Monday, June 29, 2015

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of June 29

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 Author Candace Bushnell 
Candace Bushnell (left) and Jay McInerney (right) discuss Candace's new book Killing Monica
Creator of Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell revisited the park last week to chat about her latest novel, Killing Monica. While we don't see any hints of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte, we get a taste of some new characters that are sure to make for a fun and entertaining summer read.

Foreshadowing for the Week of June 29

10:30am: StoryTime
Cali Co Cat with tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

12:30pm: Word for Word BookClub
Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press.
The Iliad by Homer
Facilitated by Brian Staveley, The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne Series).

7:00pm: Word for Word Poetry 
Featuring the poets: Tina Chang, Tracy K. Smith, Robin Schaer and Brenda Shaughnessey
Produced in partnership with Mark Doty

12:30pm: Word for Word Author presents Mary Pilon, The Monopolists 
Hosted by James Andrew Miler, Live From New York 
Pass Go on your way to Free Parking with a look inside the bestselling book that chronicles the secret 80-year history of the famous board game. Hosted by Jim Miller, award-winning journalist, and author of Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests.

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

7:00pm: BookBash
Leave a Livre 

Bring in your favorite book and prepare to leave it behind at the newest cart devoted to books- hand-picked by people like YOU!

7pm: Word for Word Writers presents Fiction 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.

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