Reading Series Census: The Renegade Reading Series

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 261 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 genres or mediums does the series include?
Fiction, poetry, essay, spoken word. One time there was a song.

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Reading Series Census: Pershing Fields Garden Friends Benefit Reading

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 408 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?
Pershing Fields Garden Friends Benefit Reading

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Reading Series Census: The Angry Reading

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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 | 1,290 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?
We are “An Angry Reading Series.” We wanted to put together a reading series that could be a space for impassioned, evocative pieces of work, centred around the theme of anger and frustration. This is a very political time in the world, and we wanted to be a literary platform where writers could come, share their work, and heal through a supportive community. And because we believe in saying it like it is, we didn’t want to play around with the name too much. So we went literal.

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Reading Series Census: Same Page

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Monday, July 2nd, 2018 | 1,956 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?
The series is called Same Page after the colloquialism “We’re on the same page,” both because it indicates the ethos of the series is for like-minded people who are exciting about all forms of the written word, and because the two founders had the idea for it at the same time.

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Rumaan Alam Talked with Emma Straub about That Kind of Mother

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 | 2,197 views

Rumaan Alam and Emma Straub discuss THAT KIND OF MOTHER at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn

Rumaan Alam spoke with Emma Straub about his second novel That Kind of Mother, writing about the 1980s, and wanting to be a prolific author.

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Sloane Crosley talked with Heidi Julavits about Look Alive Out There

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 | 2,703 views

Sloane Crosley at Greenlight Bookstore reading Look Alive Out There

Sloane Crosley read from her new essay collection Look Alive Out There, and talked about choosing the most entertaining parts of her life to write about and not letting subjects give feedback about her writing.

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Reading Series Census: Words @ Weeksville

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Monday, May 14th, 2018 | 2,040 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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Darker Than Nostalgia: An Interview with Self-Portrait with Boy Author Rachel Lyon

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 | 2,881 views

Rachel Lyon, author of Self-Portrait with Boy, talks with Zach Graham about nostalgia for old New York, researching housing laws, ghosts, and gentrification.

SELF PORTRAIT WITH BOY

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