Virtual Literary Community

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Thursday, May 28th, 2020 | 247 views

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, in real life literary events have, like most of our world, been put on hold. We still have notes from our last in real life event and intend to write it up — eventually.

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Jenny Offill Presents Weather

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Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 900 views

Jenny Offill discusses WEATHER at Books Are Magic with Rumaan Alam

Jenny Offill and Rumaan Alam discuss Weather, climate change, and librarians.

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Chana Porter Launches The Seep

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 | 841 views

Amy Brady Talks with Chana Porter about THE SEEP at Powerhouse

Chana Porter discusses The Seep and talks about dystopias, utopias, and our interconnected world.

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Literary and Book Festivals Guide, 2020

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 999 views

Book Festivals of America 2020

Book and literary festivals connect authors with readers in all fifty states. Below is a list of literary festivals organized by month. The locations of the festival, dates of the festivals (when available), and website for the event are listed. At the end are links to festivals in other regions including Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe.

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Reading Series Census: The Angry Reading

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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 | 2,661 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: The Difficult to Name Reading Series

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Friday, March 9th, 2018 | 2,936 views

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
The Difficult to Name Reading Series. I just couldn’t think of a name.

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David Burr Gerrard Talks with Maxwell Neely-Cohen about The Epiphany Machine

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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 | 3,236 views

David Burr Gerrard reads THE EPIPHANY MACHINE at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn

David Burr Gerrard discusses The Epiphany Machine, why he doesn’t have tattoos and generational conflict.

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Joe Okonkwo and Jonathan Corcoran Read Their Lambda Nominated Books

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017 | 2,434 views

Joe Okonkwo reads JAZZ MOON and Jonathan Corcoran reads THE ROPE SWING at a Lambda Literary Awards sponsored reading

Joe Okonkwo and Jonathan Corcoran read from their Lambda Literary nominated books and talked about craft, research, and place.

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