In a launch event for Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?, co-editors Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R. Cole discuss the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and a variety of obstacles that threaten such inquiry. More information available at: http://www.bookculture.com/event/112th-akeel-bilgrami-jonathan-coles-whos-afraid-academic-freedom.
Editors Louis J. Parascandola and John Parascandola present a gallery of Coney Island portraits created by the world’s finest poets, essayists and fiction writers as collected in their new book, A Coney Island Reader: Through The Dizzy Gates of Illusion. They will be discussing their book at 12 PM at 92Y (1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128). For more information and to purchase tickets go to: http://www.92y.org/Event/A-Coney-Island-Reader
Dorothy Tse is one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed young writers. Her most recent collection of stories is Snow and Shadow, published by East Slope Publishing Ltd. (Muse, Hong Kong). She will be reading from and discussing her book at 6 PM at the China Institute (125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065). More information about the event is available here.