Laura van den Berg, Steve Gunn, and Sloane Crosley at the Originals Series
The Originals Series: Sloane Crosley hosts an evening of conversation and music featuring author Laura van den Berg (
The Isle of Youth
) and Steve Gunn (of Kurt Vile and the Violators).
Panel: Should I Go to Grad School?
To Grad School or not to Grad School? That is the question answered by Jessica Loudis, Nikil Saval, and Amy O'Leary.
Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry
"We're all going to die — and poems can help us live with that." In a charming and funny talk, literary critic Stephen Burt takes us on a lyrical journey with some of his favorite poets, all the way down to a line break and back up to the human urge to imagine.
Michelle Huneven discusses the lasting impact of questionable decisions in her novel
Austin Kleon at the LA Times Festival of Books
Austin Kleon, bestselling author of
Steal Like an Artist
, discusses his latest book
Show Your Work
Walter Mosley and Staceyann Chin on
Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore
Author Walter Mosely reads from his new novel,
Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore
, and discusses it with poet Stacyann Chin.
Terry McMillan at the LA Times Festival of Books
Bestselling author Terry McMillan discusses her relationship with her characters, and her latest novel,
Who Asked You?
Colson Whitehead at University Book Store
In case you missed Colson Whitehead and
The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
at our U District store, enjoy the event here.
John Waters | LIVE from the NYPL
Filmmaker John Waters returns to LIVE with tales from his latest book,
, which chronicles his adventures hitchhiking across the U.S.
Workshop—Francine Prose: Words versus Ideas
How does a piece of writing start—with language or with an idea? What is most important to writers and to readers? What is the role of style, diction, word choice in what we write—and how we read? We will talk about all this—and more.
Fiction and Poetry Reading: Dan Chiasson and Lydia Davis
Dan Chiasson's fourth poetry collection is
(Knopf, 2014). Lydia Davis's newest title is
Can't and Won't: Stories
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014).
Sjón in conversation with Hari Kunzru; Introduction by Björk
Björk introduces Sjón; and Sjón in conversation with Hari Kunzru.
George Prochnik on Stefan Zweig | LIVE for the NYPL
LIVE welcomes back George Prochnik, author of
The Impossible Exile
. This new book studies the life and work of Stefan Zweig, an icon of the Viennese cultural renaissance.
Richard Serra: Early Work
Richard Serra visits the Strand's rare book room to talk about the release of a new book,
Richard Serra: Early Works
, by Hal Foster.
Douglas Coupland and Chuck Palahniuk | LIVE from the NYPL
Can a literary conversation double as a social experiment? Absolutely, if the writers on stage are Douglas Coupland, author of
Worst. Person. Ever.
, and Chuck Palahniuk, author of