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TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, December 7, 2013
2:30 p.m.Annette Cords and Jeremy Sigler - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Sideways exhibitions poster, 2013. © Annette CordsArtist Annette Cords and poet Jeremy Sigler discuss the intersections of art and life, focusing on the ideas behind Cords’ installation and work related to her site-specific exhibitions Sideways, Tandem Mass, and Nested created for Art in the Corner Room, Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition series. The event also includes a reading of Sigler’s poetry. Combining a variety of…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, January 16, 2014
6:30 p.m."Second Bite of the Apple: Bright Lights, Dark Deeds," with moderator Katia Lief, and panelists, Reed Farrel Coleman, Triss Stein, Cathi Stoler, and Joe Trigoboff of Mystery Writers of America - The New York Chapter.
New York, New York, our town of beautiful people and (sometimes) ugly actions. Join us for the second program about mysteries set right here. Panelists include an intriguing mix: author of a multi-award winning PI series who has also been called a “hard boiled poet”; a New Yorker who experienced some of the tough life before he wrote about it; a native of farm country who writes about the history and neighborhoods of Brooklyn, her adopted home; and a newcomer who tells tales of international…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, February 1, 2014
2:30 p.m.Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Lindsay Howard | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg and curator Lindsay Howard, exploring the intersection of art, science, and technology. Inspired by Dewey Hagborg's Stranger Visions project, on display as part of the Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition series, the conversation addresses her process of collecting and analyzing genetic material from public spaces, as well as broader themes such as privacy, genet…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:30 p.m."Pathways to Publication," with moderator, Kate Lincoln, and panelists, Laura K. Curtis, Sharon Linnea, Laura Joh Rowland, and Cathi Stoler of Mystery Writers of America - New York Chapter.
You’ve written a novel and want to see it published. How will it reach your potential readers? Whether you’re aiming for a major publishing house, a small press, or one of the new e-book-only presses, the options—from traditional books to on-demand printing, e-books and recordings—are many. Come hear four members of Mystery Writers of America describe their journeys to publication. Learn what worked for them to find out what might work for you.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
6:30 p.m."Conflict: And the Writers Who Love It, " with moderator, Peggy Ehrhart, and panelists, Jillian Abbott, Deborah Nolan, Dirk Robertson, and Laura Joh Rowland from Mystery Writers of America -- New York Chapter.
What is it that makes our breath come quicker, our pulse beat faster, our eyes flash and our knees grow weak? Love? Hah! It’s Conflict! That spark-throwing feeling of tension that comes when two opposing sides have something to gain. Power. Vengeance. World domination. Come hear how some of our favorite mystery writers create it, nurture it, would be lost without it.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: Take Your Writing from Good to Great with Sally Koslow
Take Your Writing from Good to Great Presenter: Sally Koslow Whether you dream of writing a memoir, a personal essay or fiction, this workshop will share secrets on how to focus and polish your writing. Bring paper, pen and your imagination. Sally Koslow is the author of four novels: The Widow Waltz, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx, With Friends like These and Little Pink Slips, inspired by being editor-in-chief of McCall’s Magazine, as well as a non-fiction book, Slouching Toward Adulthood.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: CREATING GRAPHIC NOVELS with Alissa Torres
Creating Graphic Novels Presenter: Alissa Torres Explore the powerful genre of the graphic novel. Please bring a notebook (preferably unlined), and pens or pencils with erasers. Alissa Torres is the author of AMERICAN WIDOW (art by Sungyoon Choi), a graphic novel memoir, about her experiences as a 9/11 widow and new mother. She has written many personal essays and articles for publications including salon.com. Her book was listed as a New York Times Editors’ Choice and was an award final…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6:30 p.m.Crime in Translation with moderator, Shizuka Otake and panelists, Annamaria Alfieri, Chris Pavone and Jeffrey Siger of Mystery Writers of America -- New York Chapter.
Skip the security line and the jet lag, and travel comfortably by mystery novel. Our panelists expertly combine suspense with a foreign setting. One writes crime stories set in Greece, so current they are almost ahead of the headlines. One wrote a novel about nice American families in Luxemburg, right in the heart of Europe. Only, they are keeping some dark secrets, not nice at all. And what does the author have planned for his new book? Travel in both time and space for mysteries about th…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: Writing for Stage and Screen with Charlie Schulman
Writing for Stage and Screen with Charlie Schulman In this workshop each participant will write a short exercise that engages all the elements of a dramatic scene. Particular attention will be paid to dialogue, character, the structure of a scene and the fundamentals of dramatic writing. Each participant will also learn how to craft a compelling feature-length three-act structured movie idea from a newspaper article. Charlie Schulman teaches at New York University and is on the MFA faculty at…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: Scene of the Crime: How to Write a Crime or Detective Novel or Short Story with Charles Salzberg
Scene of the Crime: How to Write a Crime or Detective Novel or Short Story with Charles Salzberg Crime fiction has always been thought of as genre fiction, but is it? Shouldn’t all good fiction contain elements of mystery and suspense, otherwise why would we bother to turn to the page to find out what’s going to happen next? Learn the elements of creating a crime novel or short story, how to begin, how to plot, how to create character, and how, perhaps most important, to create suspense. C…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: The Secrets of Writing Essays with Lisa Kirchner
The Secrets of Writing Essays with Lisa Kirchner To write an essay, all you need is a story. Learn the kind of stories that get published and why. We'll use that as a springboard to get you started on writing your own personal essay. Lisa L. Kirchner is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Hello, American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar (Greenpoint Press, May 2014). Between gigs with The Andy Warhol Museum, Ketchum Public Relations and her own consulting firm, her work has…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:30 p.m.Stephanie Hightower, Dorothea Hokema and Cyriaco Lopes | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Stephanie Hightower and Dorothea Hokema discuss with artist and moderator Cyriaco Lopes, their Art Wall on Third and Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibitions titled Urban Arcadia: Landscapes of New York and Berlin and the existence of aesthetic harmony within even the most anti-Arcadian environments. They examine the Arcadian idyll and contemporary landscape as constructions, interpreted within the classical genres of landscape painting and ph…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, June 12, 2014
6:30 p.m."Chills and Fever: The Tell-Tale Signs of a Really Good Mystery," with moderator, Sheila York, and panelists, Laura K. Curtis, Mary Anna Evans, Mitchell Scott Lewis and Lisa Shiroff from Mystery Writers of America -- The New York Chapter.
How do you like your crimes served up? Cold and calculating? Or burning with passion? It takes all kinds, right? Come hear what our panel of mystery writers have to say about when and how they turn up the heat... or send in the big chill. And bring some searing questions of your own. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: JUNE EVENTS CALENDAR 2014.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:30 p.m.True Lies: Ripped from the headlines! Inspired by real events! Scandal! Intrigue! Murder!" with moderator, Dana Isaacson and panelists, Carole Bugge (C. E. Lawrence), Kieran Crowley, Kevin Egan, and John Florio of Mystery Writers of America -- NY.
How do current events influence writers? Is truth stranger than fiction when it comes to mystery writing? What are the boundaries for using real events in fiction? Come hear how our distinguished panelists blur the lines between fiction and reality. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:OCTOBER EVENTS CALENDAR 2014.pdf The New York Public Library does not endorse any organization, product or individual. Library sponsorship of a program does not constitute an endo…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, October 25, 2014
12 noonFESTIVAL DE LA PALABRA NEW YORK
FESTIVAL DE LA PALABRA - NEW YORK - OCTOBER 23-26, 2014 The Celebrated International Conference for Writers, Book Publishers and Reading Enthusiasts focused on Latin America, Spain, France and the U.S., will hold its 3rd Annual Edition in New York La celebrada conferencia internacional de escritores, editores de libros y estusiastas de la lectura realizará su 3ra edición anual en Nueva York, centrada en America Latina, España, Francia y los Estados Unidos . October 23rd through 26th, 2014, a…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Saturday, November 8, 2014
10:30 a.m.Write Now! College Admissions Application Essay Writing
Write Now! College Application Essay Writing Workshop With Alissa Torres Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 5th Ave (@ 40th St), 2nd Floor Class will meet on two alternate days, with students performing some additional work when class is not in session. Day 1: Jump-Start Your Essay(s) Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break) After we discuss strategies to writing strong standout essays, students will “try on” each of the five common application essay…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:30 p.m."50 Shades of Noir: Is Noir the new black? What determines how dark or light a mystery is?" with moderator, Lokke Heiss, and panelists, Jillian Abbott, Larry Light, Ed Lin, and S.A. Solomon from Mystery Writers of America -- The New York Chapter.
Mysteries come in many shades—from light cozies to darker crime to the deepest Noir. Our panelists will discuss where on the spectrum they feel most comfortable writing—and how they vary the intensity to keep things interesting. Come listen as we shed light on the dark corners of mystery writing. Bring some illuminating questions of your own. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: November Events Calendar.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, November 22, 2014
2:30 p.m.Qiana Mestrich, Susan Bright | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Qiana Mestrich and curator Susan Bright on how an American chemical company made fashion history and inspired thousands of mothers to name their children after a nylon fabric. From Inherited Patterns, Untitled #2 (Geoffrey Beene evening separates), digital inkjet print on DuPont™ Tyvek® Vivia, 30 x 23 inches, 2014. This conversation explores the artist’s research into the creation of DuPont’s Qian…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryCollege & Graduate Students
Saturday, December 6, 2014
2:30 p.m.Outside the Comfort Zone: Collaboration and Expansion | Mary Judge, Kate Teale | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Rose Sky over the Plains, 68 x 35 inches, unique relief print on handmade paper, 2014 Join us for a discussion, between Mary Judge and Kate Teale, focusing around the fertile ground that the process of collaboration produces with cited examples within the visual arts in general and in the work of Mary Judge in particular. They converse about the creative process in the printmaking studio and how is differs from that of the painter working so…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, December 11, 2014
6:30 p.m."Dark Deeds for a Dark Season," with moderator, Kenneth Wishnia and panelists, Megan Abbot, Nancy Bilyeau and Katia Lief. of Mystery Writers of America -- The New York Chapter.
It’s December. Time for holiday cheer? Or to grapple with shorter days; longer nights; paler sunlight? Perhaps a darker story suits the mood. Come hear Megan Abbot, author of the acclaimed new novel The Fever; Nancy Bilyeau, who writes of the dark Tudor world; and Katia Lief, best-selling author of The Money Kill. Kenneth Wishnia, multi-award nominated mystery author and teacher, will lead the conversation as they talk about what they write. Will they share some dark secrets? Who knows? Find o…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults

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