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.
THIS ENTRY HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED BY THE CURATORS. IT HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY EDITORS OF ENGLISH KILLS REVIEW
H.I.P. Lit — named for the founders and because they are hip.
Erin Harris, Brittney Inman, Kim Perel.
Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, as well as visual art and music.
The format varies depending on the venue. The H.I.P. Lit summer series usually includes 3 to 5 readers with an intermission. Other iterations have included music.
The series has changed venues throughout many iterations. Past iterations have been hosted at:
Pouring Ribbons, circa 2012 – 2013
Be Electric, circa 2015 – 2016
The William Vale, 2016 – 2017
Nowadays, circa 2017 – present
Coffeehouse Club, circa 2019 – present
Readings are hosted irregularly. H.I.P Summer series are hosted throughout the summer months.
The series is curated by solicitation.
H.I.P. Lit is a creative community and event series, based in Brooklyn, that spotlights authors on the cutting-edge of the writing scene. While books are at the heart of H.I.P., our events incorporate film, visual art and music to form an immersive experience that brings stories to life and people together. H.I.P. Lit is hosted by publishing professionals and MFA graduates Erin Harris, Britt Canty, and Kim Perel. We believe authors deserve audiences and literature deserves a party. Celebrate with us! (— H.I.P Lit Facebook About Page