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It’s another busy and exciting week for bookish events in New York City. This week offers writing inspired by Drake, as well as work curated by The Catapult. There are multiple opportunities to partake in some poetry, including at the celebration of an amazing new anthology. On Thursday, head over to Housing Works to listen to some local authors discuss writing about New York City. Make sure to tweet at us to let us know which events you loved!

Monday, March 30, 2015

LIT: A Music and Reading Series at Over the Eight
594 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
8:00pm

This new reading series combines music and literature, with each month’s event inspired by a different musical artist. Writers Ashley Ford, Jazmine Hughes, Koty Neelis, Mary Duffy, Nancy Hightower, Roshan Abraham, and Lauren Leibowitz will read their work inspired by Drake.

FREE

Una LaMarche at BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
7:00pm

Una LaMarche will read from her new memoir, Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer.

FREE

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed at Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012
7:00pm

Join Meghan Daum for the launch of the new essay collection Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids. She will be joined by some contributors, including Anna Holmes, Laura Kipnis, and Paul Lisicky.

FREE

 

Seeking the Glyph at Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
6:00pm

This event at Poets House marks the opening of the NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival. Edward Sanders will discuss his glyphic works and his personal archive. Additionally, Alex Wermer-Colan, Gabrielle Kappes, Kai Krienke, and Zohra Saed will talk about their experiences with editing previously unpublished and hidden texts.

FREE

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Please Excuse This Poem at Strand
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003
7:00pm

Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick will present a showcase of poets featured in the collection Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets For The Next Generation. Mark Bibbins, Dorothea Lasky, Alex Dimitrov, Ada Limon, and Camille Rankine will also join the conversation.

$15 (Ticket info is available here)

 

The HiFi Reading Series at The HiFi Bar
169 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
8:00pm

This month’s reading is guest-curated by Jaime Green over at The Catapult. Mira Jacob, Isaac Oliver, and Morgan Parker will read.

FREE

 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Set in the City: The New York Novel at Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012
7:00pm

Authors Amanda Filipacchi, Dylan Landis, Lindsey Palmer, and Amy Sohn will discuss writing New York based fiction. Julia Fierro will moderate the conversation.

FREE

 

Scott Cheshire at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
7:00pm

Scott Cheshire will read from his novel, High as the Horses’ Bridles. Colum McCann will join him in conversation.

FREE

 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Erin Belieu, Jill Bialosky, and Cate Marvin at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
5:00pm

NYU hosts Erin Belieu, Jill Bialosky, and Cate Marvin. They will read from their latest collections of poetry.

FREE

 

NYU Emerging Writers Reading at KGB Bar
85 E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
7:00pm

Students in NYU’s graduate Creative Writing Program will read alongside poet Nick Lantz.

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.