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Out of Place: A Prose Workshop

at The Poetry Project - East Village
131 E 10th St, New York, New York 10003

First instruction:  Take out your notebook and writing utensil, or a laptop (laptops at your own risk). When we start the workshop, break up into pairs and walk up to five minutes in an agreed-on direction. Second instruction:  Stop somewhere you have not stopped before. Sit down on the street, on a stoop, or on the sidewalk; take out...

Thursday May 3rd, 2pm

The American Novel Now

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Discuss major new work by today’s top writers from America and beyond, including emerging important novelists, award-winners, and popular favorites, all of whom are central to our cultural conversation. From a whaling ship in the Arctic Sea to the wild Texas frontier to the gold coast of Africa to posh suburban Shaker Heights to the infinite landscape...

$765

15 sessions

Monday Jun 4th, 4pm

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Literary Salon: S. Gerrard

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

We The Animals, Justin Torres’ sparse debut novel, is brimming with delicate stories of family, of growing up, of facing reality, and of delaying it. Narrated by the youngest son of a Puerto Rican father and white mother from Brooklyn raising their three young sons in upstate New York, the novel is comprised of vignettes detailing moments spent in...

$290

3 sessions

Monday Jun 18th, 5:30pm

Literary Salon: T. Cole

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

The acclaimed poet and creator of the popular Twitter account @sosadtoday has written an irreverent, open-hearted collection of essays that delve deeper into the themes she explored anonymously on Twitter.  In the essays that make up So Sad Today, Melissa Broder confronts love, addiction, death, illness, anxiety, and the intricacies of identity....

$290

3 sessions

Monday Jun 4th, 5:30pm

Literary Salon: L. Ko

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

The Fall Guy is a complex moral tale as well as a gripping suspense story, probing questions of guilt and betrayal with ruthless incisiveness. This is a book that explores both the passions and the fault-lines in our most defining relationships. Who is the real victim here? Who is the perpetrator? And who, ultimately, is the fall guy? Darkly vivid,...

$270

9 sessions

Monday Jun 4th, 5:30pm

Literary Salon: H. Tinti

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

In So Much Synth, Brenda Shaughnessy revisits the romances, isolation, and music of adolescence. This book is composed of equal parts femininity, pain, pleasure, critique and synthesizer.  A deep exploration of vulnerability, feminist self-awareness, and the hope there is making any kind of art, Hilton Als of The New Yorker calls the book "utterly...

$290

3 sessions

Monday Jun 11th, 5:30pm

Literary Salon: S. Burt

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has become one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting. He has covered raw and dangerous territory, from border crossing with undocumented immigrants in his book Coyotes to becoming a corrections officer to gain access to America’s prison system in Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing.  In his new...

$290

3 sessions

Monday Jun 11th, 5:30pm

Literary Salon: L. Soldier

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Sweetbitter is thrilling novel of the senses and a coming-of-age tale, following a small-town girl into the electrifying world of New York City and the education of a lifetime at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan. The rare debut novel that was also an instant bestseller, this book deftly conjures the nonstop and purely adrenalized...

$290

3 sessions

Monday Jun 18th, 5:30pm

Reading Freud with George Prochnik

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

The writings of Sigmund Freud are richly allusive rhetorical masterpieces — and funny, shocking, poignant experiments in a new kind of literary autobiography. Sigmund Freud transformed the psychological case history into a kind of philosophical detective story, in which his subjects’ dreams and fantasies became artful confessions that he could...

$400

4 sessions

Shakespeare with Leo Schaff

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare's words, acting out portions of the play, and offering illuminating insights into the Bard's language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. This year, he tackles the history plays. Feb 21 — Henry IV, Pt. I While...

$165

7 sessions

Antediluvian Energies: Practices

at The Poetry Project - East Village
131 E 10th St, New York, New York 10003

A cross pollinating workshop investigating our omnivorous minds, our spirited times, radical​ ​language power, the apotropaic, the ghost of the Anthropocene, Donna Haraway’s notion​ ​of “oddkin” & Chthulucene, utopias, action & resistance, Buddhist anarchism, pratitya-samutpada, practices of the 24/7 poet, seminal myths and nuclear...

$35
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Jacques Derrida: Deconstruction and Difference

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

The arrival of Jacques Derrida’s work lit the American intellectual landscape ablaze. For many American academics and critics in the 1970s and thereafter, the charismatic Algerian-born Derrida was the face of “French Theory,” and virtually synonymous with postmodernism itself. With his enigmatic prose and seemingly esoteric approach to language,...

$315

4 sessions

By the Book

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and The Mare by Mary Gaitskill will be the first selection. Please read this book PRIOR to the 1st class mee...

$75

5 sessions

Books & Brunch

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. ...

$115

8 sessions

Sado-Masochism: Economies of Desire and Recognition

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg
167 Bowery , New York, New York 10002

From Hegel to Deleuze, many political thinkers have employed the language of dominance and submission within the tradition of Western political thought. How does the language of Sado-masochism shape the way we think about desire and political recognition? This course will look at how the erotic language of S&M is embedded in the theoretical frameworks...

$315

4 sessions