April 27, 2013

Song of Myself

At Housing Works Bookstore (126 Crosby St., Manhattan) poets, writers, and fans will be celebrating National Poetry Month with a reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.” This classic poem is inspirational and uplifting. This free event begins at 1:00 PM.

April 28, 2013

David Levithan

David Levithan, award winning author of Boy Meets Boy, is hosting a panel at McNally Jackson Booksellers (52 Prince St., Manhattan) featuring five YA authors discussing their latest works and the young adult fiction market. This free event starts at 7:00 PM.

April 29, 2013

Shame and Love, Secrets and Families

Deborah Cohen and Andrew Solomon will be discussing Ms. Cohen’s new book: Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain. This free event will happen at the New York Public Library (42nd and 5th avenue, Manhattan) at 7:00 PM. The event is free but you must pre-register at the above link.

April 29 – May 5

Pen World Voices Festival

The Pen World Voices Festival is an entire week of programming highlighting the freedom to write and share ideas. Events will feature authors and communicators whom have struggled with having their voice heard, and fought against disenfranchisement for others. Big names such as Fiona Shaw, Sonia Sotomayer, and Salaman Rushdie are among the presenters. These talks, workshops, and readings take place all over the city at a range of locations and ticket prices. Check out their website for information about the speakers.

April 30, 2013

Junot Diaz

Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz will be discussing multiculturalism, family, love, and immigration alongside Paul Holdengraber at the New York Public Library (42nd and 5th avenue, Manhattan). Diaz’s new book, This is How You Lose Her, is a collection of short stories based on love. Diaz is from the Dominican Republic.  This event is $15 dollars for students and starts at 7 pm.