Poetry & Prose Open Mic at Secret Loft

05/10/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

 

A showcase of poets and writers at Secret Loft. 

Grab a seat in our comfortable loft and enjoy an easy evening of poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction. Present an original or favorite piece during the open mic, or relax and be inspired by our featured readers. 

7:30-8:00 - Open mic sign-up
8-8:30 - Open mic
8:30-9:30 - Featured readers
9:30-10:30 - Open mic

Featured Readers:

Chelsea Fonden (Stylus, I Want You To See This Before I Leave Zine, The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature)

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Secret Loft
14th St. and 6th Ave., Address will be sent to ticket holders the day of the event Address will be sent to ticket holders the day of the event
New York, NY 10011

Tayari Jones: An American Marriage

07/19/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fiction
Reading

Tayari Jones discusses her novel An American Marriage, a national bestseller -- and latest pick for Oprah's Book Club -- that focuses on a newlywed couple and their reckoning with race, gender roles, and forces beyond their control.

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American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave. Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Information

American Writers Museum
312-374-8790

Aimee Nezhukumatathil & Tishani Doshi | Poetry & Conversation

05/08/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

Long-time mutual admirers of each other's work, celebrated poets AIMEE NEZHUKUMATATHIL and TISHANI DOSHI bridge the Atlantic for a rare double reading and craft talk at WORD Brooklyn — their first reading together, and Aimee's first reading from Oceanic in NYC!

Copies of Aimee's new book, Oceanic, will be for sale hot off the press alongside exclusive, early hardbound editions of Tishani's Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (scheduled for official release in the US this fall).

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Word Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

COUPLET Reading Series: The Spring Edition

05/19/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Poetry
Reading

“COUPLET”—A Quarterly Poetry Reading Series & Social at The Delancey (lower level), Lower East Side, NYC. 

Spring 2018 Edition: Saturday, May 19th: 7—10 PM.

Produced, curated and hosted by poet Leah Umansky, COUPLET is a quarterly reading series held on the Lower East Side featuring both emerging and established poets. Every event features music & DJ after-party. 

Readers include:

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the delancey
168 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10001

9th Annual Spring Writes Literary Festival

05/03/2018 - 4:30pm
Poetry/Fiction
Reading/Workshop/Panel/Talk/Performance

May 3 to May 6: The Spring Writes Literary Festival - 47 literary themed events: workshops, panels, readings, open mics, entertainment, Literary Jeopardy, and more. 10 downtown Ithaca locations, featuring 135 regional writers. This festival is VAST. Almost all events are free. Please visit www.SpringWrites.org for the full schedule and details. (This event started in 2010, with New York State Council on the Arts support.

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Downtown Ithaca
within two blocks of the Ithaca Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact Information

Robin Schwartz
6072735072

Patricia Smith, poet and winner of the 2018 NAACP Image Award visits UTEP and the El Paso-Juárez border

04/27/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Poetry
Performance

The UTEP Department of Creative Writing (and the Spatz Visiting Writer Endowment), the African American Studies Program, and the Liberal Arts Honors Program are proud to present:

Friday, April 27th at 6:00pm, UTEP Union Cinema (in the Union Building).

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Union Cinema at the University of Texas at El Paso
500 W University Avenue Union Building, 1st floor
El Paso, TX 79968

Contact Information

Sasha Pimentel
9157476810

Why There Are Words Presents: "The Return"

05/10/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Performance

Why There Are Words Presents “The Return” May 10, 2018

Join Why There Are Words on May 10th, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito (333 Caledonia Street) for readings on the theme of “The Return” with the following acclaimed authors: Peter Neil Carroll, Kirstin Chen, William Luvaas, Lone Mørch, Tim J. Myers, Anne Raeff, and Barbara Ridley.

Doors open at 7; readings begin at 7:15. $10 (cash or check) at the door. Cash bar.

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Studio 333
333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Contact Information

Peg Alford Pursell
415-331-8272

Poets & Writers' Sacramento Literary Roundtable Meeting

05/09/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Please join us for the next Poets & Writers' Sacramento Literary Roundtable Meeting hosted by the Sacramento Poetry Center:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(Midtown, between Q and R)

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Sacramento Poetry Center
1719 25th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Contact Information

Jamie FitzGerald
310-481-7195

You Are Not Crazy: Letters From Your Therapist

05/19/2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Local author and Psychotherapist David Klow discusses his new book, You Are Not Crazy: Letters From Your Therapist. Through letters from the therapist to his clients, the book aims to end the stigma associated with seeking mental health care.

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The Well North Shor
1222 Washington Court Suite 201
Wilmette, IL 60091

Kristin Kaye reads TREE DREAMS

04/26/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Kristin Kaye reads from her eco-literary coming of age novel that Kirkus Reviews describes as "superbly written" with "brilliantly onomatopoiec prose." 

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BookBook Passage By-the-Bay
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Contact Information

415.339.1300

PEN America Presents the 2018 Emerging Voices Fellows

04/28/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

PEN America and Tongue & Groove present a reading by the 2018 Emerging Voices Fellows at Hotel Café.

Join us for a night of readings and drinks with musical guest Elephants With Guns.

Featuring:
Jubi Arriola-Headley
Ron L. Dowell
Natalie Mislang Mann
Angela M. Sanchez
Francisco Uribe

5:30pm doors | 6pm reading
$6 cover (must be 21+)

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The Hotel Café
1623 North Cahuenga Boulevard #1/2 N
Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

Natalie Green
424.354.0438

PEN America & The Edison April Book Club

04/25/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry
Talk

PEN America and The Edison hope to see you at our April Book Club to discuss Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong. Hosted by Chiwan Choi.

Free and open to all, both PEN America Members and non-members. Specialty cocktails will be offered all night, and happy hour prices are available.

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The Edison
108 W 2nd St, # 101
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact Information

Natalie Gree
4243540438

Caldecott Honor-winner Aaron Becker, with A Stone for Sascha

05/14/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Author talk and meet & greet book signing. A girl grieves the loss of her dog in an achingly beautiful wordless epic from the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Journey, Aaron Becker presents A Stone for Sascha.

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Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301

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Gibson's Bookstore
6032240562

Short Circuits Reading: James Lough, Zara Bell, and Eric Nelson

04/26/2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Celebrate the release of "Short Circuits: Aphorisms, Fragments, and Literary Anomalies," the latest book by SCAD writing professor James Lough, Ph.D. An anthology of aphorisms, "Short Circuits" includes examples of short form prose and concrete poetry from award-winning and best-selling writers, edited and compiled by Lough and co-editor Alex Stein.

The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing, where Lough will be joined by writers Eric Nelson and Zara Bell (M.F.A., writing, 2016).

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SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401

Contact Information

Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183

Author Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, The Hidden Life of Life

05/19/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Author talk and meet & greet book signing. ​Famed anthropologist and animal behaviorist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas returns to Gibson's Bookstore for a new look into hidden lives as she explores the connections between us all in The Hidden Life of Life: A Walk Through the Reaches of Time.​

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Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301

Contact Information

Gibson's Bookstore
6032240562

Children's author Mike Lupica

05/04/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fiction
Talk

#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica begins an exciting new chapterbook series, perfect for fans of Cam Jansen, filled with his trademark sports action and heart, featuring a lovable twin brother-sister duo who solve sports-related mysteries.
     
There's nothing eight-year- old twins Zach and Zoe Walker love more than playing sports and solving mysteries. And when those two worlds collide . . . well it doesn't get any better than that.

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Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301

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Gibson's Bookstore
6032240562

Sarah Kendzior & Amy Siskind

04/25/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Panel/Talk

Join journalist and scholar Sarah Kendzior and writer and activist Amy Siskind for a discussion of their new books, The View from Flyover Country and THE LIST: A Week-by- Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year.

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

Lauren Haldeman and Kiki Petrosino

04/26/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Lauren Haldeman is the author of the poetry collections Instead of Dying and Calenday and chapbook The Eccentricity Is Zero. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin HouseFence, the Iowa Review, and the Rumpus. A comic book artist, illustrator, and poet, she has taught in the United States as well as internationally. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Laura Buccieri: On Being Mistaken

04/27/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Laura Buccieri observes, confronts, and explores queer womanhood in her collection On Being Mistaken. Buccieri writes, “i am the only thing i will carry,” but she manages to not only carry us through the implications of a society that “others,” but she also drops us into language that resists and jabs at that exact act of “othering.” This is an exciting, experimental, and rhythmic voice that creates a space in which we can explore how we are labeled and how we ourselves label. Buccieri doesn’t beg for answers but rather urges us to expand our language, assumptions, and ideologies.

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Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Lesley Arimah: What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky

04/24/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Time Magazine, Elle, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Millions, Nylon, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky is a dazzlingly accomplished debut collection exploring the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.

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Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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