic stories is the focus of this writing workshop. Working from pre-existing stories can provide a springboard for the beginning writer and an impetus for innovation and experiment for the advanced. We will delve into craft questions about how to balance the individual with the archetypal and the quotidian with the fantastical as we create our own stories. 7 sessions. Facilitator: Ingrid Norton. Fee: $365- Info and registration: events@shakeandco.com

July 31

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Summer Workshop: Rewriting Myths

Retelling mythic stories is the focus of this writing workshop. Working from pre-existing stories can provide a springboard for the beginning writer and an impetus for innovation and experiment for the advanced. We will delve into craft questions about how to balance the individual with the archetypal and the quotidian with the fantastical as we create our own stories. 4th session. Facilitator: Ingrid Norton. Fee: $365- Info and registration: events@shakeandco.com

August 7

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Summer Workshop: Rewriting Myths

Retelling mythic stories is the focus of this writing workshop. Working from pre-existing stories can provide a springboard for the beginning writer and an impetus for innovation and experiment for the advanced. We will delve into craft questions about how to balance the individual with the archetypal and the quotidian with the fantastical as we create our own stories. 5th session. Facilitator: Ingrid Norton. Info and registration: events@shakeandco.com

August 14

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Summer Workshop: Rewriting Myths

Retelling mythic stories is the focus of this writing workshop. Working from pre-existing stories can provide a springboard for the beginning writer and an impetus for innovation and experiment for the advanced. We will delve into craft questions about how to balance the individual with the archetypal and the quotidian with the fantastical as we create our own stories. 6th session. Facilitator: Ingrid Norton. Info and registration: events@shakeandco.com

August 21

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Summer Workshop: Rewriting Myths

Retelling mythic stories is the focus of this writing workshop. Working from pre-existing stories can provide a springboard for the beginning writer and an impetus for innovation and experiment for the advanced. We will delve into craft questions about how to balance the individual with the archetypal and the quotidian with the fantastical as we create our own stories. Last session. Facilitator: Ingrid Norton. Info and registration: events@shakeandco.com