Rick Moody Reads Hotels of North America

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 | 9,577 views

Rick Moody reads HOTELS OF NORTH AMERICA, a new novel written as online hotel reviews

Rick Moody was at BookCourt last week to read from his latest novel, Hotels of North America. The novel creates a narrative through the online hotel reviews left by protagonist Reginald Edward Morse.

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Reading Series Census: First Person Plural

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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 | 9,065 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 First Person Plural Reading Series—Harlem was founded in 2011 with the hope of bringing more attention to creative communities in Harlem. We began this series by inviting inventive, inspiring writers and artists to showcase work written from a “we” or plural POV. We are interested in the “we” because we contend that the “I” does not exist in any sort of truthful singularity. We are interested in the collective as it manifests in all temporary forms, collaboration as it evidences moving through disagreement, and community as it situates itself locally despite all efforts to stretch it past its thinnest point.

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Reading Series Census: Mental Marginalia

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 | 7,404 views

Mental Marginalia

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 Mental Marginalia and there’s no real significance to the name other than giving something a good name is really difficult and this was the first thing that we (Mark Gurarie and Alex Crowley) both said “yeah!” to. there’s a notebook somewhere with like 30+ awful names in it.

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“Weird is Good”: Lincoln Michel Launches His Debut Collection Upright Beasts at Powerhouse Arena

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Monday, October 19th, 2015 | 4,557 views

Porochista Khakpour talks with Lincoln Michel about UPRIGHT BEASTS, Photo Zack Graham

A thunderstorm couldn’t have been more fitting weather for the launch of Upright Beasts, Lincoln Michel’s debut collection of short fiction out now from Coffee House Press.

Michel, who earned his MFA at Columbia University, is a model literary citizen. He is the co-founder of Gigantic, the online editor of Electric Literature and a drawer of “Monster Lit” trading cards. He also describes himself as a “fairly frequent tweeter.”

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Catapult Reading at Sid Gold’s Request Room

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Monday, October 12th, 2015 | 3,525 views

Catapult has had an astounding trajectory since it launched with a event promoting its publication of Padgett Powell’s Cries for Help, Various on September 10th. Elizabeth Koch’s literary enterprise publishes the books, short stories and essays of some of the most talked-about writers at work today (e.g. Powell, Joy Williams, Alexander Chee, Brian Evenson, Scott Cheshire, Hari Kunzru, Lincoln Michel), organizes writing workshops taught by many writers it publishes, and reserves a portion of its website for the writing of its student “community.”

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Bill Clegg Discusses His Debut Novel Did You Ever Have a Family

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 | 3,285 views

Darin Strauss talks with Bill Clegg about Clegg's debut novel at Greenlight Bookstore

Bill Clegg has written two memoirs about addiction. He is also a literary agent. That means there are plenty of expectations about his debut novel Did You Ever Have a Family. He was at Greenlight Bookstore to talk about the book with Darin Strauss.

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Kate Walbert and Lily Tuck Discuss Fiction

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 | 2,795 views

Kate Walbert and Lily Tuck discuss Autofiction at Center for Fiction

The Center for Fiction hosted Kate Walbert and Lily Tuck for a brief reading and conversation about their novels. Walbert’s The Sunken Cathedral follows the story of close friends who survived World War II and emigrate from Europe. Tuck’s latest The Double Life of Liliane examines the life of a Liliane splitting her time between parents on different continents, but draws on personal autobiographical elements of Tuck’s life.

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

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | 3,152 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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