Joy Williams Talks With Suri Hustvedt

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 | 3,815 views

Joy Williams and Suri Hustvedt

Joy Williams and Siri Hustvedt were at Community Bookstore to discuss Williams’s new collection of stories The Visiting Privilege.

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Reading Series Census: COUPLET

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 | 4,266 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?
“COUPLET”—A Quarterly Poetry Reading Series & Social

A COUPLET is a pair of lines in formal poetry. Here, COUPLET signifies the “coupling” of two things: poetry and music. When the series was created, Poet, Leah Umansky and Carlos Rey Sebastián, DJ Ceremony, bonded and became friends over a joint love for Britpop, Glam Rock and New Wave music. In developing a reading series, they “coupled” their two loves: poetry and music. COUPLET strives to curate events that “couple,” or bring together, both emerging and established poets.

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An Interview with Juliana Delgado Lopera

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Monday, September 28th, 2015 | 4,357 views

Juliana Delgado Lopera, photo provided by the author

Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer/educator/oral-historian based in San Francisco. The recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary award, and a finalist of the Clark-Gross Novel award, she’s the author of ¡Cuéntamelo! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by LGBT Latin@ immigrants awarded the Regen Ginaa Grant from Galería de la Raza and a 2014 National Queer Arts Festival Grant from the Queer Cultural Center. Her work has been published in Four Way Review, The Bold Italic, Weird Sister, Revista Canto, Transfer Magazine, Raspa Magazine, Black Girl Dangerous, and SF Weekly among others. She’s performed in countless events around the Bay Area including Action Fiction!, Red Light Lit, Beast Crawl, Lit Quake and lectured at Wayward Writers, SFSU, 826 Valencia. She’s the executive director of RADAR Productions.

Founded in 2003 by writer Michelle Tea, RADAR Productions nurtures queer artists and audiences by organizing literary arts programs that authentically reflect Queer communities’ experiences. RADAR’s presenting, commissioning, touring and professional development programs give voice to innovative Queer writers and artists and explores the community-building role played by literature and the arts.

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Reading Series Census: Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 | 3,915 views

Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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?
We’re called the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. And we’ll let our tagline speak to the significance of our name: Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope).

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H.I.P. Lit’s Très Brooklyn Brings Parisian Books to Brooklyn

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | 3,256 views

Kim Perel, Angie Niles, Courtney Maum, Jilie Orringer, Erin Harris, and Brittney Inman Canty at Très Brooklyn

The always spectacular H.I.P. Lit series hosted a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event last week inspired by Paris featuring authors Angie Niles, Courtney Maum, and Julie Orrginer.

H.I.P Lit is run by Erin Harris, Kim Perel, and Brittney Inman Canty. Harris and Perel are literary agents while Inman Canty works for Pushkin Press handling the publisher’s American publicity. The series is held irregularly, but only because each event is a major production. H.I.P. is much more than just a typical reading. The events are fully themed with decor, artwork, and the readers carefully chosen. With Très Brooklyn, H.I.P. promised Paris and H.I.P. delivered Paris.

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Justin Taylor Talks Flings

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 | 2,587 views

Justin Taylor talks with Adam Wilson about FLINGS

Justin Taylor left New York City last year for Portland. He returned to Brooklyn to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of his story collection Flings. It was the first book he wrote that was released in hardcover, he explains, and so it also was the first book he had the opportunity to launch a second edition of. He was joined at Powerhouse Arena by Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen and What’s Important is Feeling. Since leaving New York, Taylor has gotten married and adopted a cat.

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Reading Series Census: Paragraph

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Monday, September 21st, 2015 | 3,727 views

Paragraph

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 our series changes, but let’s call it the Paragraph Reading Series. We feature current members of our 24-hour writing space (Paragraph) and so it is named.

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Adam Johnson Discusses Fortune Smiles

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015 | 2,882 views

Adam Johnson talks about FORTUNE SMILES with Bill Tipper at Barnes & Noble in Manhattan

Adam Johnson discussed his new collection of stories, Fortune Smiles, with Bill Tipper last week at the Barnes & Noble 86th Street. The collection contains just six stories including subjects such as rare diseases and North Korea. His previous novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, also confronts issues of North Koreans.

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