The Writer's Hotel poets at The Cornelia Street Café!

06/09/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Poetry
Reading

The Writer's Hotel at The Cornelia Street Café! Come hear bold new poetry. This is a free reading, hosted by The Writer's Hotel. 

TWH poets, reading on Saturday, June 9, 6-7:30 PM: Martha Kalin, Heidi Seaborn, Cindy Huyser, James E. Trask, Linda Belans, C.W. Emerson, Sarah T. Jewell and Scott Branks del Llano. Emcees are Adeeba Afshan Rana and Erica Vega. 

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The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street at W. 4th
New York, NY 10014

The Writer's Hotel fiction and nonfiction writers at The Cornelia Street Café!

06/08/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

The Writer's Hotel at The Cornelia Street Café! Come hear bold new fiction and nonfiction. This is a free reading, hosted by The Writer's Hotel. 

TWH fiction and nonfiction writers, reading on Friday, June 8th: Gary Seigel, Jamie Hare, Jean Waterman, Laura Goodman, Jodi Reneé Lang, Emily Sater, Gwen Mullins and KD Doucouré. Emcees are Adeeba Afshan Rana and Erica Vega. 

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The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street at W. 4th
New York, NY 10014

Charlie LeDuff presents SH*TSHOW!

06/04/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Charlie LeDuff to the store to discuss his new book, Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great, on Wednesday, June 6th at 7pm. 

A daring, firsthand, and utterly-unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy’s ranch to Donald Trump’s unstoppable campaign for President–at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and bestselling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy, Charlie LeDuff was there.

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East Bay Bookselles
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

The Writer's Hotel poets at Bowery Poetry!

06/11/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Poetry
Reading

The Writer's Hotel poets at Bowery Poetry!  Come hear bold new poetry. This is a free reading, hosted by The Writer's Hotel.  

TWH poets, reading on June 11, 5:30-7:30:  Doris Ferleger, Tanner Stening, Bosch Jones, Amy M. Alvarez, Lee Woodman, Barbara Tramonte, Zoe Stoller, Tania De Rozario, Scott McDaniel, Marcia B. Loughran and Adeeba Afshan Rana. 

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Bowery Poetry
308 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

The Writer's Hotel fiction and nonfiction writers at Bowery Poetry!

06/10/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

The Writer's Hotel fiction and nonfiction writers at Bowery Poetry!  Come hear bold new fiction and nonfiction. This is a free reading, hosted by The Writer's Hotel.  

This is the first of two TWH 2018 readings at Bowery Poetry!  TWH fiction and nonfiction writers, reading on June 10, 7-9 PM: Mimi Drop, Caren Siegel, Mary Lou Northern, Stephen Bryant, Debra L. Winegarten, Virginia Watts, Beth Grossman, Claire Solomon, Vicki Cohen, Mike Murphey and Erica Vega.  

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Bowery Poetry
308 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Rudy Namdar: The Ruined House

06/07/2018 - 6:30pm
Fiction
Reading

The Ruined House is the first novel by Ruby Namdar, a work that marks the arrival of an important writer and sets a new standard in Jewish-American literature. A tale of the collision between tradition and contemporary life, it tells the story of Andrew Cohen, a professor at NYU whose happy, meticulously-arranged world begins to mysteriously unravel, disrupted by visions of an ancient religious ritual. Beautiful, mesmerizing, and unsettling, The Ruined House unfolds over the course of one year as Andrew's world unravels and he is forced to question all of his beliefs.

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Kramerbooks
1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Elisabeth Cohen: The Glitch

05/23/2018 - 6:30pm
Fiction
Reading

A fast, funny, deeply hilarious debut, The Glitch is the story of a high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two who has it all under control until a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself appears, causing a major glitch in her over-scheduled, over-staffed, over-worked life.

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Kramerbooks
1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

826DC Reading with Busboys and Poets Books

06/14/2018 - 5:30pm
Poetry
Reading

Local youth writing nonprofit 826DC is thrilled to unveil its latest student publication by young authors from the SEED School of Washington. Reading excerpts from this new collection of poetry will be the writing mentors who supported students through the course of their year-long book project, from first draft to professionally bound publication. All proceeds from the book support 826DC's free writing programs for DC students.

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Busboys and Poets, 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Literary Guide to Washington DC with Busboys and Poets

06/28/2018 - 6:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

The site of a thriving literary tradition, Washington, DC, has been the home to many of our nation’s most acclaimed writers, including Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Henry Adams, Langston Hughes, Sinclair Lewis, and Zora Neale Hurston. DC poet and author Kim Roberts will discuss her new book, A Literary Guide to Washington, DC, which offers a guide to the city’s rich literary history.

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Busboys and Poets, 14th & V
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

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

Thomas Frank - Rendezvous With Oblivion: Essays

06/21/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

If anyone can make sense of our polarized, divided, and increasingly frustrated nation, Frank can. One of the sharpest political commentators at work today, Frank, author of Listen, Liberal and the classic What's the Matter with Kansas?, has gathered a wide-ranging selection of his essays that begins to put the messiness that is Trump’s America into some kind of perspective.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Ann Mah in Conversation With Jane Black

06/19/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Talk

Mah’s second novel follows Kate Elliott as she prepares for her third attempt to pass the Master of Wine Examination. Needing a job, she goes to her family’s Burgundy vineyards. She’s in time for the vendage, the harvesting, as well as a thorough cleaning of the cellar. There she finds a lost diary, resistance pamphlets, and a cache of valuable wine. Further investigation turns up a relative she’d never known about and a host of questions: who did her family aid during the war? What happened to the six bottles missing from the hidden collection?

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

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

Yrsa Daley-Ward - The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir

06/12/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

In her second book, Daley-Ward combines the haunting lyricism of Bone with passionate, unsparing prose to tell the story of her life. Born to a Jamaican mother and a Nigerian father, Daley-Ward was raised by her devout Seventh Day Adventist grandparents in Chorley, a small town in the North of England. Along with family tensions—a father she was often afraid of, a mother she saw worn down, and a brother she was estranged from—Daley-Ward confronts abuse, depression, racism, and the tremendous power of sexuality.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue 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

Ottessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and Relaxation

07/25/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Debra Jo Immergut and Hannah Pittard

06/16/2018 - 1:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Frank fell in love with Miranda in high school. When he encounters her again years later, his feelings are still fresh, while Miranda doesn’t remember him at all. The relationship is further complicated by the fact that the former schoolmates meet in a state prison where Miranda is serving a sentence for a shocking crime and Frank is working as the inmate psychologist. Demonstrating the poor judgment that lost him his prestigious Manhattan practice, Frank fails to reassign Miranda to another counselor. Miranda, for her part, is caught up in painful memories that date from childhood.

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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

Lillian Li - Number One Chinese Restaurant

06/23/2018 - 6:00pm
Fiction
Reading

When a calamity suddenly halts the usual flow of daily events at the family-run Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, the owner, his family, and the staff are forced to pause and assess what they’ve done and where they go from here. For Jimmy Han, this may be the chance to open his own upscale establishment. For his brother, it might be the time to heal a festering generational rift with his daughter. Meanwhile, the Hans’ longtime employees are caught between competing loyalties when they find that their children are implicated in the restaurant’s crisis.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Writing the Blues: Herbert Quelle and Renee Rosen

06/09/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fiction
Talk

A special event for Chicago Blues Fest! German Consul General Herbert Quelle -- author of Monika's Blues: On the Trail of the German Harmonica and African-American Blues Culture -- talks with Renee Rosen, author of Windy City Blues about music, writing and culture.

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

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American Writers Museum
312-374-8790

Tommy Orange: There There

06/25/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Orange’s eagerly anticipated debut novel introduces both a powerfully original literary voice and tells a story that’s long been overshadowed, distorted, and outright erased.  An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, Orange explores the complicated reality of urban Native Americans through the lives of twelve different characters of different ages, genders, and Native heritages.

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Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024

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