Monday, May 26, 2014

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of May 26

Reading Room Cliffs Notes is the essential guide to what's going on in the Reading Room for the upcoming week. The "Flashback" section captures a highlight from last week, while "Foreshadowing" gives a full list of the upcoming week's events. Make a visit to the Bryant Park Reading Room presented by HSBC a plot point in your week!  

Flashback of the Week: Emily Giffin, The One and Only 


Emily Giffin (right), author of The One and Only, talked to Jane Green (left) on what inspired her book:  “The One and Only explores this idea of unconventional love. I think a lot have this feeling that our life should look a certain way, and our relationships should be a certain way, from family and society’s expectations.

What happens if the thing you want isn’t right on paper necessary? Or if you fell in love with the person you shouldn’t?” 

Foreshadowing for the Week of May 26

Tuesday: Word for Word Poetry welcomes Blue Flower Arts
7pm, Reading Room
Stephen Burt, Katha Pollitt, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips read original works.

Wednesday: Word for Word Author welcomes Eddie Shapiro, Nothing Like A Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater
12:30pm, Reading Room
Theater journalist talks with Broadway legend LaChanze in support of his book filled with conversations with twenty leading ladies from the Great White Way.
The first person to say "Nothing Like a Dame" to our Reading Room coordinator at this event wins a copy of the book.

Saturday: Word for Word Kids welcomes Clifford the Big Red Dog
12pm, Reading Room
Clifford returns to the park with stories and a photo-op with the Big Red Dog himself.

Stay tuned as other Reading Room programs begin later in the season. For the entire season's lineup, visit the Word for Word page.  

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