Who Will Speak for America?

07/02/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

With Nathaniel Popkin, Malka Older, Jericho Brown, and Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Drawing on the success of Writers Resist, a national day of literary protest, Who Will Speak for America? presents the best contemporary writing on American identity, justice, and dissent, and asserts a constructive vision of American society. Coedited by Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin.

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Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Frank Lowe - Raised by Unicorns: Stories from People with LGBTQ+ Parents

06/17/2018 - 5:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Since the 1980s the number of children in the U.S. raised by queer-identified households has risen from a few thousand to some six million. While gay parenting has gotten increasing attention, little has been paid to the experiences of children of lesbian mothers and gay fathers. Aiming to represent “every situation possible,” Lowe, Twitter’s @GayAtHomeDad, put together this groundbreaking anthology of stories by people raised in LGBTQ+ families. Diverse in age, orientation, and experience, the contributors speak out about fear and shame and discuss their struggle with erasure.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Nick Arvin and Dan Sheehan

06/20/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Set in the Washington-Baltimore area during the War of 1812, Arvin’s vivid picaresque follows ten-year-old Henry Phipps as he struggles to fulfill his mother’s final wish and bury her at sea with her family in attendance. Henry’s father is in debtor’s prison, and as Henry scrambles to earn enough money to free him by looting battlefields, his adventures take him all around the region, where he encounters defectors, escaping slaves, and even a damsel in distress. Meanwhile, his brother has deserted, escaped a firing squad, and now awaits his firstborn.

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Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Cave Canem Fellows Read

06/12/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Poetry
Reading

Join the excitement! Hear a group of this year’s fellows read their work in rapid-fire, 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

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Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

Contact Information

Elizabeth Bryant
718.858.0000

Terrance Hayes - American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

07/16/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books are Wind In a Box, Hip Logic, and Muscular Music. His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship. How To Be Drawn was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and received the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Poetry. Now he reads from his new collection, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Lauren Groff - Florida

06/11/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Groff has been one of our most exciting contemporary fiction writers since her phenomenal 2008 debut, The Monsters of Templeton. Her most recent novel, Fates and Furies, was a National Book Award finalist, Barack Obama’s favorite book of 2015, and one of the most talked-about novels in years. Now, Groff returns with a collection of eleven shimmering stories. The book opens with an unnamed woman escaping her family for a walk.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Heather Abel and Lisa Ko

06/24/2018 - 5:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Abel’s accomplished debut novel, The Optimistic Decade, centers on Llamalo, a beautiful wilderness area in the Colorado Rockies. Once home to Native Americans, then to ranchers, by the late 1980s it’s a utopian camp run by the charismatic Caleb Silver, whose mission is to teach people how to live authentically and simply. His task is complicated by Llamalo’s former owners, who want the land back, and by his cousin, Rebecca.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ - Stay With Me — in conversation with Tayla Burney

07/21/2018 - 6:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage--after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures--Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time--until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Kim Roberts - A Literary Guide to Washington, D.C.

06/30/2018 - 3:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Washington, D.C. isn’t only a political town—it ranked second on Highbrow’s list of top American literary cities and came in at number eight on National Geographic Traveler’s top ten literary cities of the world. There’s plenty in D.C. for the litterateur to discover, from the Library of Congress to the places Henry Adams and Zora Neale Hurston lived and wrote.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Abdi Nor Iftin - Call Me American: A Memoir

06/26/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

No two immigration experiences are the same, and Iftin’s amazing story of chance, courage, and resilience began years before he came to the U.S. Growing up in Mogadishu, he was five in 1991 when Somalia plunged into civil war. He escaped the hunger and militia attacks temporarily by watching American movies and listening to American pop music. But as he learned English, reinvented himself as "Abdi American,” and reported for NPR, he drew the enmity of the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab and was forced to take refuge in Kenya.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Cave Canem Fellows Read

06/13/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Poetry
Reading

Join the excitement! Hear a group of this year’s fellows read their work in rapid-fire, 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

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Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

Contact Information

Elizabeth Bryant
718.858.0000

Michael Lally and Terence Winch

06/10/2018 - 5:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Spanning more than fifty years, Lally’s collected poems testify to a remarkable career that’s included some thirty volumes of poetry and prose, acting, music, and activism. Writing in the accessible and colloquial vein of Whitman, Williams Carlos Williams, and Frank O’Hara, Lally has eluded schools and conventions while embracing a variety of voices, places, styles, and themes.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Continuing Literary Legacies

06/03/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Performance

Join Goodman Theatre and the American Writer’s Museum for a celebration of iconic Chicago voices. The event will include selected readings from works by Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Richard Wright and Sandra Cisneros. Acclaimed writer Megan Stielsra, author of The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, will be the featured guest. 

Tickets for this event are FREE, reservations are required.

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

Contact Information

American Writers Museum
312-374-8790

Who Will Speak for America?

06/28/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

 co-hosted by VIDA Melissa Febos, Lynn Melnick, Nathaniel Popkin, Stephanie Feldman, Cynthia Oka, Bassey Ikpi

Drawing on the success of Writers Resist, a national day of literary protest, Who Will Speak for America? presents the best contemporary writing on American identity, justice, and dissent, and asserts a constructive vision of American society. Coedited by Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin.

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McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

Who Will Speak for America

06/27/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

With Veronica Scott Esposito, Charlie Jane Anders, and Craig Santos Perez.

Drawing on the success of Writers Resist, a national day of literary protest, Who Will Speak for America? presents the best contemporary writing on American identity, justice, and dissent, and asserts a constructive vision of American society. Coedited by Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin.

All royalties benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.

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City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133

Elaine Povich presents John McCain: American Maverick

06/07/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

​Award-winning Washington journalist Elaine S. Povich joins us to take us on a photographic journey of Senator John McCain, sharing personal stories from her extensive time following his Washington adventures as she presents John McCain: American Maverick.

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

Contact Information

Gibson's Bookstore
6032240562

Lou D'Allesandro, Lion of the New Hampshire Senate

06/14/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Join Mark C Bodanza and Lou D'Allesandro as they present a co-authored memoir of New Hampshire's Democratic Party patriarch, Lou D'Allesandro, Lion of the New Hampshire Senate and Thoughts for Presidential Hopefuls, tracing 40+ years serving the state as an elected official and as a key player in multiple first-in-the-nation primaries.

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

Jennifer Cody Epstein on Sarah Coleman's The Realist

05/22/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Join us at Book Culture on 112th as Jennifer Cody Epstein discusses Sarah Coleman's biographical novel, The Realist: A Novel of Bernice Abbott on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7pm.

Cleveland, 1910: For a poor girl whose father has abandoned her, the prospect of becoming an artist is almost non-existent. But Berenice Abbott is resourceful and will happily challenge convention in order to succeed.

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Book Culture
536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025

Genre: Urban Arts Magazine No. 4 Release

06/24/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Poetry
Performance

Genre: Urban Arts (GUA) is a playground for contemporary artists, and will be hosting a multimodal arts release event that includes spoken word, visual arts & music. Katerina Canyon will be one of the featured poets, along with several other spoken word artists and musicians.

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Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York, NY

Why There Are Words Presents: Body Language

06/14/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Why There Are Words Presents “Body Language” June 14, 2018

Join Why There Are Words on June 14th, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito (333 Caledonia Street) for readings on the theme of “Body Language” with the following acclaimed authors: Kelly Alsup, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, Jan Reid, Jenn Scott, and Townsend Walker.

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 St
Sausalito, CA 94965

Contact Information

Peg Alford Pursell
4153318272

Literary Death Match NYC feat. Todd Barry & Ashley C. Ford

05/24/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Performance

In what promises to be an epic return to Manhattan, Literary Death Match is heading to Caveat to celebrate the launch of LDM founder Adrian Todd Zuniga's debut novel (Collision Theory), for a night of lit, comedy, literary fast-facts and a game-show finish. 

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Caveat
21 A Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002

Contact Information

Adrian Todd Zuniga
2134797405

BINDERY: A Night with Jessica Battilana and Maggie Hoffman

06/08/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

The Bindery hosts a special evening celebrating new books by Jessica Battilana (Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need) and Maggie Hoffman (The One-Bottle Cocktail: More than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit). A collaboration with Alembic, this is a ticketed event that includes bites from Repertoire and a drink or two from The One-Bottle Cocktail. Both authors will be on hand to present recipes from their books.

Spend the night with us!

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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The Bindery

Shipwreck Presents: André Aciman's Call Me By Your Name

06/07/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

June is Pride, so let's do that one mainstream queer book that doesn't end in tragedy! BYO Peach. 

Featured writers: Stephanie Lacy-Price, Chris Philpot, Jared Schwartz, Stephanie Smith, Joe Wadlington, and May Winner Adriana Vazquez. 

$12 advance, $15 door, ticket includes *open bar* for 21+, and admission to the afterparty at The Bindery (1727 Haight). Seats tend to sell out fast; we encourage you to buy early. 

Please remember: Shipwreck tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/...

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The Booksmith
1644 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Saint Martin's University Summer Creative Writing Institute

06/10/2018 - 1:30pm to 8:30pm
Fiction
Workshop

Writers of all ability levels are welcome to apply for the chance to spend a week, from June 10 through June 16, on Saint Martin’s Lacey campus with award-winning author Jim Lynch ("The Highest Tide," "Truth Like the Sun," "Border Songs," "Before the Wind") to study the craft of writing fiction and to gather inspiration with a community of writers for your next creative endeavor.

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Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Contact Information

Tiffany McDuffy
360-438-4564

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