See and hear legendary artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono discuss her work and her latest book, “An Invisible Flower,” with New York Times architecture critic and global columnist, Michael Kimmelman on Monday, October 15th.

Parents of picky eaters rejoice and gather together for the good news. On August 27th at 7pm, Jenny Rosenstrach has the answer to all your children’s palate problems. A former features director at Cookie Magazine, Rosenstrach’s cookbook Dinner: A Love Story (also the title of her popular cooking blog) will help you make meals that both adults and kids can enjoy. Rosenstrach will speak on the art of the family dinner, offering tips on how to make dinner at home guilt-free and delicious. This is her first event in New York City.

Zombies, cyber-warriors and grief-outsourcing corporations are all fodder for Charles Yu’s particular take on the grand tropes of science fiction in his new short story collection Sorry Please Thank You. Yu’s novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, was a metafictional, science-fictional mindtrip, forging literary wormholes between genres. His stories in Sorry Please Thank You range even further afield. He will read from his new book, followed by a Q&A and signing.

The “Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair” celebrates its 33rd anniversary this February, at P.S. 3 in the West Village. "The Hippie School" as it’s alternative education pioneers fondly nicknamed it in 1971 (and by which it is still known today) sponsors this event yearly to raise funds for the school's inspired enrichment programs.

The author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein presents Steve Jobs, his exclusive biography of the late Apple co-founder. 

Pulitzer Prize winning author William Kennedy will be guest of honor at a special toast at popular Theater District eatery, Trattoria Dopo Teatro, 125 West 44th Street on Wednesday, October 5 from 9pm to 11 pm. Noted film and theater producer Barbara Ligeti and Trattoria Dopo Teatro will host the reception to salute the author on the release of his eagerly anticipated new novel, “Chango’s Beads and Two Toned Shoes”.

If you loved Life, Loss and What I Wore, Gingy is back with a tribute to the grandmother who raised her and her sister, Tootsie, the irrepressible Ettie Goldberg. Gingy brings her trademark wit and emotion to the story of this unforgettably wise woman.

They are historians of contemporary culture. They are infamous and insightful, funny and profane provocateurs who will resort to fist-fighting if required. They are: Max Blagg, Jim Feast, Susan Scutti, Ron Kolm, Jack Boulware, Chavisa Woods, steve dalachinsky and Clayton Patterson. Hosted by Jody Weiner.

Do you know whole passages of The Bridges of Madison County by heart? Or have a secret Grisham obsession? Got a great Berendt impression? Introducing your new favorite monthly series, inspired by your favorite guilty Friday night activity. Think you've got literary chops? You've got three minutes to prove it by reading a passage from a book that will surprise and delight the crowd. Our theme for this month is Greatest Hits of the 90s, so you'll need to come prepped to read your favorite three minutes from a book published between 1990 and 1999.

Best-selling author and leading expert on intelligence and espionage, David Wise offers the first comprehensive account of China’s long spy wars with America in TIGER TRAP, due out on June 14 but available for first time to public at AFIO Luncheon, Friday June 3 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA.

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