Reading Series Census: Halfway There

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Monday, March 7th, 2016 | 4,970 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?
Halfway There: a reading series in Montclair. The phrase “halfway there” is lifted right from the Bon Jovi anthem “Livin’ On a Prayer.” We are a New Jersey series and wanted something that reflected Jersey. Since we are a series that supports the emerging author, the term “halfway there” has extra significance.

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Reading Series Census: At the Inkwell

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Friday, March 4th, 2016 | 5,415 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?
At The Inkwell was created to support published authors through book reviews, feature articles and readings. Initially we wanted to be named The Inkwell but the website address was already taken, so the founder’s mom suggested At The Inkwell. It’s an invitation for readers and writers to meet at the inkwell and celebrate the written word.

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Reading Series Census: LIC Reading Series

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 | 5,201 views

LIC Reading Series

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.

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Kristopher Jansma reads Why We Came to the City with Isaac Fitzgerald

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Thursday, February 25th, 2016 | 5,141 views

Kristopher Jansma reads WHY WE CAME TO THE CITY at Community Bookstore in Park Slope brooklyn

Kristopher Jansma’s debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards explored the competition and jealousy of two close friends during their formative years. His latest novel, Why We Came to the City, dives into the complications of a group of friends as their relationships mature, and perhaps even, outgrow each other. He was joined by Isaac Fitzgerald, books editor at BuzzFeed, to discuss the novel at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn.

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Reading Series Census: The Loaded Canon

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 | 6,545 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 called The Loaded Canon, which plays on the fact that we offer folks a boozy good time along with a wide variety of work from emerging writers.

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Reading Series Census: Cool as F***

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 | 6,628 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.

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Reading Series Census: Greenlight Poetry Salon

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016 | 7,569 views

Greenlight Poetry Salon

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?
Greenlight Poetry Salon

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Idra Novey Launches Ways to Disappear

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 | 7,972 views

Nell Freudenberger talks with Idra Novey about her debut novel WAYS TO DISAPPEAR at Housing Works Bookstores

Idra Novey launched her debut novel Ways to Disappear at Housing Works. She spoke with writer and critic Nell Freudenberger. Novey, who has published poetry, has also worked as a translator including a novel by Clarice Lispector. Ways to Disappear follows the story of a translator searching for her author who has recently disappeared.

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