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October 2018

Alfred E. Smith: The Man Behind the Dinner

Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 6:00PM

Join Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and renowned authors, historians and professors, Terrence Golway and Robert Slayton in a panel discussion exploring the man behind the famous Alfred E. Smith Dinner.

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Third Time’s the Charm: A Night of Poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith and Hanif Abdurraqib

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @ 7:30PM

A night of poetry with Sarah Kay, Anis Mojgani, Clint Smith, and Hanif Abdurraqib—four incredible poets whose work covers the sadness, fears, anxieties, and joys of living in this wild world.

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The John Courtney Murray, S.J., Lecture

Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 6:30PM

Speaker: Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute

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Author’s Night: Juan Williams

Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 7PM

Join bestselling author, FOX News political analyst, and civil rights expert, Juan Williams, as he discusses his new book.

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14th Annual African American Literary Awards Show

Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 6:30PM

First presented in 2004, the African American Literary Award Show is an entertainment event production and marketing company with a focus on writers and authors. It produces an annual Literary Awards Show to recognize, honor, celebrate and promote the outstanding achievements and contributions that African-American authors and writers make to the publishing, arts and entertainment … Read more

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Called by God: An Evening with Mother Dolores Hart and Rachael Collins

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 7PM

Join author Rachael Collins and former Hollywood actress Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., for an evening celebrating the joyful journey of finding your purpose in life. The program will start at 7:00 p.m. and there will be a book signing afterward around 8:00 p.m. Rachael Collins, the author of Called By God: Discernment and Preparation for … Read more

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John Patrick Shanley – NYC Workshop

October 21 – 25, 2018

Pulitzer Prize, Tony- and Academy Award-winning writer and director John Patrick Shanley in his very first New York workshop.

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The 2018 Albacete Lecture on Faith and Culture

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 8PM

Freedom from Reality? A lecture by D. C. Schindler, on the essence of freedom and its forgotten origins

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November 2018

Backstage Broadway: Come From Away

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Chad Kimball, the Tony nominated actor who plays Kevin in “Come From Away,” will interview himself as Kevin tells his story of how Gander’s compassion, then and now, ignited a spirit of kindness that renewed Kevin’s spirituality and inspired a new tradition of an annual “giving back” day that has since spread.

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December 2018

The Great Books Series

December 5, 2018 @ 7PM

Three outstanding Catholic novels, beginning with Graham Greene’s masterpiece, “The End of the Affair” continuing with Evelyn Waugh’s classic, “Brideshead Revisited”, and concluding with Walker Percy’s “The Thanatos Syndrome”

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Annual Fulton Sheen Lecture

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 1PM

Come celebrate the life and legacy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen!

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Author’s Night: Jonah Goldberg

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 7PM

With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture, two-time New York Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist, National Review senior editor, Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies are in peril as they lose the will to defend the values and institutions that sustain freedom and prosperity.

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Radical Love: Catholic Women Speak

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 7PM

Join authors Leah Libresco Sargeant; Eve Tushnet and Kerry Weber for a vivid discussion on the Church today.

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Faith and Duty

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 4PM

This panel discussion will examine the role that faith plays in times of war. Beginning the conversation with the rise of the chaplain corps during the First World War, a group of academics, religious, and current duty military will speak about the importance for caring for the spiritual well being of soldiers in the face … Read more

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Civility in America: On Campus

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Princeton Professors Robert P. George and Cornel West discuss the importance of freedom of speech in the search for truth, both on campus and in wider society

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January 2019

Future Now Leadership Talk & Networking Series

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 6PM

An intimate interview series with executives, leaders and professionals in the media and entertainment industry. There will also be networking after the session.

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Finding My Father’s Auschwitz File

Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 3PM

On International Holocaust Day of Remembrance, Dr. Allen Hershkowitz and special guests will read from his memoir about finding his father’s Auschwitz records.

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Poetry in America: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 7:30PM

The live version of the PBS show will examine Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art.” Host Elisa New welcomes guests, including singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, who will sing as part of the show, and poet Gregory Orr, as they discuss and interpret the poem.

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February 2019

Inside “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth”

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 7PM

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations with John T. McQuillen, Ph.D. of the Morgan Library and Holly Ordway, Ph.D.

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Author’s Night: Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 7PM

How should Christians engage the popular media culture? By becoming a mystic! Sr. Nancy Usselmann challenges Christians to delve into the theological tradition of the Church as the root and foundation for recognizing the beauty of God present in all that is human — including pop culture.

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