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It’s another amazing week for bookish events in New York City. Come out and celebrate debuts from authors like Amy Fleisher Madden and Zoe Pilger. If you missed out seeing Amber Tamblyn read at Housing Works a few weeks back, you’ll have another chance at the Strand on Thursday. There are even a few opportunities to support NYC writing programs at The New School and NYU. Make sure to tweet at us to let us know where you went!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Zoe Pilger at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

8:00pm

Celebrate the release of Zoe Pilger’s debut novel, Eat My Heart Out. Amy Scholder will join her in conversation.

FREE

 

Tiphanie Yanique, Rigoberto González, & Rene Steinke at Barnes and Noble
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

6:30pm

Tiphanie Yanique, Rigoberto González, and Rene Steinke will be joined by student contributors at the issue launch for 12th Street, the literary journal of The New School’s Riggio Honors Program.

FREE

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Greg Proops at Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway at 12th Street
New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Celebrate the release of comedian Greg Proops’ first book, The Smartest Book In The World. John Fugelsang will join him in conversation.

$15 (Tickets are available here.)

 

Taylor Antrim at BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Join Taylor Antrim for the release of his new novel, Immunity. Gabriel Roth will join him in conversation.

FREE

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Monkey Business International at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

8:00pm

Join editors Motoyuki Shibata, Ted Goossen, and Roland Kelts to celebrate the release of the latest Monkey Business International. Aoko Matsuda, Satoshi Kitamura, Kelly Link, and Ben Katchor will read.

FREE

 

Cynan Jones at Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

7:30pm

Celebrate Welsh author Cynan Jones’ US debut with his novella, The Dig. John Freeman will join him in conversation.

FREE

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Amber Tamblyn at Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway at 12th Street.
New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Join Amber Tamblyn at Strand Bookstore for a discussion about her new book of poetry, Dark Sparkler. Ira Glass will join her in conversation.

$15 (Tickets are available here.)

 

Amy Fleisher Madden at WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

7:00pm

Celebrate the release of Amy Fleisher Madden’s debut novel, A Million Miles. She will be joined by musician, Mason Avery.

FREE

 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Parneshia Jones, and Ladan Osman at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

5:00pm

Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Parneshia Jones, and Ladan Osman will read from their latest works. This event is sponsored by NYU Creative Writing, Cave Canem Foundation, and the PEN World Voices Festival.

FREE

 

Karl Ove Knausgaard and Rivka Galchen at 92Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

8:00pm

Snag a ticket for this much-anticipated appearance from Karl Ove Knausgaard, where he will read from and discuss his series, My Struggle. Rivka Galchen will also read, and then later interview Knausgaard.

$28 (Tickets are available 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.