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NY Literary Events Calendar

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Friday September 30 2016, 7:30 PM to 8:20 PM
 

Guerrilla Literature Reading Series
Dixon Place
Matthew Dicken
Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY
212-219-0736
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This series has hosted readings by emerging & established authors since 2007. Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope). Curated by Lee Matthew Goldberg, Camellia Phillips, and Marco ...
Saturday October 1 2016, 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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Gabriel Don, Robert Gibbons, Yi Wu at Park Plaza Restaurant, Sat, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016 Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005 Brownston...
Tuesday October 4 2016, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  In Conversation: Caroline Leavitt and Rick Moody]
In Conversation: Caroline Leavitt and Rick Moody
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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In celebration of the publication of her hotly anticipated new novel Cruel Beautiful World (Algonquin), New York Times-bestselling writer Caroline Leavitt (Is This Tomorrow; Pictures of You; Girls In ...
Tuesday October 4 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Joby Warrick on ISIS and Black Flags]
Joby Warrick on ISIS and Black Flags
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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In Black Flags, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner...
Wednesday October 5 2016, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Book Discussion: James Schuyler,
Book Discussion: James Schuyler, "Selected Poems"
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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This discussion will take place in the Balcony Conference Room. William Corbett leads a three session discussion series on modern poets whose collective careers spanned the 20th century: Lorine Nie...
Wednesday October 5 2016, 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brownstone Poets]
Brownstone Poets
Brownstone Poets
Patricia Carragon
Brooklyn Public Library Park Slope 431 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
9176795002
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: First Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Book Event A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights The list of rea...
Tuesday October 11 2016, 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
 

[Event Image:  Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of Seinfeldia, at NYP]
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of Seinfeldia, at NYP
New York Public Library
Andy Buckalew
209 W 23rd St
New York, NY
212-924-1585
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Jennifer Keishin Armstrong comes to Muhlenberg Library to discuss and sign copies of her most recent book, Seinfeldia: The Secret World of the Show About Nothing that Changed Everything . In Seinf...
Tuesday October 11 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Politics and Prose: Lit Mags on Political Writing]
Politics and Prose: Lit Mags on Political Writing
Community of Literary Magazines
Paul Legault
NYPL’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Bdlg, 5th Ave & 42nd St, 2nd flr
New York City, NY
2127419110
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Join us Tuesday, October 11 at The NYPL for a discussion between editors Matt Lord (Boston Review), Katherine Rowland (Guernica), Dayna Tortorici (n+1), and moderator Dan Simon (Seven Stories Press) a...
Wednesday October 12 2016, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  New Writing from Singapore]
New Writing from Singapore
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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In October, Words Without Borders is dedicating an issue to new writing from Singapore, and to celebrate its launch we’re pleased to welcome Singapore Literature Prize-winning Tamil-language poet and ...
Thursday October 13 2016, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Concentrating on Craft: Matt Bell and Annie DeWitt]
Concentrating on Craft: Matt Bell and Annie DeWitt
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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Inspired by their time at the Center’s workshops, Matt Bell (Scrapper, A Tree Or A Person Or A Wall) and Annie DeWitt (White Nights in Split Town City) will join us to explore sentence craft and preci...
Thursday October 13 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Medea Benjamin on Saudi Arabia]
Medea Benjamin on Saudi Arabia
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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The co-founder of CODEPINK has become famous for fearlessly tackling head-on subjects most of us studiously avoid. Sometimes, she does so in person—as during President Obama’s speech at the National D...
Friday October 14 2016, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Values and Ethics - Through A Jewish Lens Book & Authors]
Values and Ethics - Through A Jewish Lens Book & Authors
Temple Israel of Lawrence [nid:6
Alan Freedman
Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue
Lawrence, NY
(516) 239-1140
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Fred & Joyce Claar will be discussing their new book, "Values and Ethics-Through A Jewish lens," on Friday October 14, 2016, starting at 10:30 a.m., at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue, L...
Saturday October 15 2016, 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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Second Brownstone Poets 2016 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 anthol...
Wednesday October 19 2016, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Book Discussion: August Kleinzahler, Sleeping It Off/Rapid City]
Book Discussion: August Kleinzahler, Sleeping It Off/Rapid City
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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This discussion will take place in the Balcony Conference Room. William Corbett leads a three session discussion series on modern poets whose collective careers spanned the 20th century: Lorine Nie...
Wednesday October 19 2016, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 

The Art of Memory: A Reading from the Bellevue Literary Review
Bellevue Literary Review
Stacy Bodziak
NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B
New York, NY
212-263-3973
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From Marcel Proust to Oliver Sacks, memory has been both a muse and a source of endless literary and scientific inquiry. The Bellevue Literary Review’s new issue— "Reconstructions: The Art of Memory"...
Wednesday October 19 2016, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn By the Book: Jonathan Lethem]
Brooklyn By the Book: Jonathan Lethem
BPL/Congregation Beth Elohim
Joel Whitney
274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY
718.768.3814
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Bruno Alexander, the protagonist of Lethem's newest novel, The Gamblers Anatomy, is a backgammon hustler who travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur whales until he runs into a trou...
Thursday October 27 2016, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Pulitzer Centennial Poetry Celebration]
Pulitzer Centennial Poetry Celebration
The Poetry Society of America
Ellen Koppy
The Great Hall of the Cooper Union / 7 E 7th Street
New York, NY
(212) 254-9628
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At this once-in-a-lifetime event, 13 Pulitzer Prize-winning poets will share the stage to read from their own prize-winning collections as well as select poems by past winners. Join us in celebration ...
Monday October 31 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  ‘STAINED’ – AUTHOR TALK & READING]
‘STAINED’ – AUTHOR TALK & READING
Bluestockings Bookstore
LOU
172 Allen Street,
New York, NY
212-777-6028
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Join Abda Khan, author of ‘Stained’, as she talks about her debut novel that tackles rape, honour issues and inequality. She will talk openly and candidly of her experiences with women in ethnic commu...
Tuesday November 1 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Garth Risk Hallberg with Rob Spillman]
Garth Risk Hallberg with Rob Spillman
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, ...
Wednesday November 2 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on the Euro]
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on the Euro
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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In 2010, the 2008 global financial crisis morphed into the “eurocrisis.” It has not abated. The 19 countries of Europe that share the euro currency?the eurozone?have been rocked by economic stagnation...
Wednesday November 9 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn by the Book: Javier Marías]
Brooklyn by the Book: Javier Marías
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Thus Bad Begins by the great Spanish novelist Javier Marías is the story of a couple living in the shadow of a mysterious, unhappy history, and the punishments we exact on those we love. Juan de Vere,...


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Friday, September 30
Guerrilla Literature Reading Series
New York, NY
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Saturday, October 1
Brownstone Poets
Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, October 4
In Conversation: Caroline Leavitt and Rick Moody
New York, NY
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