Monday, July 13, 2015

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of July 13

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 to Author and Singer Corey Taylor 
Corey Taylor (left) and Lou Brutus (right) chat about Taylor's new book and life as the lead singer of Slipknot. 
Lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor and Rock Radio Host, Lou Brutus, stopped by the Bryant Park Reading Room last week to talk about Taylor's new book, You're Making Me Hate You. Taylor's book opens the readers to the many things in life that bother him. Whether it be rude behavior in malls and restaurants or clueless drivers, the book is sure to bring a few laughs.

Foreshadowing for the Week of July 13
Monday:
12:30am: Reel Talks- Westerns in Film 
Lively and entertaining commentary on Westerns in Film. 
With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and cineaste Dennis Tafoya. 

Tuesday:
10:30am: StoryTime
Cali Co Cat with tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

12:30pm: Word for Word BookClub
BookClub discussion on The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.
Facilitated by Joseph Luzzi, In a Dark Wood.

Stop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts.                         Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press

7:00pm: Word for Word Poetry welcomes Poetry Society of America 
Featuring the Poets:
Abdul Ali
Caroline Randall Williams
Patricia Smith

Wednesday:
12:30pm: Word for Word Author presents Novel Novelists
Hosted by Julia Fierro, Founder Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and author of Cutting Teeth: A Novel
Featuring:
Erika Swyler, The Book Of Speculation: A Novel 
Patricia Park, Re Jane: A Novel
Dennis Mahoney, Bell Weather: A Novel
Sophie McManus, The Unfortunates: A Novel
A Conversation with today’s most buzzed-about novelists.
The first person to say "Novel Novelists" to the Reading Room Coordinator at the event will win a free copy of the book.

7:00pm: Word for Word Non-Fiction presents Louis Masur, Lincoln's Last Speech 
Louis MasurLincoln's Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion 

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Thursday:
7pm: Word for Word Writers presents TV Writing 
Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required. Facilitated by Cullen Thomas; produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop.

Saturday:
12:00pm: Word for Word Kids
Comic Juggler Ned Gelfars

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