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The holidays are over and New York City is getting back into the swing of things with a plethora of amazing literary events. This week brings the opportunity to hear stories at The Moth, celebrate exciting new historical fiction, and party with BOMB magazine.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Moth StorySLAM! at The Bell House

149 7th St

Brooklyn, NY 

Doors at 7:30pm/ Stories at 8:00pm

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

$8 — Limited tickets available

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Patton Oswalt at the Union Square Barnes and Noble

33 East 17th Street

New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Patton Oswalt discusses his new book, Silver Screen Fiend. Hear stories about his coming of age as a writer and performer in the 90s, while obsessively watching classic Hollywood films.

FREE

Nellie Hermann in Conversation with Chris Adrian at BookCourt

163 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Nellie Hermann’s novel seeks to understand a ten-month period in Vincent van Gogh’s life where little is known. Her fictional biography sheds light on the inner life of one of the world’s most famous artists.

FREE

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Megan Mayhew Bergman at BookCourt

163 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

From the author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Almost Famous Women illuminates lives that have nearly been forgotten. The majority of the stories in the collection are based on women who have achieved some level of celebrity, including Allegra Byron and Dolly Wilde.

FREE

Priya Parmar at Barnes and Noble

150 East 86th Street

New York, NY 10028

7:00pm

Priya Parmar is joined by Maris Kreizman to discuss of her novel, Vanessa and Her Sister. The novel offers a glimpse into the lives of Vanessa Bell, her sister Virginia Woolf, and the Bloomsbury Group

FREE

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Recollectors Project at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

126 Crosby Street

New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

The Recollectors Project is a digital community and storytelling forum dedicated to remembering parents lost to AIDS. There will be readings and discussions with Kia (Benbow) Labeijia, Mateo Rodriguez, Marco Roth, Reed Vreeland, Alysia Abbott, and Whitney Joiner.

FREE

An Evening with Annie Baker at McNally Jackson

52 Prince St

New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Join Annie Baker to celebrate her Pulitzer prize winner, The Flick, and her critically-praised translation of Uncle Vanya. Baker will be joined in conversation with Adam Greenfield. There will be performances of scenes from both plays.

FREE

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Friday, January 9, 2015

The BOMB Benefit Party at Issue Project Room

22 Boerum Pl

Brooklyn, New York 11201

7:00pm

Celebrate the New Year with BOMB magazine, and help benefit their writers and artists. All proceeds go to paying BOMB's online contributors in 2015. There will be poetry by Ariana Reines, dance by Jen Rosenblit, and music by 75 Dollar Bill. Tickets can be purchased here.

Single ticket $25/Pair of tickets $45


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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.