Brooklyn, NY • April 14 - May 20 | 7:00 PMJoin the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research for Reading the Iliad, a six-week course led by Bruce King. Through close reading and discussion, this course will examine the text in its entirety, focusing on themes such as the commemoration of the hero, exile and rebellion, and the making of epic art. The course will meet at the offices of A Public Space on Tuesdays at 7:00PM for six weeks beginning on April 14th. Bruce King has published widely on various Classical subjects; his book on the Iliad is forthcoming in 2015. For more information and enrollment, click here.
Brooklyn, NY • April 16 – May 7 | 7:00 PMJoin the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research for A Strange Enlightenment: The Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, an intensive four-week course led by Heather Ohaneson. Paying special attention to the relationship between Rousseau’s biography and his philosophy, the course will to examine Rousseau as one of the Enlightenment’s most paradoxical thinkers. Heather Ohaneson is a lecturer in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University. The course will meet in the A Public Space offices at 7:00PM on Thursdays beginning April 16. For more information and enrollment, click here.
New York, NY • Friday, April 24 | 7:00 PMAcclaimed Norwegian author Per Petterson will discuss his latest novel, I Refuse (Graywolf Press, 2015), at the New York Public Library. Petterson is the author of seven novels, including Out Stealing Horses (Picador, 2008) and I Curse the River of Time (Picador, 2011). More information here.
5th Ave at 42nd St
New York, NY 10018
Brooklyn, NY • Friday, April 24 | 7:00 PMCommunity Bookstore will host a conversation between author Maureen Gibbon and A Public Space editor Brigid Hughes. They will discuss Gibbon’s new novel, Paris Red (W.W. Norton, 2015). Maureen Gibbon is the author of Swimming Sweet Arrow (Back Bay Books, 2001) and Thief (Sarah Chrichton Books, 2010). More information here.
143 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Brooklyn, NY • Friday, May 8 | 7:00 PMJoin Parachute Literary Arts for an evening of poetry readings on Coney Island's landmark Wonder Wheel. This event benefits Parachute Literary Arts' poetry workshops and community poetry libraries in Coney Island. The event will feature readings by Penny Arcade, Amber Atiya, Brenda Coultas, Ian Dreiblatt, Jen Fitzgerald, Matthea Harvey, Brenda Iljima, Lynn Melnick, Amy King, Wanda Phipps, Edwin Torres, Patricia Spears Jones, Lucy Ives, Walt Whitman (Tim Cusack), Paul Blackburn, and teen poets from Parachute Literary Arts' writing workshops. More information here.
3059 Denos Vourderis Place
Brooklyn, NY 11224
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