Out and About in NYC

Hello WNBA-ers! Need to add events on your literary to-do list? Here’s what happening in and around New York City!

housing worksAmerican Poet Launch with the Academy of American Poets

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Housing Works Bookstore is hosting a poetry reading to launch the spring 2013 issue of American Poet. The event will be held the evening of April 24, 2013, beginning at 7:00pm. Poets Sophie Cabot Black, Cynthia Cruz, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths will read from their work. American Poet is the bi-annual journal of the Academy of American Poets.

Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby St.
New York, NY 10012
world-book-night-logoWorld Book Night US: April 23, 2013; Times TBA

Each year in April,  World Book Night hosts events around the globe to reach light and non-readers in an attempt to spread literacy and the simple joy of reading. Thirty books are chosen by a panel of independent booksellers and librarians. Members of the public then volunteer to hand out 20 copies of a particular title at bookstores and libraries around the world.

This year’s books include works by authors Ray Bradbury, Nora Roberts, Margaret Atwood, and even comedienne Tina Fey. The full can be seen on the organization’s webpage.

You can follow World Book Night US on Twitter @wnbamerica, for updates on events in New York City and around the country.

Want to be a Book Giver in 2014? Complete the application here on the World Book Night website.

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  1. World Book Night is a wonderful idea. After tutoring with Project Literacy, I was amazed at the amount of people walking among us, those you’d never expect, who are basically illiterate or moderately so. I applaud World Book Night.

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