Love this book cover. #lizzieharris #stopwanting
MONDAY: A “literary cage match” with the Morning News Tournament of Books. Including Elif Batuman, Choire Sicha, Elliott Hold, Roger Hodge, John McElwee, Andrew Womack, and Rosecrans Baldwin. [Housing Works]
TUESDAY: Freerange Nonfiction with Lizz Winstead, Clifford Thompson, Morgan Parker, Melynda Fuller, Amber Drea, and Jeb Gleason-Allured. [CULTUREfix]
WEDNESDAY: MIXER Music and Reading Series turns seven! Celebrate with Alex Lemon, Anya Ulinich, Joanna Smith Rakoff, and Ocean Vuong. Plus music by Gillian. [Cake Shop]
THURSDAY: Valerie Martin (THE GHOST OF THE MARY CELESTE) in convo with Mary Morris. [Center for Fiction]
FRIDAY: Deborah Feldman (EXODUS: A MEMOIR) n convo with Mark Jacobson. [Greenlight offsite at St. Joseph’s College]
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
A Doll’s House at @BAM