Back in the Bronx featuring Jerome Charyn
Saturday, March 5, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join us during our Back in the Bronx series when author Jerome Charyn will read from his anthology Bitter Bronx, sharing personal anecdotes about his upbringing in the borough as well as signing copies of the book. Lunch by David Greco’s Arthur Avenue Caterers is included.


Free admission for Bronx Museum members; $10 for non-members


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About the author

Jerome Charyn, master of lyrical farce and literary ventriloquism, published his first novel in 1964. He's the author of Johnny One-Eye, The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, I Am Abraham, and dozens of other acclaimed novels as well as nonfiction works. His short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Paris Review, American Scholar, Epoch, Narrative and Ellery Queen.


In Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories, Bronx-born Charyn brings to life the pre- and post-Robert Moses world of New York's northernmost borough in thirteen bittersweet stories.


Charyn lives in New York and Paris.

Photo of the author courtesy of Jorg.


Public and Community Enagement Programs are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Lunch for Back in the Bronx donated by Dave Greco’s Arthur Avenue Caterers. Beer has been donated by Bronx Brewery.

Note: This event was rescheduled from its original date on Saturday, January 23.



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