Reading Series Of New York


The Reading Series Census is an ongoing project to document the contemporary literary scene and preserve the history of the literary community of New York City. Any reading series curator in the New York tri-state area can fill out the survey available here.

Below are the responses from event curators since the census began. Reading series tend to be ephemeral by there very nature. Many of the series below have ceased hosting events, however we have preserved this information as an archive. Please feel free to contact us to update a listing.

We have organized these responses by geographic location.


Brooklyn

Ditmas Lit
Franklin Park Reading Series
Greenlight Poetry Salon
Greetings Reading
H.I.P Lit
Memoir Monday
The Renegade Reading Series
Roof Top Readings
Pigeon Pages
The Rally
Pete’s Reading Series
Women Writers in Bloom


THE FOLLOWING BROOKLYN SERIES ARE NO LONGER ACTIVE:
Atlas Reading Series (Ended)
Brew (Inactive)
Cool as F*** (Inactive)
Difficult to Name (No longer in NYC)
The Eagle and the Wren (Inactive)
Final Fantasy (Inactive)
Franklin Electric Reading Series (Inactive)
Hustle, The (Inactive)
Load Canon, The (Inactive)
Manhattanville Reading Series (Ended)
Mental Marginalia
Say Yes (Inactive)
Prose Bowl (Inactive)
Sackett Street Writers (Inactive)
Sundays At Erv’s (Inactive)
Vapors (Inactive)
WEIRDD (Inactive)



Manhattan

At the Inkwell
The Angry Reading Series
COUPLET
Dead Rabbits Reading Series
Fantastic Fiction
First Person Plural
Guerrilla Lit
Liars’ League NYC
Lyrics, Lit & Liquor
Mid-Sentence
Miss Manhattan
Same Page
Segue Reading Series
Sideshow Goshko
Soul Sister Revue
Sunday Salon


THE FOLLOWING MANHATTAN SERIES ARE NO LONGER ACTIVE:
FREE WATER (inactive)
HiFi Series (ended)
Lamprophonic (hiatus)
NYU Bookstore Reading Series (inactive)
PANK Magazine & Folder (inactive)
Paragraph Reading Series (inactive)
Tea & Poetry (inactive)
Vica Miller Salons (inactive)
Whom Wants to Cry (inactive)

Queens

LIC Reading Series


THE FOLLOWING QUEENS SERIES ARE NO LONGER ACTIVE:
Boundless Tales (inactive)
Line Break (inactive)
First Tuesdays (inactive)
Oh, Bernice! (inactive)
Risk of Discovery (inactive)
See No Evil (inactive)

New Jersey

Halfway There
Live Lit at Montclair State
Pershing Fields Garden Friends Benefit Reading

Literary Events

The group Reading Series of New York has also been attempting to organize the city’s reading series for events.

English Kills Review recommends The Rumpus Notable NYC for literary events in New York City.

For event listings outside of New York, The Rumpus Notable columns in the following cities:










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