Throughout March, bookish events around NYC include the WNBA’s Time’s Up Panel, a play about libraries (and dragons), and writing workshops.
New York Society Library
On 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
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
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
Free with RSVP
Come to perform (first come, first on the list!) or to listen to 25 short works at this open mic night.
Nuyorican Poets Café
The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
Suggested donation: $7 (includes wine and light fare)
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
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
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
Tickets: $20 (includes museum admission)
Tickets: Free (includes museum admission)
Bring your own laptop!
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
Tickets: $65 (includes dinner)