Notable New York, This Week 12/12-12/18

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This week in New York, the Franklin Park Reading Series; David Lipsky on David Foster Wallace; the 2011 Awkward Office Lit Mag Party; RISK!; launch party for OCCUPY! Scenes from Occupied America; PopRally’s Reliquary House: An Evening with Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce; and the BOMB magazine reading and holiday party.

MONDAY 12/12: The Franklin Park Reading Series will feature Lev Grossman, The Magicians; William Giraldi, Busy Monsters; Nelly Reifler, See Through; Ryan Britt, Tor.com; and Montana Ray, guns & butter. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY 12/13: The Center for Fiction hosts David Lipsky, author of Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, who will talk about traveling with David Foster Wallace on his Infinite Jest book tour. 7 p.m. Free.

WEDNESDAY 12/14: ‘Tis the season for awkward office holiday parties. Slice magazine and Housing Works Bookstore Café are throwing the 2011 Awkward Office Lit Mag Party with hosts The Coffin Factory, Lapham’s Quarterly, and Slice magazine. Gift exchange and beer. What more could you ask for? Housing Works Bookstore Café. 7 p.m.

THURSDAY 12/15: Tonight, go listen to true holiday stories at RISK!, the storytelling event where people share tales they’d never thought they’d share in public. Hosted by Kevin Allison and featuring Aasif Mandvi, Brad Lawrence, Tracy Rowland, and more. The Pit. 9:30 p.m. $10.

FRIDAY 12/16: That was quick! Verso Books and n + 1 are hosting a launch party for their new book, OCCUPY! Scenes from Occupied America, the first book to explore the Occupy movement in depth. Verso Books. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 12/17: PopRally presents the premiere of a multimedia performance that re-imagines modernist sculptures, Reliquary House: An Evening with Oneohtrix Point Never and visual artist Nate Boyce. MoMA. 9 p.m. $18 in advance, $22 at the door.

SUNDAY 12/18: It’s the BOMB magazine reading and holiday party at KGB Bar. Readings from BOMB Issue 118 contributors Paul La Farge, The Artist of the Missing; Sean Madigan Hoen, BOMB 2011 Fiction Prize-winner; and Kirsten Kaschock, A Beautiful Name for a Girl. Mingle and drink with the BOMB staff, too. 7 p.m.

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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 latoyajordan.com. More from this author →