Staying involved in the literary world is a great way to stay sharp and to always be thinking about the things that matter. And, let’s be honest, New York City is a fantastic place to do this. I mean, this is just a taste of the talks offered just at the New York public library!
Check out these author talks and book signings happening in New York this month (and next month in case this month is too busy for you) that you’re not going to want to miss!
Author Talk: Kate Bolick discusses her book “Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own”
When and where? Thursday, January 31st at 5:30PM at The New York Public Library
If you are interested in the phenomenon of remaining a single woman, this is the talk for you. Journalist, cultural critic, and author, Kate Bolick’s book discusses why she and countless other American women have chosen to remain unmarried.
Personally, I can’t even describe how much I adore this woman’s commitment to living a life solely for herself. You go, girl!
Author Talk: Jennifer Jacquet discussing her book “Is Shame Necessary?”
When and where? Thursday, February 28th at 5:30 PM at The New York Public Library
If you are interested in a very intriguing talk on a very interesting moral topic, this is most likely the talk for you! Professor and author Jennifer Jacquet’s book argues that shame can have the ability to keep us from “failing our planet and, ultimately, from failing ourselves.”
Seriously. This is such an interesting topic.
Author Talk: Glenn Kurtz discusses his book “Three Minutes in Poland”
When and where? Wednesday, January 30th at 5:30 PM at The New York Public Library
Interested in Jewish history in Poland before the Nazi occupation? This is the book and talk for you! After finding a film in his families Florida home, Glenn Kurtz discovers the history behind it. Professor and author Glenn Kurtz will not only be discussing his book, but he will also show the film that inspired the book. This is sure to be a night filled with history and some thrilling insights into Jewish life before the tragedies of the war.
Book Signing: “Ike’s Mystery Man”
When and where? January 14th, 7 PM at 52 Prince Street New York, NY 10012 MANHATTAN, NY United States
For those who like to read inspiring true stories about oppressed groups, this is the story for you.
Peter Shinkle’s book tells the true story of his uncle Robert Cutler, who was a gay man working for the federal government at a time where gay people were still barred from being employed under the federal government. This book tells the story of this man who was valued by President Eisenhower as a friend and advisor on Cold War policy and of the love story between Robert Cutler and Skip Koons (another member of the National Security Council staff).
Excerpt from the book’s introduction: “I am confident that his love for Skip was so great that if he were alive today—with our era’s liberated view of homosexuality—he would want this story told.” – Peter Shinkle
Book launch and reception: “Love After”
When and where? Saturday, February 9th from 7PM-9PM at Stuart Cinema & Café 79 West Street Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets and more details ($25 per ticket)
If you’re into inspirational self-help style books, this could be the book for you!
Actress and GVC model Jacinth Headlam is releasing her motivational personal memoir “Love After” with this exciting event that will include a short documentary about the author’s life, a motivational presentation, and Valentine’s Day themed reception (which includes refreshments and a gift bag (book included)). Jacinth’s book discusses how she overcame issues with childhood trauma, depression, divorce, brokenness, emptiness, and despair. The book has been said to “[provide] a clear pathway to healing for everyone looking for a way to find Love After…”