Sunday 5/14: Juliana Huxtable presents Mucus in My Pineal Gland along with Diamond Stingily and Andrew Durbin. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Wendy Xu, Tobias Carroll, Jimn Han, Jeanann Verlee, and Keegan Lester join the Dead Rabbits Reading Series. DTUT, 8 p.m., free.
Saturday 1/14: Carol Becker, Luisa Greenfield, Akil Kirlew, Caroline Koebel, Mark Roth, Morgan O’Hara, and Rachel Stevens celebrate the release of the latest issue of ELSE Journal. Powerhouse, 6 p.m., free. Carrie Bennett, Aimee Harrison, Marco Maisto, Kevin Mclellan, and Travis A. Sharp read with Small Portions. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 9/18: Join the Rumpus at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The Rumpus is table 238 in front of the courthouse steps. Multiple stages and venues host the best writers and book lovers in the borough. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 10 a.m., free. Monday 9/19: Angela Flournoy, Jia Tolentino, Lauretta Chartlon, and Ashley C. Ford discuss women […]
DON’T MISS OUR BOOKEND EVENTS! On Monday, 9/12, The Rumpus and the Brooklyn Book Festival present the New York premiere of After Adderall, the new feature film from Stephen Elliott. Videology, 7 p.m., free. And on Friday, 9/16, Molly Crabapple, Stephanie Danler, Eliah Eason, Yahdon Israel, Morgan Jerkins, and Matthew Yeager celebrate Dark Nights, Bright Words with The Rumpus and […]
Saturday 6/20: Paige Taggart, Rickey Laurentiis, Jackie Clark, Dawn Raffel, Kait Heacock, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Naomi Extra, Kashana Cauley, Mensah Demary, Ryan Sartor, Mack Gelber, Tracy O’Neill, Niina Pollari, and many others join POPSICKLE 2015, the celebration of Brooklyn’s poetry communities. Check out the full schedule here. The Living Gallery, 1 p.m., free. Jen Grow discusses […]
Saturday 4/4: Dorothea Lasky, Lisa Cohen, Wayne Koestenbaum, Kate Zambreno, Marie Buck, and Gary Indiana celebrate the latest from Animal Shelter. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free. Lola Calise, Ian McLellan Davis, Lilya Davis, Morgan Forbes, and Hannah McMurray launch Issue 6 of harlequin creatures. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Cecillia Vicuna and Laurie Weeks join the […]
Saturday 3/7: Cynthia Daignault and Joseph Mosconi join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., free. Sunday 3/8: Ashley C. Ford, Daniel Jose Older, and Cynthia Cruz launch a new discussion series, The Hustle, that examines how writers work. WORD Brooklyn, 2 p.m., free. Elissa Schappell and Lynne Tillman celebrate International Women’s Day. Over the […]
Saturday 12/20: Adam Gopnik, Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Charles Bock, Alexander Chee, Scott Cheshire, Ashley Ford, Lev Grossman, Rahawa Haile, Jazmine Hughes, Leslie Jamison, Bennett Madison, Ayana Mathis, Eileen Myles, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Rob Spillman, Emma Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Justin Taylor, Justin Torres, Adelle Waldman, and more will read from A […]
Saturday 10/18: Poetry Forum 2014. The New School, 10 a.m., $45 daily / $135 full pass. Melissa Buckheit reads poetry along with Corollary Press founder Sueyeun Juliette Lee. Berl’s Poetry Shop. Happy fifth anniversary Greenlight Bookstore. Celebrate all day, party at night. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free. Peyton Marshall talks with Julia Fierro about Marshall’s […]
The success of The Magicians trilogy stems in part from its self-awareness. Lev Grossman wields his familiarity with fantasy genre fiction to critique and alter the usual formula. So why do his female characters all serve the same purpose? …he’d almost certainly be familiar with the infamous tradition of “Women in Refrigerators,” coined by comic […]
I always think of you as a more novelistic novelist than I am. I’m not predisposed to like poetry. I’m not the kind of person who thinks of poetry as charming or who says of something, “it’s like poetry,” as a turn of phrase. I like poetry, but if I like a poem, it’s earned […]
Lev Grossman has given the Harry Potter series an inspirational nod more than once, and he does it again over at Vulture. But he’s just as fond of The Bourne Identity, Marcel Proust, and the music of Metric: I don’t always listen to music when I’m writing, but when I do listen to music, I listen to […]
After a month of victories and losses and thrilling deliberation, the Morning News‘s Tournament of Books has chosen a champion: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson! The harrowing, North Korea–set epic beat out The Fault in Our Stars by John Green in the final round by a score of 14 to 3. Says Lev Grossman, one of […]
Book hype comes in all forms. There was the Gary Shteyngart humor, Wayne Koestenbaum’s instructional vlog series and now the literary music video! The inspiration is Lev Grossman’s new book, The Magician King (the follow-up to The Magicians) which has been sitting atop bookstore shelves for only a day! It’s so new! Read the review […]