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NY Literary Events Calendar

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Tuesday May 2 2017, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Dark Side of the Full Moon Film, Discussion, Author Signing]
Dark Side of the Full Moon Film, Discussion, Author Signing
Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library
Drew Story
1 South Country Rd
Brightwaters, NY
631-665-4350
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Learn about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression and hear the stories of women who witnessed or lived through a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Panelists will i...
Tuesday May 2 2017, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  May Day 2: Punk Rock All Stars feat. Phil Marcade]
May Day 2: Punk Rock All Stars feat. Phil Marcade
Three Rooms Press
Peter
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY
(212) 505-3474
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On Tuesday, May 2nd, 7 p.m., Three Rooms Press presents a one night only event: PUNK ALL-STARS, the NYC book launch for “PUNK AVENUE: Inside the New York City Underground 1972-1982,” a memoir by NYC p...
Tuesday May 2 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  The Big Read: Tayari Jones on Silver Sparrow]
The Big Read: Tayari Jones on Silver Sparrow
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta during the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's families: the public one and the secret one. When Witherspoon's daughters from each family...
Wednesday May 3 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Dislocations: Hala Alyan and Lauren Wein]
Dislocations: Hala Alyan and Lauren Wein
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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Please join us for the launch of award-winning Palestinian-American poet and writer Hala Alyan’s debut novel Salt Houses. Set during Palestine’s Six-Day War in 1967, Salt Houses tracks one family from...
Thursday May 4 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  PEN World Voices: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Chinelo Okparanta]
PEN World Voices: Viet Thanh Nguyen and Chinelo Okparanta
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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Winner of our 2015 First Novel Prize and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize Viet Thanh Nguyen (The Sympathizer, The Refugees) joins Lambda Award and O. Henry Prize-winner Chinelo Okparanta (Happiness, Like Water...
Saturday May 6 2017, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Spring Into Stories: Children's Author and Illustrator Festival]
Spring Into Stories: Children's Author and Illustrator Festival
Brooklyn Public Library
Paquita Campoverde
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Celebrate Children's Book Week with an all-star line-up of local children's book authors and illustrators! Enjoy hands-on art, lively presentations, and a book sale and signing....
Saturday May 6 2017, 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brownstone Poets]
Brownstone Poets
Brownstone Poets
Patricia Carragon
Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
9176795002
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Brownstone Poets presents Chocolate Waters and Chavisa Woods Saturday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Saturday, May 6 at 2:3...
Saturday May 6 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

Tom McCarthy with Hal Foster
New York Review Books
Nicholas During
Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 W. 21st Street
New York, NY
(212) 293-1614
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Tom McCarthy with Hal Foster Nothing Will Have Taken Place Except the Place – a Lecture by Tom McCarthy Followed by a discussion with Hal Foster Please note: this event will be held at Paula Cooper...
Monday May 8 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Belladonna*]
Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Belladonna*
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Belladonna* is an avant-garde collective with the mission to promote the work of feminist writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, im...
Tuesday May 9 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Tom McCarthy on Kathy Acker]
Tom McCarthy on Kathy Acker
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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This is an exclusive opportunity to hear Man Booker Prize finalist Tom McCarthy (Satin Island, C, Remainder) present his essay-length piece on the experimental novelist, punk poet, postmodernist and f...
Tuesday May 9 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

Tom McCarthy and Lynne Tillman on Kathy Acker
New York Review Books
Nicholas During
17 E. 47th Street
New York, NY
(212) 293-1614
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This is an exclusive opportunity to hear Man Booker Prize finalist Tom McCarthy (Satin Island, C, Remainder) present his essay-length piece on the experimental novelist, punk poet, postmodernist and f...
Wednesday May 10 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Inscribing Grief: Martha Cooley, Charles Bock, Max Winter and]
Inscribing Grief: Martha Cooley, Charles Bock, Max Winter and
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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Three writers whose latest works deal with grief and mourning join to investigate the ways in which writing can capture these complex, difficult emotions. With Martha Cooley (Guesswork: A Reckoning wi...
Wednesday May 10 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Richard Ford: Between Them, A Memoir]
Richard Ford: Between Them, A Memoir
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love. How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and i...
Monday May 15 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Hanging Loose Press]
Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Hanging Loose Press
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Readings from Justin Jamail, Thomas Devaney & Jiwon Choi. The first issue of Hanging Loose magazine was published in 1966. The name was inspired by the format -- mimeographed loose pages in a cover...
Saturday May 20 2017, 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Launch]
Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Launch
Brownstone Poets
Patricia Carragon
Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
9176795002
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First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights The list of readers from this antholo...
Monday June 5 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Ugly Duckling Presse]
Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Ugly Duckling Presse
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Readings from Constance DeJong, Mónica de la Torre & Karen Emmerich (translator of Eleni Vakalo) Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, perf...
Thursday June 29 2017, 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
 

[Event Image:  Poetry reading with Susan Lewis and Sharon Mesmer]
Poetry reading with Susan Lewis and Sharon Mesmer
New York Public Library
Andy Buckalew
209 W 23rd St
New York, NY
212-924-1585
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Susan Lewis and Sharon Mesmer will present their poetry at the Muhlenberg Library. Susan Lewis (susanlewis.net) is the publisher and editor of Posit (positjournal.com). Her most recent book, Hei...


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