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It’s another great week for bookish events in New York City. This week offers the return of several series like the Franklin Park Reading Series and The Moth StorySLAM! Head over to Lincoln Center for an evening with Maggie Nelson, or listen to some unique prayers at Housing Works Bookstore Café. Make sure to tweet at us and let us know where you went!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Maggie Nelson at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 W. 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

7:00pm

Join Maggie Nelson as she reads from The Argonauts, and introduces three short films: You Will Never Be a Woman. You Must Live The Rest of your Days Entirely As a Man and You Will Only Grow More Masculine With Every Passing Year. There is No Way Out (2008), Untitled (Agua Viva) (2013), and The Time-Eaters (2014).

$18 (Tickets are available here.)

 

Franklin Park Reading Series at Franklin Park
618 St. John’s Place
Brooklyn, New York 11238

8:00pm

Head over to the acclaimed Franklin Park Reading Series to hear from Electric Literature contributors Jim Shepard, Diane Cook, Sharma Shields, and Anu Jindal.

FREE

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Book of Uncommon Prayer Launch at Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Come out and celebrate the launch of A Book of Uncommon Prayer, which features invocations by 64 authors. There will be readings by Jaime Clarke, Catherine Lacey, J. Robert Lennon, Ariel Lown Lewiton, Robert Lopez, Courtney Maum, Rick Moody, Dawn Raffel, Joseph Salvatore, Benjamin Samuel and others. J. Robert Lennon will host.

FREE

 

Jules Feiffer and Martha Fay at Strand
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Join artist and illustrator Jules Feiffer for a discussion of his life and work. Martha Fay will join him in conversation.

$25 (Tickets are available here.)

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Aleksandar Hemon at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, New York 10012

7:00pm

Aleksander Hemon will discuss his latest novel, The Making of Zombie Wars. Also important to note: there will be wine.
FREE

 

Patricia Park and Lisa Lutz at WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

7:00pm

Celebrate the launch of Patricia Park’s new novel, Re Jane. Lisa Lutz will join her to discuss her novel, How to Start a Fire.

FREE

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Moth StorySLAM! at Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

There will be ten stories, three teams of judges, and one winner. This evening’s theme is “Blame.”

$8, though seating is limited. Arrive early and join the line outside.

Anna North at BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Anna North will discuss her new novel, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark. Isaac Fitzgerald will join her in conversation.

FREE

 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Search & Destroy at KGB Bar
85 E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Sarah Jean Alexander, Juliet Escoria, Chelsea Hodson, Porochista Khakpour, and Katherine Faw Morris will read at this event sponsored by Volume 1 Brooklyn.

FREE

 

Isolina Ballesteros at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, New York 10012

7:00pm

Isolina Ballesteros will discuss her book, Immigration Cinema in the New Europe. Ibai Atutxa will join her in conversation.

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.