Saturday 5/31: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Ethan Hauser, and Paul Rome have a conversation with publishing insiders Katie Raissian, Erin Harris, and Brittney Inman Canty. Bittersweet (May 2014), Beverly-Whittmore’s new novel, is about a girl and her roommate at a prestigious East Coast college. Rome’s We All Sleep In the Same Room (2013) follows a family spiraling apart in a tiny apartment. Kávé Espresso Bar and Event Space, 8 p.m., free.
Monday 6/2: Andrea Di Robilant and Susan Minot discuss discuss Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside (May 2014), a journey seeking the origins of an ancient rose. 192 Books, 7 p.m., free.
Smith Henderson and Bill Cheng discuss Fourth of July Creek (May 2014), Henderson’s novel about a feral eleven-year old living in Montana. Southern Cross the Dog (2013), Cheng’s literary epic, follows three childhood friends uprooted after a 1927 flood. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 6/3: David Sedaris launches the paperback edition of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (2013), a collection of essays. Housing Works, 7 p.m., $17.
J. Mae Barizo, Stephen Boyer, Amanda Calderon, Wo Chan, EC Crandall , Justine Kessler El-Khazen, Vincent Toro, Jeannie Vanasco, Lara Weibgen, and Tishon Woolcock read in celebration of the Emerging Poets Fellowship. Poets House, 7 p.m., $10.
Smith Henderson again reads Fourth of July Creek with Nathan Rostron. B&N 86th, 7 p.m., free.
Adelle Waldman, Claire Wilcox, and Sam Ashford join the Rat Court reading series. Waldman recently release a prequel to The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (2013), New Year’s: Nathaniel P. As Seen Through the Eyes of His Friend Aurit as a digital novella. KGB, 7 p.m., free.
Wednesday 6/4: Tom Rob Smith and Michael Koryta read from books you can’t buy on Amazon. The Farm (June 2014) features a Swedish man who receives a disturbing phone call. Koryta’s Those Who Wish Me Dead begins with a fourteen-year old witnessing a brutal murder. Both books have been banned by Amazon. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Jill Magi, Paolo Javier, and Jen Hofer read poetry. Magis’s LABOR (March 2014) mixes genre and explores relations workplace and class. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m. free.
Thursday 6/5: Marc Spitz launches Twee, an examination of a rising aesthetic movement across multiple mediums. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free.
David Sedaris again reads Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Rachel Hadas, Colette Inez, and Charlotte Mandel read poems in honor of the 50th anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems. Bryant Park, 12:30 p.m., free..
Friday 6/6: Dana Jaye Cadman, Mark Bibbins, Marni Ludwig, and Brenda Shaughnessy launch Free Water, a new series hosted by Britt Melewski. Shaughnessy’s collection Our Andromeda (2012) explores dark traumas. KGB, 7 p.m., free.
Joanna Rakoff reads from her memoir My Salinger Year (June 2014) about her time working at an outmoded literary agency. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Thomas Devaney, Brenda Coultas, and Christophe Casamassima read poetry. The Tatters (March 2014), Coultas’s latest collection, meditates on contemporary life through documentary style exploring landfills and detritus. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.