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Notable Philadelphia: 8/22–8/28

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Tuesday 8/22: Discussion: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. 7 p.m. at Head House Books.

Development Without Displacement Info Session for Artists. Led by Lillian Dunn. 6 p.m. at Ulises.

Wednesday 8/23: Dead Bards Poetry Reading.

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Notable Los Angeles: 8/21–8/27

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week! ...more

Notable NYC: 8/19–8/25

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week! ...more

What to Read When You Want to See a World More F**ked up Than Ours

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Reading suggestions from author Celeste Ng for these f**ked-up times: worlds more—or, okay, just differently—f**ked up than ours. ...more

Notable Philadelphia: 8/15–8/21

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Tuesday 8/15: First Person Arts StorySlam: Hairy. 7 p.m. at FringeArts, $10.

Drunk Spelling Bee. Hosted by Mighty Writers. 7 p.m. at Bourbon & Branch.

Wednesday 8/16: Roxane Gay’s Hunger: A Discussion (Part 1). 7 p.m. at Big Blue Marble Bookstore.

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Notable Los Angeles: 8/14–8/20

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Monday 8/14: WRITE CLUB Los Angeles Chapter 66: Strange Magick. Featuring readings by Yasamin Safarzadeh, Anahita Safarzadeh, Justin Welborn, Raven Mystere, Marc Rigaud, and Vincent Lacey. Hosted by Paula Killen, Justin Wellborn, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater.

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Notable Twin Cities: 8/13–8/19

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Sunday 8/13: Minnesota poets Candace Black, Matt Mauch, and Richard Robbins will all be reading from their new work. Common Good Books, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 8/14: Lesley Nneka Arimah will be reading from her work. Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 7 p.m., free.

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Notable NYC: 8/12–8/18

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Sunday 8/13: Svetlana Kitto leads an Oral History for Writers. Wendy’s Subway, 3 p.m., $100.

Barbara Browning, Eloisa Amezcua, Jenn Baker, Camonghne Felix, Ariel Francisco, Gabe Habash, and Jess Rizkallah join the Dead Rabbits reading series.

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What to Read When You Need to Know about Korea

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A list of books about Korea (both North and South) and by Koreans that Rumpus editors have read and enjoyed. ...more

Notable Chicago: 8/11–8/17

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Friday 8/11: Visit Women & Children First for a poetry reading with Emily Jungmin Yoon, C.M. Burroughs, and Holly Amos. 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/15: Camille Bordas discusses her novel, How to Behave in a Crowd at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

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Notable Portland: 8/10–8/16

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Thursday 8/10: Kevin Van Meter reads from his new blazing work, Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Sentilles reads from her new book, Draw Your Weapons.

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