Brews & Bestsellers Book Club: The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks

When fourteen children from the small town of Sam Dent are lost in a tragic accident, its citizens are confronted with one of life’s most difficult and disturbing questions: When the worst... Read more »

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center-Meet The Author: The Art of Inventing Hope-Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center-Meet The Author: “The Art of Inventing Hope-Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel” Please join the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center and author, Howard Reich, to discuss... Read more »

Book Club at Temple Beth Abraham

An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen “California girl Lola has her life all set up: business degree, handsome fiancé, fast track career, when suddenly, without warning, everything tragically implodes. After years fruitlessly... Read more »

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 »