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“Word for Word” Wednesday Author Events at Bryant Park

“Word for Word” Wednesday Author Events at Bryant Park


All programming is subject to change

The events are FREE and open to the public

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Emily Giffin, The One & Only: A Novel
    In conversation with Jane Green, Tempting Fate
    The best-selling author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong presents another exceptional story on love, loyalty, and finding truth.
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Eddie Shapiro, Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater
    With special guest appearances by Broadway leading ladies
    The theater journalist leads a conversation with Broadway stars in honor of his recent book, which is filled with candid interviews with twenty leading ladies of The Great White Way.
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Herman Koch, Summer House with Swimming Pool: A Novel
    In conversation with Ron Hogan from Beatrice.com
    The New York Times best-selling author of The Dinner puts new meaning into summer reading with another psychological thriller you can’t put down.
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Real Characters
    Andy Ross and his crew of NY’s funniest and best storytellers bring it uptown to a special performance sure to make you lol. This monthly storytelling/reading series combines some of New York’s best storytellers, humor writers, memoirists, and character performers. Some of it’s true; some of it feels more than true; and, most of it is funny. Past performers have appeared on The MothThis American Life30 Rock, and Saturday Night Live. Past writers have contributed to The New YorkerThe OnionThe Simpsons, and The Colbert Report.
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Jenny Mollen, I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other PeopleThe actress and Twitter star discusses her brand new hysterical memoir. Mollen is writer who tells it like it is, and refuses to acknowledge boundaries of any kind.
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (note: earlier end time)
    Jean Kwok, Mambo in Chinatown
    In conversation with Julia Fierro, Cutting Teeth
    The best-selling author of Girl in Translation talks about her new novel–a story of a young woman’s balancing-act between her family in Chinatown and a new found passion, ballroom dancing.
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Emma Straub, The Vacationers
    The author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures is back with an irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorc.
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Thillerfest: FaceOff event
    Moderated by Steve Berry, The Lincoln Myth: A Novel
    Lee Child, Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel
    Linda Fairstein, Terminal City
    Lisa Gardner, Fear Nothing: A Detective D.D. Warren Novel
    John Lescroat, The Keeper: A Novel
    For the first time ever, the world’s greatest thriller characters meet head-to head in 11 electrifying stories  – a bona fide FaceOff.  Meet a stellar group of these authors as they discuss their beloved characters and coming together to write this one-of-a-kind anthology.
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Debut Novelists
    Moderated by Julia Fierro, Founder of Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and author of Cutting Teeth
    Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
    Courtney Maum, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
    Ted Thompson, The Land of Steady Habits
    Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love and Drowning
    Anecdotes and advice on how to write and publish a first-time novel from a diverse group of terrific writers.
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, Jay & Silent Bob’s Blueprints for Destroying Everything
    The Dynamic duo from Clerks make a rare appearance in honor of their new book, an illustrated collection of how to wreak havoc wherever you go.
    Please note: Kevin Smith will pre-sign books before the event that can be purchased on-site.  Jason Mewes will sign books following the talk/Q&A. He will be happy to take photos with people who buy the book. No memorabilia will be signed at this event.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Celebrate 75 years of Batman in Bryant Park
    With Scott Snyder, author of the first five volumes of Batman: The New 52
    In conversation with John Cunningham, VP Marketing at DC Entertainment
    From the iconic Bat-Family to the heroes and super-villains we all know and love, a 75th birthday salute to Batman with one of comics’ best young writers.
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    Taste Talk with April Bloomfield, A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories
    Moderated by Daniel Steadman, Founder & Owner of Northside
    The Spotted Pig-founder, renowned chef and cookbook author comes to the park for a special lunchtime edition of Taste Talks, a 2-day event in Brooklyn that showcases the culinary cutting edge for a food-obsessed generation through symposiums, workshops and discussions with top chefs and experts who come together to observe and discuss the latest trends in food and drink.

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