Focus on The Nation Magazine: Politics at the Center of the Storm

The popular Tuesday evening lecture series, Labor, Landmarks, and Literature, concludes on Tuesday, March 25th at 6pm at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in midtown Manhattan. This is the fourth and final lecture on the Literature component of the series, which this year is focusing on one of the country’s most highly regarded weekly magazines, The Nation. The lecture entitled “The Nation: Politics at the Center of the Storm,” will be given by John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation.  

A pioneering political blogger with The Nation’s “Online Beat” and the magazine’s Washington correspondent, John Nichols is one of America’s most respected political writers and experts on impeachment and the Constitution. Mr. Nichols will share stories from the center of the political world, describing life as a Nation correspondent and offering his insights into the 2008 election.  John Nichols is the highly respected and oft-quoted Washington correspondent for The Nation. He began writing The Nation’s “Online Beat” in 1999, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers. Nichols is the author of The Genius of Impeachment, as well as a critically-acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan, and a best-selling biography of Vice President Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President. 

The Nation has engaged the mind of the American public for over 140 years through its coverage of such areas as politics, culture, books, and the arts. Today, The Nation occupies an important place within the political arena with its in-depth discussion of current events, enabling it to thrive online as well as in print.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended, as seating in The General Society Library is limited. Tickets are $15 for non-members, $10 for members, and $5 for students. To register, visit and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

All lectures will take place at The General Society Library, at 20 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

31 Cutting-Edge Authors from Indie Presses at The Bowery Poetry Club

March is Small Press Month, a month-long celebration of the books published by small independent presses with events taking place across the country. To kick things off, on March 6th The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City will be hosting a not-to-be-missed marathon reading starting at 7 pm with top writers from the indie literary scene. Come hear readings by:

Eileen Myles (Wave Books), Noelle Kocot (Wave Books), Lynne Tillman (Soft Skull), Jen Benka (Soft Skull), Brenda Coultas (Coffee House Press), Ted Mathys (Coffee House Press), Alex Rose (Akashic Books), Camelia Entekhabifard (Seven Stories Press), Veronica Liu (Seven Stories Press), Martine Bellen (Belladonna Books), Lila Zemborain (Belladonna Books), Dan Machlin (Ugly Duckling Presse), Rachel Sherman (Open City Books), Leni Zumas (Open City Books), Sharon Mesmer (Hanging Loose Press), Marie Carter (Hanging Loose Press), Melissa Buzzeo (Leon Works), Tisa Bryant (Leon Works), Bob Holeman (Bowery Books), Paul Mills (Bowery Books), Radhiyah Ayobami (Bowery Books), Rachel Levitsky (Futurepoem Books), Erica Kaufman (Big Game Books), Corrine Fitzpatrick (Sona Books), Dedra Johnson (Ig Publishing), Grant Bailie (Ig Publishing), Camilla Trinchieri (Soho Press), Anne Landsman (Soho Press), Jason Schneiderman (Four Way Books), David Lawrence (Four Way Books), Tim Brown (Bronx River Press) 

Admission is $6 and The Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery, New York, NY right across from CBGB’s.

For more information on Small Press Month and its other events go to the Small Press Month Website.