Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker

Posts Tagged ‘readings’

Monday, October 20th, 2008

More Details on the Chicago Reading

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Chicago reading and book-signing

Next Wednesday, I’ll be giving a talk in Chicago:

The Renaissance Schools Fund and Perspectives Charter Schools invite you to join us for a reading and book signing with Paul Tough, New York Times Magazine editor and author of the new book, Whatever it Takes.

Join us for an exciting conversation with Paul Tough on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 11:45am – 1:30pm at Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy, 3663 S. Wabash Avenue.  This event is free.  Please RSVP to Rachel Green at

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Barnes & Noble Next Monday

Attention New Yorkers: Next Monday, October 6, at 7 p.m., Geoff Canada and I will be speaking at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square. I’ll read a little from Whatever It Takes, and Geoff and I will both speak, answer questions and sign books. Please come on by and join us.

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

McNally Jackson

On Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m., I’ll be at McNally Jackson bookstore, at 52 Prince St. in New York, reading from Whatever It Takes and talking about the Harlem Children’s Zone with Sharon Jarvis, Senior Reference Librarian at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The evening is hosted by The Desk Set, a group of young librarians and archivists described in the New York Times as “a hipper crowd of shushers.”

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

San Francisco/Berkeley

A reminder: Tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. I’ll be reading and discussing Whatever It Takes at the Books Inc. at Opera Plaza in San Francisco. And tomorrow (Wednesday), at 12:30 p.m., I’ll be giving a talk about the book and my reporting in Harlem at the U.C. Berkeley journalism school, an event hosted by Michael Pollan and David Kirp. Please come by!

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Berkeley September 24

If you live anywhere near Berkeley, California, come on out to a brown-bag lunch next Wednesday, September 24, at 12:30 p.m., at the North Gate Library on the U.C. Berkeley campus.

I’ll read from Whatever It Takes and answer some questions. The lunch will be hosted by Berkeley professors Michael Pollan and David Kirp.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Brooklyn today!

Sunday morning at 11 a.m., Geoffrey Canada and I will be appearing together at the Brooklyn Book Festival, talking about “Whatever It Takes.” Please join us. Here are directions. We’ll be in the Borough Hall Courtroom at 209 Joralemon Street. Apparently tickets are required, but they’re free. Details here.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Books Inc. in San Francisco

On Tuesday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m., I’ll be reading and speaking at the Books Inc. in Opera Plaza in San Francisco. Leigh Lehman, the executive director of 826 Valencia, will be appearing with me, and we’ll talk about and compare the approaches of 826 and of the Harlem Children’s Zone. Added bonus: there will be wine and cheese, thanks to the kindness of the folks at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, who are co-sponsoring the event with 826.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Barnes & Noble Union Square

Geoffrey Canada and I will be speaking at the Barnes & Noble at Union Square in New York on Monday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. Please come join us.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Brooklyn Book Festival

Next Sunday at 11 a.m., Geoff Canada and I will appear together at the Brooklyn Book Festival, reading and talking and answering questions.

Thurston Moore will also be there, though I don’t think he’s on our panel.