We will celebrate National Banned Books Week with author and international journalist NINA BURLEIGH who will read a short selection from her favorite banned book, speak on international perspectives of censorship and read from her own newly forthcoming book regarding women and the "Arab Spring" in Egypt coming our on Byliner. NINA BURLEIGH is a journalist and the author of five books. Her latest book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty, was a New York Times bestseller. In the last several years, she has profiled a wide array of subjects, including American politicians, Israeli archaeological forgers, an Arab feminist, a small-town Italian mayor murdered over slow food politics, asteroid deflection experts and Chinese immigrants to Italy. She's written for numerous publications including Businessweek, The New Yorker, Time, New York, The New Statesman, New York Times and is a contributing editor at Elle. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, The Today Show, 48 Hours, MSNBC, CNN and C-Span, on NPR and numerous radio programs. Nina was born and educated in the Midwest, has traveled extensively in the Middle East and lived in Italy and France. She covered the Clinton White House for Time and reported and wrote human interest stories at People Magazine from New York. She is a an adjunct professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and has lectured around the United States, in Italy, and in Mexico. Her book, Mirage, published in 2008 by Harper Collins, was selected by The New York Times as an editors' choice and won the Society of Women Educators' Award in 2008.
Directions to the event:
198 Bridge Street
Take Thruway to Route 17. Take Route 17 to Exit 104. Follow Route 17B West approximately 15 miles through Bethel (do not turn on Route 55 in White Lake). Once through Bethel look for Russell Farms on the Right (approx 1 1/2 miles past Bethel.) Just past the farm turn left onto Route 52 (sign says 12 miles to Narrowsburg.) Follow Route 52 to junction of Route 97. Turn right on 97 (which is also still Route 52). After 1/2 mile, Routes 97 and 52 split. Stay on Rt. 52 straight through light and over a bridge. Library is the first right after the bridge.
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