Word for Word with Lily Koppel and Emma Straub at The Bryant Park Reading Room

07/31/13 12:30pm 41 West 40th St Map
212-768-4242 Free

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Reach for the stars...Lily Koppel (The Red Leather Diary) and Emma Straub (Other People We Married) discuss their latest books. In “The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story,” Koppel explores the story behind the unbreakable friendships of the Mercury Seven astronaut wives and Straub focus on the journey from a small town to Hollywood 'It Girl' in her acclaimed novel, “Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures.” In conversation with Alina Simone (Note to Self).

"Word for Word Author" is an outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers, and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books.

Location: The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL on 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: There will be a tent set up for use during mists or light rain. Only in the event of severe weather, would we take our program indoors to The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street enter at 42nd Street

The website link for the entire “Word for Word” season including poetry events, a non-fiction series, film talks, story times and more for kids, a financial book series, a classics book club and workshops for writers is here: All programming is subject to change. The events are FREE and open to the public.

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