Monday, June 22, 2015

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of June 22

Reading Room Cliffs Notes is the essential guide to what's going on in the Reading Room. "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 BookClub with Larry Kirwan 
Larry Kirwan leads last weeks book discussion on Ulysses 
The Bryant Park Reading Room celebrated Bloomsday, the day we praise James Joyce and his work Ulysses, with the lead singer of the Irish rock band Black 47, Larry Kirwan.

Foreshadowing for the Week of June 22

12:30pm: HSBC Sustainability: Food Glorious Food 
Ali Berlow, Food Writer & Activist 
The Food Activist Handbook: Big and Small Things You Can Do to Help Provide Fresh, Healthy Food for Your Community.
7pm: Word For Word Poetry welcomes Canadian Poets 
Featuring the poets: George Elliot Clarke, Aaron Kreuter, Kateri Lanthier, Pearl Pirie, Wanda O'Connor, Medrie Purdham, Brent Raycroft, and Carl Watts.

12:30pm: Word for Word Author presents Candace Bushnell, Killing Monica
Hosted by Jay McInerney, Bright Lights, Big City
The Sex and the City author returns to Bryant Park with her classic style, flair, and humor. 
The first person to say "Bright Lights, Big City" to the Reading Room Coordinator at the event will win a free copy of the book.

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 Cullen Thomas; produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop.

12pm: Word for Word Kids presents Exotic Animal Meet and Greet with Animal Alley Productions

Stay tuned as other Reading Room programs begin later in the season. For the entire season's lineup, visit the Word for Word page

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