Bookish Events: March Edition

Throughout March, bookish events around NYC include the WNBA’s Time’s Up Panel, a play about libraries (and dragons), and writing workshops.


Live from the Library

See the WNBA’s own Diana Altman (featured in February’s Members Write Now) and other writers read their work at the beautiful New York Society Library.

New York Society Library
6 PM
Tickets: $15


Time’s Up Panel

MarchOn International Women’s Day, the WNBA is hosting an incredible panel of women who will focus on empowering victims and witnesses of sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace. Panelists Sunu Chandy (Legal Director of the National Women’s Law Center), Paige McInerney (VP of Human Resources at Penguin Random House), and Collier Meyerson (Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute and investigative fellow at Reveal) will be moderated by Rachel Deahl (columnist and news director at Publisher’s Weekly).

Random House Auditorium
6 PM
Members: FREE
Non-members: $10

MARCH 10th

Write Now! NY Writer’s Coalition

Find some inspiration or motivation at a drop-in writing workshop for writers of any genre, background, and experience.

Queens Library, Broadway Location
2 PM, March 10th and 24th

MARCH 13th

BELONGING: Authors writing about immigration

Authors Susan Muaddi Darraj (A Curious Land and The Inheritance of Exile), Marguerite Bouvard (Social Justice and the Power of Compassion, Revolutionizing Motherhood, and Invisible Wounds of War), and Katie Kitamura (A Separation, Gone to the Forest, and The Longshot) will read their work and discuss writing about immigration in a conversation moderated by poet Sarah Gambito (Delivered and Matadora).

Andaz Wall Street
7 PM
Free with RSVP

MARCH 16th

Nuyorican Poets Café Open Mic Monday

Image courtesy of Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Come to perform (first come, first on the list!) or to listen to 25 short works at this open mic night.

Nuyorican Poets Café
9 PM
Tickets: $8

MARCH 18th

Bloom Readings

Poets Martha Rhodes (The Thin Wall and The Beds) and Reginald Flood (Coffle) will read their work.

The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
5 PM
Suggested donation: $7 (includes wine and light fare)

MARCH 19th

P(l)athography: Sylvia Plath and Her Biographers

Sylvia Plath in Paris, 1956. Photo taken by Gordon Lameyer. Image courtesy of Lilly Library, Indiana University

The 2018 Dorothy O. Helly Works-in-Progress Lecture by Heather Clark focuses on the role Plath biographies have held in creating the conversations surrounding Sylvia Plath’s life and works.

The Center for the Study of Women and Society and Women Writing Women’s Lives – The Graduate Center CUNY
4 PM

MARCH 21st

Feeding the Dragon

Actress Sharon Washington grew up the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library. Now, she shares her experience and her love of the written word in an autobiographical solo show called Feeding the Dragon.

Cherry Lane Theater
Opens March 21st
Tickets: $72

MARCH 25th

A City Made by Women: New Perspectives and Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Protesters during the Women’s March who used images from Julie Scelfo’s 2016 book “The Women Who Made New York” on their posters. Photo by Dean Love. Image courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York.

The Museum of the City of New York is honoring Women’s History Month with events throughout the month, but March 25th has two back-to-back events to accompany the exhibit Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics. First, a symposium (with keynote speaker Samhita Mukhopadhyay, co-editor of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America) will discuss feminists in New York history. Then, stick around to add to and update Wikipedia’s sadly lacking information on feminism.

Museum of the City of New York

1 PM
Tickets: $20 (includes museum admission)

3 PM
Tickets: Free (includes museum admission)

Bring your own laptop!

MARCH 27th

Eat, Drink, and Be Literary

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is hosting Valeria Luiselli (author of Faces in the Crowd, The Story of My Teeth, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, and the upcoming Lost Children Archives) in discussion with Deborah Treisman (fiction editor at The New Yorker) as part of the Eat, Drink, and Be Literary dinner and talk series.

Peter Jay Sharp Building BAMcafé
6:30 PM
Tickets: $65 (includes dinner)

About Blog Editor

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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