Posts by: Allyson Rudolph

Notable New York, This Week 12/3-12/9

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This week in New York: TUESDAY 12/4: The Folding Chair’s reading series this month features Anthony Tognazzini, Matthew Goodman, and Robin Beth Schaer. 61 Local, 7pm, free. THURSDAY 12/6: Blake Butler, Sam Michel, Noy Holland, and Kendra Grant Malone gather at Franklin Park to launch two new NY Tyrant books—Butler’s Sky Saw and and Michel’s […]

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Notable New York, This Week 11/26-12/2

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This week in New York, you get Saturday off but that’s it: MONDAY 11/26: The Strand hosts a benefit reading for PEN’s Prison Writing Program, featuring readings by Lili Taylor, Nick Flynn, Touré, and Bryonn Bain. 7:30pm, $35. TUESDAY 11/27: Rudy’s, an experimental performance group that creates site-specific shows in unconventional places, performs Bookstore Play at […]

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Notable New York, This Week 11/19-11/25

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This week in New York, everything’s closed because of Thanksgiving: MONDAY 11/19: Greenlight Bookstore hosts Jami Attenberg, who will discuss The Middlesteins with blogger Maris Kreizman (Slaughterhouse 90210), introduced by Ron Hogan (Beatrice.com). 7:30pm, free. Aman Sethi reads from A Free Man at BookCourt. 7pm, free. TUESDAY 11/20: Kurt Andersen, Jay McInerney, and Sloane Crosley […]

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Notable New York, This Week 11/12-11/18

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This week in New York, events are coming back online post-Sandy (but please consider helping Powerhouse Arena, or lending a hand at evacuation centers that still need volunteers if you’re able): MONDAY 11/12: This month’s Franklin Park Reading Series features Electric Literature writers Lynne Tillman (American Genius), J. Robert Lennon (Familiar), Stephen O’Connor (Here Comes […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/28-11/4

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This week in New York, Sandy is messing with things: MONDAY 10/28: No trains. Everything canceled. Stay safe, New York! TUESDAY 10/30: Fiction Addiction this month features readings by Dani Shapiro, Joshua Cohen, Stefan Merrill Block, and Marie-Helene Bertino. 2A upstairs, 8pm, free. THURSDAY 11/1: HousingWorks hosts the Manhattan launch of Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins. […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/22-10/28

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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 […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/15-10/21

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This week in NYC, everything happens on Monday (and Friday’s pretty good, too): MONDAY 10/15: Words Without Borders, Bellevue Literary Press, and Bookcourt host Eduardo Halfon, as he reads from The Polish Boxer, takes questions, and signs books. 7pm, free. Alison Bechdel discusses her graphic memoir Are You My Mother with Katie Roiphe at the […]

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Notable New York: This Week 10/1-10/7

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This week in NYC: TUESDAY 10/2: BookCourt celebrates the release of A.M. Homes’s May We Be Forgiven with a release party, reading, Q&A, and book signing. 7pm, free. WEDNESDAY 10/3: Tarun Tejpal reads from The Story of My Assassins and discusses with Hirsh Sawhney at Strand Books. 7pm, free. Archipelago Books, Poets House, and the […]

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Notable New York, This Week 9/17-9/23

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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 […]

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Notable New York: This Week, 9/10-9/16

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This week in NYC, it’s not summer anymore: MONDAY 9/10: You already know this, but The Rumpus Loves New York. Stephen Elliott hosts, with authors Sam Lipsyte, Nick Flynn, Amber Tamblyn, Andrew McCarthy, and Colson Whitehead; comedians Nato Green and Jeanine Brito; and musical guest K. Flay. 7pm, Public Assembly, $5.  There is literally nothing […]

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Notable New York, This Week 8/27-9/2

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 8/27: Words by the Water this week showcases Electric Literature, with readings by Katie Bellas, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Fiona Maazel. East River State Park, 7pm, free. TUESDAY 8/28: This month’s Fiction Addiction features readings by Joan Silber (The Size of the World), Teddy Wayne (Kapitoil), David Whitehouse (Bed), and Polly […]

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Notable New York, This Week 8/20-8/26

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 8/20: Words by the Water this week spotlights Akashic Books. Shira Nayman (A Mind of Winter), Elizabeth Nunez (Boundaries), and Kevin Holohan (The Brothers’ Lot) read. East River State Park, 7pm, free. TUESDAY 8/21: McSweeney’s celebrates the release of issue 41 at Charles Bank Gallery, with readings from Paul Legault […]

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Notable New York, This Week 8/13-8/19

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This (busy!) week in NYC: MONDAY 8/13: Melville House, WORD, and The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn team up to present a Words by the Water listening party with Dave Tompkins (How to Wreck a Nice Beach). Tomkins will introduce each song, answer audience questions, and sign books. East River State Park, 7pm, free. […]

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Notable New York, This Week 8/6-8/12

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 8/6: Patti Smith reads from Woolgathering at Books Beneath the Bridge, followed by an interview with Ezra Goldstein, of Community Bookstore, and a signing. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, 7pm, free. TUESDAY 8/7: WORD launches a new novel from Katie Kitamura, Gone to the Forest. Kitamura and Adam Rapp (The […]

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Notable New York, This Week 7/30-8/5

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 7/30: The Books Beneath the Bridge series takes on short stories, with Robin Black (If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This), Tania James (Aerogrammes), Rajesh Parameswaran (I Am an Executioner), Jim Shepard (You Think That’s Bad), and Charles Yu (Sorry Please Thank You). Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7pm, free. […]

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Notable New York, This Week 7/23-7/29

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 7/23: Fluxblog celebrates 10 years of mp3 blogging at Housing Works Bookstore Café. Rob Sheffield, Mark Richardson, Emily Gould, Amanda Petrusich, Dick Valentine of Electric Six, Heather D’Angelo of Au Revoir Simone, and Amy Rose of Rookie will each share and talk about a song. 7pm, free. TUESDAY 7/24: Uptown […]

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Notable New York, This Week 7/16-7/22

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 7/16: BOMB Magazine launches its summer issue at Bookcourt, featuring an audience Q&A and panel discussion with Joshua Cohen, Wayne Koestenbaum, Justin Lieberman, Carole Maso, and B. Wurtz. 7pm, free. TUESDAY 7/17: Akashic and Brooklyn Rail present readings by Donald Breckenridge (This Young Girl Passing), Mickey Hess (The Nostalgia Echo), Nathan […]

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Notable New York, This Week 7/9-7/15

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 7/9: This month at the Franklin Park reading series: Mark Leyner (The Sugar Frosted Nutsack), Eric Sasson (Margins of Tolerance), Rupinder Gill (On the Outside Looking Indian), Mathhue Roth (Losers), and Polly Bresnick (Old Gus Eats). Franklin Park, 8pm, free. TUESDAY 7/10: Colson Whitehead reads, answers questions, and signs books […]

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Notable New York, This Week 7/2-7/8

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This week in NYC: Very little. I suppose there’s a holiday happening. MONDAY 7/2: László Krasznahorkai, author of Satantango, gives a rare reading at HousingWorks Bookstore Café, followed by a discussion with James Wood. 7pm, free. Elizabeth Ellen, Mary Miller, Adam Wilson, Mark Jay Mirsky, and Karen Baddeley read at KGB Bar. 7pm, free. THURSDAY […]

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Notable New York, This Week 6/25-7/1

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 6/25: Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya reads from The Watch, and will discuss with Anderson Tepper. McNally Jackson, 7pm, free. TUESDAY 6/26:  Also at McNally Jackson, Glen Duncan discusses his most recent novel, Talulla Rising, with Megan Abbot (The End of Everything). Perhaps she’ll ask him about that Colson Whitehead book review? 7pm, […]

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Notable New York, This Week 6/18-6/24

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 6/18: This sounds like a fun party game. Four writers—Saara Dutton, Daniel Guzmán, Michael Maiello, and Peter Olson—imagine a discarded novel by Stephen King and read the sections they created at KGB Bar. Free, 7pm. TUESDAY 6/19:  Powerhouse Arena hosts a launch for Sheila Heti’s much talked-about How Should A […]

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Notable New York, This Week 6/11-6/17

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 6/11: Housing Works Bookstore Café hosts Morningside Opera’s A Weimar Flute—an experimental cabaret performance combining sections of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with literature from Weimar Germany. 7pm, $25 seats, $10 standing room. TUESDAY 6/12:  Greenlight hosts an evening with Unbridled Books, featuring a wine reception and readings by Edward Falco […]

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Notable New York, This Week 5/28-6/3

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 5/28: The Nervous Breakdown and Emergency Press bring you TNB New York, with performances and readings by Edgar Oliver, Elna Baker, Chad Faries, and Lenore Zion. Public Assembly, 7pm, $5. TUESDAY 5/29:  Bookcourt presents A Night On Drugs, featuring readings by J.R. Helton (Drugs), Tony O’Neill (Neon Angel), and Joseph […]

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Notable New York, This Week 5/21-5/27

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 5/21: Bookcourt hosts a reading by the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, with performances by Nick Dybek, Madeline McDonnell, Eric Sasson, and Julie Innis. 7pm, free. Roxane Gay (Ayiti) and Brian Evenson (Windeye) read at the Center for Fiction. 7pm, free. TUESDAY 5/22: Granta launches its new issue, “Britain,” at Housing […]

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Notable New York, This Week 5/14-5/20

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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 […]

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Notable New York, This Week 5/7-5/13

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This week in NYC: MONDAY 5/7: Internet friends and fiction writers Mark Doten, Justin Taylor, and Gregory Howard read together IRL at Word bookstore. 7 pm, free. TUESDAY 5/8: Katie Halper hosts Mischief and Mayhem’s Unprintable, a reading series featuring writers who have refused to publish their work, or who have found it difficult or […]

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Notable New York, This Week 4/30-5/6

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The PEN World Voices Festival has hotels on every square of this Monopoly board, so see their schedule for a listing of events with luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Gary Shteyngart, Marjane Satrapi, Tony Kushner, Jennifer Egan, Justin Torres, Brian Selznick, Francine Prose, and lots and lots of others. Non-PEN events include: […]

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Notable New York, This Week, 4/23-4/29

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This week in New York, Grantland launches at Bookcourt, Philip Levine and Tracy K. Smith read at Housing Works, everyone (not kidding) pays tribute to Philip Larkin at Cooper Union, Jo Ann Beard and Ralph Sassone come of age at the Center for Fiction, KGB Bar presents Slideshow Goshko, Paris Review contributors read at the […]

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Notable New York, This Week 4/16-4/22

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This week in New York, the Franklin Park Reading Series tackles betrayal; Archipelago Books hosts a launch party; Gideon Lewis-Kraus and Tom Bissell read at KGB Bar; John Reed, Rebecca Wolff, and Christopher Bollen get heavy; the Better Book Club makes magic; John D’Agata and Jim Fingal check some facts; Publication Studios hosts a series […]

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Notable New York: 4/9-4/15

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This week in New York, Laurel Nakadate discusses The Wolf Knife at the IFC Center; book people report on books at Le Poisson Rouge; David Rees talks pencils at B&N Union Square; Housing Works celebrates Vonnegut; Tom Perrotta and Mark Leyner go to KGB Bar; Galapagos Art Space hosts Nerd Nite trivia; PS1 does Kraftwerk; […]

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