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Related On-Campus Academic Programs and sites: (Each link opens a new window)

Links to ESL (American Language) Programs (none offered through Barnard's English Department):

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Literary Event Links:

Barnard affiliated:

Africana Studies, the Barnard Center on Research on Women, the Barnard International Artists series, the Forum on Migration, and Translation Studies sometimes offer readings or lectures with literary topics.  Click on their program names above for more information. You may also check the Barnard Events Calendar and Columbia University Arts Initiative.

For readings and lectures offered through the Barnard English Department and the Writers at Barnard series, please visit our Summary Calendar.

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Non-Barnard Reading Series:

  • The Americas Society's Literature Department offers free readings, panel discussions and other events which they announce on their facebook page.
  • Book Culture, in the campus neighborhood, has several types of events, both in their store and elsewhere.  Visit their home page and click on "Events" in their menu.
  • The Center for Fiction, founded in 1820 as the Mercantile Library, has readings, panels among a variety of other offerings: http://www.centerforfiction.org/events/.  Explore the rest of their site for many other resources for both readers and writers.
  • Heyman Center for the Humanities on the Columbia campus.
  • Housing Works Bookstore in Soho, also hosts readings and discussions: http://www.housingworks.org/events/category/bookstore-cafe-events/
  • Symphony Space (at Broadway and 95th) offers many different readings as well a group of programs focusing short stories: http://www.symphonyspace.org/
  • The Unterberg Poetry Center Reading Series (at the 92nd Street Y) offers discount tickets to anyone under the age of 35.  For more information on this and other events and classes: www.92y.org/poetry

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