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This Week’s Readings

MONDAY: This Franklin Park event features Karen Russell (Vampires in the Lemon Grove), Elissa Schappell (Blueprints for Building Better Girls), Leigh Newman (Still Points North), Roxane Gay (Ayiti), and Michael Heald (Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension). [FRANKLIN PARK]

TUESDAY: Kevin Powers (The Yellow Birds) in convo with Michael Pietsch (Hachette chief exec). [MCNALLY JACKSON]

WEDNESDAY: Richard Hell (Television) will read from Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography. [BOOKCOURT]

THURSDAY: Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers with creator Becky Cooper and panelists Matt Green, Liana Finck, and Eugene Drucker. [POWERHOUSE]

FRIDAY: The Moth StorySLAM. Theme: envy. [HOUSING WORKS]

This Week’s Readings


MONDAY: The Franklin Park Reading series presents Heidi Julavits (The Vanishers), Fiona Maazel (Woke Up Lonely), Teddy Wayne (The Love Song of Jonny Valentine), David Gilbert (& Sons), and Maris Kreizman. [FRANKLIN PARK]


WEDNESDAY: Joshua Henkin (The World Without You). [BOOKCOURT]

THURSDAY: Comedy in Fiction: Fiona Maazel, Sam Lipsyte and Jim Shepard, moderated by Jason Diamond. [CENTER FOR FICTION]

Junot Diaz (This is How You Lose Her). [THE STRAND]

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MONDAY: Release party for Sam Pink’s newest novel, Rontel. [HOUSING WORKS]

TUESDAY: The NYer’s Calvin Tomkins will read from Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews. [192 BOOKS]

WEDNESDAY: Book launch for Sexy Feminism, by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Heather Wood Rudolph. (My buds! Holla.) [BLUESTOCKINGS]

THURSDAY: The Behind the Book series will feature Jonathan Dee, Aria Beth Sloss, and Ben Schrank. [KGB]

FRIDAY: The Moth StorySLAM! This event’s theme: going sane. [THE TISHERMAN AUDITORIUM]

This Week’s Readings


Though we’re coming up fast on the holidays, there are still lots of events going on this week, including: Junot Diaz & Julie Otsuka, NYer cartoonist Victoria Roberts, the Moth StorySLAM, and a book launch for My Apocalypse.

Also: I have an excellent BookStalked interview I’ll be posting later this week (Thursday or Friday), so be sure to check back!

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