Posts Tagged: Pamela Erens

Notable NYC: 2/3–2/9

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

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #24: Pussy Riot

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This column has been on hiatus since the springtime and I’m happy to be back. I’ve been reading so much—mostly books by women—this summer. While I’ve been away, I’ve been thinking about gender more than ever, if you can believe that. I’ve also been hanging out with some younger women, observing their strengths, and appreciating […]

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The Read Along: Megha Majumdar

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Megha Majumdar on Russian spies, child-sized newspapers, and why reading difficult fiction can invigorate, rather than depress.

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Notable NYC: 5/14–5/20

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Saturday 5/14: Félicia Atkinson, Bartolomé Sanson, Kristen Mueller, and Rachel Valinsky discuss Outside and After with Shelter Press. Motto Distribution/Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free. David Brazil, Jasmine Ginson, and Oki Sogumi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 5/15: Mishka Shubaly presents I Swear I’ll Make it Up to You along with Tim […]

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Lost Labor

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Certain ways of avoiding a childbirth scene in contemporary fiction have become almost predictable, as clichéd as the clothes scattered on the floor in a movie rated PG-13: the frantic car ride to the hospital, followed by a jump cut to the new baby; or the played-for-laughs episode of the laboring woman screaming at her […]

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Notable NYC: 11/9–11/15

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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. Colum McCann reads from his novel Transatlantic (June 2013), presented by Community Bookstore. Brooklyn Public LIbrary, 4pm, free. Stephen Policoff, Ifeona Fulani, and Michael Rectenwald join the Trumpet Fiction […]

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