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This Week’s Readings


The Brooklyn Book Fest approacheth!

All this week, Bookend events will lead up to the big day, aka Sunday, in which the largest free lit event in NY will descend on Burough Hall. I’ve compiled a list of some of this week’s most exciting events.

MONDAY: Adelle Waldman (THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P.) will hang out with Jay McInerney (BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY). [Barnes and Noble UES]

TUESDAY: It’s tough to choose just one, so here are two:

Michele Filgate (of Community Bookstore) will interview Paul Harding (TINKERS). [Brooklyn Public Library]

Author and Jezebel columinst Lizzie Skurnick will celebrate the launch of her YA publishing imprint with LOIS FREAKING DUNCAN (I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, STRANGER WITH MY FACE). (Why yes, I did love her growing up.) [PowerHouse]

WEDNESDAY: The Baffler and Melville House will celebrate the launch of Issue 23 and the publication of James Agee’s COTTON TENANTS. [Melville House]

THURSDAY: Dan Wilbur, Carmela Ciuraru and Victor LaValle will host the Library Olympics. [The Rock Shop]

FRIDAY: The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, Slice Lit Mag and Largehearted Lit will host: Literary Past, Present and Future with Joyce Johnson (MINOR CHARACTERS), Alissa Nutting (TAMPA) and Gabriel Roth (THE UNKNOWNS). [BookCourt]

SATURDAY: Salon d’Haiti with Elsie Augustave (THE ROVING TREE) and Edwidge Danticat (CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT). [FiveMyles Gallery]

SUNDAY: There are too many events to name, but check them out here! Tragically, I will be traveling, but I hope to have a good friend (and talented writer) guest blog for me. Also, be sure to check out my writeups of BKBF 2012 (featuring Dan Savage and Naomi Wolf) and BKBF 2011 (featuring Joyce Carol Oates and Larry McMurtry).