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Events: Fiction and Nonfiction

Mon Jul 28, 7:00PM
Dan Callahan and Glenn Kenny discuss the myth of actors on and off the screen. Glenn Kenny's Robert De Niro explores De Niro's career through ten films, unfolding the complicated figure at the center of an iconic actor, while Dan Callahan explores the life of Vanessa Redgrave from her political activism to her dynamic screen presence.
Wed Jul 30, 7:00PM
In the tradition of Junot Díaz’s Drown, Stuart Dybek’s The Coast of Chicago, and Russell Banks’s Trailerpark, this is a poignant and piercing collection—announcing the arrival of a distinct new voice in American fiction.
Sun Aug 3, 4:00PM
Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn’t know if she’s the killer she’s looking for.
Mon Aug 4, 7:00PM

About Building a Better Teacher:

We’ve all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great?

Tue Aug 5, 7:00PM
Moving across continents, characters, and genres and with the intelligence of John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and the scope of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, there will be no more ambitious or exciting novel published this year.
Wed Aug 6, 7:00PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University presents Beneath the Neon Egg by Thomas Kennedy
Thu Aug 7, 7:00PM
In this account of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the fall of communism and the rise of globalization are artfully reflected in the experience of a single family.
Fri Aug 8, 7:00PM

About Shackleton:

Reading Series
Mon Aug 11, 7:00PM
Join the Sackett Street Writers Workshop for Books Beneath the Bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Wed Aug 13, 7:00PM

About Seven for a Secret:

Thu Aug 14, 7:00PM
Inventive and thought-provoking, Your Face in Mine is a brilliant novel about cultural and racial alienation and the nature of belonging in a world where identity can be a stigma or a lucrative brand.
Fri Aug 15, 7:00PM
From Brooklyn’s beauty parlors to London’s West End, a group of unforgettable people love, lie, cheat and survive in this story of our fragile, absurd, heroic species.