Man. Where does the time go?
It’s been a crazy past few months, not least because I was working nonstop to freaking finish my novel (now out with friends! I’m so excited/exceedingly terrified to hear their thoughts!). Though this post is slightly belated, I wanted to share some of my most memorable literary experiences of the past year. In no particular order:
Last Friday, the three people (alive or deceased) I’d most like to have dinner with convened at Symphony Space.
Parker Posey + Lorrie Moore + @emmastraub = MAGIC
Adam Wilson at Franklin Park
The lovely, blurry Penina Roth at Franklin Park’s 5th year anniversary!
MONDAY: Franklin Park’s Fifth Anniversary Bash with Dani Shapiro, Adam Wilson, Kyle Minor, Tom Williams and Leah Umansky. [Franklin Park]
TUESDAY: Pen Parentis with Ann Hood, Rick Moody and Max Watman. [Andaz Wall Street]
WEDNESDAY: Mind Reading: Brain Awareness Week with Elissa Schappell, Stefan Merrill Block, Leslie Jamison, Miles Klee, Timothy Donnelly, Meehan Crist and Lynn Schmeidler. (Whew!) [Housing Works]
THURSDAY: Behind the Book with Julia Fierro, Susan Minot, Alexander Maksik and Ted Thompson. [KGB]
FRIDAY: Lorrie Moore (BARK) in convo with Emma Straub [THE VACATIONERS]; plus a bonus reading by Parker Posey! (Now that’s a trifecta if I’ve ever seen one.) [Symphony Space]
SATURDAY: Couplet Poety and Music Series with Michael Klein, Heather Aimee o’Neill, Joseph Riipi, Christopher Salerno and Nicole Santalucia. [The Delancey]
Cafe Society at India House
MONDAY: Sackett Street Writers’ Reading Series with poet Molly Rose Quinn, Ivy Pochoda (Visitation Street), Jason Porter (Why Are You So Sad?), and Howard Feinstein (Fire on the Bayou). [BookCourt]
TUESDAY: Launch for MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction, with Chad Harbach, Keith Gessen, Emily Gould, Carla Blumenkranz, Eli S. Evans and Mel Flashman. [Housing Works]
WEDNESDAY: Deji Bryce Olukotun (NIGERGIANS IN SPACE) in convo with Joel Whitney (Guernica, Al Jazeera). [WORD]
THURSDAY: We’ve Got a Good Thing Going with Gordon Lish. [McNally Jackson]
SATURDAY: The inimitable Lorrie Moore (BARK). [Community Bookstore, offsite at Congregation Beth Elohim]
GIRLS + Little Women = WOMEN. #psyched #chiaraatik #bethdies