Word for Word

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Bryant Park Reading Room presents:
James B. Nicola
Jennifer Michael Hecht
Heather Dubrow

A Bryant Park Reading Room Production

This program will be held at:
Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Graywolf Press:
Tom Sleigh
Saskia Hamilton
Matthea Harvey

Presented in partnership with Graywolf Press

This program will be held at:
Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Knopf:
Patrick Phillips
Edward Hirsch
Sharon Olds

Presented in partnership with Knopf

This program will be held at:
Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Marsh Hawk Press:
Burt Kimmelman
Stephen Paul Miller
Christina Olivares
Jon Curley

Presented in partnership with Marsh Hawk Press

This program will be held at:
Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

 
Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Reading Room invites student poets and poetry lovers to New York City's 13th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day. This day long celebration of poetry kicks off the Reading Room's 2015 Word for Word series and is free and open to the public.

Students from NYC's elementary, intermediate and high schools will have the opportunity to read their latest poems during the open mic forum. If you are 18 or under, and a student at a NYC school, you may register for our Poem In Your Pocket Open Mic. Please email nng@urbanmgt.com if you are interested in participating.


Produced in cooperation with the NYC Votes, UrbanWordNYC, and the Office of the Mayor.

 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Dos Madres Press:

Michael Heller
Rick Mullin
Daniel Shapiro
Anne Whitehouse

Presented in partnership with Dos Madres Press

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Featuring the Poets:

Jason Schneiderman
Rachel Zucker
Wayne Koestenbaum

Presented in partnership with Jason Schneiderman

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Kenyon Review:

James McCorkle
Clare Rossini
G.C. Waldrep
David Baker

Presented in partnership with Kenyon Review

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Letras Latinas:

Sheila Maldonado
Rosebud Ben-Oni
Ruben Quesada

Presented in partnership with Letras Latinas

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Four Way Books:

Gregory Pardlo
Daniel Wolff
Elizabeth Gray
Andrea Cohen

Presented in partnership with Four Way Books

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Harold Holzer- Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Louis Masur – Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Song Cave Press:

Jai Choi
Thomas Meyer
Emily Hunt

Presented in partnership with Song Cave Press


Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Martha Hodes – Mourning Lincoln

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Sibling Rivalry Press:

Jane Summer
Ralph Hamilton
Daniel Nathan Terry
Priscilla Atkins

Presented in partnership with Sibling Rivalry Press


Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Charles Kaiser – The Cost of Courage

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Terry Alford – Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Cave Canem:

Brian Gilmore
JP Howard
Angel Nafis

Presented in partnership with Cave Canem

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Jonathan Horn- The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Red Hen Press:

Mark Doty
Dean Kostos
J.D. McClatchy

Presented in partnership with Red Hen Press


Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

TBA

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Don Doyle –The Cause of All Nations

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Featuring the Poets of Belladona*:

Caroline Crumpacker
r. erica doyle
Betsy Fagin
Monica Ong

Presented in partnership with Belladona*

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 

Special Thanks To:



HSBC Bank

 
Exclusive sponsor since 2003

 
Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press
Classics and Reference Library

Scholastic

Scholastic
Gift of Children’s Library

Random House Library Marketing

Random House Library Marketing
Gift of Children’s Library

Mitchell's NY

Mitchell's NY
Newspaper Delivery since 2003

Kinokuniya

Kinokuniya
Retail Partner

Gotham Writers' Workshop

Gotham Writers' Workshop
Writers' Workshops

New York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society
Non-Fiction Series

With special thanks to Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Time Inc., and Rodale, who have steadily supplied the Reading Room with magazines since 2003.

Special thanks to the New York Public Library for providing us with a rain venue for some of our events.

Special thanks also go to Hachette Book Group; Harper Collins; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Little, Brown and Company; MacMillan; Penguin Group; Random House; Rodale Books; Scholastic, Inc.; Scribner Group; Simon and Schuster; St. Martin’s Press; Blue Flower Arts; Cavankerry Press; Cave Canem; Coffee House Press; FAWC; Kundiman; Letras Latinas; Poets & Writers; Tightrope Books; and W.W. Norton for their invaluable support.

And to all of you, thank you.

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