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This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: LA on the Hudson: A Night of Readings will feature Jim Krusoe (Iceland), Dylan Landis (Normal People Don’t Live Like This), and Janice Shapiro (Bummer and Other Stories). [BOOKCOURT]

TUESDAY: Celebrate Springsteen Night with authors Marc Dolan (Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and Caryn Rose (Raise your Hand: The Adventures of an American Springsteen Fan in Europe). Free Sixpoint beer, holla. [WORD]

WEDNESDAY: John Kenney (Truth in Advertising) will chat with Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins). [GREENLIGHT]

THURSDAY: Photographer and filmmaker Bill Hayward will discuss his latest book, Bad Behavior, with Coffin Factory editor Laura Isaacman. [HOUSING WORKS]

FRIDAY: Musician Ian Svenonius (The Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up Chain and the Gang) will share tips on forming a kick-ass band from his book True Rock ‘n’ Roll Secrets Revealed. [LE POISSON ROUGE]

This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: For this month’s Upstairs at the Square, Dana Spiotta will read from her newest novel, Stone Arabia, and Yo La Tengo (!) will play some jams. [BARNES AND NOBLE, UNION SQUARE]

TUESDAY: YA panel featuring Matt de la Pena (I Will Save You), Deborah Heiligman (Intentions), and Theo Lawrence (Mystic City), moderated by One Teen Story editor Pei-Ling Lue. ALSO: Check out my girl Leah Konen’s recent piece on YA and feminism. [POWERHOUSE ARENA]

WEDNESDAY: Andre Acimen (Alibies: Essays on Elsewhere) and Teju Cole (Open City) will talk about their books’ shared focus on “Pondering and Wandering.”

THURSDAY: Nick Flynn will chat about his newest, The Reenactments, a memoir based on the bizarre experience of seeing another of his memoirs, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, get turned into a movie. [STRAND BOOKSTORE]

FRIDAY: Heyo. Start the weekend off sexy with Titillating Tongue: NYC Erotica in Poetry and Prose.  [LE POISSON ROUGE]

Vol. 1 Brooklyn Presents: The Greatest 3-Minute Movie Stories

Just a reminder that I’ll be reading tonight at Le Poisson Rouge  (6-8:30) for Vol. 1 Brooklyn, along with these rad people below. Stop by if you can!

  • Rosie Schaap (New York Times Magazine Drink columnist/Author, Drinking With Men)
  • Sadie Stein (Paris Review editor)
  • Terese Svboda (Author, Bohemian Girl)
  • Jesse Fox (Writer, Splitsider,
  • Christine Smallwood (writer, contributed to Harper’s Magazine, The London Review of Books, Bookforum)
  • J. Gabriel Boylan (Capital New York)
  • Rachel Syme (Author)
  • Elisabeth Donnelly (writer, contributes to The Paris Review, This Recording, The Boston Globe)
  • A.N. Devers (Writers’ Houses founder) 
  • Ryan Chapman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Jen Vafidis (Vol. 1 contributor)

(Photo via Recession Art NYC)