Kristopher Jansma reads Why We Came to the City with Isaac Fitzgerald

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Thursday, February 25th, 2016 | 4,586 views

Kristopher Jansma reads WHY WE CAME TO THE CITY at Community Bookstore in Park Slope brooklyn

Kristopher Jansma’s debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards explored the competition and jealousy of two close friends during their formative years. His latest novel, Why We Came to the City, dives into the complications of a group of friends as their relationships mature, and perhaps even, outgrow each other. He was joined by Isaac Fitzgerald, books editor at BuzzFeed, to discuss the novel at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn.

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Reading Series Census: The Loaded Canon

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 | 5,310 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 series is called The Loaded Canon, which plays on the fact that we offer folks a boozy good time along with a wide variety of work from emerging writers.

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Reading Series Census: Cool as F***

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 | 5,415 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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Reading Series Census: Greenlight Poetry Salon

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016 | 6,343 views

Greenlight Poetry Salon

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?
Greenlight Poetry Salon

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Idra Novey Launches Ways to Disappear

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 | 6,685 views

Nell Freudenberger talks with Idra Novey about her debut novel WAYS TO DISAPPEAR at Housing Works Bookstores

Idra Novey launched her debut novel Ways to Disappear at Housing Works. She spoke with writer and critic Nell Freudenberger. Novey, who has published poetry, has also worked as a translator including a novel by Clarice Lispector. Ways to Disappear follows the story of a translator searching for her author who has recently disappeared.

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Sharon Guskin Launches The Forgetting Time

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 | 5,200 views

Sharon Guskin reading THE FORGETTING TIME with Liesl Schillinger

Sharon Guskin launched her debut novel The Forgetting Time at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. She was joined for conversation by Liesl Schillinger, a journalist and critic. The Forgetting Time is the story of a single mother raising a child who has disturbing dreams — dreams so vivid they feel like authentic memories of a past life.

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Reading Series Census: The Segue Reading Series

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Monday, February 15th, 2016 | 6,669 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 Segue Reading Series refers to the Segue Foundation that has sponsored the series since 1982.

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Alexander Chee Discusses The Queen of the Night with Maud Newton

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Monday, February 8th, 2016 | 6,562 views

Alexander Chee, author of THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, at McNally Jackson Books with Maud Newton

Alexander Chee launched his latest novel, The Queen of the Night, last week at McNally Jackson Books. The novel follows Parisian opera singer Lilliet Berne on a personal adventure through her past mysteries. Chee spoke with his friend, the critic Maud Newton, about the book and the process of writing it over the last fifteen years.

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