Imbolo Mbue Launches Behold the Dreamers with Patrice Ngangan

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 | 2,610 views

Imbolo Imbue reading her debut novel BEHOLD THE DREAMERS

Imbolo Imbue launched her debut novel Behold the Dreamers at Powerhouse Books with a discussion with Cameroonian author Patrice Ngangang. The novel explores immigration and class as it follows the lives of a Ghanaian immigrant in Harlem, New York working for a wealthy family during the great banking crisis.

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Reading Series Census: Lyrics, Lit & Liquor

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Monday, September 12th, 2016 | 3,257 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.

Lyrics, Lit and Liquor

What is the name of the series, and what is the significance or meaning of the series name?
Lyrics, Lit & Liquor is an alliterative description of the music, readings, and (optional) alcoholic beverages one can expect at the series.

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Reading Series Census: Sackett Street Writers Reading/Event Series

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 | 3,087 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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Yaa Gyasi Reads Homegoing with Imbolo Mbue

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 | 1,780 views

Yaa Gyasi, author of HOMEGOING reading at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Yaa Gyasi read from her debut novel Homegoing and took questions from the audience at Greenlight Bookstore last week. She was introduced by Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers.

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Leigh Stein Launched Land of Enchantment

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Monday, August 15th, 2016 | 1,542 views

Leigh Stein discusses LAND OF ENCHANTMENT with Rachel Syme

Leigh Stein is the author of the novel The Fallback Plan and poetry collection Dispatch from the Future. She launched her memoir Land of Enchantment at Powerhouse Books in Brooklyn (becoming the second author to read at the store’s new location on Adams Street). She was joined by Rachel Syme to discuss the memoir.

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Nicole Dennis-Benn and Tiphanie Yanique Discuss Here Comes the Sun and Land of Love and Drowning

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 | 1,851 views

Tiphanie Yanique, Glory Edim, and Nicole Dennis-Benn talk at Housing Works about HERE COMES THE SUN and LAND OF LOVE AND DROWNING

Nicole Dennis-Benn was at Housing Works Bookstore to discuss Here Comes the Sun with Tiphanie Yanique, author Land of Love and Drowning. Their discussion was moderated by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl.

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Reading Series Census: Prose Bowl

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Monday, August 8th, 2016 | 3,174 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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Susan Daitch Discusses The Lost Civilization of Solucidir with Emily Barton

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 | 1,284 views

Susan Daitch and Emily Barton discuss their novels at McNally Jackson Books

The latest novels by Susan Daitch and Emily Barton both feature fictitious nations. Barton’s The Book of Esther supposes the existence of a Jewish state in Eastern Europe. Daitch’s novel, The Lost Civilization of Solucidir, follows the search for the the ruins of a fabled middle eastern city. Both women were at McNally Jackson Books to discuss their novels.

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