Fall 2017 Events




August 23, 6pm

Under the Sun: Chiara Barzini & Christopher Bollen with Frederic Tuten



Sept. 13, 7pm



Teenage Kicks: Daniel Handler and Emma Straub



Sept. 14, 7pm


At Home in the World: On Writing, Immigration, and Belonging with  Rumaan Alam, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Garnette Cadogan, Rigoberto Gonzalez, and Porochista Khakpour with moderator Walton Muyumba 



Sept. 17, 1pm



BBF: Structures of Power: Politics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy with N. K. Jemisin, Eugene Lim, Malka Older, Deji Bryce Olukotun, and moderator Rosie Clarke 



Oct. 3, 7pm



American Dreaming: Scott Spencer and Jonathan Dee with Kerri Arsenault


Oct. 4, 7pm


Illuminated Lives: Josh Weil and Mike Harvkey


Oct. 5, 7pm

Intimacy and War: Anuk Arudpragasam and Leslie Jamison



Oct. 10, 7pm


Poetry Will Save Your Life: Jill Bialosky and Will Schwalbe


Oct. 11, 7pm

CFA: The Literary Spy Novel with Paul Vidich and Joseph Kanon


Oct. 16, 7pm


Syntax/Synapse: "How We Create" With Meghan Meyer, Lydia Millet, and Jeffery Renard Allen


Oct. 18, 7pm

An Evening with the 2017 NYC Emerging Writers Fellows


Oct. 19, 7pm


Uncanny Bodies: Carmen Maria Machado and Tony Tulathimutte


Oct. 24, 7:30pm



Syntax/Synapse: “How We See” with Joyce Carol Oates and Charles Gross


Oct. 25, 7pm

CFA Master Class: Colin Harrison with editor Sarah Crichton



Oct. 26, 7pm

The Gift with Barbara Browning



Oct. 27, 7pm

Ferocity: Nicola Lagioia and Michael Reynolds


Nov. 1, 7pm



Open in Emergency: Asian American Mental Health with Tanwi Nandini Islam, Wo Chan & Mimi Khúc


Nov. 8, 7pm

Syntax/Synapse: "How We Love" with Garth Greenwell and Dr. Lucy L. Brown



Nov. 9, 7pm

Inheriting the War: Laren McClung, lê thi diem thúy, Nick Flynn & Heinz Insu Fenkl


Nov. 13, 7pm

Life During Wartime: David Abrams, Helen Benedict, Cara Hoffman, Matt Gallagher & Dalia Sofer


Nov. 16, 7pm

Regarding Sontag: Benjamin Taylor, David Gates, Sigrid Nunez & Honor Moore 


Nov. 27, 7pm

Syntax/Synapse: "How We Inherit" with Adam Haslett and Rebecca Brachman


Nov. 30, 7pm


2017 Crime Fiction Academy Slam


Dec. 4

The First Novel Fête



Dec. 5




Annual Benefit & Awards Dinner 
Dec. 7, 7pm

CFA Masterclass: Caleb Carr


Dec. 11, 7pm Syntax/Synapse: "How We Experience" with Zia Haider Rahman, Mark de Silva, and Erik Hoel