Events at Shakespeare & Co.

May 29

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Hannan

Writing From Experience: Summer Session

Participants write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal experience. Through guided exercises, writing tips, and positive feedback, Judith helps them get their writing muscles going.
All levels from beginners to middle advanced. Walk-Ins welcome.
Four sessions; every other Tuesday: May 1, 15 and 29, June 12 - 6-8 pm.

June 1

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Catherine McKenzie with Julia Whelan

Catherine McKenzie is an international bestselling author and her forthcoming novel THE GOOD LIAR has been named one of the Hottest Mystery/Thrillers of 2018 by Goodreads. In THE GOOD LIAR, the lives of three women are forever altered by a national tragedy - and by the choices made in its wake.
Julia Whelan is a screenwriter, life-long actor, and award-winning audiobook narrator. MY OXFORD YEAR is her sparkling debut novel.


June 5

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Donna Masini, Nicole Cooley and Lee Briccetti

Three great poets, three new collections of poetry!
Join Donna Masini, Nicole Cooley & Lee Briccetti for the publication of their new books.
Donna Masini is the author of two previous collections of poetry and a novel. Her new book is titled 4:30 Movie!. Lee Briccetti is the long-time Executive Director of Poets House. She recently published Blue Guide. Nicole Cooley has published five collections of poetry.Her just published book is titled Of Marriage.

June 6

6:30pm – 8:00pm

A Conversation on Fiction Publishing

A literary panel of Yale alumni talk about the trials and tribulations of the book publishing world from an author's point of view:
Lauren Willig - NYTimes Bestselling historical fiction author of The English Wife and 20+ other titles; Helen Phillips - Author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat and Some Possible Solutions; Amanda Stauffer - Debut author of Match Made in Manhattan
Moderator: Dana Schuster

Ticketed event co-hosted by Yale.NYC

June 7

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Populists Revolt...Democracy Under Duress

Join Alexander Heffner, host of The Open Mind on PBS, in conversation with veteran political columnist Walter Shapiro, to celebrate the launch of the 10th expanded and updated edition of A Documentary History of the United States.
Alexander Heffner is the host of The Open Mind on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life and Millennials since the 2008 presidential campaign. He is the author of numerous articles, profiles and essays.

June 11

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co. Book Club

Featured book TBA

June 12

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Hannan

Writing From Experience: Summer Session

Single class fee:$50

June 13

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Hunter reads at Shakespeare & Co.

Discover newly published and future authors from Hunter College's MFA Program in Creative Writing
With Alcy Leyva (And Then There Were Crows - Black Spot Books), Kristal Sital (Secrets We Kept: Three Women in Trinidad - W.W. Norton), Angel Eduardo, Jamie Lynn Harris and Sam Regal.
MCed by Matt Caprioli


June 14

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: Malcolm Hansen

A bold new literary voice and a stunning debut novel!
After an adventurous life and years of traveling all over the world, Malcolm Hansen graduated from Stanford with a BA in philosophy and got an MFA in Fiction from Columbia. His first novel, They Come in All Colors, follows a biracial teenage boy who finds his new life in the big city disrupted by childhood memories of the summer when racial tensions in his hometown reached a tipping point.

June 19

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Elizabeth Garber & Jayne Merkel on Architecture & Memoir

Join Elizabeth Garber for the launch of her memoir, IMPLOSION, which focuses on how her family was caught in a collision between modern architecture, radical social change, and madness in the turbulent 1960s and 1970s in Cincinnati. She'll talk to Jayne Merkel, architectural historian, critic, and author of the acclaimed monograph, EERO SAARINEN, about architecture and memory.


June 25

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Shoba Rao

Join Shobha Rao for a reading and discussion of her debut novel, Girls Burn Brighter.
Shobha Rao moved to the United States from India at the age of seven. She is the author of the short story collection An Unrestored Woman. She is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story "Kavitha and Mustafa" was chosen by T. C. Boyle for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2015. She lives in San Francisco.