Notable New York, This Week 11/14-11/20


This week in New York, the Franklin Park Reading Series with Electric Literature; Authors & Editors with Peter Orner, Love and Shame and Love, and his editor, Pat Strachan; Page Meets Stage with U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine and spoken-word poet Adam Falkner; a fiction and poetry reading with Matthea Harvey and Lynne Tillman; Nerd Nite at Galapagos; A Season of Poetry at the New York Botanical Garden; and InDigest’s Issue 22 launch party.

MONDAY 11/14: The Franklin Park Reading Series teams up with Electric Literature for a multimedia night of readings, animated films, and a dance party. The night will feature Electric Literature contributors Jim Shepard, You Think That’s Bad; Colson Whitehead, Zone One; Ben Greenman, Celebrity Chekhov; Matt Sumell, Electric Literature; and Steve Edwards, Breaking Into the Backcountry. Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden. 8 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY 11/15: The Center Fiction hosts Authors & Editors with Rumpus Book November Book Club author Peter Orner, Love and Shame and Love, and his editor at Little, Brown, Pat Strachan. 7 p.m. Free.

WEDNESDAY 11/16: Page Meets Stage will showcase Philip Levine, U.S. Poet Laureate and spoken-word poet Adam Falkner. Bowery Poetry Club. 8 p.m. $12, $6 Students.

THURSDAY 11/17: Tonight, head out to a fiction and poetry reading featuring poet Matthea Harvey, Of Lamb, and author Lynne Tillman, American Genius, A Comedy. Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House. 7 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY 11/18: Spend your Friday night letting your inner nerd out for some fun at Nerd Nite. Gather a team of fellow nerds and take your chances at trivia and then stick around for the Nerd Nite presentations on the psychology of the Twilight series, hand-to-hand combat methods when fighting zombies, and the failures of notable explorers. Galapagos Art Space. Trivia starts at 7:30 p.m. Nerd Nite presentations start at 9:15 p.m. $14 for Nerd Nite & Trivia; $10 for presentations only.

SATURDAY 11/19: The Poetry Society of America will host A Season in Poetry, with poets Judith Baumel, Michael Dickman, and Jennifer Grotz welcoming winter with readings of their own poetry and classic favorites. New York Botanical Garden. 3 p.m. Admission is free with All Garden Pass admission to the Garden.

SUNDAY 11/20: InDigest will host its Issue 22 Launch Party with Julianna Spallholz, Annabelle Yeeseul Yoo, Eric Lindley, Allyson Paty, and hosted by Dustin Nelson. Hosted by Dustin Nelson.(Le) Poisson Rouge. 7 p.m. Free.

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LaToya Jordan is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, Thick-Skinned Sugar (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and her work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays 2016. Her writing has appeared in Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Mom Egg Review, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and more. Visit her at More from this author →