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Past Events

Many events have been hosted previously at the Bryant Park Reading Room. HistoryGuide currently has 34 past event listings in its database, shown below.

DateEvent Information
06/18/08 Word for Word Author Series: Liz Tuccillo Writer from Sex and the City. 'Sex and the City' writer and co-author of 'He's Just Not That Into You', Liz Tuccillo presents her new novel with fellow writer… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
06/25/08 Word for Word Author Series: Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Josh is the author of the popular book 'I'm Not Myself These Days', a memoir about his days as a drag queen in New York City. H… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
06/26/08 Word for Word Writers: The Secrets of Book Publishing. A young novelist, a seasoned pro with her third book out, two debut memoirists, a literary agent and the author of 5 nonfiction… (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
07/02/08 The Liar Show: Special Author Edition. Four performers tell personal stories that will make you laugh, but listen carefully, because only three of them are telling the… (Community) 212-768-4242.
07/09/08 Word for Word: Debut Author Panel Discussion. Hear from the new kids on the publishing block how their dreams became reality. Aspiring authors won't want to miss the opportu… (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
07/30/08 Author Jonathan Miles. New York Times cocktails columnist, Jonathan Miles, soars with the story of a stranded airline passenger - and his letter of com… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
08/06/08 "Go Green" Panel Discussion. Think Green! Go Green! Stay Green! Join a host of experts - and the 200 Plain Trees surrounding Bryant Park - for a special conv… (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
09/09/08 Word for Word Author Series: Jason Shinder Tribute. Word for Word Poetry: A Tribute to Jason Shinder with Mary Louise Parker, Michael O'Keefe and more. (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
05/13/09 Word for Word Author Series - Kristin Chenoweth. Actress, singer, and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth shares her journey from Oklahoma beauty queen to Broadway leading lady… (Retail - Book, CD Signing) 212-76854242.
05/20/09 Charlie Todd. Charlie Todd, Creator of Improv Everywhere discusses the hilarious tales behind the infamous pranks that have made the group a g… 212-768-4242.
05/27/09 Word for Word Author Series - Dennis Cooper. Internationally acclaimed writer Dennis Cooper makes a rare appearance to talk with Tony O'Neill about his new short story colle… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
06/03/09 Satirist Christopher Buckley. Award-winning satirist Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a loved-one, wh… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
06/10/09 Journeys through Fiction with Authors Simon Van Booy & Binnie Kirshenbaum. Discover the many roads traveled - from real life to fiction by critically-acclaimed writers whose latest books take readers on… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
06/17/09 Word for Word Author Series - Monica Ali. Booker Prize-shortlisted author Monica Ali stops by the park to discuss the highly anticipated follow-up to her best-selling nov… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
07/08/09 Writers of New York: Joseph O'Neill, Colum McCann and more. Thomas Beller moderates a panel discussion with authors: Joseph O'Neill (Netherland), Colum McCann (Let the Great World Spin), J… (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
07/15/09 Greening Gotham with Novella Carpenter, Tom Szaky and more. Learn just what it takes to turn concrete into vegetables, skyscrapers into eco-buildings, and parks into havens, at a special a… (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
07/22/09 Frank Delaney in Conversation with John Colapinto. From the author of best-selling epics "Ireland" and "Tipperary," Frank Delaney takes us on a journey back to twentieth century I… (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
07/29/09 New Voices in Fiction with John Wray, Wells Tower and Lydia Peelle. John Wray (Lowboy) talks with first time authors Wells Tower (Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned) and Lydia Peelle (Reasons f… (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
08/05/09 Five Years of Great Writing from the Believer. Popular authors from McSweeney's literary magazine discuss their contributions to the four-time National Magazine Award nominate… (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
08/12/09 Super Model Carol Alt. Supermodel Alt discusses her latest novel that takes readers inside the world of high-end fashion modeling. In conversation wit… (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
08/19/09 Graphic Novels and Comics from Every Angle. Danny Fingeroth (Rough Guide to Graphic Novels) moderates a special panel devoted to graphic novels and comics. (Community - Panel Discussion / Forum) 212-768-4242.
06/16/10 Word for Word Author: Reality T.V. Star Kelly Cutrone. Fashion publicist and reality T.V. star Kelly Cutrone (The City & Kell on Earth) discusses her bestselling book, 'If You Have to… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
06/23/10 Word for Word Author: Colson Whitehead. Kick back to 1985 and feel the breeze, with Colson Whitehead author of 'The Colossus of New York' as he discusses his PEN/Faulkn… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
06/30/10 Underwater New York Reading. Beneath the waters surrounding NYC is a landscape of objects so mysterious and evocative they just beg for stories to be told.… (Community) 212-768-4242.
07/07/10 Word for Word: Jennifer Egan & Jane Mendelsohn. Jennifer Egan and Jane Mendelsohn talk about their latest novels in which music plays a key role in the characters' lives. (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
07/14/10 Word for Word: Sebastian Junger. Bestselling author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger discusses his latest book 'WAR' - a brilliant and emp… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
07/21/10 FUNny Writers with Sloane Crosley, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Simon Rich and Larry Doyle. Alien monsters, 60 goats, arrogant heirs, and bear bells are but a few topics of choice, in the latest books from hilarious writ… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
07/28/10 Word for Word: Gary Shteyngart. New York City favorite and recent pick for The New Yorker's 20 under 40 author list Gary Shteyngart discusses his new novel 'Sup… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
08/04/10 Fictiononomy - A Fictional Look at the Economy with Jonathan Dee, Martha McPhee, Arthur Nersesian and Emily Gray Tedrowe. Writers reflect on the current state of our economy, fiction style. Mega-wealth, greed, flat broke journalists longing for work… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
08/11/10 Terry Teachout with a Performance by Jazz Trumpeter Extraordinaire Jon-Erik Kellso. Join us for an afternoon music and discussion in honor of the great Jazz legend Louis Armstrong. Terry Teachout (drama critic f… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
08/18/10 Word for Word: Mona Simpson. The much-loved author of "Anywhere But Here" discusses her long-awaited novel "My Hollywood" -the story of two women whose lives… (Community - Book Club / Book Talk) 212-768-4242.
08/25/10 Rick Moody with Special Guest Wesley Stace. 212-768-4242.
06/08/11 Word for Word: Dhani Jones and Shawn Green. It's win/win with Major League former Mets All-Star Shawn Green, and Linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals Dhani Jones, as they… (Retail - Book, CD Signing) 212-768-4242.
07/27/16 Writer Holly Black In Bryant Park To Celebrate Hit Comic Book Series "Lucifer". Celebrate the upcoming collected edition book release of LUCIFER VOL. 1: COLD HEAVEN with New York Times bestselling fantasy wri… (Community - Lecture)

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