Bookish Events – April

Don’t miss out on these WNBA-NYC events.

Publishing and the Political Conversation

Date: Tuesday, April 18th

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Random House Auditorium, 1745 Broadway, NYC, NY

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Given our current political climate, we are exploring the role of publishing and politics with a group of panelists participating in the conversation in a variety of ways. Some are actively promoting political, social, and environmental activism through the books they develop and initiatives they spearhead. Others are walking the line between customer wants and political beliefs. Through this panel we will discuss the ways in which each contribute to the political conversation.

Our panelists include:

  • Marissa Baker, national account manager at Perseus Distribution
  • Dhonielle Clayton, COO of We Need Diverse Books, author of Tiny Pretty Things, former librarian, and co-founder of CAKE Literary
  • Gabriella Doob, associate editor at Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins
  • Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destructionand contributor at Bloomberg View
  • Saba Sulaiman, junior agent at Talcott Notch Literary Services

Moderated by Kendra Levin, executive editor at Viking Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.


WNBA-NYC Book Club

Date: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 11a-1p

Location: 5 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

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Join WNBA-NYC members once again for our Ladies who Brunch Book Club! Held at the Marguax Restaurant at the historic Marlton Hotel. We will be discussing Sarah Schulman’s reimagination of Balzac’s Cousin Bette in her modern retelling, The Cosmopolitans. Note any of your favorite passages to share with the group!

Food and beverages are available for purchase. This event is moderated by Jill Wisoff.


Here are more events happening around the city:

The Writer’s Wallet 

Date: Wednesday April 19, 2017

Time: 7 pm

Location: The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St., (between Fifth and Madison) New York, NY 10017

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In this Emerging Writers series is a subject of vital importance—managing finances. Offering crucial advice will be Jennifer Baker (Minorities in Publishing, We Need Diverse Books,) financial therapist Amanda Clayman (Financial Wellness Program,) and 2015 5 Under 35 honoree Tracy O’Neill (The Hopeful). Moderated by the National Book Foundation’s Benjamin Samuel.

This event is presented in partnership with The Authors Guild and Electric Literature. Learn about The Authors Guild’s Emerging Writers membership here.


Hua Hsu, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Larissa Pham, and Tony Tulathimutte Bookish Events - April

Date: Friday, April 21st 

Time: 7pm

Location: Book Culture, 536 W 112th St., New York, NY 10025

Please join Book Culture and Columbia University’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Friday, April 21st at 7pm for a reading with Hua Hsu, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Larissa Pham, and Tony Tulathimutte.

Columbia Univeristy APAHM (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month) commits itself to organizing a wide range of programs for the month of April, Columbia’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, in order to bring broader awareness of the Asian American/ APIA community and its rich history to campus. Every year, APAHMs events all take place during April, which is APA Heritage Month here at Columbia. During that month, APAHM celebrates the culture, investigates the issues, and showcases the talents of Asian Pacific Islander Americans within and beyond our community. Learn more about APAHM at Columbia at:


Great Middle Grade Reads 

Date: Sunday, April 23rd

Time: 1-3pm

Location: Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St., New York, NY 10011

Books of Wonder is proud to present three fantastic middle grade authors and their stories that your young readers will enjoy.

HOLLY M. McGHEE for Matylda, Bright & Tender, VICTORIA SCOTT for Hear the Wolves, and BARBARA DEE for Star-Crossed will all read from their novels, answer audience questions and sign copies of their books.


The Global Novel: Writing for the World in the 21st Century 

Date: Monday April 24th

Time: 7-8 pm

Location: the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street

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What is the global novel? What work covers both the contemporary and the classic? What story spans all cultures and creeds? Perhaps the global novel is not a genre so much as a way of seeing the world.

Adam Kirsch, one of the most prodigious and versatile literary critics working today, asks an important question for our times in his new book: What is the future of fiction in an age of globalization?

He will be in conversation with John Freeman, author, educator, and editor as well as Laura Marsh, literary editor of the New Republic; formerly an editor at the New York Review of Books. The conversation will be moderated by Chris Jackson, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World, a just relaunched imprint of Random House.


The Poetry Brothel – The Clue Edition  

Date: Thursday, April 27th

Time: 7-11 pm

Location: Strand‘s 3rd floor Rare Book Room. Guest entry at 826 Broadway at 12th Street

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The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello.

Come in your finest furs, your softest silks, to celebrate in true Clue-fashion. Mrs. Peacock, we see you! Professor Plum, you too!

Featured poets include Keegan Lester as Earnest Pettiway, Lucia Stacey as Penelope Strangelight, Alan Keegan as Finnegan Figleaf, Emi Berquist as Monah Mayhem, Allison Sylvia as Hypatia Rose Wonderland, Nicholas Oliver Moore as Commodore Benedict Bartlett, Jackie Braje as Pavlina Vera, and Rachel Boyadjis as Cosette Chapiteau.


Fold In – Fold Out – Fold Over 

Date: Saturday, April 29th & Sunday, April 30th

Time: 10am

Location: Spoonbill Studio, 99 Montrose Ave., Brooklyn

Workshop is $135 — $95 for students.

Register here!

Spoonbill Studio is hosting two separate but identical workshops by master bookbinder Hedi Kyle!  In this workshop, we offer you a multi-faceted, engaging process.  We will fold a variety of small books and related objects that then all fit into a tailored box.  We will provide a different kind of paper for each project and all the materials will be precut roughly to assure a comfortable flow.


Pigeon Pages Literary Reading: Featuring Darin Strauss, D. Foy, Diannely Antigua, Lisa Marie Basile & Adam Dalva 

Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: POWERHOUSE @ the Archway, 28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

RSVP appreciated:Send the name of the event and number of attendees to our RSVP email.

All readings are free & open to the public.


About Liberty Schauf

Liberty S. is a bibliophile who would like nothing better than to lay in bed reading all day and night for the rest of her life, if it weren’t for that pesky desire to travel the world and experience her own adventures. She reads, YA, middle-grade, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, mystery, chick lit, comics, historical fiction, and really loves books that contain multiple genres. You can find her on her blog at

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