Sandra Newman Reads The Country of Ice Cream Star

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015 | 1,745 views

Sandra Newman reads The Country of Ice Cream Star with Emily St. John Mandel author of Station Eleven

Everyone over the age of twenty is dead. An undiagnosed malady afflicts the population as it ages leaving the world filled with teenagers. So is the setting of Sandra Newman’s new novel, The Country of Ice Cream Star. The novel relies on an invented patois created to by Newman. She discussed the novel at Greenlight Bookstore with Emily St. John Mandel, author of the equally dark dystopian novel, Station Eleven.

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Kelly Link Reads Story Collection Get in Trouble

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Friday, February 6th, 2015 | 1,315 views

Kelly Links reads her latest story collection Get In Trouble at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Kelly Link is known as an author of dark and humorous stories. Her latest collection, Get in Trouble, offers readers nine more. Link visited Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn to celebrate the release of the book.

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Kevin Morris Reads White Man’s Problems With Ophira Eisenberg

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Monday, January 26th, 2015 | 1,898 views

Kevin Morris Reads White Man's Problems With Ophira Eisenberg at the strand in NYC

A successful career as an entertainment lawyer wasn’t enough for Kevin Morris. He wanted to be a writer. And write he did, producing a collection of short stories titled White Man’s Problem’s, a title he chose after receiving notes and a rejection from an editor. Morris read from his debut story collection at The Strand on Wednesday. He was joined in conversation by Ophira Eisenberg.

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Robert Repino Reads Mort(e) with Ryan Britt

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 | 1,974 views

Robert Repino reads from Mort(e) at Word in Brooklyn

How would your pets react if they suddenly became intelligent, bipedal creatures capable of war? So is the premise of Mort(e), a new novel by Robert Repino. Part satire, part speculative fiction, the novel has already worn out comparisons to Orwell’s Animal Farm. Repino read from the novel at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn and was joined by Ryan Britt, author of the forthcoming Luke Skywalker Can’t Read.

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The Disagreement, an Edited Reading Series

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 | 2,749 views

Bryant Musgrove and Melissa Swantkowski, founders of the Disagreement series

The Disagreement, an edited reading series, recently hosted “I kept telling myself you’re ok; you’re not that bad” at The Hi-Fi Bar in the East Village. The Disagreement’s founders, editors and hosts, Bryant Musgrove and Melissa Swantkowski, seek work for their series that “demands to be read aloud.” They aim to present “the funny in the sad, grotesque, and the perverse.” On Janurary 13th, they certainly met that criteria.

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Megan Mayhew Bergman reads Almost Famous Women

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Monday, January 12th, 2015 | 1,578 views

Megan Mayhew Bergman reads from Almost Famous Women

The latest collection of short stories from Magan Mayhew Bergman features characters drawn from history–women who, as the title suggests, were almost famous. Bergman celebrated the launch of the collection Almost Famous Women on a frigid night at BookCourt in Brooklyn.

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Kate Axelrod Launched The Law of Loving Others With Una LaMarche and Emily Gould

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 | 2,121 views

Emily Gould, Una LaMarche, Kate Axelrod, and Jessica Almon at McNally Jackson

Kate Axelrod launched her debut novel The Law of Loving Others at McNally Jackson Books. She was joined by Emily Gould, author of Friendship and Una LaMarche, author of Like No Other for a panel discussion moderated by Jessica Almon.

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Daphne Merkin Reads The Fame Lunches

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 | 2,228 views

Daphne Merkin reads The Fame Lunches, a new collection of essays at BookCourt

Daphne Merkin read her latest collection of essays, The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontës, and the Importance of Handbags, at BookCourt in Brooklyn. She was joined by Katie Roiphe, a columnist and author, well known for The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism.

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