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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 to learn more and register. Questions? Email cswevents@nypl.org

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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, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, William W. Karatz, Mary Ellen von der Heyden, Merilee and Roy Bostock,  The Arts and Letters Foundation, Lybess Sweezy and Ken Miller, and Cullman Center Fellows.

The Mountain by Paul Yoon The Mountain by Paul Yoon

The Mountain: Paul Yoon and Katie Raissian

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7 p.m.
Paul Yoon and Katie Raissian discuss Yoon’s story collection, The Mountain. These six stories, following migrants and survivors across continents and eras, explore movement, history, and time in tenderly-observed individual lives. Read More ›
What She Ate by Laura Shapiro What She Ate by Laura Shapiro

What She Ate: Laura Shapiro and Francine Prose

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
Laura Shapiro and Francine Prose talk about Shapiro’s new book, What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories. The six women Shapiro writes about are Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis (an Edwardian-era Cockney caterer), Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym, and Helen Gurley Brown. Read More ›
Songy of Paradise by Gary Panter Songy of Paradise by Gary Panter

Songy of Paradise: Gary Panter and Dash Shaw

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
The cartoonists Gary Panter and Dash Shaw discuss Panter’s new graphic novel, Songy of Paradise—a reimagining of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with a hillbilly (Songy) in place of Jesus. Read More ›

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