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 Strange Cowboy.

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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 McNally Jackson.

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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.

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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.

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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 by an audience Q&A and book signing.

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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 Strand.

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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 (Granta), and Randy Rosenthal (The Coffin Factory) discussing and answering audience questions.

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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.

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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 Larson (The Nervous System), Joe Meno (Office Girl), and Leigh Stein (The Fallback Plan).

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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.

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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 Person Be?

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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 (Saint John of the Five Boroughs), Richard Kramer (These Things Happen), Janyce Stefan-Cole (Hollywood Boulevard), and Emily St.

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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.

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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 Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, Ugly Duckling Presse hosts a reading at Recession Art NYC, Archipelago launches My Struggle, and PS1 gets multidisciplinary and psychedelic.

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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 of readings and a dinner; George Saunders talks with David Lipsky; the Academy of American Poets drink cocktails; and Word throws a party.

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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; Pure Imagination takes Brooklyn; and Paper Exhibition and Object Lessons launch at McNally Jackson.

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