Reading the Iliad

Brooklyn, NY April 14 - May 20 | 7:00 PM

Join 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.
A Public Space
A Public Space

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Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States


A Strange Enlightenment

Brooklyn, NY April 16 – May 7 | 7:00 PM

Join 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.
A Public Space
A Public Space

323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States


PEN World Voices Festival 2015

New York, NY May 4 - 11

The 11th annual PEN World Voices Festival takes place May 4 to 11 in NYC. This year’s festival will highlight the literature of Africa and its diaspora, and include panels with APS contributors Teju Cole, Alain Mabanckou, Kelly Link, Roland Kelts, Miroslav Penkov, and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the PEN World Voices website.

New York, NY
United States


Wonder Wheel

Brooklyn, NY Friday, May 8 | 7:00 PM

Join 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.
Wonder Wheel
Wonder Wheel

3059 Denos Vourderis Place
Brooklyn, NY 11224
United States

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