Posts Tagged: New York City

Notable NYC: 2/6–2/12

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Saturday 2/6: John Wray and Will Sheff celebrate the launch of The Lost Time Accidents, Wray’s new novel. BookCourt, 6 p.m., free.

Liz Howard and Lanny Jordan Jackson join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Monday 2/8: Robert Lopez, Mira Ptacin, Tony Tulathimutte, Robin Beth Schaer, and Tommy Pico join the Franklin Park Reading series.

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Chaitali Sen

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Swati Khurana talks to the author of The Pathless Sky, a love story centered around place, the state’s authority, statelessness, and geology. ...more

Notable NYC: 1/16–1/22

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Saturday 1/16: Olena Jennings, Brooke Obie, and Sachiko Clayton join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.

Shiv Kotecha and James Hoff join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

Sunday 1/17: Diamond Sharp, Bud Smith, Morgan Beatty, Nicholas Goodly, Madeline Stevens, Lauren Hilger, and Lauren Clark join the Dead Rabbits series.

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Notable NYC: 1/2–1/8

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Monday 1/4: Desiree Bailey and Kristen Gallagher read poetry. Poetry Project, 8 p.m., $8.

Wednesday 1/6: Tim Manley, Adepero Oduye, Colin Wilhm, Danielle Kraese, and Donna Goldman join the Catapult Student Showcase. Sid Gold’s, 6:30p.m., free.

Thursday 1/7: Stacy Szymaszek, Dawn Lundy Martin, Vincent Katz, Paolo Javier, and Wayne Koestenbaum celebrate Nightboat Books.

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Inside the Secrets of NYPL’s Underground Stacks

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The New York Public Library holds more than 16 million volumes, making it the 4th largest library in the United States. Many of those volumes are stored in the Milstein stacks, two levels of the library directly under Bryant Park. To maximize the storage capacity of these facilities and allow for patrons in the main library above ground to request volumes on site, the NYPL turns to some interesting technology.

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See You Tomorrow Night, NYC!

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holiday event featureJoin us tomorrow night, 7–8:30 p.m., at Housing Works for a holiday reading, co-hosted with Electric Literature!

Celebrate literary community during winter’s darkest days: join The Rumpus and Electric Literature for a warm night of literary merriment and readings from Melissa Febos, Alexandra Kleeman, Alex Mar, Lincoln Michel, and Angel Nafis. 

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The Rumpus Interview with Marian Thurm

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Prolific author Marian Thurm talks about her new collection of stories, Today is Not Your Day, being a true New Yorker, and the importance of sympathetic characters. ...more

The Unromantic Realities of Book Publishing

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Books make being an editorial assistant seem pretty glamorous. Meghan Daum discusses the unromantic realities of being an editorial assistant in book publishing, in an excerpt from the new reprint of her essay collection My Misspent Youth:

To the dewy eye of the editorial assistant, there is something about this mythos — the stiff patent leathers tromping around Madison Square, the particular literary drunkenness that seemed obtainable only from the taps of the White Horse Tavern, where Dylan Thomas met the shot glass that killed him — that feels lost, abandoned in nostalgia’s inevitable recycling bin…Nonetheless we persevere, dreaming of the day when we’ll become an assistant editor, and wondering how we’ll survive the ensuing years until that fabled associate editor position is dangled before our eyes.

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The Rumpus Interview with Bill Clegg

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Author and agent Bill Clegg talks about his new novel, Did You Ever Have A Family, grief in fiction and in life, and why there is no finish line except the final finish line. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Kate Bolick

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Kate Bolick talks about her new book, Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, writing and the nuclear family, and whether women are finally people yet. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Garth Risk Hallberg

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Garth Risk Hallberg talks about his debut, City on Fire, living in New York City now and in the ’70s, and the anxiety and gratitude you feel when your first novel generates so much buzz. ...more

History for the Layman

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Electric Literature’s Dan Sheehan interviews Eagles Prize finalist DW Gibson, whose recent book The Edge Becomes Center explores the gentrification of New York City neighborhoods through the oral histories of those who experienced it firsthand:

I wanted to find a way to make the subject meaningful and alive for the layman… Oral history makes that possible because it gets away from the idea of one person explaining the phenomenon and plants us squarely inside the phenomenon.

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Notable NYC: 9/26–10/2

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Saturday 9/26: Justin Sayre talks with Tyler Coates about Husky. Powerhouse Arena, 6 p.m., free.

Julie Carr, Renee Gladman, Miranda Mellis, and Laura Mullen read books from Solid Objects. A Public Space, 7 p.m., free.

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Topless Bookclub

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The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society is a New York-based book club founded five years ago. The club, with dozens of members, meet bare-chested in public places around the city. New York law allows women to be topless anywhere men can be, and the book club takes advantage of the fact to challenge expectations and the double standards of gender norms.

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The Rumpus Interview with Isaac Oliver

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Isaac Oliver, author of Intimacy Idiot, talks to us about Grindr, OkCupid, different forms of intimacy, and being single in NYC. ...more