Monday, July 7, 2014

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of July 7

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: Word for Word Screenwriters Workshop

Despite the rain on Thursday, 72 writers joined us under our Reading Room tent for the second Writers Workshop of the season, led by Alexander Steele from our partners, Gotham Writers’ Workshop. There will be 5 more this season so be sure to register here: 

Foreshadowing for the Week of July 7

10:30am: Storytime with Cali Co Cat
"Tails," "meowsic," arts and crafts, and more!

12:30pm: Book Club Discussion of Middlemarch
Book Club discussion on George Eliot's Middlemarch facilitated by Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch. Stop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts. Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press, Inc.                                               

7pm: Word For Word Poetry presents Song Cave Press
Featuring the Poets of Song Cave PressJane Gregory, Nate Klug, Sara Nicholson, and Todd Colby; hosted by Alan Felsenthal. 

12:30pm: Word for Word Author presents ThrillerFest NYC: FaceOff
For the first time ever, the world's greatest thriller authors come together to discuss their beloved characters and talk about the writing of this one-of-a-kind collection of a bona fide FaceOff.  

Lee Child, Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel
Linda Fairstein, Terminal City
Lisa Gardner, Fear Nothing: A Detective D.D. Warren Novel
John Lescroart, The Keeper: A Novel
Moderated by Steve Berry, The Lincoln Myth: A Novel.

The first person to say "FaceOff" to the Reading Room Coordinator at the event will win a free copy of the book.

7pm: Word for Word Non-Fiction presents John McKee Barr, Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from from the Civil War to the Present
John Mckee Barr, author of Loathing Lincoln: An American Tradition from the Civil War to the Present, leads the discussion. Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society.

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

12:30pm: Reel Talks presents Journalism in Film
Lively and entertaining commentary on Journalism in Film. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Wallace Stroby.

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