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Conversations from the Cullman Center


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The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is a fellowship program for creative writers, academics, and independent scholars who benefit from using NYPL’s research collections. The Center’s public programs feature past and current fellows discussing their work.

All events are free but you must reserve seats: click on the event of your choice and follow the instructions.  We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, John and Constance Birkelund, The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and additional gifts from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Helen and Roger Alcaly, Mel and Lois Tukman, The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, William W. Karatz, Mary Ellen von der Heyden, The Arts and Letters Foundation, Merilee and Roy Bostock, Lybess Sweezy and Ken Miller, and Cullman Center Fellows.

Graciela Graciela Mochkofsky
Camilo Camilo Vergara
Record Shop Record Shop, Harlem. By Camilo Vergara

The Changing Face of Harlem: Camilo Vergara and Graciela Mochkofsky

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7 - 8 p.m.
We are no longer accepting reservations for this event. There will be a stand-by line on the night of the program for guests without a reservation. There is no guarantee seats will become available. Camilo Vergara and the journalist Graciela Mochkofsky talk about Harlem in light of Vergara’s latest book, Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto, a photographic chronicle of transformations in America’s most famous African-American neighborhood.Read More ›
Rivka Galchen Rivka Galchen
Karen Russell by Michael Lionstar Karen Russell by Michael Lionstar
American Innovations American Innovations

American Stories: Rivka Galchen and Karen Russell

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 7 - 8 p.m.
Click on the event to buy tickets! The fiction writers Rivka Galchen and Karen Russell, whose most recent book is Vampires in the Lemon Grove, talk about Galchen’s new collection of stories, American Innovations. Read More ›

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