New York City July Literary Itinerary

July 2, 2016

Line Break #2
QED: A Place to Show & Tell @ 5:30pm
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Line Break is the eclectic live literary magazine where poetry meets prose, fact meets fiction, and high-brow meets low-brow. Host William Shunn brings a wild assortment of readers together on one stage. No rules, no themes, just the best writing in town. Line Break -- it's the start of a new thought.

Our second regular episode features the immense talents of:

- Mark de Silva
- James Gordon a/k/a G.P.A.
- Nancy Hightower
- Robert J. Howe
- Gregory A. Wilson

Admission $5. Beer, wine and snacks available.

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train. Just stay on to Ditmars Boulevard at the end of the line. (The Q train does not run to Queens on weekends.)

More info and advance tickets:

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July 7, 2016

Hybrid Love: Tahmima Anam, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Larissa Pham, and Nina Sharma
Asian American Writers' Workshop @ 7:00pm
110-112 W 27th Street, Suite 600, New York, New York 10001

Join us for a special rare appearance with bestselling London-based author Tahmima Anam, whose new novel The Bones of Grace (Harper Collins 2016) explores what it means to be in love while caught between South Asia and America. Named one of the top 20 young British writers by Granta, Anam in this book marks the end of her trilogy which started in A Golden Age (Harper Perennial 2009), winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and continued in A Good Muslim (Harper 2011), which was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize. She’ll appear in conversation with novelist Tanwi Nandini Islam — and the event will begin with short readings about interracial love by Larissa Pham and Nina Sharma.

Tahmima Anam’s lyrical third novel about love, family and belonging, The Bones of Grace, centers on a young Bangladeshi paleontologist named Zubaida Haque, who must choose between two countries and two men: her Bangladeshi friend from childhood and an American man she meets at a concert in Massachusetts. The book’s title refers to a fossilized skeleton that Zubaida exhumes in Balochistan: the skeleton of a “walking whale,” who serves as a symbol of her own hybrid identity caught between worlds. As the Financial Times writes: “Fractures in identity, explored through Zubaida’s orphan story, are... powerful element — the cultural shame she is made to feel over her unknown lineage in Bangladeshi high society and, further afield, the sense she is “amphibian”, forever negotiating in-between, migrant spaces. The Bangladesh independence war casts a long shadow over the present, even if it is pushed to the back of the story. It is a perpetually open wound that, decades on, can still reduce Zubaida’s adoptive parents to tears with sudden flashbacks, so that she comes to resent the inherited legacy of their trauma.”

In Tanwi Nandini Islam’s Bright Lines (Penguin 2015), the Bangladeshi Saleem family raises three girls on Cambridge Place: rebellious Charu, bookish adoptee Ella, and runaway Maya, who seeks refuge from her abusive father. When their home falls victim to fire, the Saleem family returns to Bangladesh, where they must confront the demons of their past alongside the ones of the present. The book was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. She is the founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica and served as an Open City Fellow for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, where she wrote about a South Asian women’s coop and interviewed novelist Nayomi Munaweera.

Larissa Pham’s art and writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, The Nation, Adult Mag, The Hairpin, and elsewhere. She is the author of Fantasian, a New Lovers novella from Badlands Unlimited, out October 25, 2016.

Nina Sharma’s work has been featured in Drunken Boat, The Feminist Wire, and Blueshirt Journal, where she recently won the Blueshift Prize for writers of color, judged by Jeffery Renard Allen. Formerly the Director of Public Programs at AAWW, Nina is the recipient of a fellowship from the VCCA.

Co-sponsored by the South Asian American Journalists Association, the South Asian Women's Creative Collective, and the Muslim Bar Association of New York.

$5 suggested donation
Open to the public


PEN Live: Stump Speech
KGB Bar & Lit Mag @ 7:00pm
85 E 4th St, New York, New York 10003

On July 7, join our host, Haroon Moghul, and Murtaza Hussain, Akiba Solomon, and Julio Ricardo Varela for PEN Live: Stump Speech. These critics and journalists will take the stage to discuss the 2016 election cycle, and the importance of free speech and satire in today's political climate, just ahead of the National Conventions.

PEN Live is a monthly series taking place the first Thursday of every month in the Red Room, a newly renovated, speakeasy-style club in KGB Bar. Each month, PEN Live will give writers and artists the opportunity to address specific themes through music and the written word, bringing to life PEN America's mission of celebrating the literature and art that free expression makes possible.

HAROON MOGHUL is a commentator and analyst who wishes he could be a full-time writer. He has appeared on all major media networks, and has been published at Quartz, Washington Post, Boston Review, CNN, Foreign Policy, Guardian and Haaretz. He's the author of a novel, The Order of Light, and an upcoming memoir, How to be a Muslim: An American Story. Haroon has been a Fellow at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law the New America Foundation, and currently with the Shalom Hartman Institute. As President of Avenue Meem, he helps tell Muslim stories to the world.

MURTAZA HUSSAIN is a journalist and political commentator. His work focuses on human rights, foreign policy, and cultural affairs. Murtaza’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Salon, and elsewhere.

AKIBA SOLOMON is the Editorial Director of Colorlines. She is an NABJ-Award winning journalist and 2015 Root 100 awardee from West Philadelphia. Online, she has written about culture and the intersection between gender and race for Colorlines,, and Dissent. Solomon co-edited Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts (Perigee, 2005), an anthology of original essays and oral memoirs about Black women and body image. As a panelist, she has spoken about women’s and social justice issues at a range of institutions including The Schomburg Center for the Research in Black Culture, Stanford University, Yale University, Harvard University, and The University of Chicago.

JULIO RICARDO VARELA is the Digital Media Director and Political Editor for Futuro Media. He is also a frequent contributor to the show and the editor of the show’s official site, In 2011, Julio founded, one of the top U.S. Latino media sites in the world. Previously, he was digital producer for Al Jazeera America’s “The Stream” and his work has been featured in many global outlets, including the Guardian, the New York Times, Quartz, Le Monde, WGBH, WNYC, Face the Nation, MSNBC, Fusion, Univision and Telemundo. In 2015, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists honored Julio with its inaugural DALE (pronounced like Pitbull would say it) Award, given to “given to an individual or company that steps up and goes above and beyond to ensure Latinos are fairly and accurately represented.” A native of Puerto Rico, Julio spent his childhood between San Juan and the Bronx. He was also a contributing reporter at The Boston Globe. Julio graduated cum laude from Harvard College.

July 11, 2016

S.J. Watson in conversation with Marcy Dermansky
WORD Brooklyn @ 7:00pm
126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Please join us for a rare appearance by S J Watson, internationally bestselling author of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, who will read from and discuss his new novel, SECOND LIFE –– which has already been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon –– with Marcy Dermansky (TWINS, BAD MARIE, and, coming in October: THE RED CAR).

Watson's debut, Before I Go to Sleep, was a New York Times and global bestseller with more than half a million copies sold in the United States (and more than four million in over forty languages around the world), and made into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Taut and riveting, Second Life is an explosive page-turner that penetrates the heart and mind of a woman increasingly torn apart as her investigation into her sister’s violent death leads into the darkly alluring world of online dating sites, unleashing desires that threaten to destroy her.

Critics hailed Before I Go to Sleep, calling it “The summer’s single most suspenseful plot….[a] pure page-turner”(New York Times) and “A brilliant, nasty noir. It drags you down into deep, dark and disturbing waters” (Los Angeles Times). With Second Life, S. J. Watson once again delivers a sleek and surprising contemporary thriller that takes readers places they never expected to go.

Praise for Second Life:

“An erotic, psychological, and nuanced thriller whose end, I guarantee, you’ll never see coming.”
— Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

“Watson’s second thriller (after the best-selling Before I Go To Sleep) offers an exciting mix of sex, murder, and mystery to please adrenaline junkies.”— Library Journal (Editor's' Pick)

S. J. Watson was born in the British Midlands. Before I Go to Sleep won the Crime Writers’ Association Award for Best Debut Novel and the Galaxy National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year. He lives in London.

Marcy Dermansky is the author of the novels Bad Marie and Twins. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, Five Chapters, the Indiana Review, and elsewhere. Coming in October from Liveright, Norton, her new novel The Red Car is a wildly imaginative, rebellious, and tender tale of independence from the critically acclaimed author of the “deliciously wicked” (Slate) Bad Marie. She lives in New Jersey with her daughter.

July 12, 2016

New York Story Exchange
Cornelia Street Cafe @ 6:00pm
29 Cornelia St, New York, New York 10014

Hear stories, tell stories! Tuesday, July 12th, 6:00 PM, downstairs at Cornelia Street Café. Admission: $9.00—includes one drink!

Four featured tellers, followed by a 5 for 5 Open STORY Exchange: Up to five audience members will each get five minutes of stage time for stories, poems, spoken word, or music. Sign up: 5:45–6:10pm.

This month’s host: Nicole Ferraro—with featured tellers Brad Lawrence, Kate Agustin, Thomas Pryor, and Nisse Greenberg.

Nicole Ferraro (HOST): Nicole Ferraro is a writer, editor, and storyteller living in NYC. Her personal essays have been published in The New York Times, Story Collider Magazine, Modern Loss, Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, and elsewhere. Nicole is also the cohost of New York Story Exchange at Cornelia Street Cafe. Her first solo show WHY SO MUCH SHAME? debuted at the 2016 FRIGID Festival to rave reviews, in a sold-out run, earning three awards. By day she works as the editor in chief of Netted, a publication by The Webby Awards.

Brad Lawrence is the host of Best In Show, a storytelling show, and Nefarious Laboratory, a variety show. He has also hosted And I Am Not Lying and The Moth StorySLAMS. He was the first storyteller to win back-to back Moth GrandSLAMS and is regularly featured on the Moth MainSTAGE, podcast, and YouTube channel. He is both a member and a featured storyteller with the BTK Band and a regular at such shows as The Liar Show, Adam Wade’s Super Stories, Seth Lind’s Told, The Soundtrack Series, The Risk Podcast and How I Learned. In addition, his solo show, Monsters In The Wood, was presented in the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. He performs burlesque as Handsome Brad and works in burlesque productions throughout NYC including the fully scripted Hotsy Totsy Burlesque where he often serves as co-host, co-writer, and deus ex machina. He has co-produced and performed in storytelling and variety shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, South By Southwest Interactive, and in conjunction with WBUR, St. Louis Public Radio, USA Network, and Grant’s Whiskey. He can currently be seen performing his solo comedy and storytelling shows Childhood and The gospel of sherilyn fenn in New York and around the country and is hard at work on a memoir, also called The Gospel of sherilyn fenn. Look for it soon.

Kate Agustin is a writer, actor, and improvisor who lives in Manhattan with her husband Ricky. Kate performs regularly with her improv team Wuce Billis, occasionally at reputable theaters (The PIT, UCB), but mostly in dingy bar basements that are definitely not up to fire code (and where a murder happened probably). Kate tells stories live on stages across New York, on her blog, and in uncomfortable social situation when she doesn't know what else to do.

Thomas Pryor's work has appeared in The New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and other periodicals. His memoir, “I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood,” was published in 2014 (YBK). His short stories are found in Thomas Beller's, "Lost and Found: Stories from New York," Three Rooms Press, “Have A NYC 2,” and Larry Canale's, "Mickey Mantle - Memories and Memorabilia." Pryor’s blog: "Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts," was chosen by The New York Times for their Blog Roll in 2008. Thomas appeared on PBS's "Baseball: A New York Love Story," NBC’s "New York Nonstop,” “This American Life,” and TV’s “Impractical Jokers.” His newspaper column ran in Our Town and The West Side Spirit and his weekly radio show was featured on the Centanni Broadcasting Network. For five years, Thomas curated a monthly storytelling show, “City Stories: Stoops to Nuts,” at the Cornelia Street Café that Time Out Magazine, The New York Daily News and CBS News praised. His photography portfolio, "River to River - New York Scenes From a Bicycle," was published in 2012 (YBK). Cornelia Street Cafe hosted an exhibition of his photography. NBC TV,New York Press/Our Town Downtown and NY 1 TV highly recommended the exhibit and his portfolio. His passion is preserving the history of Yorkville and the Upper East Side through storytelling, writing and photography. His play about the neighborhood, “City Boy” will preview in February 2017, (sneak peek next Thursday, July 21st at the Cafe). You can view and purchase his New York City prints online at Thomas R. Pryor Photography.

Nisse Greenberg is a vegetarian, but he eats meat when there is meat on his plate. Y'know, like if he orders is burger or somebody cooks him some weird pork thing that he has never tried. He is a producer for StoryCollider and VHS Presents and is the creator of Drawn Out and Bad Feelings. He's okay, but don't expect a lot because he doesn't do well with disappointment. His playground is


NY Review of SF Readings: Space & Time 50th Anniversary
The Brooklyn Commons @ 7:00pm
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Space and Time Magazine's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Hildy Silverman
Gordon Linzner
Linda D Addison
Daniel Braum
Katherine Hasell
Jack Ketchum

$7 suggested donation
We are winding down our Silver Anniversary season, and there's no better way than to celebrate the Golden Jubilee for the world's longest-running small press sf/fantasy fiction magazine.

Barbara Krasnoff will interview founding editor/publisher Gordon Linzner and current editor/publisher Hildy Silverman. With readings by contributors Jack Ketchum, Daniel Braum, Katherine Hasell, and poetry editor Linda Addison, along with an art display by cover artist Alan F. Beck.

Hildy Silverman is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Space and Time Magazine. She is also the author of numerous works of short fiction, including “The Six Million Dollar Mermaid” for which she was a finalist for the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award (Mermaids 13, French, ed). In the "real" world, she is a Digital Marketing Communications Specialist at Sivantos, Inc..

Gordon Linzner is the founder and editor emeritus of Space and Time Magazine. He is the author of three novels and scores of short stories in F&SF, Twilight Zone, and other magazines and anthologies; his latest appears in the new anthology Altered States.

Linda D. Addison, award-winning author of four collections, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, the first African-American recipient of the HWA Bram Stoker Award®, and a member of CITH, HWA, SFWA and SFPA. Her site:

Daniel Braum is the author of the collection The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales. He has a story forthcoming in Space and Time Magazine. His website is Blood and Stardust.

K.L Hasell – Katherine is an animator, actor, writer and editor who lives and works in NYC. She once made a weeping willow laugh. She never wears a watch because time is always on her side

Dallas Mayr, better known as Jack Ketchum, is the recipient of four Bram Stoker Awards and three further nominations. Many of his novels have been adapted to film. In 2011, Ketchum received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award for outstanding contribution to the horror genre.

Alan F. Beck has been an artist, designer and illustrator for over 30 years. His numerous awards and honors include two Chesley Award nominations and a Hugo Award nomination. He recently published a children’s book The Adventures of Nogard and Jackpot and is creator of the “Mouseopolitan Museum of Art.”

Barbara Krasnoff has sold over 30 pieces of short fiction to a wide variety of publications (including Space and Time Magazine) and is working on a novel. She is currently Sr. Reviews Editor for Computerworld, and a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her website is

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series (NYRSFr) provides performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, etc. The series *usually* takes place the first Tuesday of every month, but maintains flexibility in time and space, so be sure to stay in touch through the mailing list, the Web, and Facebook.

As always, the Cafe will see to your wining, dining and other worldly needs; and the Jenna freebie table will offer books and goodies, as will the raffle for any who donate.

After the event, please join us for dinner and drinks at the cafe.

LIC Reading Series - Rumaan Alam, Patrick Ryan, Lynn Steger Strong
LIC Bar @ 8:00pm
45-58 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City 11101

Three amazing writers and awesome people, plus one host with a's the thrilling July 12, 2016 edition of the LIC Reading Series! Come and spend some time with the incredible Rumaan Alam, Patrick Ryan, and Lynn Steger Strong.

As always, the LIC Reading Series is FREE and includes a panel discussion, plus prizes for the audience.

Closest subway: 7/E/M/G to Court Square; 7 to Vernon-Jackson; or G to 21st St

Books for sale onsite from the Astoria Bookshop!

About our readers:

RUMAAN ALAM's stories have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, StoryQuarterly, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. He is the author of the novel RICH AND PRETTY.

PATRICK RYAN is the author of five books, including SEND ME and his new collection, THE DREAM LIFE OF ASTRONAUTS. His work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines and has been included in The Best American Short Stories. The former associate editor of Granta, he is the editor of One Teen Story and an editor-at-large for One Story. He lives in New York City.

LYNN STEGER STRONG's first novel, HOLD STILL, was published by Liveright/Norton in March. She teaches writing at Columbia and Pratt and lives in Brooklyn with her family.

July 13, 2016

Book Launch: The Big Book of Science Fiction by Jeff and Ann Vandermeer in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald
powerHouse Arena @ 7:00pm
37 Main St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

From Ann and Jeff VanderMeer—sci-fi wunderkinds, “literary power couple” (Boing Boing), and custodians of the strange and wonderful—comes a canon-defining anthology of science fiction. Buzzfeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald joins.

Join us for the launch, and meet the authors!

July 14, 2016

BuzzFeed Live: Wet Hot American Mess
The Bell House @ 7:00pm
149 7th St between 2nd & 3rd Aves, Brooklyn, New York 11215


Featuring: Melissa Broder of So Sad Today, Josh Gondelman, and Jacqueline Woodson

Plus performances by Sylvia Obell, Jack Shepherd, Bim Adewunmi & Hannah Giorgis, and Alanna Okun & Rachel Sanders

Hosted by Isaac Fitzgerald & Saeed Jones

Tickets: $10 In Advance / $15 at the Door
The Bell House
149 7th St, Brooklyn
Thursday, July 14th, 7:00pm

Buy Your Tickets Today:

July 15, 2016

American Chordata Issue Three Launch Party
The Topaz @ 7:00pm
251 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11206

We’re celebrating the launch of our third issue, and we’d love to celebrate with YOU! We'd really love to!

You and the people you like are fondly invited to join the editors and contributors of American Chordata at The Topaz for an evening of music, drinks, and good-natured carrying on.

We’ll have copies of the limited print edition available for a discounted price of $12 (cash only, y'all).

If you can't make it, you can pre-order a copy of the print edition over in our web shop:
Twitter: @americhord
FB/IG: @americanchordata


The Summer Party: An Issue Launch For BOMB 136
Be Electric Studios @ 9:00pm
1298 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

We're partnering with our friends at HIP Lit for the launch of our summer issue. Join us for a night of art, drinks, and dancing. Lots of dancing.

The night will include a rare installation of Ben Vida and Jeff DeGolier's "Metal Fatigue Music"—the greatest sound piece ever to incorporate a Toyota Priva minivan—as well as projections from Jason Simon and Moyra Daveys legendary One Minute Film Festival.

All-vinyl DJ sets by Damian & Tallboy (PICNyC)
Additional music by Simone White

The party is free to attend, with complimentary beer and wine.

July 17, 2016

Creative Writing Workshop: Cookies & Characters
The Astoria Bookshop @ 5:00pm
31-29 31st St, Astoria, New York 11106

Cookies & Characters: Back away from your manuscript, enjoy a cookie (or 3), and spend the afternoon getting to know your characters outside of the world you've created. What would happen if your took your antagonist bowling, or had your heroic dragon do the laundry? Through a mixture of prompts and writing sprints, we'll uncover surprising things about the people you've imagined. Don't have a character in mind? No worries. Character sketches will be provided so everyone can play along.

If you write nonfiction, try testing how well you know the real-life people you've captured while unearthing the questions that still need asking.

$10 suggested contribution. BYO pen & paper.

Instructor Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons is an award-winning essayist, playwright, and an adjunct writing instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also produces No, YOU Tell It! ( - a reading series that "switches-up" the storytelling. Each NYTI storyteller writes a true-life tale and then flips scripts with a partner to present each other's story. Contact her at

July 19th, 2016

Bad Advice From Bad Women
WORD Brooklyn @ 7:00pm
126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, New York 11222

WORD is pleased to announce the second installment of BAD ADVICE FROM BAD WOMEN.

Join some of NYC’s best bad women writers as they dominate culture writing with such verve and aplomb, you won’t even mind the coup. Featuring powerhouse balladeer and petite savant Ana Cecilia Alvarez; devastatingly stylish Soul Cycling essayist Mary H.K. Choi; 2 hot 4 Canada Usher stan and music scholar Rawiya Kameir; pug-loving high brow pop culture wizard Maris Kreizman; thriving anchor baby and award-winning fiction writer Alice Sola Kim; and the internet’s original beauty expert, clandestine feminist Autumn Whitefield-Madrano. Hosted by grumpy tweeter and aspiring Kanye, Charlotte Shane.

Ana Cecilia Alvarez writes about sex, labor, psychology, & politics . She's worked as an office girl, a matchmaker, a content miner, a bookseller, a sex educator, and a student.

Maris Kreizman is the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog and book (Flatiron Books, 2015) that celebrates the intersection of literature and pop culture. She is a writer and critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, BuzzFeed, The Hairpin, Vulture, Brooklyn Magazine and more. A former book editor, Maris very much enjoys critiquing her own writing.

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano is the author of Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives. Her essays have been published in Glamour, Marie Claire, and at various rest stops along the information superhighway.

Mary H.K. Choi is a writer and producer based in New York. She is a regular contributor to GQ, Cosmo, the New York Times magazine and lots of others. She is the host of, Hey, Cool Job! a podcast about jobs as well as "Broadly Meets..." a sit-down interview series for Vice's site for women. She's written a bunch of comics for Marvel and DC and you can find her work at Her snapchat is really boring. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Alice Sola Kim is a winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in places such as Tin House, McSweeney's Literary Quarterly, BuzzFeed Books, and The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. She has also received grants and scholarships from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Elizabeth George Foundation.

Rawiya Kameir is a writer and editor at The FADER. She writes about music, culture, and the internet for publications big and small, but her best ideas end up on Twitter.

Charlotte Shane is an essayist and author best known for her lyric personal writing, which garnered national attention when distributed in the form of her letters, now collected in the book Prostitute Laundry. The Guardian likened her work to Charles Dickens, and Vice has called it "addictive [and] intimate." She has contributed to many outlets including Matter, The New Inquiry, Pacific Standard, and Playboy, and is a columnist for Fusion. Her website is

RSVP encouraged.

July 20, 2016

Hannah Pittard's Listen to Me Launch
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe @ 7:00pm
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012

Join us for a panel conversation in celebration of Hannah Pittard's new novel Listen to Me. Hannah is joined by Kaitlyn Greenidge (We Love You, Charlie Freeman), Amy Gentry (Good As Gone), and Liz Moore (The Unseen World). Moderated by Arianna Rebolini, senior editor at BuzzFeed.

Hannah Pittard is the author of the novels Reunion and The Fates Will Find Their Way. Her stories have appeared in American Scholar, McSweeney’s, and other publications. She teaches fiction at the University of Kentucky’s MFA program in creative writing. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Amy Gentry is a book reviewer for the Chicago Tribune whose work has also appeared in Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Best Food Writing of 2014. She lives in Austin, where she volunteered for several years with victims of sexual and domestic violence. Good As Gone is her first novel.

Kaitlyn Greenidge's debut novel is We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times,, Buzzfeed, Transition Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Believer, American Short Fiction and other places. She is a contributing writer for LENNY Letter. She received her MFA from Hunter College. Originally from Boston, Kaitlyn now lives in Brooklyn.

Liz Moore is the author of the acclaimed novel Heft. A winner of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, she lives in Philadelphia. Her forthcoming novel, The Unseen World, is out July 26, 2016.

July 27, 2016

The Baffler Publishing Party

Please join us to toast new editor-in-chief Chris Lehmann and new poetry editor Nicole Terez Dutton, as well as meet all Baffler editors at this party intended to highlight poetry and fiction in the magazine (no readings).

Recent contributors to the Baffler include 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award winner Ottessa Moshfegh, 2015 Lilly-Rosenberg Poetry Fellow Danniel Schoonebeek, Christos Ikonomou, and Ludmilla Petruschevskaya.

July 29, 2016

NYCWP Writers in Residence Reading Series
KGB Bar & Lit Mag @ 7:00pm
85 E 4th St, New York, New York 10003

Join the New York City Writing Project for an evening of poetry and prose with our 2016 Writers in Residence! Each Resident will read a short selection of their work aloud at the historic KGB Bar’s Reading Series to culminate their work in the Residency. Join us in celebrating their artistry and accomplishment at this great inaugural event!

The evening is free, but we encourage all attendees to buy a drink to support the venue and its mission to foster the literary community by hosting free readings.

This event is for adults 21+ with proper identification.

Interested in learning more about the NYCWP, the Writers' Residency, or our other programs for teachers? Visit

July 30, 2016

The 2016 Small Press Flea
Brooklyn Public Library @ 10am-4pm
10 Grand Army Plz, Brooklyn, New York 11238

A summer market with your favorite publishers and magazines.

Presented by BOMB & The Brooklyn Public Library. Rain or shine. (Unless it's an absurd amount of rain.)

A Public Space
Belladonna* Collaborative
Birds, LLC
Black Sun Lit / Vestiges
BOMB Magazine
Civil Coping Mechanisms
DoubleCross Press
George Braziller, Inc.
Inpatient Press
Litmus Press
Monk Books
New Directions
New York Review Books
One Story
Persea Books
Pioneer Works
Printed Matter, Inc.
Red Dust
Restless Books
Stonecutter Journal
Tender Buttons Press
Ugly Duckling Presse
Verso Books

Media partner: National Book Foundation, National Book Awards