Notable New York, This Week 10/11 – 10/17


This week in New York David Grossman translates with Paul Auster, Justin Taylor and Eva Tamladge exhibit tattoos for the literary inclined, Tao Lin reads, Guernica celebrates, Bill Bryson is Private, Rick Moody joins the Sunday Salon, Catfish is the SATURDAY MOVIE PICK, and James Frey combines Dante, literature, and ART.

Monday 10/11: Paul Auster, whose anticipated novel, Sunset Park, is released on November 9th, talks translation with David Grossman. Now in English, Grossman’s To the End of the Land is a critically acclaimed novel in its language of origin, Hebrew. 92Y. 8PM. $19.

Tuesday 10/12: Bring your tattoos and drinking shoes to celebrate Justin Taylor and Eva Talmadge’s The Word Made Flesh, a collection of literary inspired tattoos released today (psst I’m on page  157). A show and tell will take place while you sip on cheap brew. Sophie’s on East 5th. 6:30PM. Free.

Wednesday 10/13: Local favorite Tao Lin reads from Richard Yates, perhaps he will embody his best ‘Jonathan Franzen.’ McNally Jackson. 7PM. Free.

Thursday 10/14: Political and literary magazine Guernica celebrates six successful years with the help of writer Adrian Nicole Leblanc and musicians Alina Simone and DJ Didi Gutman of Brazilian G

irls. Food, booze, and raffles for all! Powerhouse Arena. 7PM-10PM. $40 (Hint: Use discount code Facebookfriend for a $10 discount).

Friday 10/15: Bill Bryson reads from At Home: A Short History of Private Life, inspired by his creaky Victorian English house. Barnes and Noble Union Square. 7PM. Free.

Saturday 10/16: SATURDAY MOVIE PICK : Catfish is being called “the tale Hitchcock never told.” This fascinating documentary follows an ordinary guy falling for an extraordinary girl with the help of emails, Facebook, and phone calls. An intimate riff off The Social Network, the second part of Catfish is unexpected and exhilarating.

Sunday 10/17: This week’s Sunday Salon features readings from Rick

Moody, Gary Percesepe, Susan Tepper, and Lauren Weber, and the music of Alyson Greenfield. Jimmy’s No. 43. 7PM. Free.

ART: James Frey takes Dante’s Inferno into his own hands, driving it in a different direction. Il Divino Bambino is Frey’s interpretation of the legendary work. Text from Bambino has been translated onto canvas by Frey and presented in an exhibit of the same name. The part literary and part visual exhibit will take you on a ride through heaven and hell. October 13th – November 9th. Rare Bookstore & Art Gallery, 50 ½ East 64th Street.


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Caitlin Colford is a New York City based actress and writer. She blogs short stories over at and is currently hard at work on her first novel "The Obituary Hunter." More from this author →