Geoff Dyer Reads Zona with Ben Lerner and Lorin Stein

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 | 3,367 views

Lorin Stein moderates a discussion between Ben Lerner and Geoff Dyer at McNally Jackson Books

The experience of art became the focus of the evening when Geoff Dyer and Ben Lerner came together for a reading and conversation moderated by Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review at McNally Jackson Books. Dyer read from his book, Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room (November 2013), that looks at the personal experience of viewing Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Ben Lerner read from his novel Leaving the Atocha Station (2011).

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Jonathan Wilson Reads his Memoir Kick and Run with Rosie Schaap and Péter Zilahy

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 | 2,273 views

Soccerpalooza at Housing Works Bookstore cafe incuded readings from Jonathan Wilson, Rosie Schaap and Peter Zilahy

France and Portugal advanced to the World Cup last night in solid victories. But on this side of the Atlantic, novelist Jonathan Wilson was reading from Kick and Run, his new memoir tracing the importance of soccer throughout his life. He was at Housing Works Bookstore, joined by Rosie Schapp, author of Drinking with Men (2013) and Péter Zilahy, author of The Last Window-Giraffe (2008).

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Ana Božičević Reads from Rise in the Fall with Ann Lauterbach

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 | 1,735 views

Ann Lauterbach reads at McNally Jackson; she was joined by Ana Bozicevic and her collection of poems, Rise in the Fall

The Poetry Society of America brought together poets Ana Božičević and Ann Lauterbach for a reading at McNally Jackson Books. The reading was the third in a series organized by the Poetry Society of America. Previous readers from the series included Angelo Nikolopoulos paired with C. K. Williams and Nick Laird paired with Meghan O’Rourke.

Ana Božičević read from her latest collection, Rise in the Fall, published by Birds. Božičević and her little dog Klaus took to the stage to read, Klaus secure in her purse. She explained that she snuck the dog in, and that it was his first poetry reading. Klaus was well behaved.

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Charles Dubow Reads Indiscretion

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Friday, November 15th, 2013 | 1,482 views

Charles Dubow reads from his novel Indiscretion at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn

Charles Dubow’s Indiscretion follows a wealthy couple seduced by a young neighbor during a summer holiday in the Hamptons. He read from the novel along with Tara Conklin at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn.

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Tara Conklin Reads Her Debut Novel The House Girl

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | 1,469 views

Tara Conklin reads from her novel, The House Girl, At WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn

Tara Conklin’s The House Girl follows two divided narratives — part historical fiction set in 1852 Virginia and part contemporary novel set 2004 New York. The narrative switches between an escaped slave and a young associate lawyer. She read at WORD Bookstore with Charles Dubow.

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Editors Cat Richardson, Emily Brandt, Alex Cuff, and Natalie Eilbert Discuss the Future of the Periodical

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 | 2,258 views

Harpers headquarters painting in the New York Public Library

The future of the periodical seems very much secure within the monumental walls of the New York Public Library, a grand space with carved wood trim and oil paintings of iconic publishing houses like Hearst, McGraw Hill and Harper’s. But the evening is not about the past or the monuments to publishers of the past. Instead, the night is about the future. The editors of three journals at the vanguard of the New York City literary scene are joined by their contributors to discuss the origins and future of the magazines.

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Impressions of Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop + Eric Amling and Nate Klug

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Monday, November 11th, 2013 | 2,681 views

Berl's Poetry shop, Photo by Erik Kennedy

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, one of the only all-poetry book shops in the nation—nay, the world!—had its triumphant grand opening a weekend ago. The day was full of cheer, liquid cheer, fellowship, books and chapbooks, and some two dozen readings. Everyone went home happy and fulfilled.

But I missed that. This is not about that.

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Jonathan Miles Reads Want Not

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 | 2,246 views

Jonathan Miles, Author of Want Not and Dear American Airlines launches his latest book at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Jonathan Miles launched his second novel, Want Not, at Greenlight Bookstore last night with a reading and questions from the audience. He is also a journalist and his first novel, Dear American Airlines (2008), garnered praise.

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