Reading Series Census: COUPLET

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 | 4,146 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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Reading Series Census: Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 | 3,800 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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Reading Series Census: Paragraph

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Monday, September 21st, 2015 | 3,605 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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Reading Series Census: Sunday Salon

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 | 3,506 views

Sunday Salon 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?
Sunday Salon was inspired by the French literary salons.

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Reading Series Census: Fantastic Fiction

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Friday, September 11th, 2015 | 3,594 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?
Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a speculative fiction reading series at the KGB Bar in Manhattan.

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Reading Series Census: Dead Rabbits NYC

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015 | 4,075 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?
Our series is called the Dead Rabbits Reading Series, Dead Rabbits NYC, for short. I wish I could say that there was something wholly meaningful or metaphoric about the name, but really it’s simply because I (Devin) had just finished watching Gangs of New York for the umpteenth time when I asked Katie and Katie if they wanted to go in together on this reading series venture with me. It seemed fitting, somehow, the name. Or it just seemed cool at the time. But it stuck, for better or worse. There’s a bar downtown called The Dead Rabbit, and it’s been there forever, so that’s led to some lovely confusion. But we roll with it.

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Reading Series Cenus: Sundays At Erv’s

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 | 3,714 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 Sundays at Erv’s, and the meaning is pretty self-explanatory. The readings take place once a month, on Sundays, at a little bar called Erv’s.

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Reading Series Census: Boundless Tales

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Monday, September 7th, 2015 | 3,977 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?
Boundless Tales. I chose this name to convey the idea that we feature a wide range of writing genres as well as diverse writers.

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