Reading Series Census: The Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series

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Monday, October 24th, 2016 | 2,006 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 Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series

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Reading Series Census: Sackett Street Writers Reading/Event Series

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 | 1,904 views

Sackett Street Writers Workshop

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?
Sackett Street Writers Reading/Event Series. The monthly events that Sackett Street organizes are aligned to the overall mission of the writers workshop Julia Fierro founded to celebrate emerging and established local writers in the NYC area.

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Reading Series Census: Prose Bowl

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Monday, August 8th, 2016 | 2,077 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 The Prose Bowl. It evokes competition, since that’s our basic format, but is also a pun, because we’re a tongue-in-cheek show and also have a running gag wherein I love puns. Because I do!

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Manhattanville Reading Series Launches in Crown Heights

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Monday, February 1st, 2016 | 6,927 views

Crown Heights has a new reading series. The product of a collaboration between Manhattanville Coffee and Penina Roth, the monthly event launched last week. The series is designed for emerging writers, and each event will feature one published author as a headliner along with several other writers who are yet to have published a book.

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Halfway There Reading Series

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Monday, December 21st, 2015 | 9,629 views

Halfway there series, photos by Melissa Adamo

When you want to read your fiction after just publishing a book, but there just doesn’t seem to be a good fit for you in your state, what do you do?

Well, Nicole Haroutunian, an English Kills Review contributor, joined forces with Apryl Lee to create their own series in Montclair, New Jersey. Now, four times a year, The Halfway There Reading Series combines community and the arts to give both emerging and well-established authors a platform for their work without a hike into the city.

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Flint Fiction Reading Series

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 | 1,926 views

Amanda Faraone, Laura Macomber and Sierra Troy-Regier founded the Flint Fiction reading series in September of 2014. Hosted at 2A, an East Village dive bar with a windowed, second-floor event space, Flint Fiction is the successor to the Fiction Addiction reading series. Fiction Addiction founder Christine Vines passed the torch onto Amanda, Laura and Sierra when she matriculated to Cornell University to pursue an MFA. The night of Tuesday, June 30, featured three readers with a diversity of backgrounds whose readings coincidentally united around a cinematic theme.

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IRL Friends, Doing Their Best

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 | 3,463 views

reading series founders Bijan Stephen and Alanna Okun

Meet Bijan Stephen and Alanna Okun.

For those not in the know, Alanna and Bijan are a pretty big deal. Alanna is a senior editor at BuzzFeed; she has appeared on The TODAY Show, Good Morning, America!, The Katie Couric Show, NBC’s Nightly News, and NPR; her writing has appeared in Billfold, Architizer, and Side B, et cetera. Bijan is an associate editor at The New Republic; his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, N+1, VICE, and The New Inquiry; he’s a writer for Rusty Foster’s cult TinyLetter Today in Tabs (subscribe, for real tho), and also happens to be Ta-Nehisi Coates’s twitter-son.

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The Cross Review and Reading Series

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 | 2,169 views

Jen DeGregorio, curator of The Cross series and Review at WORD in Jersey City

The Cross Review and Reading Series cross-pollinates New York and New Jersey writers west of the Hudson in Jersey City’s WORD Bookstore. Each reading showcases at least one writer from Jersey and one from New York. Founder and curator of Cross, Jen DeGregorio, mentioned at the last reading that WORD was the ideal host since it has two locations, one in each state, thus making it the perfect symbol of the series’ mission: “a bridge between the New York/Brooklyn and New Jersey poetry worlds.”

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