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Reading Series Census: Jersey City Reads Poems


Friday, April 15th, 2022 | 1,056 views

Reading Series Census

The Reading Series Census crosses the Hudson to New York’s Sixth borough, Jersey City, to check in on the new reading series, Jersey City Reads Poems.

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.

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Leland Cheuk Presents No Good Very Bad Asian


Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 2,581 views

Leland Cheuk present NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn

Leland Cheuk discussed his new novel No Good Very Bad Asian, talked about standup comedy, and the hardest part about writing comedy is often knowing when to be serious.

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Ranbir Singh Sidhu Reads Deep Singh Blue with Tanwi Nandini Islam


Thursday, March 24th, 2016 | 3,092 views

Ranbir Singh Sidhu Reads DEEP SNGH BLUE wtih Tanwi Nandini Islam

Ranbir Singh Sidhu was at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn to discuss his debut novel Deep Singh Blue with Tanwi Nandini Islam. Islam also read from her debut novel, Bright Lines.

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Ruth Ozeki Reads A Tale for the Time Being, Inaugurates Readings at WORD Jersey City


Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 | 4,051 views

Ruth Ozeki reads from A Tale for the Time Being, her acclaimed novel now in paperback, at WORD Jersey City

Novelist Ruth Ozeki was in New York’s unofficial sixth borough, Jersey City, to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of her novel A Tale for the Time Being. Brooklyn’s WORD Bookstore opened a second store in Jersey City late last month; Ozeki became the first author to read in the new space and she described the store as having that “new bookstore smell.”

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Tara Conklin Reads Her Debut Novel The House Girl


Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | 3,683 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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WORD hosts Jacob Appel, Robert Antoni, Paul Kwiatkowski, and Bruce McEver for Small Press Night


Friday, October 18th, 2013 | 4,778 views

Paul Kwaitkowski reads from And Every Day Was Overcast from Black Balloon publishing

WORD brought together four authors from four different small presses for a sampling of independent literature. Each author was allotted ten minutes to read from their respective books covering poetry, fiction and experimental prose.

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