Jim Shepard Talks with Gary Fisketjon about The World to Come

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 | 162 views

Jim Shepard reading from his new story collection THE WORLD TO COME

Jim Shepard was at McNally Jackson Books to discuss his new story collection, The World to Come with Gary Fisketjon, his editor.

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Reading Series Census: Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017 | 164 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
The name is Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation, and it’s a riff on our location, Mid-Manhattan Library. The series takes place in midtown Manhattan–the heart of the city, the middle of things. Mid-Manhattan Library is home to the biggest circulating collection in The New York Public Library system. Books on books on books!

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Ryan Ruby Launched The Zero and the One

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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 | 294 views

Philosopher Ryan Ruby launched his debut novel The Zero and the One last week at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn. He was joined by Alexandra Kleeman, author of the story collection Intimations and the novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine.

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Min Jin Lee discusses Pachinko

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Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | 498 views

Min Jin Lee discusses PACHINKO

Min Jin Lee read from her new novel Pachinko last week at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. She was joined by Harold Augenbraum for a discussion about the origins of the book, her interest in Korean-Japanese, and the persistent reluctance to accept outsiders in Japan.

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Reading Series Census: PANK Magazine & Folder Poet Showcase

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 | 429 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

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What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
PANK Magazine & Folder Poet Showcase

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Kayla Rae Whitaker discusses The Animators with Maris Kreizman

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 | 641 views

Kayla Rae Whitaker discusses THE ANIMATORS with Maris Kreizman

WORD Bookstore hosted Kayla Rae Whitaker for a discussion of her debut novel, The Animators. She was joined by Maris Kreizman, author of Slaughterhouse 90210. The Animators follows the friendship of a creative duo, Mel and Sharon who work as animators celebrating the release of their first full-length feature.

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Ottessa Moshfegh Discusses Homesick for Another World

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 | 714 views

Ottessa Moshfegh discussing HOMESICK FOR ANOTHER WORLD, her new and maybe last collection of stories

Ottessa Moshfegh read from her story collection, Homesick for Another World at the new Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. She was joined for conversation by Michele Filgate where they talked about body manipulation, Donald Trump’s presidency, and leaving New York City for Los Angeles.

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Reading Series Census: Final Fantasy Reading Series

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Monday, January 23rd, 2017 | 564 views

The New York City Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to catalogue the contemporary literary scene. Any reading series curator in the New York area can take the survey here.

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What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
Final Fantasy Reading Series. The name is meant to evoke escapism, adventure, and imagination, and is in no way a reference to any intellectual property owned by Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd, or its subsidiaries.

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