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Spring 2018 Guest Speakers

The Writing Center's special events are free and open to the public. Our spring terms feature the Best Selling Authors Series and Great Thinkers Series. A question and answer session plus book-signing and reception will follow most lectures. Call 212-772-4295 to RSVP or email


February 15, 2018 | 7:00pm

GABE HUDSON is the author of Dear Mr. President, his first work of fiction which was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by GQ, Best Book of the Year by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Village Voice, and a New & Noteworthy Paperback by The New York Times. This summer saw the release of his Gork, The Teenage Dragon, a young adult novel called “hilarious” by Rolling Stone. Hudson’s writing has appeared in numerous publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine.

*Photo by Linda Peters

March 13, 2018 | 7:00pm

PAMELA PAUL, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, is also the host of the weekly podcast, Inside The New York Times Book Review. She is the author of several books, including her memoir My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, which was described as an “absorbing, delightful amalgam” and “a paean to reading” by Meg Wolitzer.

*Photo by The New York Times Company

April 12, 2018 | 7:00pm

JEANETTE WATSON, granddaughter of IBM’s founder Thomas J. Watson, is the author of the newly released memoir It’s My Party, which details her battles with depression and explores the dark side of her life spent in society and the public eye. She was the owner of the famed New York City bookshop Books & Co., and is currently on the board of the Open Center and the New York Society Library.

*Photo by Fanny Karst

May 3, 2018 | 7:00pm

SANDRA BROWN, the bestselling author of sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers such as Sting, Mean Streak, Friction, Deadline, Low Pressure, Lethal, and Rainwater, specializes in romance and suspense. Television movies have been made of her novels French Silk, Smoke Screen, and Ricochet. She has served as president of Mystery Writers of America, and in 2008 she was named “Thriller Master,the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association.

*Photo by Andrew Eccles