Notable New York: 06/17-06/23

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Tuesday 06/18:
The Bushwick Book Club does Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers. If you haven’t seen this series where musicians reinterpret books in musical form, it’s time to correct that problem. The Living Room, 8pm, by donation.

Neil Gaiman reads from his new novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane. BAM, 7pm, $45-$55 (includes a copy of the book).

Wednesday 06/19:
Tracie Morris makes an afternoon appearance at the MoMA’s Guerilla Reading Series, curated by Kenneth Goldsmith. MoMA, 12:30pm, free with museum admission.

Thursday 06/20:
As a part of their Hopper Drawing exhibition, The Whitney brings in Anne Carson and Elizabeth Strout to read “Hopper-esque” works of their own. The Whitney, 7pm, $8.

The Steamboat! Literary Humor series and host Bob Powers welcome George Gordon, Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Starlee Kine, Rob Paravonian, and Adam Wade for a night of literature and wine-fueled hilarity. Greenlight Bookstore, 7pm, free.

Saturday 06/22:
Popsickle is back for the fourth year with their day-long poetry fest and reading mania. This is going to be awesome. I can’t even start to list all the things happening here. Some of the many, many readers include Michael Robbins, Anthony Madrid, Daniel Shoonebeek, Leigh Stein, Allyson Paty, Sasha Fletcher, Jennifer Tamayo, Anna Moschovakis, and tons of others. Do it. Launchpad, noon-9pm, free.

Sunday 06/23:
Let Me Be Clear features poems based on Bernie Sanders’ December 10th, 2010 speech. The poems were written at Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility, published as a knock-off book by Ugly Duckling Presse, and the collection was edited by Cara Benson. This should be a really interesting reading. Go to this. Treat yo self. Zinc Bar, 5pm, by donation.


Dustin Luke Nelson is a founding editor of InDigest and the host of the InDigest Reading Series. He is a 2012 National Poetry Series finalist and has recently had work published in the Greying Ghost Pamphlet Series, Opium, METRO Twin Cities, Scud, 3:AM, and elsewhere. He has been a writer and producer on Radio Happy Hour and Geocachers. He lives in Astoria, tweets at @dlukenelson, and blogs at blogsareaboutego.blogspot.com. More from this author →