Monday, August 31, 2015

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of August 31

Reading Room Cliffs Notes is the essential guide to what's going on in the Reading Room for the upcoming week. "Flashback" captures a highlight from last week, while "Foreshadowing" lists 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 Historian Don H. Doyle 
Professor Doyle giving the last Non-Fiction lecture in a packed  Bryant Park Reading Room
Over 200 history buffs gathered in the Bryant Park Reading Room last week to hear Professor Don H. Doyle speak about his new Civil War book, The Cause of All Nations. This lecture closed out the  2015 Non-Fiction Word for Word series, which features stimulating talks specifically on Civil War History and much more. These talks are made possible with the New-York Historical Society and Oxford University Press.

Foreshadowing for the Week of August 31

7:00pm: Word for Word Poetry welcomes Kundiman
Featuring the Poets of Kundiman:
Rickey Laurentiis, Wendy Xu, Low Kwa Mei-en, Brenda Shaughnessy

7pm: Word for Word Writers Write-In
Facilitated by Melissa Petro
Gotham Writers' Workshop invites you to let go of your literary anxiety and pick up a pen. You’ll get three short writing prompts, a few minutes to write, and the chance to tell your story. Gotham instructor Melissa Petro leads this exercise for your writer brain—no pressure, no angst, just freewheeling creativity.
Pre-registration required.

Produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop

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