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This Week’s Readings

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MONDAY: Actor Vanessa Redgrave will read from Michelle Zackheim’s LAST TRAIN TO PARIS and moderate a discussion with the author. [McNally Jackson]

TUESDAY: Manhattan Release Party for Sean Michaels' debut novel US CONDUCTOR. [KGB]

WEDNESDAY: Release party for RAYMOND PETTIBON: TO WIT, with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon. [Strand]

THURSDAY: Kate Zambreno (GREEN GIRL) in convo with Jenny Offill (DEPT. OF SPECULATION).  [Center for Fiction]

This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: Book launch for THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE by Maya Lang, in convo with David Gilbert (& SONS). [Strand]

TUESDAY: Aaaand another book launch for Megan Abbott’s THE FEVER. [BookCourt]

WEDNESDAY: Joint event with authors Megan Abbott (THE FEVER), Julia Fierro (CUTTING TEETH), and Anna Godbersen (THE BLONDE). [WORD]

THURSDAY: The Moth StorySLAM (theme: Breathless). [Housing Works]

FRIDAY: Happy weekend!

This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: A whole bunch of people will be participating in Graywolf Press’s 40th Anniversary Event, including Leslie Jamison (THE EMPATHY EXAMS), Tracy K. Smith (LIFE ON MARS), and Mary Szybist (INCARNADINE). [Housing Works]

*BONUS*: Senator Elizabeth Warren (A FIGHTING CHANCE) will be at the Strand from 4:30—5:30, pre-Colbert! [Strand]

TUESDAY: On Shirley Jackson: Victor LaValle (THE DEVIL IN SILVER) in convo with Sarah Weinman (TROUBLED DAUGHTERS, TWISTED WIVES). [McNally Jackson]

WEDNESDAY: In convo: Francine Prose (LOVERS AT THE CHAMELEON CLUB, PARIS 1932) and Rivka Galchen (AMERICAN INNOVATIONS). [Center for Fiction]

THURSDAY: Pitchapalooza: American Idol for books, with Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, co-founders of The Book Doctors. [WORD]

FRIDAY: An Evening with the One Story Literary Debutantes, hosted by One Story founding editor Hannah Tinti and featuring readings by award-winning debut authors Molly Antopol, Rachel Cantor, Amelia Kahaney, Celeste Ng, David James Poissant, James Scott, and Ben Stroud. [Greenlight]

This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: Franklin Park with Lynne Tillman, Jeff Jackson, Tova Mirvis, Brendan Kiely, and Wah-Ming Chang. [Franklin Park]

TUESDAY: Book launch for CUTTING TEETH by Sackett Street founder Julia Fierro. [BookCourt]

WEDNESDAY: Joshua Ferris on his newest, TO RISE AT A DECENT HOUR. [Greenlight]

THURSDAY: Graywolf Poetry Tour with Saskia Hamilton, Nick Lantz and Mark Wunderlich. [WORD]

FRIDAY: The Pogues’ James Fearnley on his memoir, HERE COMES EVERYBODY. [Community]

This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: The Miss Manhattan Non-fiction Reading Series featuring Jack Murnigham, Danny Goodman, Harris Sockel, and Hannah VanderPoel. [Niagara Bar]

TUESDAY: Largehearted Lit featuring Stacey D’Erasmo (WONDERLAND) in convo with Elissa Schappel (BLUEPRINTS FOR BUILDING BETTER GIRLS) and special musical guest Rachael Yamagata. [Housing Works]

WEDNESDAY: Roxane Gay (AN UNTAMED STATE) in convo with Ruth Franklin. [McNally Jackson]

THURSDAY: Launch party for THE MOVEMENT OF STARS by Amy Brill. [Bookcourt]

FRIDAY: Christopher Moore (THE SERPENT OF VENICE) in convo with Euan Morton. [WORD, Jersey City location]

shitroughdrafts:

SH*T ROUGH DRAFTS Launch Party!!!
New York City. Tumblr and Chronicle Books invite you to the release party for the Shit Rough Drafts book!  
Featuring stories of shitty drafts by:
Ben Jurney (The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)
Melinda Taub (Author of Still Star-Crossed, contributor to The Onion News Network and Billy on the Street)
Andy Ross (The Onion News Network, MAD Magazine, host of Real Characters)
Bob Powers (Author of Happy Cruelty Day, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, host of Steamboat)
And MC Tim Manley (author of Alice in Tumblr-land)
April 24th at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn

I’m headed to Mexico shortly, but if I WAS in town this week I’d hit up the SH*T ROUGH DRAFTS launch party at Powerhouse on Thursday. Given the subject matter and readers, I’m sure it’ll be a highly entertaining time. 

shitroughdrafts:

SH*T ROUGH DRAFTS Launch Party!!!

New York City. Tumblr and Chronicle Books invite you to the release party for the Shit Rough Drafts book!  

Featuring stories of shitty drafts by:

Ben Jurney (The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)

Melinda Taub (Author of Still Star-Crossed, contributor to The Onion News Network and Billy on the Street)

Andy Ross (The Onion News Network, MAD Magazine, host of Real Characters)

Bob Powers (Author of Happy Cruelty Day, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, host of Steamboat)

And MC Tim Manley (author of Alice in Tumblr-land)

April 24th at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn

I’m headed to Mexico shortly, but if I WAS in town this week I’d hit up the SH*T ROUGH DRAFTS launch party at Powerhouse on Thursday. Given the subject matter and readers, I’m sure it’ll be a highly entertaining time. 

(via shitroughdrafts)

This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: Yay, George Saunders (TENTH OF DECEMBER). [Bookcourt, offsite]

TUESDAY: The Debutantes: Six Women Writers Discuss First-Time Publishing with Jen Doll, Kathleen Hale, Ariel Lawhon, Lindsey J. Palmer, Susan Rieger, and Helen Wan. [Housing Works]

WEDNESDAY: Leslie Jamison (THE EMPATHY EXAMS) in convo with Michelle Orange (THIS IS RUNNING FROM YOUR LIFE). [McNally Jackson]

THURSDAY: Brooklyn Book Launch for BOURBON: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by Dane Huckelbridge. [Powerhouse]

FRIDAY: Enid Harlow (GOOD TO HER, a Prohibition-era historical novel). [Bluestockings]

Also, check out Kate Gavino’s (Last Night’s Reading) Instagram for some awesome drawings from Sunday’s Downtown Literary Festival.

Finally, this article made me feel a bit better about the world.