Governors Island House

The Empire State Center for the Book is programming May 6 to October 1, 2017 on Governors Island in New York Harbor. We are in an 1855 home that was occupied by military families until 1996. Today the island is managed by the Trust For Governors Island and the National Park Service. More information may be found here

2017 Governors Island Calendar
All programs are free and open to the public. They are held in Governors Island Quarters 4B on Nolan Park. All events are held 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays.

May
Saturday May 6 – Children’s Book Weekend
Sunday May 7 – Children’s Book Weekend
Saturday May 13
Sunday May 14
Saturday May 20 – Don Marquis Weekend
Sunday May 21 – Don Marquis Weekend
Saturday May 27 – Authors & New York
Sunday May 28 – Authors & New York
Monday May 29

June
Saturday June 3 – Dorothy Parker Society
Sunday June 4 – Dorothy Parker Society
Saturday June 10 – Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)
Sunday June 11 – Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)
Saturday June 17 – KidLit.TV
Sunday June 18 – KidLit.TV
Saturday June 24 – Brooklyn Public Library Weekend
Sunday June 25 – Brooklyn Public Library Weekend

July
Saturday July 1 – Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
Sunday July 2 – Gilbert K. Chesterton Society
Saturday July 8 – Pen Parentis
Sunday July 9 – St. Francis College Writing Program
Saturday July 15 – Walt Whitman Weekend
Sunday July 16 – Walt Whitman Weekend
Saturday July 22 – Kurt Vonnegut Weekend
Sunday July 23 – Kurt Vonnegut Weekend
Saturday July 29 – Poetry Society
Sunday July 30 – Poetry Society

August
Saturday August 5 – Governors Island History
Sunday August 6 – Governors Island History
Saturday August 12 – Center for Mark Twain Studies
Sunday August 13 – Center for Mark Twain Studies
Saturday August 19 – Willa Cather Foundation
Sunday August 20 – Willa Cather Foundation
Saturday August 26 – Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald
Sunday August 27 – Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald

September-October
Saturday Sept 2 – Urban Libraries United & Irish American Writers & Artists
Sunday Sept 3 – Urban Libraries United & Irish American Writers & Artists
Monday Sept 4 – Urban Libraries United & Irish American Writers & Artists
Saturday Sept 9 – Marx Brothers Festival
Sunday Sept 10 – Marx Brothers Festival
Saturday Sept 16 – Sherlock Holmes
Sunday Sept 17 – Sherlock Holmes
Saturday Sept 23 – Bright Hill Press & Literary Center of the Catskills
Sunday Sept 24 – Lambda Literary
Saturday Sept 30 – Truman Capote Weekend
Sunday October 1 – Truman Capote Weekend

 

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