Patrick Ryan Discusses The Dream Life of Astronauts with Hannah Tinti

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016 | 255 views

Hannah Tinti talks with Patrick Ryan about THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS his new story collection at McNally Jackson Books

Patrick Ryan was at McNally Jackson to discuss his new story collection The Dream Life of Astronauts. He was joined by OneStory founder Hannah Tinti.

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Bob Proehl Talks with Ryan Britt about A Hundred Thousand Worlds

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Monday, July 18th, 2016 | 260 views

Bob Proehl reading at Greenlight Bookstore

Bob Proehl enters into the world of comic book and science fiction fandom in his debut novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds. He was joined at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn to talk about the novel, super fans, and comic books by Ryan Britt, author of Luke Skywalker Can’t Read and Other Geeky Truths.

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Jesse Ball Faces Isaac Fitzgerald in Epic Backgammon Match

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Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | 275 views

Jesse Ball, author of HOW TO SET A FIRE AND WHY reads at BookCourt in Brooklyn

Backgammon boards were set up throughout BookCourt, the Brooklyn bookstore more commonly known for hosting literary events than board game bouts. But Jesse Ball, author motr than a dozen other books, was set to face off against Isaac Fitzgerald, Buzzfeed Books editor, while discussing his latest novel How to Set a Fire and Why.

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Rest Stops, Flower Shops, and Yankee Pie: A Conversation with Jon Corcoran.

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Monday, June 27th, 2016 | 750 views

Jonathan Corcoran and Roberto Santiago reading together in California

Jonathan Corcoran is the author of the story collection, The Rope Swing, published in April 2016 by Vandalia Press, the creative imprint of West Virginia University Press. His work has been named a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award in Short Fiction and a semi-finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award and is forthcoming in the anthology, Eyes Burning at the Edge of the Woods: Contemporary West Virginia Fiction and Poetry. He received a BA in Literary Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Rutgers University-Newark. He was born and raised in a small town in West Virginia and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. The Rope Swing is his debut.

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Roberto F. Santiago: Congratulations on the release of your first collection The Rope Swing! I am so proud of you! I must say outright that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have millions of notes in the margins. These notes range from ‘YASSSS!’ and ‘WERK’ to ‘STEAL THIS!’ and ‘THIS is poetry.’

Jonathan Corcoran: The highest kind of literary praise comes from a writer you respect, and you are that, sir. And to have a “capital P” Poet refer to my prose as poetry—I’m breaking out the champagne tonight (well, prosecco, if I’m honest). Thanks you. Seriously. It’s been such a journey getting this book out here. It feels like a victory lap getting to talk about it with you.

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Emma Cline talks with Alexandra Kleeman about The Girls

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 | 460 views

Alexandra Kleeman talks with Emma Cline about THE GIRLS, cline's debut novel, at BookCourt, in Brooklyn

Emma Cline’s debut novel The Girls examines female friendship in a 1960s cult commune modeled on the Manson compound. She was at BookCourt to discuss the novel with Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine.

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C.E. Morgan Discussed The Sport of Kings with Lisa Lucas

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Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 | 590 views

CE Morgan and Lisa Lucas discuss THE SPORT OF KINGS at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

C.E. Morgan’s first novel, All the Living earned her a Pen Award nomination and a “5 Under 35” award. She was at Greenlight Bookstore to discuss The Sport of Kings, her second novel, with Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation.

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Reading Series Census: Risk of Discovery

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Friday, June 17th, 2016 | 546 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 name of the series was inspired by the words from the poet Yusef Komunyakaa speaking to the creation of new writing. In an interview and essays he addresses how taking risks brings surprises in ones’ writing that are like discoveries. I had a list of names and my wife helped me select this one.

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Rumaan Alam Discussed Rich and Pretty with Mira Jacob

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | 482 views

Mira Jacob talks with Rumaan Alam about his debut novel RICH AND PRETTY at the Barnes and Noble on 86th Street

With his debut novel, Rich and Pretty, Rumaan Alam has earned himself a place in the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program, a select group of authors the bookseller picksto introduce new writers to the reading public. Alam discussed the book at B&N’s 86th Street location and with Mira Jacob author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.

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