Off-The-Page: Creative Conversations @ Bird In Hand: Temple Crocker & Jen Grow

04/26/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Talk

The Ivy Bookshop and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance are excited to launch a new conversation series that pairs artists and writers whose work overlaps in a unique way. Join us for the inaugural conversation that pairs writer Jen Grow and theater artist Temple Crocker as they discuss issues of memory, loss, and identity.

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Bird in Hand
11 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Leslie Jamison With Maggie Nelson

04/15/2018 - 5:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Leslie Jamison reads from her new book, The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath (Little Brown & Company), in conversation with Maggie Nelson.

By the New York Times bestselling author of THE EMPATHY EXAMS, an exploration of addiction, and the stories we tell about it, that reinvents the traditional recovery memoir. 

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Spend an Intimate Evening with Author Danzy Senna

05/17/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction
Panel/Talk

Join us at a very special literary salon. Mingle at a pre-event, hosted happy hour. Then enjoy a spirited exchange about race, gender and identity between Danzy Senna, breakout author of Caucasia and New People, and fellow author Chris L. Terry. Afterwards, join Danzy for a book signing and dessert reception. At Open Book, it’s never just an event, it’s an experience.  $65.00 General ticket; Student/Educator ticket $35.00.

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Jones Coffee Roasters
639 So. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Viet Thanh Nguyen Discusses The Displaced

04/26/2018 - 7:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

The Displaced features essays from seventeen prominent refugee writers from around the world to explore and illuminate their experiences. A timely and poignant collection, the book is also an indictment of the international community closing its doors to refugees and a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of asylum. 

Viet Thanh Nguyen, editor of the collection, will be in-conversation with a Meron Hadero, a contributor, and coeditor Jamison Stoltz. 

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Skylight Books and Poets at Work Present a Celebration of National Poetry Month

04/29/2018 - 5:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Members of Poets At Work read new and enticing poems and will discuss the formal structures that shape them.

Joining us will be: 

Yvonne M. Estrada is the author of the chapbook, My Name on Top of Yours, a crown of sonnets accompanied by original photographs.

Dylan Cameron Gailey: Born and raised in Echo Park. Fed the ducks at Echo's Lake. Different ducks, different day.

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Melissa Broder Reads From Her Novel The Pisces With Mish Way

05/01/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

The Pisces is a story about falling in obsessive love with a merman: a figure of Sirenic fantasy whose very existence pushes Lucy to question everything she thought she knew about love, lust, and meaning in the one life we have. With The Pisces, Broder combines hilarious frankness with pulse-racing eroticism, emotional complexity, and stark vulnerability. Underneath her addictively wry and unpretentious voice hums the unexpected truth of womanhood, bodies, trauma, and heartbreak in a debut that swells with grace, levity, and humanity.

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sloane Crosley Discusses Look Alive Out There

04/16/2018 - 7:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Exactly ten years after her debut essay collection, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, introduced a strikingly original, genre-resuscitating voice to the world, the bestselling author Sloane Crosley returns to the personal essay right when we need her most. Look Alive Out There is a collection of sixteen new essays, each one brimming with Crosley’s trademark wit and observation. 

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Jamel Brinkley Reads From A Lucky Man

05/02/2018 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading

In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members, and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving himself a man through the all-night revel of J’Ouvert can’t help but look out for his impressionable younger brother.

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

science fiction and fantasy reading series - reading no. 4

05/12/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Join BookBar in welcoming back J.L. Forrest's Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Series! For the 4th installment of the series, we're hosting authors Michael F. Haspil, author of Graveyard Shift and J.A. Hunter, author of Viridian Gate. They will read from their books then we'll all discuss.

There will be Science-Fiction and Fantasy themed sangria for $5 for participants!

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BookBar
4280 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212

Leah Umansky's 'The Barbarous Century'

04/17/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

Come to Book Culture on 112th as Leah Umansky reads from her new poetry collection The Barbarous Century on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm! Leah will be joined in conversation by David Gutowski.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

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

Cornelia Street Café/Underground Hosts Observance of Yom HaShoah

04/12/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Poetry/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Performance

Cornelia Street, West Village, NY…On Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 pm, at the Cornelia Street Café/Underground performance space, a group of writers, musicians, actors, and filmmakers, convened by poet/film producer Janet R. Kirchheimer will gather in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day that “commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust.” 

Those taking part in this special program include:

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Cornelia Street Cafe/Underground
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014

Contact Information

Sam Mattingly
917-331-9375

Resist and Reimagine: Opening Night in Three Acts

04/16/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

A discussion with COLSON WHITEHEAD, ANNETTE GORDON-REED, LEILA SLIMANI, ADAM GOPNIK & MAXINE BENEBA CLARKE.

Three brilliant authors, three outstanding acts covering everything from the global refugee crisis to the legacy of slavery to infanticide.

Maxine Beneba Clarke brings to life the voice of detained journalist, Behrouz Boochani.

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Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003

Washington Square Review Launch Reading

04/14/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Help us celebrate the launch of Washington Square Review's Issue #41 with readings by contributors to the NYU Creative Writing Program’s nationally distributed literary journal:

Tracy May Fuad is a poet, essayist and artist from Minnesota and an MFA candidate in Poetry at Rutgers-Newark, where she also teaches composition. Her writing has appeared in Ninth Letter, Sixth Finch, Prelude, Tammy, CutBank, PANK, BOAAT, Hayden's Ferry Review, Nashville Review, DIALOGIST, The Felt, and elsewhere. 

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Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

Passwords: Danez Smith on Audre Lorde

04/13/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Talk

Finalist for the National Book Award and Lambda Award-winner Danez Smith discusses the life and work of legendary poet and activist Audre Lorde (1934–1992), whose radical poetics broke new ground in addressing racism, sexism, class inequity, and homophobia.

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Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

Poland's Ryszard Krynicki with Clare Cavanagh, Edward Hirsch and Alissa Valles

04/17/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

Born in a Nazi labor camp in Austria in 1943, Ryszard Krynicki went on to become one of post-war Poland’s most significant poets, as well as an acclaimed editor, publisher, and translator. Krynicki joins his translators and fellow poets to read and discuss the release of his selected book of poems, Magnetic Point, and the first uncensored, English-language translation of Our Life Grows, first published in Paris in 1978.

Presented as part of the PEN World Voices festival.

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Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

A Meditation on Temporality with Erica Hunt

04/14/2018 - 3:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Poet, essayist, and teacher Erica Hunt considers five poems and how they frame time: tense, tempo, slippage, archive, and prophecy. Author of several books of poetry, including Time Slips Right Before the Eyes, Local History, ARCADE and Piece Logic, she is also co-editor of Letters to the Future: Radical Writing by Black Women with Dawn Lundy Martin. She is the Parsons Family University Professor of Creative Writing at Long Island University, Brooklyn campus.

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Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali: Good to the Last Drop

04/16/2018 - 6:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

DAVE EGGERS and MOKHTAR ALKHANSHALI 

The Monk of Mokha, Dave Eggers' latest book, follows the inspiring story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Yemeni American whose dream to revitalize Yemen’s once-thriving coffee industry clashes with the realities of operating in a country engulfed by civil war. In a conversation on immigration and human rights, Dave and Mokhtar will discuss how this powerful story came to life.

Co-presented with Jerome L Greene Performance Space at WNYC

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The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014

Poetry Alumni: Berggrun/ Dameron/ Hyde/ Levitt/ Pancrazi/ Xie

04/13/2018 - 5:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Readings by NYU Creative Writing Program Poetry Alumni: 

Chase Berggrun is the author of R E D, forthcoming from Birds, LLC in 2017, and the chapbook Discontent and Its Civilizations: Poems of Erasure, published by jubilat in 2012. 

DéLana R.A. Dameron’s debut collection How God Ends Us (2009) was selected by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize and her second collection of poems Weary Kingdom (2017) is part of the University of South Carolina Palmetto Poetry Series, edited by Nikky Finney. 

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Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Decolonizing the Mind

04/18/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

A perennial favorite for the Nobel Prize, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is one of the world's greatest living writers. A leading voice advocating for decolonizing our minds, Ngũgĩ will share how writing and resistance have marked his life as a Prisoner of Conscience in Kenya and in exile in the US.

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Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East Third Street
New York, NY 10009

Red Hen Press at Bergamot Station

05/12/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Featuring Red Hen Press authors and poets and stunning photography, we invite you to the Bergamot Station to celebrate artistry in all of its forms! Have brunch and come on by, or head out for dinner and drinks afterwards, but spend a bit of your Springtime Saturday with us at the Building Bridges Art Exchange!

Brendan Constantine, Ron Koertge, Lisa C. Krueger and Kim Dower will read.

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Building Bridges Art Exchange
2525 Michigan Ave, Ste F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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