Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Breaks: Literary Events in NYC April 2-8

by Sam Adler)

Feeling bookish lately? Spell to the death at WORD’s “A Game of WORDs” spelling bee; meet Arianna Huffington at Barnes & Noble; or even hear Jonathan Franzen read at Symphony Space. Check out these and other cool literary events below, and come back every Wednesday to see the latest week’s events.

Wednesday, April 2

Arianna Huffington at Barnes & Noble
Lydia Davis and Jonathan Franzen at Symphony Space
Sara Barron and Friends at WORD
Secrets of Publishing First Person at the Strand
Carlos Labbé at McNally Jackson
Willie Perdomo and Jessica Hagedorn at Greenlight Bookstore
Rayya Elias and Elizabeth Gilbert at powerHouse Arena
DISH: Four & Twenty Blackbirds, The Secret Financial Life of Food, Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur at Housing Works
Ron Suskind at Barnes & Noble
Tony Dokoupil and Bruce Porter at Community Bookstore
Phillip Meyer at BookCourt
Liars’ League at KGB Bar

Thursday, April 3

Ava Dellaira and Stephen Chbosky at Barnes & Noble
John Ashbury and Mark Ford at 92nd Street Y
OCTOPUS! A Discussion of Animal Intelligence, Behavior—and Robots at Housing Works
Georgia Clark at WORD
Eliza Griswold, Elizabeth Rubin, and Sonia Nassery Cole at McNally Jackson
Nick Abadzis and Tucker Stone at the Strand
Max Brooks at Barnes & Noble
Anna Shinoda at BookCourt
Jamaica Kincaid and Lauren K. Alleyne at Community Bookstore
Rodrigo Rey Rosa in conversation with Francisco Goldman at McNally Jackson
Columbia Selects at KGB Bar
Teju Cole and David Ebershoff at Greenlight Bookstore

Friday, April 4

Julia Cooke, Maria Cabrera, and Lizabel Mónica at McNally Jackson
NYU Emerging Writers at KGB Bar
Dustin Long at BookCourt

Saturday, April 5

A Game of WORDs: You Spell or You Die! at WORD
KafkaRotica: A Night of Literary Erotica and Comedy at Two Moon Café
MoCCA Arts Fest
A Tribute to Amiri Baraka at St. Mark’s Church
Sophie Blackall at McNally Jackson
John Boyne at McNally Jackson
Rutgers-Newark MFA Reading at KGB Bar
T. Zachary Cotler at BookCourt

Sunday, April 6

McNally Jackson and City Lights Present: A Centennial Celebration of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons
MoCCA Arts Fest
Siobhan Wall and Quiet New York at WORD
Sophie Bell at BookCourt
Timothy Schaffert and Maud Casey at KGB Bar
Melissa Caruso-Scott at BookCourt

Monday, April 7

Laura Sims and Ann Beattie at the Strand
Paul Stanley at Barnes & Noble
Astoria to Zion: An Ecotone Anthology at the Center for Fiction
The Moth StorySLAM: Peter Aguero at The Bell House
Monday Night Poetry: Nate Pritts and Jennifer H. Fortin and Adam Fell at KGB Bar
Emma Donoghue at Barnes & Noble
Akashic Presents Bernardine Evaristo at Greenlight Bookstore
Sackett Street Writers' Workshop Reading Series at BookCourt
Franklin Park Reading Series

Tuesday, April 8

Nomi Prins at the Strand
Plume Anthology of Poetry 2013: New York City Premier Reading at Housing Works
Matt Taibbi and Molly Crabapple at powerHouse Arena
Elizabeth Strout at the BookMark Shoppe
Dan McMillan at Barnes & Noble
The Book Report Reading at (le) Poisson Rouge
Fiona Maazel and Leslie Jamison at BookCourt
Timothy Schaffert in conversation with Jami Attenberg at WORD
Second Tuesday: Robert Hofler at The Center
Julia Glass at McNally Jackson
Writer to Writer: Teddy Wayne and Alena Graedon at the Center for Fiction
True Story: Nonfiction - The Wilderness at KGB Bar