Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book Breaks: Literary Events in NYC April 9-15

(from bookish.com
by Sam Adler)



Feeling bookish lately? Kick off World Book Night at Greenlight Bookstore, attend an awkward school dance with Kevin Brockmeier at Housing Works, or meet Bob Saget at Barnes & Noble. Check out these and other cool literary events below, and come back every Wednesday to see the latest week’s events.



Wednesday, April 9

Bob Saget at Barnes & Noble
Jeffrey Eugenides at Columbia University
Ben Montgomery at WORD
Emily Abrams at the Strand
Eat, Drink, and Be Literary: Chang-rae Lee at BAM
Real Characters at Mcnally Jackson
Derek Walcott at 92nd Street Y
Chris Hondros at powerHouse Arena
Renee Graziano at Barnes & Noble
Elizabeth Nunez and Louise DeSalvo at the Center for Fiction
At The Inkwell: Poetry Night at KGB Bar
Marlo Thomas at Barnes & Noble
Clay Risen and Nell Painter at Greenlight Bookstore
Barbara Ehrenreich in conversation with Jeff Sharlet at Community Bookstore
Tad Hills at BookCourt
Rob Lowe at Barnes & Noble


Thursday, April 10

No Chaperones: An Awkward Middle School Dance with Kevin Brockmeier at Housing Works
Playing the Whore: An Evening with Melissa Gira Grant at McNally Jackson
Susan Minot at Barnes & Noble
Maggie Shipstead and Adelle Waldman at powerHouse Arena
Douglas Watson at WORD
John Leguizamo at the Strand
Jennifer Vanderbes and Phil Klay at the Center for Fiction
W.B. Yeats Society of New York at Barnes & Noble
Behind the Book: Cara Hoffman, Alena Graedon, and Derek Owens at KGB Bar
Steamboat: A Literary Humor Series at Greenlight Bookstore
Daniel Levine at BookCourt


Friday, April 11

Downtown Festival Opening Party at Housing Works
Douglas Coupland and Chuck Palahniuk at the New York Public Library
LIU MFA Reading at KGB Bar
Dannielle Tegeder at BookCourt


Saturday, April 12

National Poetry Month: Poetry Eggs at McNally Jackson
Trumpet Fiction at KGB Bar
Gotham: Writers in the City: Lydia Davis at Brooklyn Public Library
Allison Gutknecht at Barnes & Noble
Chris Sylvester and the Waitress at Zinc Bar


Sunday, April 13

McNally Jackson and Housing Works Present: The Second Annual Downtown Literary Festival
Silent Reading Party at Muchmore’s
Levys’ Unique New York! Greenwich Village Bohemians and Beats Tour at Washington Square Park
Gotham Writers Workshop: In(verse): Poetic Techniques for Non-Poets at BookCourt
Steve Light at powerHouse Arena
Sunday Night Sex Talks at (le) Poisson Rouge
David Gerrard, Douglas Watson, and Jason Porter at KGB Bar
Francine Hermelin at BookCourt
Katherine Boo at Brooklyn Public Library


Monday, April 14

World Book Night Kickoff! at Greenlight Bookstore
Michael Gibney and Andrew Friedman at the Strand
Beth Steidle, Fiona Duncan, Kate Milford, and Carly Dashiell at McNally Jackson
Akhil Sharma and George Packer at the Center for Fiction
George Saunders at St. Francis College
Michael Malice and Cole Stryker Discuss Literature and Censorship in North Korea at Housing Works
Gail Collins at Barnes & Noble
TheSALON Presents: Dinaw Mengestu in conversation with Dina Nayeri at BookCourt
Monday Night Poetry: Scott Hightower and Jeff Harrison at KGB Bar


Tuesday, April 15

Wendy Williams at Barnes & Noble
The Song Cave Presents: Trevor Winkfield in Conversation with Miles Champion at McNally Jackson
The Debutantes: Six Women Writers Discuss First-Time Publishing at Housing Works
Doug Fine at the Strand
Isabel Allende at Americas Society
Sean Madigan Hoen and Darin Strauss at powerHouse Arena
Jennifer E. Smith at McNally Jackson
Jack Ketchum and Laurie Lamson at the Center for Fiction
The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review with Cris Mazza at KGB Bar
Willem Marx and Carlotta Gall at The Half King