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NY Literary Events Calendar

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Thursday October 18 2018, 6:30 PM to
Saturday October 20 2018, 8:00 PM     

Inaugural Ambedkar Lectures 2018
Barnard College
Alex Greenwald
Barnard and Columbia Campuses West 117th Street and Broadway
New York, NY
2128542037
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The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society invites you to the Inaugural Ambedkar Lectures. This series of three lectures features discussions of social justice, affirmative action, and demo...
Thursday October 18 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Third Thursday Poetry Night]
Third Thursday Poetry Night
Poetry Motel Foundation
Dan Wilcox
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave.
Albany, NY
5184820262
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A reading by local poet Dineen Carta, author of Loving the Ache: A Woman's Journery, with an open mic for community poets. Donation supports poetry events & the work of the Social Justice Center....
Monday October 22 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Literary Salon: History, Memory, Craft]
Literary Salon: History, Memory, Craft
Barnard College
Alex Greenwald
Event Oval, The Diana Center West 117th Street and Broadway
New York, NY
2128542037
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Award-winning authors Zinzi Clemmons and Crystal Hana Kim, whose works explore the intimate legacies of political upheaval, race, migration, sexuality, motherhood, trauma and loss, and the malleabilit...
Tuesday October 23 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  The Dash: A discussion with S. Žižek, R. Comay, and F. Ruda]
The Dash: A discussion with S. Žižek, R. Comay, and F. Ruda
Deutsches Haus at NYU
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews
New York, NY
2129988660
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The Department of German at NYU and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a discussion between Slavoj Žižek, Rebecca Comay, and Frank Ruda which will revolve around Comay and Ruda's book The Dash—The Other Si...
Thursday October 25 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Featuring Andy Fogel and Andrea Fry
Word Thursdays
Beatrice Georgalidis
94 Church Street
TREADWELL, NY
6078295055
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Andy Fogle (Saratoga Springs, NY) is the author of five previous chapbooks of poetry, most recently The Last Apprenticeship (White Knuckle Press) and The Neighborhood We Left (Finishing Line Press). O...
Friday October 26 2018, 7:30 PM to
Sunday November 4 2018, 9:30 PM     

[Event Image:  Words on the Street]
Words on the Street

Colleen Verbus
55 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY, NY
2123523101
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Words on the Street is a mystery, a ”what-done-it,” a crime in which all humanity is complicit. Baby is abducted. The Seven Deadly Sins call a summit meeting at which they play out their power struggl...
Saturday October 27 2018, 2:30 PM to 5:30 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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Bernard and Diane Block, G.E. Schwartz, Katrinka Moore, and Karen Neuberg Five fabulous poets, Bernard and Diane Block, G.E. Schwartz, Katrinka Moore, and Karen Neuberg will feature for Brownst...
Tuesday October 30 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Bellevue Literary Review:
Bellevue Literary Review: "Off the Page"
Bellevue Literary Review
Stacy Bodziak
NYU Langone Health, 550 First Avenue, Schwartz Lecture Hall E
New York, NY
212-263-3973
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To celebrate the publication of the Bellevue Literary Review's latest issue, on the theme of "Displacement," editor-in-chief Danielle Ofri hosts an evening of readings by actors from stage and screen....
Tuesday October 30 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir]
Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
7182302100
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Few writers are able to expose the enduring failures of American society through the lens of a personal narrative with unflinching candor and raw vulnerability. Genre-bending essayist and novelist Kie...
Sunday November 4 2018, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  15th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem]
15th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem
brevitas Poets
Amy Barone
308 Bowery
New York, NY
646 942 4972
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At the 15th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem—brevitas poets read their best original poems of the year, which are projected; the new brevitas Anthology is unveiled; books are signed; and lit...
Thursday November 8 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Featuring George Drew
Word Thursdays
Beatrice Georgalidis
94 Church Street
TREADWELL, NY
6078295055
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George Drew (Poestenkill, NY) is the author of The View from Jackass Hill, 2010 winner of the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, Texas Review Press; which also published Down & Dirty (2015), and his New & Se...
Friday November 16 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Jonathan Franzen presents The End of the End of the Earth]
Jonathan Franzen presents The End of the End of the Earth
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
7182302100
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In "The End of the End of the Earth," which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes—both human and literary—that ha...


Featured Events
Thursday, October 18
Inaugural Ambedkar Lectures 2018
New York, NY
6:30 PM   |   View Details »
Thursday, October 18
Third Thursday Poetry Night
Albany, NY
7:30 PM   |   View Details »
Monday, October 22
Literary Salon: History, Memory, Craft
New York, NY
6:00 PM   |   View Details »

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