Kevin Sampsell Reads This is Between Us

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 | 2,269 views

Kevin Smapsell reads at BookCourt in Brooklyn from his new Novel This is Between Us

Kevin Sampsell read from his new novel This Is Between Us (October 2013) at BookCourt (He reads at WORD on Friday, December 6th in an event hosted by Vol 1. Brooklyn). He is also the author of the memoir A Common Pornography (2010) and Creamy Bullets (2008), a story collection.

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Some of You Should Go, Others Should Stay, Miniature Lady Liberty Statues for All

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 | 3,616 views

Emily Gould

To leave, or not to leave New York City is a question suddenly in the literati’s zeitgeist. Talk of leaving New York City began either in 1968 with the publication of Joan Didion’s essay “Goodbye to All That” or in October with the publication of a collection of essays Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York. The collection was edited by Sari Botton and immediately joined the conversation with a launch party at Powerhouse Arena.

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The Problem with HIV-Prevention

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | 2,083 views

In the semester before entering Grad School, I worked as a youth mentor for an HIV/AIDS organization in downtown New York City. This position required outreach, fieldwork, knowledge, and comfort within queer communities of color, as well as group facilitation (all of which were within my wheelhouse). The organization’s mission was one I could easily […]

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Geoff Dyer Reads Zona with Ben Lerner and Lorin Stein

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 | 3,842 views

Lorin Stein moderates a discussion between Ben Lerner and Geoff Dyer at McNally Jackson Books

The experience of art became the focus of the evening when Geoff Dyer and Ben Lerner came together for a reading and conversation moderated by Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review at McNally Jackson Books. Dyer read from his book, Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room (November 2013), that looks at the personal experience of viewing Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Ben Lerner read from his novel Leaving the Atocha Station (2011).

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Jonathan Wilson Reads his Memoir Kick and Run with Rosie Schaap and Péter Zilahy

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 | 2,580 views

Soccerpalooza at Housing Works Bookstore cafe incuded readings from Jonathan Wilson, Rosie Schaap and Peter Zilahy

France and Portugal advanced to the World Cup last night in solid victories. But on this side of the Atlantic, novelist Jonathan Wilson was reading from Kick and Run, his new memoir tracing the importance of soccer throughout his life. He was at Housing Works Bookstore, joined by Rosie Schapp, author of Drinking with Men (2013) and Péter Zilahy, author of The Last Window-Giraffe (2008).

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Ana Božičević Reads from Rise in the Fall with Ann Lauterbach

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 | 2,051 views

Ann Lauterbach reads at McNally Jackson; she was joined by Ana Bozicevic and her collection of poems, Rise in the Fall

The Poetry Society of America brought together poets Ana Božičević and Ann Lauterbach for a reading at McNally Jackson Books. The reading was the third in a series organized by the Poetry Society of America. Previous readers from the series included Angelo Nikolopoulos paired with C. K. Williams and Nick Laird paired with Meghan O’Rourke.

Ana Božičević read from her latest collection, Rise in the Fall, published by Birds. Božičević and her little dog Klaus took to the stage to read, Klaus secure in her purse. She explained that she snuck the dog in, and that it was his first poetry reading. Klaus was well behaved.

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Charles Dubow Reads Indiscretion

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Friday, November 15th, 2013 | 1,767 views

Charles Dubow reads from his novel Indiscretion at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn

Charles Dubow’s Indiscretion follows a wealthy couple seduced by a young neighbor during a summer holiday in the Hamptons. He read from the novel along with Tara Conklin at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn.

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Tara Conklin Reads Her Debut Novel The House Girl

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | 1,757 views

Tara Conklin reads from her novel, The House Girl, At WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn

Tara Conklin’s The House Girl follows two divided narratives — part historical fiction set in 1852 Virginia and part contemporary novel set 2004 New York. The narrative switches between an escaped slave and a young associate lawyer. She read at WORD Bookstore with Charles Dubow.

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