Around Town: May NYC Book Events

Check out these exciting literary events all over NYC this May. Click on the links for more information and details about the events. Got a hot tip or want your event featured on the blog? Drop us a line!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Strong Female Leads @ Housing Works Cafe
7:00 PM

In an all too appropriate event for WNBA members, WORN Fashion Journal and Drawn & Quarterly present “Strong Female Leads, a discussion about that elusive category: women and their role in the publishing industry.” Panelists include a diverse arrangement of women in publishing, as they discuss their roles and paths to success.

Monday, May 19, 2014
Garrison Keillor @ BookCourt
7:00 PM

Columnist, essayist, and sometimes comedian Garrison Keillor will be at BookCourt to discuss his new compendium The Keillor Reader. You might know him from A Prairie Home Companion or his articles in The New Yorker or The Atlantic.

Thursday May 22, 2014
Lunch with Colum McCann @ 84 E 4th street
11:30 AM

Hosted by McNally Jackson, Colum McCann will be promoting his new book TransAtlantic over a three course lunch. He will read from his new book and discuss his work. Book purchase required to reserve a seat in addition to separate ticket. You may know him from his previous book, Let the Great World Spin.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Whitman Illuminated @ Housing Works Cafe
7:00 PM

Most of us have studied Walt Whitman’s iconic Leaves of Grass in some form or another throughout the course of our literary journeys. Love it or leave it, it is an important piece of American history. Artist Allen Crawford has illustrated “Song of Myself” in a new 234 page work of art.  Join him at Book Court as he discusses this new take on an old classic.

Wednesday May 28, 2014
Bookrageous BEA Bash @ Housing Works Cafe

Bookrageous podcast will be holding their 4th annual BEA Bash at the Housing Works Café. Free drinks, prizes and “world-class hanging out.” Get ready for BEA!

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The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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