86 posts tagged Lit
MONDAY: Book launch for Chuck Klosterman’s I WEAR THE BLACK HAT: GRAPPLING WITH VILLAINS (REAL AND IMAGINED). [BookCourt]
TUESDAY: The Book Report, hosted by Leigh Stein and Sasha Fletcher, featuring Chelsea Hodson, Mark Leidner, Monica Wendel, and Sarah Bridgins. [HiFi]
WEDNESDAY: Celeste Ng (EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU) in convo with Catherine Chung (FORGOTTEN COUNTRY). [Greenlight]
THURSDAY: Emily Gould (FRIENDSHIP) in convo with Elif Batuman (THE POSSESSED: ADVENTURES WITH RUSSIAN BOOKS AND THE PEOPLE WHO READ THEM). [McNally Jackson]
SATURDAY: Book launch for POKING A DEAD FROG by Mike Sacks, in convo with Bill Hader. [Powerhouse]
In the ongoing battle for women’s rights, I’m glad we have Kate Zambreno on our side.
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]
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!
Flavorwire asked me and a few other lit folk for our ultimate summertime reads. THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (an old favorite) immediately came to mind. Find out why and check out the other choices here.
Or: The Perks of Being a BookStalker.
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]
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]
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]
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.