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Come out and celebrate all of the bookish events happening in New York City this week. Grab your favorite literary tote bag and get ready for the final battle of Game of Totes at Housing Works. Yearning for some poetry? Check out our picks for Monday and Friday. Learn all the insider information about one of the most beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes at Brooklyn Public Library on Tuesday. Watch a new adaptation of Moby Dick performed at WORD or share your stories at Housing Works. Tweet at us and tell us where you went!

Monday, April 20, 2015
Game of Totes at Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

The battle for the best bookish tote concludes at Housings Works tonight. The final round will be judged by Camille Perri, Saeed Jones, Dan Wilbur, and Bev Rivero. There will also be readings by Jen Doll and Kyle Chayka about the humble tote bag. Jason Diamond and Lincoln Michel will host.

FREE

 

Maggie Schwed at Book Culture
450 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024

7:00pm

Join Maggie Schwed to celebrate the release of her first full-length book of poetry, Driving to the Bees. David Corcoran, Helen Barnard, Richard Sime, and Wendy Weinstein will also read.

FREE

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Morgan Gendel at Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

7:00pm

Presented in association with the Museum of Science Fiction, Morgan Gendel will screen and discuss his classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "The Inner Light." After the Q&A, he will be signing copies of his original Writers Draft of the teleplay.

FREE (But RSVP for a ticket here)

 

Renata Adler at BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Join Renata Adler for a discussion of her latest book, About After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction.

FREE

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Or, The Whale at WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

6:30pm

The Threadbare Theatre Workshop presents their new adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Stay afterwards for a reception with comedian, Jen Tullock.

FREE

 

Emily Schultz at BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Emily Schultz will read from and discuss her novel, The Blondes. Julia Fierro will join her in conversation.

FREE

 

Thursday, April 23, 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 “Distance.”

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

 

Angela Flournoy at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Celebrate the release of Angela Flournoy's debut novel, The Turner House. Fellow Iowa graduate Ayana Mathis will join her in conversation.

FREE

 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Brett Fletcher Lauer, Anthony McCann, Randall Potts, and Matthew Rohr at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

5:00pm

Head over to NYU for an evening of poetry. Brett Fletcher Lauer, Anthony McCann, Randall Potts, and Matthew Rohr will read from their latest works.

FREE

 

Per Petterson at NYPL
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018

7:00pm

Celebrate the American publication Per Petterson's latest novel, I Refuse.

$25 (Get your ticket and more information 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.