Courtney Maum Explains What to Do Before And After The Book Deal

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Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 176 views

Courtney Maum, author of Before and After the Book Deal, and panelists Jenn Baker, Hannah Tinti, and Monica Odom at Powerhouse Books in Brooklyn

Courtney Maum was at Brooklyn’s Powerhouse bookstore to celebrate the launch of her fourth book, Before And After The Book Deal, a guide helping writers navigate the perils and challenges of the publishing process. Maum is the author of the novels I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, Touch, and Costalegre. She was joined by Ryan Chapman, Monica Odom, Jenn Baker, and Hannah Tinti as well as the non-profit organization Girls Write Now, an organization dedicated to helping mentor underserved young women find their voices through the power of writing and community.

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Leland Cheuk Presents No Good Very Bad Asian

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Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 493 views

Leland Cheuk present NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn

Leland Cheuk discussed his new novel No Good Very Bad Asian, talked about standup comedy, and the hardest part about writing comedy is often knowing when to be serious.

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Téa Obreht Reads Inland

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | 583 views

Téa Obreht Reads Inland

How does a novelist follow a critically acclaimed debut novel? Since publishing The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht wrote and threw away two whole novels. Disconnected from the narratives, she didn’t feel they books answered any new questions. That all changed when she heard a history podcast about the American Camel Corps. From the moment she started writing Inland she felt connected to the story.

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Rumaan Alam Talked with Emma Straub about That Kind of Mother

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 | 3,497 views

Rumaan Alam and Emma Straub discuss THAT KIND OF MOTHER at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn

Rumaan Alam spoke with Emma Straub about his second novel That Kind of Mother, writing about the 1980s, and wanting to be a prolific author.

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Sloane Crosley talked with Heidi Julavits about Look Alive Out There

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 | 4,027 views

Sloane Crosley at Greenlight Bookstore reading Look Alive Out There

Sloane Crosley read from her new essay collection Look Alive Out There, and talked about choosing the most entertaining parts of her life to write about and not letting subjects give feedback about her writing.

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Reading Series Census: Memoir Monday

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Monday, April 16th, 2018 | 2,699 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 Memoir Monday. It celebrates memoir and first-person writing and takes place on Mondays.

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Nafkote Tamirat Talks About The Parking Lot Attendant

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Monday, April 2nd, 2018 | 2,582 views

Nafkote Tamirat discusses The Parking Lot Attendant, wanting to be famous, and how Boston is often seen as a white city despite having many diverse communities.

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Tayari Jones Launches An American Marriage

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 | 2,246 views

Tayari Jones reading from AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Tayari Jones discussed her latest novel, An American Marriage, the origin of the title, and how she came up with the idea for the novel at Greenlight Bookstore.

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