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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. Questions? Email

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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 Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, The Rona Jaffe 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.


Yasmine El Rashidi
Robyn Creswell

Chronicle of a Last Summer: Yasmine El Rashidi and Robyn Creswell

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7 - 8 p.m.
Yasmine El Rashidi and Robyn Creswell discuss her novel, Chronicle of a Last Summer. Click on the event page to reserve your free seats!Read More ›

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