The Empire State Center for the Book

through October 29
Saturdays, Sundays
Nolan Park

The center will host various literary events including more than ten weekends celebrating authors such as Dorothy Parker, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Kurt Vonnegut. In addition there will be activities including a KidLitTV and Children’s Book Weekends. An exhibit honoring the members of the NYS Writers Hall of Fame will be on display at the Empire State Center for the Book house on Governors Island.

THIS WEEKEND: Lambda Literary Day – Sunday, September 24

This past August, Lambda Literary hosted their annual Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices in Los Angeles, California (August 6-11). The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult fiction and playwriting.

Join us to celebrate some of this year’s Fellows and hear them read their work.

Readings will take place from 1-4:30pm.

Readers: Romana Soutus, Ricky Tucker, Theodore Kerr, Whitney Porter, Lourdes D Follins, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Rajat Singh, Joanna Eng, Omotara Jones, Michael Shayan, Annette Covrigaru, Quentin Grief, Nahshon Dion Anderson, Frederick Mckindra and Annette Covrigaru

For a full schedule of upcoming events, visit


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier