The Cross Review and Reading Series

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 | 2,716 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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National Book Critics Circle Finalists’ Reading & Awards Ceremony

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015 | 2,298 views

On January 21, The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) named its finalists for the publishing year 2014 in the categories of poetry, criticism, biography, autobiography, nonfiction and fiction. On the evening of March 11, those finalists read their work to a packed New School auditorium, and on the evening of March 12, one finalist from […]

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Paul Beatty Reads The Sellout

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Monday, March 16th, 2015 | 3,408 views

Paul Beatty Reads at Greenlight Bookstore

Paul Beatty read from his newest novel, The Sellout at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. He was joined in conversation by Sam Lipsyte. When Beatty took the podium, he seemed temporarily overcome with emotion for a moment. He explained that he felt similarly overwhelmed recently at a reading in Detroit. The reason, he explains, was the feeling of satisfaction from completing the book: “I realized I was really close to getting what was in my head on the page.”

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Josh Cook Launches An Exaggerated Murder

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Monday, March 9th, 2015 | 1,971 views

Josh cook reads an Exaggerated Murder

Josh Cook has spent more than a decade working on his debut novel An Exaggerated Murder. The novel follows private investigator and genius Trike Augustine as he solves a case. Problematically, the clues are so stupid they begin to stump the detective. Cook launched the novel at WORD in Brooklyn.

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Emily Gray Tedrowe Reads Blue Stars

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 | 1,949 views

Emily Gray Tedrowe reads from Blue Stars, her newest novel

Blue Stars, the second novel by Emily Gray Tedrowe, explores the lives of military families on the homefront. The novel focuses on two women, Ellen and Lacey, and the other family members left behind after deployment. She read from the book at BooKCourt in Brooklyn.

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Mark Doten Chats with Justin Taylor

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015 | 2,271 views

Mark Doten and Justin Taylor talk about The Infernal at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Mark Doten has until now been better known as a Senior Editor at Soho Press, but last month he launched his own debut novel, The Infernal. The book’s surreal personalities coalesce into a dark and humorous collective narrative. He was joined by Justin Taylor, author of the story collection Flings for a conversation at Greenlight Bookstore.

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Alena Graedon Reads The Word Exchange with Joshua Max Feldman, Author of The Book of Jonah

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 | 2,330 views

Alena Graedon author of The Word Exchange and Joshua Max Feldman, author of The Book of Jonah talk about their novels, now in paperback

Alena Graedon and Joshua Max Feldman read from their novels at Community Bookstore in Park Slope. Graedon’s The Word Exchange is set in a not-so-distant Dystopia where the death of print has lead to the buying and selling of words. A disappearance at a renowned dictionary sets of the action. Feldman’s The Book of Jonah is modern retelling of the biblical story set in New York City with a lawyer at the center.

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Peter Carey, Laura van den Berg, Atticus Lish, Mark Doten and Kashana Cauley Read at Franklin Park

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 | 2,706 views

Kashana Cauley reads at Franklin Park Read Series for Novel Night

The Franklin Park Reading Series “Novel Night” featured five readers from Peter Carey, the two-time Booker Prize-winning Australian novelist and the executive director of the Hunter College MFA program, to Kashana Cauley, a writer with stories in Tin House and Esquire whose debut novel has yet to be released.

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