Reading Series Census: Risk of Discovery

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Friday, June 17th, 2016 | 3,328 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 name of the series was inspired by the words from the poet Yusef Komunyakaa speaking to the creation of new writing. In an interview and essays he addresses how taking risks brings surprises in ones’ writing that are like discoveries. I had a list of names and my wife helped me select this one.

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Rumaan Alam Discussed Rich and Pretty with Mira Jacob

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 | 1,901 views

Mira Jacob talks with Rumaan Alam about his debut novel RICH AND PRETTY at the Barnes and Noble on 86th Street

With his debut novel, Rich and Pretty, Rumaan Alam has earned himself a place in the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program, a select group of authors the bookseller picksto introduce new writers to the reading public. Alam discussed the book at B&N’s 86th Street location and with Mira Jacob author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.

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Miranda Beverly-Whittemore presents June

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Monday, June 13th, 2016 | 1,613 views

Miranda Beverly-Wittemore reads JUNE

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore was at BookCourt last month to present her latest novel, June, about a family’s mansion in rural Ohio. The novel spans two time periods, 1955 and 2015, and revolves around family members hoping to understand a somewhat mysterious recipient of an inheritance.

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Allison Amend Spoke with Alexander Chee about Enchanted Islands

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Monday, June 6th, 2016 | 2,181 views

Allison Amend discusses ENCHANTED ISLANDS with Alexander Chee at the Strand in Manhattan

In Allison Amend’s latest novel, Enchanted Islands, she explores the lives spies on a mission for the Office of Naval Intelligence living on the Galapagos Islands. She was joined at The Strand by Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night.

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Reading Series Census: Liars’ League NYC

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 | 3,153 views

Liars League

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 Liars’ League NYC.

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Adrien Bosc discusses Constellation

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 | 2,484 views

Adrien Bosc, author of CONSTELLATION, reads at Greenlight Bookstore

French author Adrien Bosc explores the lives of the passengers of an ill fated 1949 Air France flight in his new book Constellation. Based on the real people aboard the plane, Bosc extrapolates fictionalized vignettes and narratives about their lives drawing from what they left behind. He spoke with David Samuels, the literary editor at Tablet, at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. The book was translated from the French by Willard Wood.

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Manuel Gonzales Discussed The Regional Office is Under Attack with Isaac Fitzgerald

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | 3,168 views

Manuel Gonzales discussed his new novel The Regional Office is Under Attack with BuzzFeed Books Editor Isaac Fitzgerald at BookCourt last week. The novel centers around a coterie of deadly assassins, all women, and the plot against their organization known as the Regional Office.

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Reading Series Census: Franklin Electric Reading Series

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Monday, May 16th, 2016 | 3,148 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?
Our series is called Franklin Electric Reading Series and takes its name from the co-working space it’s held in, Franklin Electric.

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