Events

Author Talk

November 14, 2018 at 4:40pm
The Ohio State University Main Library
Ohio State University
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Writers Conference

October 12-14, 2018
Richmond, Virginia
16th Annual James River Writers Conference
Laurie Gwen Shapiro will be on three panels on the James River Writers conference this October.
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The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: Dawn Raffel with Laurie Gwen Shapiro

October 17, 2018 at 6:30pm
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street
New York, NY
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Moderating “New York’s Gargoyles”

October 2, 2018 at 6:30pm
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY

New York’s Gargoyles: The Immigrants Who Made Them and the Hunters Who Saved Them
From the 19th-century European artisans who incised their imaginations into NYC’s ever-taller edifices, to the obsessive gargoyle hunters who rescued this distinctive American art form from ruin in the postwar period, John Freeman Gill tells a sweeping story of the creation, near demise, and ultimate salvation of some of the city’s most extraordinary visages. Join Gill, author of The Gargoyle Hunters: A Novel, for an illustrated talk about this quintessential New York adventure story. Moderated by journalist and documentary filmmaker Laurie Gwen Shapiro.
$10 / $5 for Members
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Author Talks

August 11, 2018 at 6pm
East End Books
Provincetown, Cape Cod

July 25, 2018 at 12 noon
Rogers Memorial Library
Southampton, NY

May 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
Closter Public Library
Closter, NJ

Biography Panel

May 18-20, 2018
Leon Levy Center for Biography

Telling Life Stories: What Biographers Can Learn from Narrative Nonfiction
This panel will consider how biographers can use the elements of narrative nonfiction to tell (and sell) engaging life stories. “Narrative nonfiction” basically means telling true stories that read like novels. The panelists will discuss how they developed their life stories, focusing on narrative elements such as plot, scene, voice, imagery, and theme. This panel is for everyone wondering how to tell their story, how to attract an agent or editor to their story, or how to make their story impossible to put down.

Moderator: Anne Boyd Rioux
Panelists: Alan Pell Crawford, John Matteson, and Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Author Talk at NYPL

May 2, 2018 at 6:30pm
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd St.

The true story of a teen from the Lower East Side who hitched a ride to Antarctica.
Documentary filmmaker and journalist Laurie Gwen Shapiro will be in conversation with Adam Langer, culture editor at the Forward, about this audacious stowaway and the era he represents. This is a free event but advance registration is recommended.

Tarrytown, NY Author Visit

April 22, 2018 at 2pm
Warner Library
Tarrytown, NY

Moderating “Persistence” Panel in NYC

April 21, 2018 from 5-6:30 pm
Dixon Place
New York, NY
Very honored and thrilled to be moderating a panel for PEN America and PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature on the theme of persistence.

Maplewood, NJ Author Visit

April 14, 2018 at 5pm
Words Bookstore
Maplewood, NJ

NYC Event

April 5, 2018 at 6:30pm
Seward Park Library

Boston Reading

Rescheduled: March 22, 2018 at 7pm
Newtonville Books

NYC Book Reading

March 14, 2018 at 6:30pm
New York Society Library

The Lower East Side’s Untold Story of Stowaway Explorers

March 8, 2018 from 7-8pm
Essex Street Market

Book Presentation

February 23, 2018
Larchmont Yacht Club

Laurie Gwen Shapiro presents her book The Stowaway. Details to come.

Sacramento Reading

February 4, 2018 from 1-3 pm
Avid Reader Books

Book Reading

February 3, 2018 from 5-6:30 pm
pages: a bookstore
Manhattan Beach, CA
Join us for a special appearance of Laurie Gwen Shapiro, author of “The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica” on sale January 16, 2016.

Book Reading

January 28, 2018 from 3-5 pm
Rough Draft Bar and Books
Kingston, NY

Come hear Laurie Gwen Shapiro read from her new book, The Stowaway, and discuss it in conversation with Kingston Writers’ Studio operator and Longreads Essays Editor Sari Botton.

Book Party

January 19, 2018 from 6-8 pm
Untapped Cities Offices
New York, NY

Untapped Cities is excited to host a book party for author Laurie Gwen Shapiro during the launch week of her highly anticipated first non-fiction book, The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica.

Book Launch

January 16, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm Sold out
January 23, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Second date
South Street Seaport Museum, NYC

Join the Seaport Museum, along with Simon & Schuster, Atlas Obscura, and Untapped Cities to celebrate the book launch of Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s new book, The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica. The evening’s conversation will be moderated by Daniel Zalewski, Features Editor at The New Yorker.

The Stowaway Available January 2018

Order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local independent bookstore.