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An Evening of Stories Driven by the Heart

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

Join us Thursday, January 23rd for an evening of stories driven by the heart to celebrate the relaunch of The Dial Press.

Our evening will kick off with a performance by poet Olivia Gatwood, author of LIFE OF THE PARTY, followed by a talk on reading and recovering from trauma by DEAR EDWARD author Ann Napolitano. Dial Press Deputy Publisher Avideh Bashirrad will moderate a panel on personal transformation and rituals for self-care with Tara Schuster(BUY YOURSELF THE F*CKING LILIES), Maya Shanbhag Lang (WHAT WE CARRY), Holly Whitaker (QUIT LIKE A WOMAN), and Marissa Mullen (THAT CHEESE PLATE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE). Celebrated academic, activist, and writer Rachel Cargle (I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE AND LIGHT) will speak about publishing, allyship, and intersectional feminism. And the evening will conclude with a conversation between Dial Press Editorial Director Whitney Frick and author and activist Glennon Doyle (UNTAMED) about their longtime editorial partnership, Doyle’s writing process, and the joy and power we discover when we stop trying to please others and learn to trust ourselves.

Tickets include a gift bag stocked with Luna Bars, a pre-order of UNTAMED by Glennon Doyle (fulfilled and sent directly to you from The Strand bookstore), and a copy of DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano.

We hope you'll join us!


The Dial Press publishes books driven by the heart: emotionally affecting, absorbing works of memoir, narrative nonfiction, and fiction that tell stories of self-revelation, help us connect with others, and offer fresh, intimate and inspiring perspectives. We are an imprint of Random House.

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This event is sponsored by The New School's Department of Gender Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and the Gender and Sexuality Department at the New School for Social Research.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions, Author Readings and Discussions


General Public


Humanity, Society, Social Justice





Limited amount of free tickets available for students, faculty and staff of The New School. Please use code TheNewSchool to redeem your free registration.

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