Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Word for Word Finales

The screen is being dismantled in the park, the oppressive heat has broken, and Labor Day is just around the corner. With the end of summer comes the end of many of our summer programs. Tomorrow heralds the end of our two most popular Word for Word series.

Harold Holzer will round out the Word for Word Non-Fiction Series with a discussion on his book The New York Times: The Civil War 1861 to 1865. This will be the summer's final discussion in our series commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in partnership with the New York Historical Society and Oxford University Press. The series has hosted many exciting guests and standing-room-only crowds, including James McPherson at the end of July.

Word for Word Nonfiction
Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
July 6 - August 10
Bryant Park Reading Room

And our final Word for Word Author session with Mira Bartok and Darin Strauss brings our final Blog Q&A of the season with their host for the event Kimberlee Auerbach Berlin. It's a limited peak inside her mind, but perhaps the most interesting answer to the secret talent question that we've heard all year.

Which author do you wish had been your 7th grade English teacher?
Anne Lamott. I think I would have fallen in love with writing sooner.

What is your secret talent?
I can get Grandmas to tell me about their sex life.

What is your favorite book?
I don’t think I can say I have a favorite book, but Middlesex is up there.

What book are you currently reading? (Old school or e-Reader?)
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. Old school. Do not have a kindle.

Word for Word Author
Wednesdays, 12:30pm – 1:45pm
May 25 – August 24
Reading Room

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