Posts Tagged: Colum McCann

Notable NYC: 4/1–4/7

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Saturday 4/1: Paolo Javier and Jill Magi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 4/2: Robin Myers and translator Ezequiel Zaidenwerg discuss Conflations. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 5:30 p.m., free.

Monday 4/3: Fiona Maazel, Alissa Nutting, Robert Lopez, Lance Olsen, and April Ayers Lawson join the Franklin Park Reading Series.

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Notable Philadelphia: 3/28–4/3

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Tuesday 3/28: Lithuania, NE-HI, and Laser Background. 7:30 p.m. at PhilaMOCA, $10.

Moving Sale! 12 p.m.–8 p.m. at R&D Vinyl, free.

Wednesday 3/29: Excuse My Dust: Poetry and Humor. Featuring: Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, Chris McCreary, and Nicole Yates.

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Notable Portland: 2/23–3/1

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Thursday 2/23: Celebrate the launch of Mercy Strongheart’s debut novel, A Boy Named Trout, with a live reading complete with snacks and beverages. 20% of book sales will go to the p:ear gallery. p:ear, 6:30 p.m., free.

Enjoy a free writing sampler on women writing for (a) change.

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The Big Idea: John Freeman

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John Freeman, Executive Editor at Lit Hub, talks with Suzanne Koven about his new print-only literary magazine Freeman's, the difference between between criticism and editing, and his fear of flying. ...more

This Week in Short Fiction

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On Wednesday evening, Phil Klay’s Redeployment won the National Book Award for fiction, making it the first short story collection to win the award since Andrea Barrett’s Ship Fever in 1996. That’s 18 years. But what’s maybe more startling is that the collection, which takes multiple perspectives of people involved in and returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, stands nearly alone as a fictional account that has risen to the national level of attention since the war in Afghanistan began in 2003.

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Notable NYC: 2/1–2/7

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Saturday 2/1: Chris Hosea writes customized poetry for visitors of Ugly Duckling Presse’s gallery event. Third Factory at Old American Can Factory, noon, free.

Chris Nealon and Catherine Wagner read poetry as part of the Segue Reading Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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Notable NYC: 12/14–12/20

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A Bosnian Novelist And An Irish Novelist Walk Into A Bar

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If you have any  doubts about the power of the novel, or its lasting cultural significance, or its transcendent ability to deepen and enrich our chaotic earthly experiences, look no further than this impassioned conversation at The Believer between two of our most exciting novelists, Colum McCann and Alexander Hemon.

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Notable New York, This Week 1/04-1/10

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This week in New York The New York Times’s Arts and Leisure Weekend features Natalie Portman, Jeff Bridges, and Jimmy Fallon, Sweetgrass opens at the Film Forum, Carol Sklenicka discusses Raymond Carver, the films of Joyce Weiland screen at Light Industry, and Lev Grossman gets critics to question the hoopla around Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol.

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Notable New York, This Week 12/14 – 12/20

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This week in New York, lit mags The Faster Times, The Rumpus, Gigantic and Open City throw holiday parties, James Gallery holds Pornography in the City panel, Nick Flynn and Joseph Fasano read at Projection, LDM holds Holiday Episode, Stephen Elliott discusses the making of memoir, the Bloodsugars perform, Quentin Tarantino talks, Gabriel Orozco gets retrospectivized at MOMA, and the Madcap Manhattan series screens at Film Forum.

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