Monday, July 14, 2014

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of July 14

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 Word for Word Book Club: Middlemarch 

“What makes George Eliot such a great author is her ability to see the complexity in everybody, and that makes Middlemarch such a well worthwhile reading book.”
Said at this week’s Book Club on Middlemarch, hosted by Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch.

Foreshadowing for the Week of July 14

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

12:30pm: HSBC Sustainability: Living with Nature
Joshua Horowitz, cofounder and publisher of Living Planet Books; War of the Whales: A True Story. Eric Dinerstein, lead scientist of World Wildlife Fund, The Kingdom of Rarities

7pm: Word For Word Poetry presents a Tribute to Richard Howard
Mary Jo Bang, Timothy Donnelly, and Julie Sheehan read original works. Produced in partnership with Poetry Society of America

12:30pm: Word for Word Author presents Debut Novelists
Anecdotes and advice on how to write and publish a novel by first-time writers extraordinaire. 

Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing 
Courtney Maum, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
Ted Thompson, The Land of Steady Habits
Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love and Drowning
Hosted by Julia Fierro, Founder of Sackett Street Writers' Workshop

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

7pm: Word for Word Non-Fiction presents Mark R. Cheatham, Andrew Jackson, Southerner
Mark R. Cheatham, author of Andrew Jackson, Southerner, leads the discussion. Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society.

7pm: Word for Word Writers presents Creative Writing 101 
Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required. Facilitated by Hasanthika Sirisena; produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop.

12pm: Word for Word Kids presents Free to Be...Frog and Me
Stories and songs about individuality and acceptance by Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat. 

12:30pm: Reel Talks
Lively and entertaining commentary on Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Dave Itzkoff.

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