Events

Book Reading at Ansche Chesed

June 24, 2019 at 8pm
Ansche Chesed
251 W 100th St
New York, NY
More information about the book reading

Centennial of the Algonquin Round Table

June 12, 2019
Algonquin Hotel
New York, NY

Please save June 12 for a really special event I think will sell out!

As a Dorothy Parker fanatic all my life I am beyond excited – the first poems I ever memorized were by her. (She was my mom’s favorite writer too.)

This summer the Algonquin is celebrating the Centennial of the Algonquin Round Table (was on Jeopardy! last night!) – five New Yorkers have been selected to have a talk – representing writing, music, comedy, history, and poker. Holy shit I’m representing writing. And I’m first up on June 12!!! WHAT?!

There will be a page launched by the Algonquin on June 5th with a link for Open Table for my friends and the public to reserve a spot in the Round Table Room for dinner. It’s limited to 30, so people should act fast. It’s a special menu, so it’s around $50 or so, plus drinks. The person who has arranged this wonderful celebration thinks it will sell out.

The schedule is:

  • 6:00 cocktails at the Round Table
  • 6:30 seat for dinner
  • 7:30-8:00 dessert and Round Table talk

Guests must have dinner reservations. You can’t come and sit at a table and drink water; but there is no ticket to attend.

My talk will be around 30 minutes. It will go to around 830-ish.

Just giving a heads up to those who are planners! June 5 is the date to book when the link will go live after heavy promotion! Put in calendar. My date again is June 12.

P.S. Nobody really knows the exact date of the 1st Round Table lunch; it wasn’t written in a newspaper like the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It’s generally known to be the first week of June 1919, when Woollcott returned from France.

My birthday is in early July so if anyone wants to give me a great early birthday gift please come – Did I mention I’m beyond excited??? IMPOSTER SYNDROME STARTS NOW!

The Stowaway Live Interview with Hugh Thomson

April 11, 2019
Scott Polar Research Institute
Christ Church, Cambridge

Paperback Launch

February 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
KGB Bar’s Red Room
85 East 4th St.
New York, NY

Author Talk

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

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.

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

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

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.