INSCRIBING GRIEF W/ MARTHA COOLEY, CHARLES BOCK, MAX WINTER AND MIRA JACOB
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 7:00 PM
The Center for Fiction
17 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017
Three writers whose latest works deal with grief and mourning join to investigate the ways in which writing can capture these complex, difficult emotions. With Martha Cooley (Guesswork: A Reckoning with Loss,) Charles Bock (Alice & Oliver,) and Max Winter (Exes) and moderator Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing). Event details here.
LETTERS, FRIENDSHIP & FEMINISM: HETTIE JONES & CLAUDIA MORENO
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30PM
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
In celebration of the publication of her book, Love H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones, Hettie Jones will read from the letters and present her side of the story. She will be joined by Professor Claudia Moreno Parsons of LaGuardia Community College in a discussion of the importance of letters and friendship in the documentation of social history. The discussion will be followed by Q & A. Event details here.
ARTS-IN-EDUCATION JOB FAIR
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 3:30PM - 7:00PM
Borough of Manhattan Community College, Richard Harris Terrace
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007
Numerous arts education and cultural organizations from across NYC will come together to engage arts administrators, teaching artists, interns, and students looking to break into the arts in education field. Interested individuals will have the opportunity to learn about organizations and speak with their representatives at fair tables. Attire: Business casual. Register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-arts-in-education-job-fair-tickets-33133713830 If you are an organization who wishes to participate in the Job Fair please complete this Google Form.
ALICE EVE COHEN'S MRS. SATAN & THE NASTY WOMAN PREMIERES AT THE “4 PLAYS 100 YEARS FESTIVAL”
May 16 & 17, 7:30PM
The Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca, NY.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York state, Mrs. Satan & The Nasty Woman is a time-traveling history play on Hillary Clinton and Victoria Woodhull, the very first woman to run for president. The play examines two women's roles in the long path to a woman President, as it details what ensues when both women are locked in the same jail cell. More details here.
BREATHE. READ. WRITE: A WRITING CIRCLE
Thursday, May 18, 6 to 8 pm
Room 514 of the New School's University Center
63 Fifth Avenue Hosted by New School Creative Writing faculty Lisa Freedman, Breathe. Read. Write is open to everyone, no meditation or writing experience is needed. The group will gather, meditate, read a poem (or short piece of prose), free-write from it, share, listen closely, and respond. Come enjoy this chance to get quiet and express what arises. If you have any questions, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TNS AFTER HOURS AT KGB BAR
Friday, May 19, 6:30-9pm
85 E 4th St, New York, New York 10003
The TNS After Hours series celebrates the Creative Writing Program at the New School MFA graduates class of 2017 with a special reading featuring: Mickie Meinhardt, Laura Buccieri, Briget Kiley, Matthew Kosinski, Jake Adler (FaceTiming from India!), Lisa Di Venuta, Kirsten Chen, Hillary Adler, Joanna Goldberg, Jess Barish, Alex Lanz, Keri Smith, and Sandy Truong.
BENJAMIN TAYLOR IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID EBERSHOFF
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00PM
143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
In The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered, Benjamin Taylor explores one tumultuous boyhood year in Fort Worth. The year opens with a handshake with JFK and leads into the changes and revelations in the months following the president’s assassination. Join the Community Bookstore as Taylor reflects on the outsized impact our larger American story had on his own. Event details here.
THE ART OF THE HUMBLEBRAG: DEVELOPING AN AWESOME ELEVATOR PITCH
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
176 Saint Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Talking about yourself and the amazing things you do can be difficult, especially if you work/play in a non-traditional field, aren’t quite where you want to be yet, are an introvert, or just plain think talking about yourself is weird. In this workshop, MFA alum Caitlin Elizabeth Harper will reframe elevator pitches for you and explain what exactly goes into creating one. Tickets are available here.
CAVE CANEM 20/20: A PANORAMIC VIEW OF BLACK POETRY
Friday, May 26th — Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Cave Canem 20/20: A Panoramic View of Black Poetry, is a two-and-a-half day poetry forum and celebration over Memorial Day weekend at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. Join Cave Canem for a weekend that promises festivity, poetry and presentations from some of the most brilliant minds in literature today. View the full schedule by clicking here.