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The final week of April offers quite a few opportunities to celebrate National Poetry Month, including the Party Like a Poet bash at Housing Works on Tuesday, and readings by Jorie Graham and Dorothea Lasky on Wednesday and Thursday. Bring your toughest grammar questions to BookCourt on Tuesday and pose them to copy editor extraordinaire, Mary Norris. Make sure to tweet at us and let us know where you went!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mary Norris at BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Mary Norris, the longtime copy editor at The New Yorker, will discuss her new book, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.

FREE

 

Party Like a Poet at Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month with readings by Cate Marvin, Danez Smith, Wendy Xu, Sharon Olds, Patricia Smith, Matthew Rohrer, and Rickey Laurentiis. Morgan Parker will emcee the event. Arrive early and grab a free drink.

FREE

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jorie Graham at New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
5th Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018

12:00pm

Jorie Graham will discuss her latest collection, From the New World: Poems 1976-2014. This is part of NYPL’s Books at Noon series.

FREE

 

Dystopian Fiction Panel at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Hear from some current writers of dystopian fiction as they discuss the genre. Joining the panel will be Porochista Khakpour, Emily St. John Mandel, Lincoln Michel, and Shya Scanlon. Jason Diamond and Rahawa Haile will moderate the conversation.

FREE

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dorothea Lasky at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

7:00pm

Dorothea Lasky will read from and discuss her most recent collection of poetry, Rome. NYU Creative Writing Program director Deborah Landau will host the event.

FREE

 

Adam Thirlwell at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Celebrate the release of Adam Thirlwell’s new novel, Lurid and Cute. Sam Lipsyte will join him in conversation.

FREE

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Catherine Lacey at KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Catherine Lacey (Nobody is Ever Missing) will be joined by students in NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program. This event is part of the NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series.

FREE

 

The Southern Review 80th Anniversary at Strand
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Come out and celebrate eighty years of The Southern Review. There will be readings by novelists Jayne Anne Phillips and Karl Taro Greenfeld, as well as poets Stephen Dunn, David Wojahn, and Chloe Honum.

$12 (Purchase a copy of The Southern Review here.)


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Jennifer Morell

Jennifer Ray Morell is a teacher and writer from Queens, New York. Her work has appeared in Slate, Tin House, Trop, Newtown Literary, and Underwater New York. Follow her on twitter at @heyjenray or at jenraymorell.com.