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

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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

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Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183

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

Celebrating Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon

05/23/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

An event honoring the release of Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon, the unpublished story of Cudjo Lewis, a survivor of the Transatlantic slave trade. Amistad Books publisher Tracy Sherrod and Hurston scholar Laura Litwin appear in conversation.

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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

Tanka Reading

04/21/2018 - 2:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Tanka is a Japanese traditional form of poetry consisting of 31 syllables. In the early 20th century, writers broke away from the iImperial school and formed tanka societies, literary salons grouped around ideologies to write and share tanka. This year the writers in the Worker Writers School, founded and led by poet Mark Nowak, have formed their own tanka societies: The League of Revolutionary Workers Tanka Society and the Refugee Tanka Society (Albany).

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

Chaun Webster and Arianne Benford

04/28/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Arianne Benford is a transdisciplinary multimedia artist most known for her work as a Poet, Cultural Worker, Photographer, and Chef. Her work is rooted in text and its creative applications for social change. A proud native of Chicago’s Southside, since 2006 she has made Flatbush, Brooklyn her home. Arianne is a National Slam Champion, an alum of The School of the Art Institute, The Second City, Vona Voices, Pink Door, Louder Arts, Urbana, SWAP, WOW Cafe Theater, and the 92nd St Y.

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

An evening with Chen Chen, Nathan McClain & Allison Benis White

08/01/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Chen Chen is a Chinese-American gay poet and author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. The collection has been named one of the best of 2017 by The Brooklyn Rail, Buzzfeed Books,Entropy, and Library Journal. Poets & Writers Magazine featured him in their Inspiration Issue as one of “Ten Poets Who Will Change the World.” He has also been featured on the PBS Newshour, NPR, and Out.com.

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Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Jana Casale and Weike Wang

04/26/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading

Books Are Magic is excited to present an evening with Jana Casale, author of The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky and Weike Wang, author of Chemistry, moderated by Karah Preiss, co-founder of Belletrist.

Casale's The Girl Who Never Read Chomsky is an ambitious debut that captures the complexity and joys of modern womanhood. Wang's Chemistry is a luminous coming-of-age novel about a young female scientist who must recalibrate her life when her academic career goes off track. 

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Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

This Must be the Place

06/11/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Writers reading their work.

A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism to Op Ed and humor. An opportunity to engage with writers and publishing professionals.

To submit your work for consideration send a sample to writersreadingtheirwork@gmail.com

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Dear Mama Cafe
308 East 109th St
New York, NY 10029

Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series

04/20/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Books Are Magic is proud to host the Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series, celebrating emerging writers from Brooklyn and sharing their recent work. This month we welcome Sam Graham-Felsen, Charles Leerhsen, and Chantal House.

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Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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

Weirdd Poetry Reading

04/23/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

This month we are proud to welcome WEIRDD poetry readers Sahar Muradi, Valerie Hsiung, and Chase Berggrun to share their latest work.

Sahar Muradi is author of the chapbook [ G A T E S ] and co-editor of One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature. Recipient of the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award and fellowships from Kundiman and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Sahar has an MFA from Brooklyn College and an MPA from NYU. Sahar directs the poetry programs at City Lore and dearly believes in the bottom of the rice pot.

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Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Monica A. Hand's DIVIDA Book Launch

05/10/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Performance

Join us as we celebrate the launch of the late Monica A. Hand's poetry collection, DIVIDA, with guest readers and a cocktail reception at the I, Too Arts Collective.

Reading this evening will be LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, JP Howard, Tyehimba Jess, Anne Marie Macari, Yesenia Montilla and Nicole Sealey. 

For more information on DIVIDA and to order, visit: http://alicejamesbooks.org/ajb-titles/divida/

To learn more about the I, Too Arts Collective, please visit:http://www.itooarts.com/

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Langston Hughes House
20 E 127th St
New York, NY 10035

One Book, One New York: Authors in Conversation

04/19/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Talk

If there’s one thing all New Yorkers can stand behind, it’s great literature. Join us for the 2018 One Book, One New York campaign launch, featuring finalists Esmeralda Santiago, (When I Was Puerto Rican), Imbolo Mbue (Behold the Dreamers), Hari Kunzru (White Tears), Jennifer Egan (Manhattan Beach), and director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), representing James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk.

Presented with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, New York Magazine, Vulture, and the New School.

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Tishman Auditorium
66 West 12th Street The New School
New York, NY 10003

A reading with Deborah Paredez, BK Fischer, and Lynn Schmeidler

05/30/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Come celebrate the release of BK Fischer's verse novella, Radioapocrypha, touted by the LA Review of books as, "one of the more necessary poetry collections for 2018."
B.K. Fischer is the author of St. Rage’s Vault, winner of the 2012 Washington Prize, Mutiny Gallery, winner of the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize, and Museum Mediations, a critical study. She teaches at Columbia University, and she is a poetry editor at Boston Review. http://www.bkfischer.com

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Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

HVWC Gala featuring Michael Cunningham

11/02/2018 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Fiction
Performance

Among the honorees will be Michael Cunningham, novelist and screenwriter, and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hours. Please support the Center's 30th anniversary through ticket sales and your generous donations.

The evening includes a cocktail hour and full dinner, as well as speech by Michael Cunningham. Tickets are $250 per person or $125 for HVWC students.

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Tappan Hill Mansion
81 Highland Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Patty Yumi Cottrell: Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

04/19/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading

Help us celebrate the paperback release of 2018 Whiting Award winner Patty Yumi Cottrell's debut novel, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace! With Sarah Gerard, Alice Sola Kim, and Kathleen Alcott.

A bleakly comic tour de force about Helen Moran, thirty-two years old, single, childless, college-educated, and partially employed as a guardian of troubled young people in New York, as she returns to her childhood home and her estranged family to launch a series investigtion into the death of her adoptive brother. 

This event is free!

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Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Live Stream

04/19/2018 - 8:15pm to 10:00pm
Fiction
Workshop

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Free Creative Writing Class w/ Eugene Lim!

05/05/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Fiction
Workshop

Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best writers in Queens!

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library and City Council Members Daniel Dromm and Elizabeth Crowley, is offering free creative writing classes.

The next class will be led by Eugene Lim on Saturday, May 5th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Library in Jackson Heights at 35-51 81st St:

Allow Yourself to Write!”

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Queens Library at Jackson Heights
35-51 81st Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Jesmyn Ward in Conversation With Aminatta Forna

05/09/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

In 2011, Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for Salvage the Bones, and last year, she became the first woman to ever win twice. This time it was for Sing, Unburied, Sing, an American epic that earned her comparisons to William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. As Leonie, a mother struggling with drug abuse, drives with her children to bring her husband home from Parchman Farm, Mississippi’s state penitentiary, she and her thirteen-year-old son Jojo are visited by two ghosts.

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Sidwell Friends Meeting House
3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

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