Events at Shakespeare & Co.

September 24

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Re-imagine Book Covers: A Design Workshop with Jenny Kroik

In this workshop, we will re-imagine and create our own book covers inspired by our favorite
books. We will use the Espresso Book Machine to put the cover we created on a personalized
sketchbook or notebook cover!
Jenny Kroik is a NYC illustrator and teacher. Her work has appeared on two covers of The New Yorker, in The Washington Post, Athens Voice, The Highly, Copic Markers, RS Media, Well Arts Institute, and others.
Fee: $50-+ tax
Registration: events@shakeandco.com

September 26

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Lauren Lawrence: The Trouble with Words

Lauren Lawrence is the Dreams Columnist of the New York Daily News and the author of three Dream Keys series of books, Private Dreams of Public People and the poetry collection Side Effects.
The anti-war poems of The Trouble with Words reveal the difficulty in describing the intense psychological pain and physical stress of those involved in fighting a war.
Book signing to follow

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to THE WOUNDED WARRIOR

September 27

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Poetry Reading: Elizabeth Spires & Michael Collier

Join Elizabeth Spires and Michael Collier for the publication of their new collections, A MEMORY OF THE FUTURE (E. Spires) and MY BISHOP AND OTHER POEMS (M. Collier).
Critically acclaimed poet Elizabeth Spires is the author of seven poetry collections, including WORDLING and THE WAVE-MAKER. Michael Collier is a poet and translator and a a finalist for the Poets Prize, and The Ledge, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

October 1

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co. Book Club

Featured book: Siddhartha by Nobel Prize winner Herman Hesse.
In this short novel, the story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege to seek spiritual fulfillment, the Nobel Prize winner synthesizes disparate philosophies—Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, Western individualism—into a unique vision of life.
RSVP: events@shakeandco.com

October 2

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Join Richard Munson who will discuss his enthralling biography of the prolific and eccentric genius Nikola Tesla, who invented the radio, the induction motor, the neon lamp, and the remote control. His scientific discoveries made possible X-ray technology, wireless communications, and radar, he predicted the Internet and even the smart watch.
Richard Munson is an author, businessman, and activist in the field of clean energy and industrial energy efficiency.
Q&A and book signing to follow

October 4

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Poetry panel with Adam Berlin, Alan Michael Parker, Jason Schneiderman, Afaa Michael Weaver

Adam Berlin (THE STANDING EIGHT) is an award-winning novelist and poet. He teaches writing at John Jay College. Afaa Michael Weaver (SPIRIT BOXING) is a poet, short story writer, editor and professor at Simmons College. Alan Michael Parker (THE LADDER) is an award-winning poet and novelist teaching at Davidson College. Jason Schneiderman is Associate Editor of Painted Bride Quarterly and Poetry Editor of Bellevue Literary Review. He teaches English at BMCC.
Moderator: Ellen Rachlin

October 9

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Hannan

Finding Your Story: The Power of Personal Narrative
Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal experience. Guided exercises, writing tips, positive feedback. Beginners to middle advanced Newcomers welcome.
The class will produce an anthology printed on the Espresso Book Machine.
Judith Hannan is the author of Motherhood Exaggerated, and The Write Prescription
10/9-12/4 except 11/13. Fee: $375- for eight 2-hour sessions (includes anthology)

October 10

6:30pm – 8:00pm

An evening of Poetry with
Robert Cowan and Allen Strouse

Join CUNY professors Robert Cowan and Allen Strouse for a presentation of their new collections of poetry: CLOSE APART (R. Cowan) and TRANSFER QUEEN (A. W. Strouse).
Robert Cowan is a literature professor and dean at the City University of New York and the author of two scholarly books. This is his first collection of poetry.A. W. Strouse teaches medieval literature at CUNY and the New School. His works include My Gay Middle Ages, Thebes, and others.
Q&A and book signing to follow

October 11

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Life at the Top: an illustrated presentation

What are the city's best apartment buildings? From the Dakota to Candela's One Sutton Place South to Vinoly's tallest 432 Park Avenue, Kirk Henckels, vice chairman of Stribling & Associates, and Anne Walker, coauthor of five architectural monographs, will give an illustrated presentation of Life at the Top: New York's Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings .
Q&A and book signing to follow.
RSVP: events@shakeandco.com

October 16

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Judith Hannan

Finding Your Story: The Power of Personal Narrative
Write stories, fiction or poetry based on personal experience. Guided exercises, writing tips, positive feedback. For beginners to middle advanced. Newcomers welcome.
The class will produce an anthology printed on the Espresso Book Machine.
Judith Hannan is the author of Motherhood Exaggerated, and The Write Prescription
Oct 8 to Dec 4 (except 11/13). Fee: $375- for eight 2-hour sessions (includes anthology)

October 17

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tom Sleigh and Charles Bardes

Join us for an evening of poetry with Hunter professor, poet and essayist Tom Sleigh (House of Fact, House of Ruin and The Land Between Two Rivers) and physician and poet Charles Bardes (Diary of Our Fatal Illness).
Q&A and book signing to follow
RSVP: events@shakeandco.com

October 18

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Kim Adrian in conversation with Martha Cooley

For the launch of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LETTER OF THE ALPHABET, Kim Adrian talks about memoirs with Martha Cooley (GUESSWORK: A RECKONING WITH LOSS).
Kim Adrian is the author of SOCK and the editor of THE SHELL GAME. Her memoir tells a daughter's struggle to face the Medusa of generational trauma without turning to stone.
A professor of English at Adelphi University, Martha Cooley is the author of the national bestseller "The Archivist" and "Thirty-Three Swoons".

October 22

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Ben Barnz in conversation with Michael Cunningham

To celebrate the launch of his new book, WE: An Adoption and A Memoir, independent film producer Ben Barnz will be joined for a Q&A by Michael Cunningham (Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Hours).
Centering on the story of Ben Barnz and his husband adopting a child, WE alternates between legal suspense story and memoir, and examines shifting gender roles in parenting, and modern notions of family construction.
Due to high demand, priority will be given to customers who pre-order WE.

October 24

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Nietzsche, Soloveitchik,and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

Join us for a book talk on Nietzsche, Soloveitchik, and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy by Daniel Rynhold,Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University and Michael Harris, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.
What does one do as a Jewish philosopher if one is convinced by much of the Nietzschean critique of religion? Is there a contemporary Jewish philosophical theology that can convince in a post-metaphysical age?

Hosted by Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies

October 25

6:30pm – 8:00pm

NYC Book Launch: The Lying King

Celebrate the release of Alex Beard's delicious fable, THE LYING KING.
Fine artist, conservationist, and author Alex Beard returns with a new installment of Tales from the Watering Hole, with a timeless story that is most timely in our current climate about a warthog who wants to be king of the jungle and lies his way to the throne.
A whimsical work of art that carries a socially relevant, vital message for children and adults alike.
Book signing (with a drawing?) to follow