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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.

Patton Oswalt Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt with Paul Holdengräber: I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Cass Sunstein Cass Sunstein © Phil Farnsworth
Samantha Power Samantha Power
David Cole David Cole

Cass Sunstein and Samantha Power with David Cole: Can It Happen Here?

Monday, March 5, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tom McGuane Tom McGuane © Bruce Weber
Richard Powers Richard Powers

Tom McGuane with Richard Powers: The Long and Short of It

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
John Carlos
Dave Zirin

John Carlos with Dave Zirin: Political Games

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7 - 9 p.m.
Billy Collins Billy Collins © Bill Hayes

Billy Collins with Paul Holdengräber: Ramblin Man

Friday, March 16, 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

Rachel Kushner: Prison Complex

Tuesday, May 1, 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.
Roxane Gay Roxane Gay © Jay Grabiec

Roxane Gay: Not That Bad

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