Christopher Bollen and Jobie Hughes reads Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 | 2,210 views

The Upper West Side Barnes and Noble is a bit more intimate — if a chain bookstore can ever be intimate — than its sister in Union Square and the evening’s event featured two authors promised as emerging writers, a program that two decades ago, superstar Sherman Alexie was once part of. Christopher Bollen was […]

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Luis Jaramillo and Katie Kitamura Read Pete’s Candy Store

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Friday, October 19th, 2012 | 2,361 views

This week at Pete’s, the readers both had books on their way out. Luis Jaramillo kicked off the evening. His new story collection, The Doctor’s Wife, was either released on Wednesday, or according to Amazon, next month. The collection is, as Jaramillo explains, really a series of interconnected stories. And they are short. He read […]

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Sherman Alexie Reads Barnes and Noble

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 | 2,177 views

I had long heard that Sherman Alexie provided entertaining performances, and having been a reader of his books for well more than a decade, decided to brave the Union Square Barnes and Noble performance space. As far as readings go, there are better venues than Barnes and Noble. Its massive open space and rows and […]

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Monica Youn and Stephen Burt at Singularity & Co.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 | 1,421 views

Monica Youn is the kind of poet that turns up everywhere. Or she simply has a very memorable name. It probably helps that is also located in New York. Youn read poems from her book Ignatz, a comic strip about a cat that probably has more fame now that she wrote a book about it. […]

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Justin Torres reads Pete’s Candy Store

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Friday, September 21st, 2012 | 1,429 views

The regular reading series at Pete’s Candy Store opened with Justin Torres who has been making the rounds (he read at NYU two days earlier and elsewhere, I’m sure). The reading tour coincides with the release of Torres’s debut novel, We the Animals. Given that the book had literally just been release, I took the […]

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Adam Ross Reads Mr. Peanut

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Friday, September 14th, 2012 | 1,290 views

Promoting his second book, a short story collection, Adam Ross showed up at McNally Jackson with his editor to read and then answer some questions. Ross wrote Mr. Peanut, a novel that he explained was inspired by the mysterious death by allergic reaction of a family relation. Ross’s performance as a reader is one of […]

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