Out and About – NYC Literary Events


Image: Photograph of the original Tiny Tim, ca. 1848.

Image: Photograph of the original Tiny Tim, ca. 1848.

A Literary Christmas Miscellany from the Berg Collection

Get ready for Christmas with a special holiday display of Charles Dickens’ prompt copy of A Christmas Carol, from which he gave his public readings; a book with a Christmas theme by T.S. Eliot; Christmas greetings by James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, E.E. Cummings, and Maurice Sendak; and a Christmas letter from Jack Kerouac to his future wife, Stella Sampas.


Laugh it up at The Strand

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013strand-logo-books-loved-pantone-large-print
  • 7:00PM – 8:00PM
  • The Strand Bookstore
  • 828 Broadway
  • Buy a copy of Yokohama Threeway: And Other Small Shames or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event.

The Strand Bookstore will host “two contemporary authors who use humor to examine the pitfalls and foibles that mark all our lives.”  Beth Lisick, author of Yokohama Threeway: And Other Small Shames, is an expert at shining light onto the nooks and crannies of her own personal history. She will be joined by Michael Ian Black, author of You’re Not Doing It Right, who is a fellow comedian and memoirist. Both will talk about the process and occasional terrors of turning real-life stories into writing.


mcnallyjackson_logoNYRB Classics and McNally Jackson: A Discussion of Stefan Zweig

Edwin Frank, NYRB Classics editor, Joan Acocella, a book and dance critic for the New Yorker since 1992, Andre Aciman, author, most recently, of Harvard SquareKatie Kitamura, author of Gone to the Forest, and George Prochnik, editor-at-large of Cabinet magazine, essayist, poet, and author of the forthcoming The Impossible Exile will discuss the life, celebrity, and divisiveness of Stefan Zweig.

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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