This week in NYC:
MONDAY 5/14: The Franklin Park Reading Series turns its attention to literary journals and small presses, with readings by Elissa Schappell (Blueprints for Building Better Girls), Robert Lopez (Asunder), Miles Klee (Ivyland), Jac Jemc (My Only Wife), and Daniel Long (The Fiddleback). 8 pm, free.
TUESDAY 5/15: Bookcourt hosts a release party for Peter Carey’s latest novel, The Chemistry of Tears, with a reading and signing by the author. 7pm, free.
WEDNESDAY 5/16: Rosecrans Baldwin (Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down) talks with Sloane Crosley at McNally Jackson. 7pm, free.
THURSDAY 5/17: Laura Miller (The Magician’s Book) and Jean-Christophe Valtat discuss Valtat’s new novel, Aurorarama. The authors will read, take questions from the audience, and sign books. Bookcourt, 7pm, free.
FRIDAY 5/18: Book Thug Nation celebrates tough guys, hosting an evening of tough love with readings by Michael DeCapite, Tobias Carroll, Mike Faloon, and Michael T. Fournier. 7pm, free.
SATURDAY 5/19: Litcrawl NYC hits Brooklyn, with stops throughout the Carroll Gardens-ish area. See the schedule for events by (among others) Granta magazine, Akashic, Electric Literature, the Coffin Factory, and PEN Poets. 6:45 pm.
LUNGFULL! Magazine celebrates their 20th issue, and all the mistakes they’ve chronicled in their annual anthology of rough drafts and finished pieces, with readings and an auction. Zinc Bar, 5:30 pm, $10–20 sliding scale admission.
SUNDAY 5/20: KGB Bar hosts an evening with Coffee House Press authors Ben Lerner (Leaving the Atocha Station), Dylan Hicks (Boarded Windows), and Brian Evenson (Windye), who will read at the Sunday Night Fiction showcase. 7pm, free.
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