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It’s another busy week for literary events in New York City! There are a ton of amazing poetry events to get you excited about spring, including a Cave Canem reading at The New School, and three fabulous poets at McNally Jackson. Share your own stories at The Moth, or head to The Strand to hear Sarah Manguso and Leslie Jamison tell theirs. If you act really quickly, you might even be able to grab one of the few remaining seats for Welcome to Night Vale at Symphony Space. We’d love to hear which events you attended, so tweet at us and let us know!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Darcey Steinke at The New School
66 West 12th Street, Room A510 
New York, NY 10011

6:30pm

Head over to The New School to hear Darcey Steinke read from her latest novel, Sister Golden Hair. Helen Schulman will join her in conversation.

$5

An Evening with Graywolf Press at The Strand
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

7:00pm

Join the folks of Graywolf Press for a conversation with Sarah Manguso and Leslie Jamison. Graywolf's Director and Publisher Fiona McCrae will moderate the conversation.

$15 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cave Canem Poetry Reading at The New School
66 West 12th Street, Room A510 
New York, NY 10011

6:30pm

Sandra Lim, Saretta Morgan, and Frank X Walker will read from their work.

FREE

Sarah Manguso at BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm

Sarah Manguso will read from her third book, Ongoingness, where she reflects on the diaries that she has kept for twenty-five years.

FREE

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lydia Davis at Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

6:30pm

Hear from the renowned author, Lydia Davis who will be joined in conversation by Deborah Treisman. This is part of BAM’s “Eat, Drink, & Be Literary” reading series, so the ticket price includes dinner and wine.

$60 

Welcome to Night Vale at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025

7:30pm

Act quickly to snatch up one of the few remaining tickets! Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor will talk about the creation of the podcast, and Cecil Baldwin, Marin Ireland, Dylan Marron, and Mara Wilson will read. John Darnielle will also be on deck to play some songs.

$29

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Moth StorySLAM! at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
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 “Adventure.”

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

Cecilia Corrigan, Andrew Durbin, and Ben Fama at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Poets Cecilia Corrigan, Andrew Durbin, and Ben Fama will read from their latest works.

FREE

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Tiphanie Yanique at the Chapters Reading Series
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

6:00pm

Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel, Land of Love and Drowning, won the 2014 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. A group of brilliant and amazing teenage girls will also read their original work. All proceeds will benefit Girls Write Now.

Donation for adults/Free for teens

A Celebration of Sakutarō Hagiwara at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

7:00pm

Join Hiroaki Sato, Forrest Gander, and Eliot Weinberger to celebrate the life and work of Japanese writer, Sakutarō Hagiwara.

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.