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This Week’s Readings


MONDAY: Release party for THE BIG FEMINIST BUT, an anthology of comics about the ifs, ands & buts of feminism. With Heidi MacDonald, Gabrielle Bell, Josh Neufeld, Emily Flake, and Lauren Weinstein. [Housing Works]

TUESDAY: Book launch for THE REST OF US: A NOVEL by debut novelist Jessica Lott. [BookCourt]

WEDNESDAY: Book launch for LOVE ALL by another debut novelist, Callie Wright. [PowerHouse Arena]

THURSDAY: Stay, Illusion! Simon Critchley, Jamieson Webster, and Hari Kunzru discuss HAMLET. [McNally Jackson]

FRIDAY: Friday Night Slam with Mahogany Browne. [Nuyorican Poets Cafe]

Heidi Julavits and Hari Kunzru


There’s nothing better than going to readings of authors whose prose you admire and finding out that they’re even smarter, cooler, and funnier than their writing suggests. (Something I wish would happen more often in the online dating world…but I digress.) At WORD on Wednesday night, I found this to be true for both authors celebrating their books’ paperback release: Heidi Julavits (The Vanishers/co-editor of The Believer) and Hari Zunzru (Gods Without Men/essayist/social media extraordinaire).

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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!

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