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. Register here.
Tarrytown, NY Author Visit
April 22, 2018 at 2pm
Moderating “Persistence” Panel in NYC
April 21, 2018 from 5-6:30 pm
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 5, 2018 at 6:30pm
Seward Park Library
Rescheduled: March 22, 2018 at 7pm
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
February 23, 2018
Larchmont Yacht Club
Laurie Gwen Shapiro presents her book The Stowaway. Details to come.
February 4, 2018 from 1-3 pm
Avid Reader Books
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.
January 28, 2018 from 3-5 pm
Rough Draft Bar and Books
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.
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.
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.