Conversations from the Cullman Center

Jon Gertner and Victoria Johnson

                                    Jon Gertner and Victoria Johnson discuss Gertner's book, The Ice at the End of the World


The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is a fellowship program for creative writers, academics, and independent scholars who benefit from using NYPL’s research collections. The Center’s public programs feature past and current fellows discussing their work. All events are free, but you must reserve seats: Click on the event of your choice to learn more and register. Questions? Email

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The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, The von der Heyden Family Foundation, John and Constance Birkelund, and The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and with additional gifts from Helen and Roger Alcaly, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, The Arts and Letters Foundation Inc., William W. Karatz, Merilee and Roy Bostock, and Cullman Center Fellows.
Hilary A. Hallett by Elena Seibert Hilary A. Hallett @Elena Seibert
Alice Kessler-Harris by Emma Zuckerman Alice Kessler-Harris @Emma Zuckerman

Inventing the It Girl: Hilary A. Hallett with Alice Kessler-Harris

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 6 - 7 PM
This Valentine’s Day, discover the story behind the modern romance novel and its connection to the life of celebrity author Elinor Glyn.Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person and Online
Melinda Moustakis by Meg Mulloy Melinda Moustakis @Meg Mulloy
Danielle Evans by Beowulf Sheehan Danielle Evans @Beowulf Sheehan

Homestead: Melinda Moustakis with Danielle Evans

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 6 - 7 PM
National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree Melinda Moustakis discusses her novel about the turbulent marriage of two homesteaders in 1950s Alaska.Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person and Online