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It’s an amazing week for bookish events in New York City. Want to know what’s even better? All of the events featured here are totally free! There are opportunities to celebrate debut novelists, hear poetry in translation, and learn something new. Tweet at us to let us know where you went!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Jessica Hopper at WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

6:30pm/7:30pm

Come out and celebrate the release of Jessica Hopper’s collection of music criticism, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic. She will read at 6:30 and 7:30, and the room will be cleared between readings.

FREE

 

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and Ari Kelman at Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

7:30pm

Graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and historian Ari Kelman present their new book, Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War. Josh Neufeld will join them in conversation.

FREE

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Heidi Julavits, Richard McGuire, Kate Zambreno, and Pamela Paul at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Celebrate the release of Heidi Julavits’ new book of diary entries, The Folded Clock, with readings and conversation on writing about time. Richard McGuire, Kate Zambreno, and Pamela Paul will join her.

FREE

 

Sydney Padua at WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

7:00pm

Sydney Padua presents her new graphic novel, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer.

FREE

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Deborah Lutz at WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

7:00pm

Deborah Lutz will discuss her new book, The Bronte Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects.

FREE

 

n+1's City by City at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

The n+1 series City by City grants an insider look at America’s cities. Contributors Nikil Saval, Moira Donegan, Sam Biederman, Gary Percesepe, Shawn Wen, Michael Merriam, Annie Julia Wyman, Dayna Tortorici, and Ian MacDougall will present.

FREE

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Nathan Larson, Stacy Wakefield, and Megan Abbott at WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

7:00pm

Celebrate three great books at WORD Brooklyn: Nathan Larson’s The Immune System, Stacy Wakefield’s The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory, and Megan Abbott’s, The Fever.

FREE

 

The Work of François Villon at Albertine
972 Fifth Avenue (at 79th Street)
New York, NY 10075

7:00pm

Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Nancy Freeman Regalado, David Georgi and Helen Solterer will discuss the work of François Villon.

FREE

 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Chuan Xi at Barnes and Noble
2289 Broadway (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10024

7:00pm

Acclaimed Chinese poet Chuan Xi will be joined in conversation by essayist and translator Eliot Weinberger to discuss Xi’s first collection to appear in English, Notes on the Mosquito: Selected Poems.

FREE

 

Sean H. Doyle at WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

7:00pm

Celebrate the release of Sean H. Doyle’s debut novel, This Must Be the Place. He will be joined by D. Foy, Natalie Eilbert, and Jordan Ginsberg.

FREE


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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.