This week in NYC:
MONDAY 9/17: Another Monday night party at Public Assembly—The Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Opening Night—with Tumblr, Electric Literature, The New Inquiry, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. 8pm, free.
BookCourt asks Who Gives a Sh*t About Literary Magazines, with Lorin Stein (The Paris Review), Rob Spillman (Tin House), John Freeman (Granta), and Randy Rosenthal (The Coffin Factory) discussing and answering audience questions. 7pm, free.
TUESDAY 9/18: Victor LaValle reads from and discusses The Devil in Silver at The Center for Fiction. 7pm, free.
WEDNESDAY 9/19: WORD hosts Largehearted Lit, with Edie Meidav (Lola, California) and a musical performance by Kevin Salem. 7pm, free.
The annual Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading features poets Nick Von Kleist, Krystal Languell, Wendy S. Walters, and Eileen Myles, reading at Lang Café. 7pm, free.
THURSDAY 9/20: Marco Roth reads from his memoir, The Scientists, and discusses with Keith Gessen at McNally Jackson. 7pm, free.
Franklin Park hosts, with Ringshout, a reading featuring Calvin Baker (Dominion), Jacqueline E. Luckett (Searching for Tina Turner), and Eisa Ulen (Crystelle Mourning). 7pm, free.
James Ladsun (It’s Beginning to Hurt) and Ben Lerner (Leaving the Atocha Station) read and discuss their work at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House. 7pm, free.
FRIDAY 9/21: Greenlight Bookstore hosts the Third Annual Brooklyn Indie Party, featuring more than a dozen indie presses, refreshments, and DJ Johnny Temple. 7:30pm, free.
SATURDAY 9/22: Public Assembly and WORD team up for The Emma Straub Hollywood Variety Hour, featuring Emma Straub (Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures), Andrew McCarthy, Stephen Merritt (of Magnetic Fields fame), Maris Kreizmann, and Ira Glass. 7pm, $26.95 ticket includes a copy of Straub’s book.
SUNDAY 9/23: The Brooklyn Book Festival is happening.
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