Inspirational TEDx Speaker Discusses Memoir of Resilience, Creativity and Survival at Mercy College

TEDx Speaker, HuffPost Columnist and Audie-Award Nominated Author Discusses PTSD and Resilience at Mercy College Free and open to the general public on March 3rd, 2-3pm. The inspirational survivor comes to campus... Read more »


This month’s selection: “Ariel Samson: Freelance Rabbi” by MaNishtana Ariel Samson is just your run of the mill anomaly: a 20-something black Orthodox Jewish rabbi looking for love, figuring out life, and... Read more »

Book Club at Temple Beth Abraham

This month’s selection: “Button Man” by Andrew Gross “…a stirring story of a Jewish family brought together in the dawn of the women’s garment business and torn apart by the birth of... Read more »

TBA Books@Night

This month’s selection: Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner Toby Fleishman is a hepatologist in his forties who is undergoing a bitter divorce from his wife, Rachel. One day she leaves... Read more »

True Fiction: A Masterclass in the Art and Craft of Nonfiction Storytelling with Mark Dery

​Hemingway rewrote the ending of A Farewell to Arms39 times. Asked what had stumped him, he replied, “Getting the words right.” Is that what it takes to be a great writer? Was... Read more »

Poetry Workshop: Out There, In Here: Mysteries of the Ekphrastic w/Fred Marchant

​As a response to a work of visual art, the ekphrastic poem inevitably goes far beyond description and often leads poet and reader into all sorts of associations, insights, memories, feelings, revelations.... Read more »

Reading and Writing Social Justice for Poets & Writers with Michael Klein

​This is a one-day, 4 hour intensive class that meets Saturday November 16th 12:30-4:30. Please register at At one point in my writing mostly autobiographical poetry and essays/memoir, I got some... Read more »

Book Club at Temple Beth Abraham

This month’s selection: “My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner” by Meir Shalev Hilarious and touching, Grandma Tonia and her regulations come richly to life in a narrative that circles around... Read more »


Temple Beth Abraham’s Evening Book Two Graphic Novels: “A Con­tract with God: And Oth­er Ten­e­ment Stories” by Will Eisner Originally published in 1978, the book is described as a col­lec­tion of four... Read more »

Owl Moon author Jane Yolen joins original team to discuss pivotal text at Manhattanville College School of Education

Join Manhattanville College School of Education as they welcome Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon, and her original book team to speak at the West Room in Reid Castle. In 1988, Owl... Read more »