METEOR SHOWER / DÍAS SIN SHOWER

05/17/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Rupture, orange matter, pleasures unwashed. Flamboyán trees shelter the mangos, goats, kush, and hammocks constellating Ren (Rachel) Ellis Neyra’s debut book of poems Meteor Shower / Días Sin Shower (La Impresora Press). Ellis Neyra’s poems’ American English cum Spanglish syntaxis arranges translations of Robert Hayden, Laurie Weeks, Gil Cuadros, Eduardo Corral, and Dante Alighieri.

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ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

Northwestern Spring Writers' Festival: Angela Morales

05/15/2018 - 5:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

A reading with essayist Angela Morales. She is the author of The Girls in My Town, a collection of personal essays. Her work has appeared in Best American Essays 2013, Harvard Review, The Southern Review, The Southwest Review, The Los Angeles Review, Arts and Letters, The Baltimore Review, The Pinch, Hobart, River Teeth, Under the Sun, and Puerto del Sol, and The Indianola Review. She is the winner of the River Teeth Book Prize, 2014, and is a MacDowell Fellow.

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Hilton Orrington, Hinman Auditorium (9th Floor)
1710 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

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John Wilson
7737697483

Daniel Borzutzky and Margarita Saona

05/16/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Poetry
Reading

Daniel Borzutzky, the National Book Award-winning poet (The Performance of Becoming Human) will read from his new book, Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems imagining a prison camp located on the beaches of a Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force. Patricia Smith noted, "Borzutzky’s surreal and terrifying lakeside dreamscape—sparked by the real-world specter of the city’s infamous ‘blacksite’ interrogation warehouse—is deftly crafted and chilling in its proximity to the real.”

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Evanston Public Library Community Room
1703 Orrington Unit 2
Evanston, IL 60201

An Evening with Charles Johnson

05/15/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Talk

We're thrilled to welcome National Book Award winner (and Evanston native) Charles Johnson for this rare local appearance in conversation with Tsehaye Hebert to celebrate his latest book Night Hawks. This masterful story collection, thirteen years in the making, showcases the incredible range and resonant voice of this American treasure.

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Evanston Public Library Community Room
1703 Orrington
Evanston, IL 60201

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Evanston Public Library Community Room
7737697483

Pulitzer Prize Winner Peter Balakian

06/03/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Poetry
Reading

The Katonah Poetry Series welcomes Peter Balakian—acclaimed poet, memoirist, scholar and translator— for its season finale. Balakian was recently honored with the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for his collection, Ozone Journal. He has authored seven volumes of poetry, four non-fiction books and two translations. His work is deeply concerned with his Armenian heritage; the Pulitzer Prize committee said, “In the dynamic, sensual language of these poems, we are reminded that the history of atrocity, trauma and forgetting is both global and ancient . . .

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Katonah Village Library
40 Hillside Avenue
Katonah, NY 10536

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Moira Thielking
914-232-3508

BOOKSMITH: Chuck Klosterman / X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century

05/24/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Booksmith welcomes Chuck Klosterman back to the store for the paperback release of X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century. Please join us!

Please note: this event begins at 7pm. Seating is limited, and is first come, first served. If you would like to reserve a seat, please purchase a copy of X below and put your request in the notes field. Remember, 1 seat = 1 book

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The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Andre Aciman at the National Arts Club

05/31/2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction
Talk

Novelist and memoirist Andre Aciman is best known for his novel Call Me By Your Name. This bestselling book became a feature film, which won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay this year. Aciman speaks with NAC Literary Committee member, David Masello about his life as a writer, as a teacher of writing (currently at the Graduate Center of City University of New York), and the inspirations for his books.

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The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South 9A
New York, NY 10003

BOOKSMITH: Heather Gautney / Crashing the Party

05/21/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Booksmith hosts Bernie Sanders campaign advisor Heather Gautney for her new book Crashing the Party: From the Bernie Sanders Campaign to a Progressive Movement. With Heather in conversation is Emmy Award-winning film maker and community organizer Angad Singh Bhalla. Please join us!

 

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The Booksmith
1644 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

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BINDERY: Express Yourself: Celebrating Gender Diversity

05/20/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Panel/Talk

When living in a world that is still learning about the gender spectrum, forms of expression become survival tools helping trans and nonbinary people live authentically and tell their stories. This event celebrates all forms of expression we use to affirm who we are and ensure our voice is heard. Music, writing, art, makeup, style, or dance are examples that will be discussed as strategies for survival, building resilience, and finding community.

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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The Bindery

BINDERY: Kari Byron / Crash Test Girl

05/21/2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

The Bindery presents former Mythbusters' host Kari Byron for her new book Crash Test Girl: An Unlikely Experiment in Using the Scientific Method to Answer Life's Toughest Questions.

Crash test your way through life, no lab coat required.

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The Bindery
1727 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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The Bindery

Loose Lips Poetry Reading

07/21/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Poetry
Reading

LOOSE LIPS is dedicated to bringing a diverse array of the best contemporary poets to Topanga and to provide audiences and authors with a poetic forum and community. Our commitment is to deliver literary events which are edgy, spiritual, inspiring and at times irreverent.
Featured July readers,  Helene Cardona and Julayne Lee

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Topanga Library
122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290

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Millicent Borges Accardi
(310) 455-3480

Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration

05/31/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Reading

A public reading of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" to celebrate his 199th birthday.  Volunteers are needed to help read; sign up at the event.  Bring chairs, blankets, etc. to sit on.

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Robert Burns Statue, Washington Park
Hudson Ave. & Henry Johnson Blvd.
Albany, NY 12210

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Dan Wilcox
5184820262

Cary J. Griffith for "Gunflint Burning"

05/23/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm for a reading with Cary J. Griffith!  Griffith will read and discuss his latest work,"Gunflint Burning," which is a comprehensive account of the dramatic events around the Ham Lake fire of 2007, one of the largest wildfires in Minnesota history. Book signing to follow!

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SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Richard Lawson, All We Can Do Is Wait

06/12/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Richard Lawson is the film critic for Vanity Fair and a co-host of V.F.'s Little Gold Men podcast. He has written for The Guardian, The Atlantic Wire, Gawker, and Out magazine, and has contributed to the Dinner Party Download radio show. Though currently living in New York City, Richard was born and raised in Boston.

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Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140

Matthew Pearl, The Dante Chamber

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

Matthew Pearl is the award-winning and bestselling author of the novels The Last Bookaneer, The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, The Last Dickens, and The Technologists. His books have been New York Times bestsellers and international bestsellers, and have been translated into more than 30 languages. His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and Slate.com. He has been heard on shows including NPR's All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Sunday, and his books have been featured on Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning.

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Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140

Spencer Wise, The Emperor of Shoes

06/04/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

From an exciting new voice in literary fiction, a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China and his burgeoning relationship with a seamstress intent on inspiring dramatic political change. 

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Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140

How Do We Deal with Tragedy?

06/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fiction
Reading

What can fiction tell us about social tragedies? The All But True series presents two acclaimed novels about the aftermath of mass shootings.

In IF WE HAD KNOWN by Elise Juska, a single mother and English professor, Maggie Daley, learns that a former student of hers has shot four people at a mall. A social media post claims that an essay he wrote in her class contained red flags. Is she responsible? The growing media storm threatens both her and her daughter.

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Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Penn Book Center
215-769-2525

Lise Weil

06/22/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, editor, translator, and educator LISE WEIL for a discussion of her latest book, In Search of Pure Lust: A Memoir.

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Alice Bolin and Chelsea Hodson

06/29/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Harvard Book Store welcomes ALICE BOLIN and CHELSEA HODSON for a discussion of their debut essay collections, Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession, and Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays.

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Lauren Groff

06/13/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Harvard Book Store welcomes celebrated writer LAUREN GROFF—author of National Book Award finalist Fates and Furies—for a discussion of her latest book of short stories, Florida.

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Molly Crabapple

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

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning artist and writer MOLLY CRABAPPLE—author of Drawing Blood—for a discussion of her new co-authored book Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War. She will be joined in conversation by journalist JONATHAN GUYER, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Terrance Hayes

06/20/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Harvard Book Store welcomes National Book Award–winning poet TERRANCE HAYES for a discussion of his latest book of poetry, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin.

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Poetry of the Imagination

05/25/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Reading

For millennia, poetry has explored the borders of our world and the boundaries of our imagination, pushing us to dream and to explore—to push beyond what we perceive and believe, and form new ideas. The Odyssey, with its hero sailing through islands peopled with strange, alien beings, was, in many ways, the first science fiction saga. And like good science fiction, it held a mirror up to our reality, and asked questions about what it meant to be human, and what it means to be a good person within a given society. And it did so in verse.

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Kaboom Books
3116 Houston Avenue
Houston, TX 77009

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Holly Walrath
512-731-7700

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