Sunday 1/29: Write to elected officials. Community Bookstore, 7 p.m., free. Robert Marshall, Clifford Chase, Alexander Chee, Lisa Cohen, and Matt Sharpe join the Sunday Night Fiction series. KGB Bar, 7 p.m., free. Daniel José Older, Morgan Parker, Ashley C. Ford, Eve Ewing, Justin Smith, Hari Ziyad, and Tochi Onyebuchi celebrate the release of Beyond Ourselves, […]
Thursday 1/26: James Galvin reads from his poetry, hosted by the Portland State University Creative Writing Department. Literary Arts, 4:30 p.m., free. Rob Spillman, cofounding editor of Tin House, reads from his new memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and is joined in conversation afterwards by Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and the forthcoming Abandon Me. […]
Saturday 12/10: Mike Albo, Sandra Bauleo, Alexander Chee, Marcy Dermansky, Natalie Diaz, Elif Batuman, Angela Flournoy, Jill Hennessy, Alice Sola Kim, Téa Obreht, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Jamil Smith, Rob Spillman, Emma Straub, Peter Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Marie-Helene Bertino, Ted Dodson, Chinelo Okparanta, Lisa Lucas and others read from Charles Dicken’s A […]
Monday 7/25: Jessica Winters discusses Break in Case of Emergency with Ed Park. Pier 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park, 7 p.m., free. Susan Daitch discusses The Lost Civilization of Solucidir with Emily Barton. McNally Jackson Books, 7 p.m., free. Jennifer Close and J. Courtney Sullivan discusses The Hopefuls. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30 p.m., free.
I think that everyone writes for an ideal reader. Mine are friends in my heads, some of whom are no longer with me, with us. Darryl Pinckney, author of Black Deutschland, in conversation with Rob Spillman, author of All Tomorrow’s Parties and the editor of Tin House, talks about Berlin before and after the Wall: […]
Saturday 6/6: Amy Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Jean Grimm, Ashleigh Lambert, Nina Puro, and Chelsea Werner-Jatzke celebrate the latest issue of H-NGM-N. Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 6/7: Bill Roorbach and Heidi Pitlor discuss their new novels with Kathy Pories, senior editor at Algonquin. McNally Jackson, 7 p.m., free. David Shafer reads Whiskey […]
It’s that time of year again, where writers young and old, from all corners of the country, come to congregate in one gigantic, frenetic, neurotic, alcohol-infused crowd, in a couple of fancy hotels no one can really afford, to stay in and talk shop (or not, depending on how your writing’s been this year). That’s right: […]
For all her artistic clout, critics continue to dismiss Miranda July as “cutesy” and “twee,” labels that reflect an inability to distinguish between her work and her persona. Over at Guernica, Tin House editor Rob Spillman argues in defense of whimsy: Part of the reason that some find July’s literary success so galling is that […]
Saturday 2/14: Aziza Barnes, Sasha Fletcher, and Montana Ray are Poets with Attitude. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free. Bill Berkson and Matt Longobucco read poetry. Dia: Chelsea, 6:30 p.m., free. Nicola Masciandaro and Ariana Reines join Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/15: Melissa Falcon Field and Bill Roorbach read works of […]
Saturday 5/10: Stephen Boyer and Holly Pester join the Segue Series. Boyer compiled the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Rachel Kushner and Rob Spillman discuss The Flamethrowers (2013), Kushner’s novel set in the 1970s New York City art world. Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free. Sunday 5/11: Peter Gizzi and […]
Saturday 2/8: Adelle Waldman reads The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (2013) with Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House. Brooklyn Public Librarty, 4 p.m., free. Adelle Waldman reads The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. (2013) with Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House. Brooklyn Public Librarty, 4 p.m., free. Jocelyn Spaar and Masha Tupitsyn join the […]
A NIGHT TOGETHER: Presented by The Rumpus, Tin House and Flavorpill On April 6, The Rumpus, Tin House and Flavorpill joined forces and presented a night of fiction, music, comedy and general mayhem at the Highline Ballroom. Despite the large size of the Highline, it was a remarkably cozy evening.
This week in New York Howard Bloom interviewed by Richard Foreman, Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik discuss mankind, John Cale reflects on music and art, Ed Park and Lynne Tillman read at Triple Canopy and Light Industry’s celebration of their new venue, a tribute to Gilbert Sorrentino, Kevin Sampsell and Justin Taylor read, and exhibitions […]