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NY Literary Events Calendar

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Tuesday May 3 2016, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 

In Conversation: Amara Lakhous and Adam Shatz
The Center for Fiction
Laura
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St, New York, NY
New York, NY
212 755 6710
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“As a novelist of culture clash, Lakhous has the faculty to maintain colorful voices with the luxury of introducing political themes as instantiations of character” – Bookforum International aut...
Wednesday May 4 2016, 7:30 PM to 8:10 PM
 

[Event Image:  IMRE LODBROG ET SA PETITE AMIE: GO FERAL]
IMRE LODBROG ET SA PETITE AMIE: GO FERAL
DixonPlace
Matthew
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY
2122190736
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ABOUT THIS SHOW Imre Lodbrog is a semi-fictional French rock star who agreed to have Barbara Browning help him write his story. The artists recount it in serial form, with songs. This episode opens w...
Wednesday May 4 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Granta: New Irish Writing]
Granta: New Irish Writing
The Center for Fiction
Laura
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St, New York, NY
New York, NY
212 755 6710
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Presented in partnership with Granta, Culture Ireland, Poetry Ireland, and Irish Arts Center. To celebrate Granta Magazine's spring issue, "New Irish Writing," we're presenting a conversation on ...
Wednesday May 4 2016, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Jonathan Franzen + Myra Melford]
Jonathan Franzen + Myra Melford
Roulette
Ginger Dolden
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY
(917) 267-0363
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Literary and musical worlds collide for a one-off performance from Myra Melford and Jonathan Franzen. Pianist Myra Melford performs Life Carries Me This Way, a suite of pieces for solo piano inspired ...
Thursday May 5 2016, 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
 

[Event Image:  TEMPORARY LIGHT]
TEMPORARY LIGHT
DixonPlace
Matthew
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY
2122190736
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ABOUT THIS SHOW Coked-up, lonely & working the night shift on a NYC construction site, family man, Petey hires a prostitute from Craigslist but instead of the image in the ad, he gets Slovenian Olga—...
Monday May 9 2016, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  THE MOSQUITO]
THE MOSQUITO
DixonPlace
Matthew
161A Chrystie Street
New York City, NY
2122190736
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ABOUT THIS SHOW Hang out at the lounge at Dixon Place, the iconic & funky east-village theatre. Have a drink while checking out an early evening collection of musicians, writers, comics & creative ty...
Tuesday May 10 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Rick Moody, Morowa Yejide & Anjali Mitter Duva at Pen Parentis!
Pen Parentis Literary Salon
Milda DeVoe
The Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall Street (Enter on Water or Pearl)
New York, NY
212-501-2031
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Pen Parentis Literary Salon Presents our Season Closer with Guggenheim Fellow Rick Moody, finalist for the National PEN/Bellwether Prize, Morowa Yejide, and emerging novelist Anjali Mitter Duva. Autho...
Wednesday May 11 2016, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  QUEER ART ORGANICS]
QUEER ART ORGANICS
DixonPlace
Matthew
161A Chrystie Street
New York City, NY
2122190736
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An evening of music, comedy, dancing, performance art & theatre celebrating LGBTQ performers. The May iteration will feature Raluca Albu, Sarah M. Duncan & Kim Yaged....
Saturday May 14 2016, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Book Release and Signing: East of Flatbush, North of Love]
Book Release and Signing: East of Flatbush, North of Love
My People Tell Stories, LLC
Danielle Brown, Ph.D.
814 Flatbush Avenue (Flatbush Caton Market)
Brooklyn, NY
(504) 249-8774
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Join My People Tell Stories, LLC at CaribBEING House on the grounds of the bustling Flatbush Caton Market for a book reading, signing, and musical performance by author and musician Danielle Brown, Ph...
Sunday May 15 2016, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing]
Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing
Temple Israel of Lawrence
Alan Freedman
Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue
Lawrence, NY
5162391140
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Join the celebration for the first photographic history of Jewish champions and contenders in the Golden Age of boxing by eminent boxing historian Mike Silver. Hundreds of fabulous Jewish boxers liter...
Monday May 16 2016, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Bellevue Literary Review Spring Reading]
Bellevue Literary Review Spring Reading
Bellevue Literary Review
Stacy Bodziak
Bellevue Hospital, 462 First Ave., at the Chapel Hall
New York, NY
(212) 263-3973
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Join the Bellevue Literary Review for an evening of readings to celebrate our 30th issue. Four contributing authors from the issue will read their work in Bellevue Hospital’s lovely Chapel Hall, one ...
Monday May 16 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Reading with Lera Auerbach at the PoetNY series at Bowery Poetry]
Reading with Lera Auerbach at the PoetNY series at Bowery Poetry
Arch Street Press
Holly Camisa
Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery, New York, New York 100
New York, NY
8777322724
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Renowned Russian-American composer, writer, visual artist and concert pianist Lera Auerbach will be reading from Excess of Being, her new book of aphorisms and original artwork, by turns provocative, ...
Tuesday May 17 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Reading with Lera Auerbach and David Lehman at KGB Bar]
Reading with Lera Auerbach and David Lehman at KGB Bar
Arch Street Press
Holly Camisa
KGB Bar & Lit Mag 85 E 4th St, New York, New York 10003
New York, NY
8777322724
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Renowned Russian-American composer, writer, visual artist and concert pianist Lera Auerbach will be reading from Excess of Being, her book of aphorisms and original artwork, by turns provocative, dark...
Friday May 20 2016, 8:00 PM to
Saturday May 21 2016, 10:00 PM     

American Society of Journalists and Authors Writers Conferences
ASJA
Crystal Goodremote
Roosevelt Hotel 45 E 45th Street NY 10017
New York, NY
212 297-2140
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Join the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) in May for two days of education, networking, and sharing winning strategies. ASJA’s 45th Annual Writers Conference, May 20 – 21, will offer...
Tuesday August 16 2016, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  A Red Hen Press reading in Bryant Park]
A Red Hen Press reading in Bryant Park

Keaton Maddox
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th, and 42nd Streets, New Yor
New York, NY
6263569974
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Join Red Hen Press in Bryant Park, NYC, for a reading featuring Victoria Chang, Andrew Lam, Seema Reza, Brynn Saito, and Tess Taylor. Read the authors’ bios here: https://www.facebook.com/events/...


Featured Events
Tuesday, May 3
In Conversation: Amara Lakhous and Adam Shatz
New York, NY
7:30 PM   |   View Details »
Wednesday, May 4
Granta: New Irish Writing
New York, NY
7:30 PM   |   View Details »
Wednesday, May 4
IMRE LODBROG ET SA PETITE AMIE: GO FERAL
New York, NY
7:30 PM   |   View Details »

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