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April 2014
$20 for nonmembers / $10 students

A Conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez

April 24 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrated Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez and U.S. writer Jess Row will discuss Vásquez’s acclaimed novel The Sound of Things Falling as well as his latest, Reputaciones, and other works of fiction. Vásquez received the 2012 English PEN Award and the 2011 Alfaguara Prize. Named one of Granta‘s “Best Young American Novelists” in 2007, Row is a promising young author whose short-story collection The Train to Lo Wu was shortlisted for a PEN/Hemingway Award in 2006. This program will be conducted in English. A book-signing will follow…

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Shakespeare in America with James Shapiro

April 24 @ 8:15 pm

To mark the occasion of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, scholar James Shapiro discusses his new anthology, Shakespeare in America, which, as he writes in the introduction, is also “a history of America itself, not the straightforward narrative found in textbooks, but rather one that runs parallel to the conventional story of the nation, a more sharp-edged one expressed through two-and-a-half centuries of essays, parodies, burlesques, poems, speeches, short stories, letters, musicals, novels, reviews, films, and staged performances. These works, by some of…

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The Tenth Muse with Michael Ondaatje

April 28 @ 8:15 pm

This National Poetry Month, Michael Ondaatje carries on a long-standing Poetry Center tradition by curating and introducing readings by three of his favorite poets: Dionne Brand, Pura López-Colomé and Jan Zwicky. Ondaatje’s poems “are a joy, as all his writing is,” wrote W. S. Merwin. “The wonderful twists, painful and funny; the utterly individual touch and sumptuous wealth of language.”   Other books available for purchase: Pura Lopez Colome,  Watchword                   Forrest…

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Storytime with Miss Alex!

April 29 @ 11:00 am
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Every week until May 27, 2014

Join us at the Chelsea store for storytime with Miss Alex!   Come by with your young readers for a delightful morning of storytelling and fun! Beginning April 8th, you can join us every Tuesday at 11am. We’ll gather round for a story or two with Miss Alex. All ages are welcome!  

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May 2014
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Malamud at 100 with Philip Davis

May 4 @ 11:00 am

“Is Malamud an American Master? Of course,” wrote Cynthia Ozick, pictured above with Malamud in a photo from the Poetry Center archives. We mark the master’s centenary with a presentation by Philip Davis—author of Bernard Malamud: A Writer’s Life and editor of the two-volume edition of Malamud’s Novels and Stories (Library of America, Feb 2014). Nothing came easily to the Brooklyn-born Malamud: his family was poor, his mother probably committed suicide when Malamud was 14 and his younger brother inherited her schizophrenia. Davis explores the…

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Storytime with Miss Alex!

May 6 @ 11:00 am
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Every week until May 27, 2014

Join us at the Chelsea store for storytime with Miss Alex!   Come by with your young readers for a delightful morning of storytelling and fun! Beginning April 8th, you can join us every Tuesday at 11am. We’ll gather round for a story or two with Miss Alex. All ages are welcome!  

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David Grossman

May 12 @ 8:00 pm

David Grossman’s new book, Falling Out of Time, combines dramatic monologues, prose and poetry. Other books available for purchase: To the End of the Land Someone to Run With See: Under Love ~~~~~ “He may be the most gifted writer I’ve ever read; gifted not just because of his imagination, his energy, his originality, but because he has access to the unutterable, because he can look inside a person and discover the unique essence of her humanity,” wrote Nicole Krauss. Visit the…

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Storytime with Miss Alex!

May 13 @ 11:00 am
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Every week until May 27, 2014

Join us at the Chelsea store for storytime with Miss Alex!   Come by with your young readers for a delightful morning of storytelling and fun! Beginning April 8th, you can join us every Tuesday at 11am. We’ll gather round for a story or two with Miss Alex. All ages are welcome!  

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Storytime with Miss Alex!

May 20 @ 11:00 am
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Every week until May 27, 2014

Join us at the Chelsea store for storytime with Miss Alex!   Come by with your young readers for a delightful morning of storytelling and fun! Beginning April 8th, you can join us every Tuesday at 11am. We’ll gather round for a story or two with Miss Alex. All ages are welcome!  

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Claire Messud & Joyce Carol Oates

May 21 @ 8:15 pm

Claire Messud’s new novel is The Woman Upstairs. “It shows Messud at the height of her considerable powers, articulating the quandary of being alive and sentient, covetous and confused in the twenty-first century,” wrote Daphne Merkin. “An extraordinary novel, a psychological suspense story of the highest sort that will leave you thinking about its implications for days afterward. Joyce Carol Oates’ new novel is Carthage. “Her talents and interests and strengths have never found comfort in restraint,” wrote Richard Ford. “She’s sought,…

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