December 1 - 4: Upcoming Events at the NYU Bookstore

The NYU Bookstore invites you to join them at their upcoming free and public events in the month of December:

All events will take place from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Monday, December 1: Second Annual Open Mic

Come share your creative writing and spoken word with us!
Light refreshments will be served

Tuesday, December 2: Contemporary Brazilian Poetry and Translation

Featured Poets: 
Yusef Komunyakaa - 1994 Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry for Neon Vernacular.
Idra Novey - Translator, poet, and teacher in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.
Flávia Rocha - Brazilian writer, journalist, and editor-in-chief of Rattapallax magazine.
Márcio-André - A Brazilian experimental artist with works in sound, visual poetry, installation, performance and video art.

Wednesday, December 3: Conjunctions #63 Speaking Volumes

A reading with Samuel R. Delany, Minna Proctor, Frederic Tuten, and Anne Waldman; introduced by editor Bradford Morrow.
Speaking Volumes is a gathering of essays, poems, stories, and unclassifiable works that examine what books mean to those of us who deeply depend on them.

Thursday, December 4: Joel Hoffman

In The Bible's Cutting Room Floor, acclaimed author and translator Dr. Joel M. Hoffman deftly brings ancient scriptural texts to life, exploring how they offer new answers to some of the most fundamental and universal questions people ask about their lives. A blend of history, linguistics, and religious scholarship, The Bible's Cutting Room Floor reveals what's missing from your Bible, who left it out, and why it is so important.

These events are free and open to the public.
For more information on upcoming events at the NYU Bookstore, visit the events page.

November 21: Film Screening of "Inocente"

REACT to FILM NYU is pleased to invite you to a screening of the 
Academy Award Winning film, Inocente.

Friday, November 21, 5:00 pm
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, Room 006

Inocente is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about this screening, visit the event page.

November 18: Lecture “The U.S. Economy Today and Tomorrow: Inequality, Stagnation, Crisis”

The College of Arts and Science at NYU invites you to attend a lecture by UCLA historian Robert Brenner: “The U.S. Economy Today and Tomorrow: Inequality, Stagnation, Crisis”

Tuesday November 18, 5:30 pm 
Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center
100 Washington Square East, enter at 31 Washington Place 

The U.S. economy is in a state of tumult, yet the income of financial leaders is reaching a historic high. Private investment in industry is low, government spending on infrastructure has plunged, and output per worker measures are barely increasing. In this lecture, Brenner will explore the reason for this disconnect between market performance and corporate salaries as well as the causes of stagnation in production, how it relates to the disparity in income distribution in America, and how the waning standard of living is laying the groundwork for another very real economic crisis.

This event is free and open to the public.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Space is limited.
For more information please call 212.992.9817 or visit the event page.

November 18: Never Can Say Goodbye: Sari Botton and Contributors on Their Unspeakable Love for NYC

The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs is happy to promote one of the following free and public events from our friends at Housing Works:

Never Can Say Goodbye: Sari Botton and Contributors on Their Unspeakable Love for NYC

Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 pm
Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe
126 Crosby Street

Join Sari Botton, editor of the award-winning anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, for readings from her new book Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York, a collection of personal essays on what keeps writers tethered, heart and mind, to New York City. In twenty-five original essays, along with classic pieces from Elizabeth Gilbert and Susan Orlean,writers ruminate on how they fell in love with New York City, warts and all, and why it will always be home—even if they no longer live there.

The reading will feature authors Jason Diamond, Stephen Elliott, Isaac Fitzgerald, Nick Flynn, Maris Kreizman, Brian Macaluso, Adam Sternbergh, Rachel Syme, Jenna Wortham, and Valerie Eagle.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information please visit the event page.
For more upcoming events at Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe visit the events page.

November 18-20: Upcoming Events at The NYU Bookstore

The NYU Bookstore invites you to join them for upcoming free and public events in the month of November:

Tuesday, November 18, 6pm - 7:30pm

Patrick Stancil is the translator of The Sleepworker, by Cyrille Martinez. Patrick Stancil has studied French and translation at UNC-Chapel Hill and New York University. The Sleepworker is his third translation to be published. Originally from the south of France, Cyrille Martinez is a poet and novelist living in Paris. Using the story of Andy Warhol and John Giorno and their film Sleep as a starting point, The Sleepworker reads like a Warhol film on fast-forward.

Wednesday, November 19, 6pm - 7:30pm 

Amy Bentley is the author of Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health and the Industrialization of the American Diet. In this groundbreaking historical work, Amy Bentley explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy and influenced the evolution of parental and pediatric care. Amy Bentley is Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University.

Thursday, November 20, 6pm - 7:30pm

Stephen Policoff is the author of Come Away. Who is the small, greenish girl Paul Brickner repeatedly sees skittering around the edge of his yard in upstate New York? No one else seems to see her. Ever since Spring was injured in a fluke fall, Paul has been possessed with the anxiety that he might lose her. Stephen Policoff won the 2000 James Jones First Novel Fellowship for Beautiful Somewhere Else. He has taught writing at Wesleyan University and Yale and is currently Master Teacher of Writing at New York University.

These events are free and open to the public
For more information on upcoming events at the NYU Bookstore, visit the events page

November 17: Screening and Discussion of Mala Mala

Join NYU Gallatin, the NYU LGBTQ Alumni Network, the Office of Global Programs, and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs to celebrate Trans Awareness Week 2014 with a screening of Mala Mala, and learn about the lives of trans-identified individuals and drag performers in Puerto Rico.

Monday, November 17 6:30pm- 9:00pm
1 Washington Place, ground floor
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts 

This event  includes a Q&A with Writer/Directors Antonio Santini (GAL BA '10) and Dan Sickles (Tisch BFA '10) and cast members, a reception, and drag performance.

This event is free and open to the public
For more information and to RSVP, visit the events page
For other upcoming events at NYU Gallatin, click here

November 14: A Celebration of Sound, Music for Piano and String Ensemble

Join us for the final installment of the 56th annual Washington Square Music Festival: A Celebration of Sound, Music for Piano and String Ensemble

Friday, November 14, 8:00 pm
St. Joseph’s Church 
371 Sixth Avenue at Washington Place

The Washington Square Music Festival offers a pre-holiday gift to music lovers – a free concert of music by Schnittke, Bach, and Ockeghem. Talented musicians are: pianist David Oei, violinists Mayuki Fukuhara and Eriko Sato, and the Festival String Ensemble conducted by Lutz Rath.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the event page.

November 12: "Innovating Women" Panel Discussion

NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute invites you to a discussion on the new book Innovating Women. The panel will feature female leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math industries.
Wednesday November 12, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor 

The event brings to life Innovating Women, a compilation of first-hand accounts by successful women in STEM industries and co-authored by Farai Chideya and Vivek Wadhwa. The book chronicles the challenges faced by women in these technical professions and the structures employed by companies that contribute to the advancement of women in the workplace—or those that stunt it. 

This event is free and open to the public.
Reservations may be made here.
For more information, please call 212.998.7980, or visit the event page.
For other upcoming events at the Carter Journalism Institute, visit the upcoming events page.

November 11: Veterans Day "WarStories: Ancient and Modern Narratives of War"

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies and the YouStories Project will host the Rose-Marie Lewent Conference “WarStories: Ancient and Modern Narratives of War,” featuring performance, discussion, and scholarship.

Tuesday, November 11, 5:30 pm
Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science
100 Washington Square East

The evening will include an opening address by Kwame Anthony Appiah, NYU Professor of Philosophy and Law, and staged readings based on Sophocles’ Philoctetes. To view the full program in detail, visit the event page.

Free and open to the public.
Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call 212.992.7978 or email

November 10: “Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War in Popular Culture and Historical Context”

NYU will host “Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War,” a screening and roundtable discussion centered on a WWI African-American combat unit, the 369th Regiment.

                                                       Monday, November 10, 5:00 p.m. 
NYU Kimmel Center, E&L Auditorium 
60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor

The event will commence with a screening of “Men of Bronze: The Black American Heroes of World War I," a 1977 documentary on the 369th Regiment, also known as “Harlem’s Rattlers,” that grew out of the 15th New York National Guard and eventually fought with the French army in WWI.

The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion—featuring a panel of historians, literary and cinema experts, and artists—focused on the 369th Regiment’s significance and portrayal in popular culture as well as on other cultural icons of the period.

This event is free and open to the public.
To RSVP or for more information, please call 212.998.4222.
For updates and more information please visit the IAAA website or the event page.