Bryant Park Reading Room

West 42nd Street

(Between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas)

New York, NY 10110

(212) 768-4242


Events takes place under the burgundy and white umbrellas

Word for Word Author: Sapphire

Wed, Aug 03, 2011, 12:30 pm - 11:59 pm


Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

The writer of the novel Push, which became the award-winning film Precious, talks about her sequel (The Kid) which follows the son of Claireece “Precious” Jones, as he navigates life through New York City.

This event is a part of the "Word for Word," an outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience and signing copies of their latest books. The event is free and open to the public. For updates and additional information, please visit the website at

The Bryant Park Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park – under the trees – between the back of the New York Public Library and Avenue of the Americas. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas).