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This Week’s Readings

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]

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: Tonight’s Franklin Park Reading Series will feature last week’s BookStalkee Karolina Waclawiak (How to Get Into the Twin Palms), Tim Horvath (Understories), Dylan Nice (Other Kinds), Margarita Korol (Spoils of War: Ode to a Refusenik Mother), and Lars Iyer (Spurious, Dogma & Exodus). [FRANKLIN PARK]

TUESDAY: Fiction Addiction’s new sister nonfiction series Big Umbrella will kick off with Rosie Schaap (Drinking with Men), Christopher Bollen (Lightning People), and Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s Jason Diamond. [2A]

WEDNESDAY: Manil Suresh (The Death of Vishnu) will discuss his newest, The City of Devi, with Rajesh Parameswaran (I Am an Executioner). [MCNALLY JACKSON]

THURSDAY: Can’t beat the name: “It’s Like my Heart has Sciatica: Smith Mag’s Annual Love & Hearthbreak Story Show.” Contributors sharing tales of “shattered relationships” will include Ophira Eisenberg, David Crabb, A.J. Jacobs, Catie Lazarus, Abby Ellin, and Bryan Christian. $10. [92Y TRIBECA]

FRIDAY: I’ve always wanted to see A. S. Byatt read — and now I’ll finally get my chance! The author of Possession and The Children’s Book, along with Tracy K. Smith (Life on Mars), will and be interviewed by WNYC’s Leonard Lopate. [POWERHOUSE ARENA]