NYC – The Giver Lecture

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Join the 92nd Street Y for preview clips and conversation with Oscar winning actor Jeff Bridges and legendary author Lois Lowry as they discuss the transformation of The Giver from a book to a major motion picture on Friday August 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined—a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all—a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – City of Heavenly Fire Launch Party

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While the rest of the world may have to wait till Tuesday, May 27th to get their hands on the City of Heavenly Fire, the 6th and final book in CASSANDRA CLARE’s mega-bestselling The Mortal Instruments series, you can purchase it the night before and hear CASSANDRA CLARE and other best-selling authors discuss the books by attending the YA Lit at 92Y exclusive launch event. Be on hand at 10pm, as CASSANDRA CLARE is joined by Newbery Honor author HOLLY BLACK, NY Times bestselling author MAUREEN JOHNSON, and award-wining author KELLY LINK to discuss and celebrate this incredible series and its climactic finale!

Books of Wonder is thrilled that we will be on-hand as the official bookseller for this event, providing readers with copies of all these great authors’ wonderful titles — including City of Heavenly Fire! the night before it goes on sale anywhere else! — and the chance to get all the books signed by their authors! As always, if you cannot make it to this exclusive book launch and 92Y, signed copies of all the books featured at this event will be available in-store at Books of Wonder and on BooksofWonder.com.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – American Gods Conversation

Neil Gaiman in conversation with Lev Grossman on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 8pm at the 92nd Street Y. Tickets are $29.00, click here to purchase.
 
To mark the re-release of his breakout novel American Gods, bestselling author Neil Gaiman discusses his career with Time magazine’s book reviewer and technology writer, Lev Grossman. Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett); the Sandman series of graphic novels and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards and the Newbery Medal.

Lev Grossman is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Magicians.

NYC – Save Ferris

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Matthew Broderick speaks with Kenneth Lonergan at the 92nd Street Y with a special wine-and-cheese reception following.

Actor Matthew Broderick has had an illustrious film career with starring roles in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Godzilla, Glory and War Games. He also played Leo Bloom in the film and Broadway productions of The Producers. This fall Broderick stars in The New Group’s premiere production of The Starry Messenger, by his childhood friend Kenneth Lonergan, the author of This Is Our Youth, Lobby Hero and You Can Count on Me. Broderick and Lonergan reflect on their parallel careers and their first stage collaboration.

Date & Time: Wed, Sep 30, 2009, 8:00pm

 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

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