Saturday 11/9: The Comic Arts Festival features guest speakers, indie publishers, and self-published comic zines. Mt. Carmel Church -and- The Knitting Factory, 11am to 7pm, free....more
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Saturday 11/2: Jim Tolan, Cecilia Woloch and Sean Thomas Dougherty read as part of Poetry Night, hosted by Tolan. BookCourt, 7pm, free.
Juliet Escoria, Sean H. Dolye, Andrew Worthington, Kendra Grant Malone, Stephen Tully Dierks. Worthington has a forthcoming novel, WALLS, due in 2014; Grant Malone has two collections of poetry, Everything is Quiet and Morocco; Dierks is editor of Pop Serial....more
Saturday 10/26: Junot Diaz comes to the Brooklyn Library to discuss his short story collection This is How You Lose Her (September 2012). As with all Diaz events, expect large crowds. Central Library, Dweck Center, 4pm, free.
Joan Retallack reads poetry as part of the Segue Reading Series....more
Monday 10/21: Novelist Jonathan Grimwood hosts Charlotte Druckman, Gideon Lewis-Kraus, and Matt Gross for an evening of storytelling focused on obsessions. Grimwood’s novel, The Last Banquet (October 2013), set in Enlightenment era Versailles, will inspire refreshments served by chef Emily Casey. Housing Works, 7pm, free....more
Of special note this week: The venue formerly known as The Bowery Poetry Club has reopened their doors after some serious renovations. Now going by the name Bowery Arts and Science — which makes more sense since poetry was a small fraction of the programming there — they are back and have a full schedule up on the site....more
The Franklin Park Reading Series is back this week and is something of a special line-up as they’re featuring a few poets, which is a rare occurrence for the series. The line-up includes the great short story author Amy Hempel, Matthew Savoca, Corey Zeller, Nicole Audrey Spector, and Rebecca Schiff.
To start your week with something a little different, catch Poetry in Theatre: Early Frank O’Hara + Plays by Contemporary Poets, which includes works by Ariana Reines, Jim Fletcher, Kenneth Goldsmith, Bob Holman, and Yusef Komunyakaa. Elebash Theatre, 2pm-9pm, free.
It’s Memorial Day, go outside, eat a burger — vegetable or cow — off a grill, and read a book in a park.
Rare Bird and Other Voices present the PROG NYC BEA Party with music and readings from Rick Moody, Charles Bock, Wesley Stace, Rob Roberge, Marc Weingarten, and more.
The Franklin Park Reading Series welcomes a killer line-up featuring The Rumpus’ Roxane Gay, Karen Russell, Elissa Schappell, Leigh Newman, and Michael Heald....more
Ben Greenman heads to the Franklin Park Reading Series to celebrate the release of his new novel The Slippage along with Sam Lipsyte, Toure, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Amelia Gray. The first fifty people at the reading get a Ben Greenman-themed tote bag, with quotes from his short stories.
Monday night the Poetry Project presents An Evening with Clark Coolidge featuring readings from Coolidge, Peter Gizzi, Marcella Durand, Miles Champion, Ron Padgett, Bill Corbett, Anne Waldman, John Godfrey, Geoffrey Young, and Thurston Moore. St. Mark’s Church, 8pm.
Head to An Evening with The Believer tonight. The event will be introduced by The Believer editor Andrew Leland and will feature readings from Joanna Fuhrman, Alan Gilbert, and Margo Jefferson, as well as a conversation between The Believer editor Ross Simonini and author Gary Lutz.
MONDAY 03/11: Electric Literature and Lazy Fascist Press celebrate the release of Sam Pink’s new novel Rontel, the first book release from Electric Literature. The night will include readings from Pink as well as Scott McClanahan, Cameron Pierce, J. David Osborne, Spencer Madsen, and Kirsten Alene....more
Monday 03/04: Ron Silliman and Robert Fitterman read as a part of the Readings in Contemporary Poetry series. Dia Arts Foundation, 6:30pm, $6....more
Monday 02/25: McSweeney’s is celebrating the release their 42nd issue titled “Multiples.” The issue, edited by novelist Adam Thirlwell, takes an experimental approach to translation. New or rare pieces are taken through six translations in the issue. They’re translated into English, then to another language, and back, until it’s gone through six translations to get to what appears in this issue....more
This week in NYC:
MONDAY 02/18: The Poetry Project celebrates Alfred Starr Hamilton and the release of A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: The Selected Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton with editors Ben Estes and Alan Felsenthal as well as Peter Gizzi, Ben Gocker, Emily Hunt, Lucy Ives, Charles North, Stacy Szymaszek, Brian Teare, and Ron Padgett....more
This week in NYC:
MONDAY 02/11: Swoon! The Recital is a new reading series that is a throw-back to the days when we memorized a bit of Beowulf in Old English for school. (Anyone?) At Swoon! hosts Rachel Syme and Maris Kreizman ask writers to come and read something from memory that is not their own....more
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....more
This week in New York Airplane! at Bryant Park, Lev Grossman reads from The Magician King, Moth StorySLAM on business, The Center for Book Arts annual summer reading, authors Emma Forest and Jon Ronson at McNally Jackson, The Final Episode of Radio Happy Hour, Geek Down at 92YTribeca, and InDigest’s 1207 Reading Series....more
This week in New York, Sapphire reads from her new book, The Kid; Kick Assonance poetry reading; Tayari Jones reads from Silver Sparrow; The Center for Fiction reading of No Rest for the Dead; the Akashic All-Stars party at Greenlight Bookstore; music at MoMA PS1 and Harlem Stage; and Eat, Drink and Think Like…Mark Twain at 92Y Tribeca....more
This week in New York: Lou Reed’s take on Edgar Allen Poe; The Moth at Summerstage; Ann Curry talks with John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks; readings from Stefan Merrill Block and Alison Espach; lit journal party for Annalemma Magazine, Avery Anthology, and La Petite Zine; and Roy Ayers....more
This week in New York Rumpus Women take over!, New Yorker writer’s 20 Under 40 share their stories, Jonathan Ames and Justin Taylor are among writers who read from A Christmas Carol, J.D. Durkin pleads Stephen Colbert: Hire Me!, this month’s Soundtrack Series, and Tiny Furniture is this week’s Saturday Movie Pick....more
This week in New York, FSG Reading Series is back, ASK ME celebrates the holidays, Denis Leary tells us to Suck on this Year, Gigantic celebrates with tacos, Darin Strauss defends the memoir for the Brooklyn New School, Tom Bissell and Steve Gaynor speak gamer, Black Swan is the week’s MOVIE PICK, and Pessimist in ART....more
This week in New York Colm Tólbín brings Henry James to us, Furnace Press Decomposes, Jonathan Franzen returns home, Sex workers share their family tales, Myla Goldberg gets crafty, Classic cocktails, classic film, Comic and Graphics Fest goes to church, poetry touches on wartime, and Free in ART....more