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This Week’s Readings

So in a bit of personal news: I got a new job!

I’ll be starting as a senior developmental editor at Bedford/St. Martin’s (an imprint of Macmillan) later this week. It was so surreal to clear out my cubicle at Elsevier on Friday, as I worked there for six years, first in Philly and then New York. I have some wonderful friends there who I’ll greatly miss (though I’m putting us on a monthly happy hour schedule). But I’m excited for the change, both in the work I’ll be doing — developing print and e-content for neat books such as this — and in the awesome team I’ll get to work with.

In my few days off between jobs, I’m planning to hit up the Met for the Warhol exhibit, catch a matinee of Lincoln, and attend a reading or two. My top options for literary events are after the jump!

MONDAY: The Brooklyn Literary Mashup features members of the new Brooklyn International Theater Company performing pieces by Brooklyn writers like Colson Whitehead, Toure and Walt Whitman. [BAM]

Hari Kunzru, Sonya Chung, and Jennifer Haigh will chat about the importance of place and geography in writing with Jennifer Acker, editor of The Common. [CENTER FOR FICTION]

The White Swallow Reading series features queer-friendly writers. This week, curator Angelo Nikolopoulos hosts novelists Michael Cunningham, A.M. Homes, and Justin Torres. [CORNELIA STREET CAFE]

Sapphire, author of Push and The Kid, will discuss her writing and influences at this offsite Greenlight-sponsored event. [ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE]

Two Boots Presents Americana Jamboree: A Country Christmas will feature music by Odetta Hartman and Her Heroes, Doug Goldstein, and more (along with beer and ‘za!). [HOUSING WORKS]