This week, NYC is full of big names:
MONDAY 10/22: Mark Z. Danielewski reads The Fifty Year Sword in a staged dramatic presentation accompanied by live, original music from Christopher O’Riley. Book signing to follow. St. Joseph’s College, 7:30pm, free.
TUESDAY 10/23: Junot Diaz reads from This Is How You Lose Her at Bookcourt, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. 7pm, free.
Madeline Miller reads from The Song of Achilles at The Center for Fiction. 7pm, free.
WEDNESDAY 10/24: DT Max (Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story) and Gerry Howard discuss David Foster Wallace at WORD. 7pm, free.
Quentin Rowan, whose novel Assassin of Secrets (written under the pen name Q.R. Markham) was revealed to have been almost entirely plagiarized days after its initial publication last fall, will discuss his work at St. Mark’s Bookshop. (This roundup writer’s opinion: One or two smart questions about the nature of authorship could make this worthwhile.) 7pm, free.
THURSDAY 10/25: WORD celebrates the launch of Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins with a reading from the author, introduced by Kate Christensen (The Astral). 7pm, free.
The Center for Fiction’s fellows read in the 2012 emerging writers’ showcase. 7pm, free.
FRIDAY 10/26: Luis Jaramillo (The Doctor’s Wife) and Sarah Manguso (The Guardians: An Elegy) read at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers’ House. 5pm, free.
SUNDAY 10/28: The Polestar Reading series, at the Cake Shop, is a tarot-themed afternoon with readings (of poems) by more than a dozen poets. 3pm, free.
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