Reading Series Census: Tea & Poetry

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Friday, December 4th, 2015 | 13,191 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?

“Tea & Poetry”

As the series takes place at Alice’s Tea Cup Chapter II, an Alice-in-Wonderland themed tea shoppe (of which there are three in NYC), it’s pretty self-explanatory…It’s a Tea-room setting with readings in poetry/fiction/non-fiction

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Simon Critchley Discusses Memory Theater With Joshua Cohen

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 | 9,820 views

Simon Critchley discusses MEMORY THEATER with Joshua Cohen at McNally Jackson Books

Simon Critchley is a philosopher and professor typically writing on political theory, ethics and aesthetics. His first novel, Memory Theater, does not stray very far from those topics. He was at McNally Jackson Books to discuss the novel with Joshua Cohen, author of Book of Numbers.

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Garth Risk Hallberg reads City On Fire

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 | 10,013 views

Garth Risk Hallberg Reads CITY ON FIRE at BookCourt in Brooklyn

Garth Rish Hallberg’s debut novel is 900-plus-page epic. City On Fire chronicles nine principal characters through 1970s New York City. He read from the work and took questions at BookCourt last week.

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Rick Moody Reads Hotels of North America

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 | 9,919 views

Rick Moody reads HOTELS OF NORTH AMERICA, a new novel written as online hotel reviews

Rick Moody was at BookCourt last week to read from his latest novel, Hotels of North America. The novel creates a narrative through the online hotel reviews left by protagonist Reginald Edward Morse.

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Owen Sheers discusses I Saw a Man with Joshua Ferris

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Monday, November 16th, 2015 | 10,554 views

Owen Sheers discusses I SAW A MAN with Joshua Ferris at McNally Jackson Books

Owen Sheers is a poet, playwright, and novelist. He has worked with British war veterans producing a play retelling their traumas. His latest novel, I Saw a Man follows the healing process of Michael Marshall widowed when his journalist wife is killed on assignment in Pakistan. He discussed the novel at McNally Jackson Books with Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.

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Kevin Powell Reads The Education of Kevin Powell

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Monday, November 9th, 2015 | 10,000 views

Kevin Powell and journalist Ted Hamm

Kevin Powell is a poet, activist, former candidate for Congress, author, and even once starred in a reality television show before reality television was a thing. His memoir The Education of Kevin Powell follows in the tradition of other autobiographies and traces his origins in Jersey City to his life in Brooklyn. He was a Greenlight Bookstore to discuss the book with journalist Ted Hamm.

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Reading Series Census: The Hustle

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Monday, November 9th, 2015 | 11,445 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 Hustle is a new reading series that brings writers together to talk about hustling: what hours they keep, how they pay the bills, how they write, how they read and more.

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Reading Series Census: First Person Plural

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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 | 10,749 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 First Person Plural Reading Series—Harlem was founded in 2011 with the hope of bringing more attention to creative communities in Harlem. We began this series by inviting inventive, inspiring writers and artists to showcase work written from a “we” or plural POV. We are interested in the “we” because we contend that the “I” does not exist in any sort of truthful singularity. We are interested in the collective as it manifests in all temporary forms, collaboration as it evidences moving through disagreement, and community as it situates itself locally despite all efforts to stretch it past its thinnest point.

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