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October 2017

Now accepting submissions for October’s Above the Bridge Writers’ Café, “Plus One”

October 22
Le Cheile Bar/Restaurant, 839 West 181st (@ Cabrini Blvd)
New York, NY United States

Our next theme is a new one, and we’re excited to see what it brings. Please submit your pieces for “Plus One.” Writers Cafe is Monday, October 30; submissions due Sunday, October 22. Above the Bridge Writers Cafe is Monday is a playground…

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Bloom,The Reading Series at HVG: Cynthia Manick, Jane McKinley & “Bread from a Stranger’s Oven”

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hudson View Gardens, 116 Pinehurst Avenue (Between 183rd & 185th Streets)
New York, 10033

Cynthia Manick, author of “Blue Hallelujahs,” Jane McKinley, author of “Vanitas;” and a celebration of “Bread from a Stranger’s Oven” by Janlori Goldman. $7 suggested donation includes wine, light fare, and a festive atmosphere.

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November 2017

Fort Washington NYPL Book Discussion Group, “Girl In Translation” by Jean Kwok

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fort Washington Public Library, 535 West 179th Street (Between St. Nicholas & Audubon Ave.)
New York, NY 10033 United States

When 11-year-old Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life, like her secret love for a…

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INNOSANTO NAGARA: Reading & Book Signing for‘The Wedding Portrait’ at Sugar Hill Museum

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue (@ 155th Street)
New York, NY 10032 United States

Best-selling children’s author (A is for Activist and others) and activist Innosanto Nagara will share with us his new picture book, ‘The Wedding Portrait,’ a brilliant and inspiring book about crucial ideas regarding civil…

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Inwood NYPL Book Discussion: Yukio Mishima’s novel “Confessions of a Mask”

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Inwood Public Library, 4790 Broadway (Between Dyckman St & Academy St)
New York, 10034 United States

Join us for a discussion of Japanese author Yukio Mishima’s novel “Confessions of a Mask,” the story of an adolescent who must learn to live with the painful fact that he is unlike other young men. Mishima’s protagonist discovers that he is becoming a homosexual in polite, post-war Japan. To survive, he must

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