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LIVE from the NYPL


Celeste Bartos Forum inside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Engage with the brightest at The New York Public Library's premier cultural series! LIVE from the NYPL offers conversations with notable writers, artists, and leaders, hosted by Paul Holdengräber.

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LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Shaun King Shaun King

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor with Shaun King: Reforming Justice

Monday, March 26, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Isabella Rossellini Isabella Rossellini © Patrice Casanova
Menno Schilthuizen Menno Schilthuizen © Gijs Versteeg

Isabella Rossellini with Menno Schilthuizen: Chickens & Eggs

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Rachel Kushner Rachel Kushner © Chloe Aftel
Paul Schrader Paul Schrader

Rachel Kushner with Paul Schrader: Prison Complex

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
George Saunders George Saunders © David Crosby

George Saunders with Paul Holdengräber: The Writing Life

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Arundhati Roy Arundhati Roy © Mayank Austen Soofi

Arundhati Roy with Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Mario Vargas Llosa Mario Vargas Llosa © Morgana Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa with Paul Holdengräber: A Life in Letters

Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Jane Mayer Jane Mayer © Stephen Voss

Jane Mayer with Paul Holdengräber: Investigative Journalism

Monday, May 21, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Susan Meiselas Susan Meiselas
Ann Hamilton Ann Hamilton

Susan Meiselas with Ann Hamilton: In Focus

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Roxane Gay Roxane Gay © Jay Grabiec

Roxane Gay: Not That Bad

Monday, June 11, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.