Bookish Events in NYC: June 8th – 12th

Posted by Jennifer Morell

It’s another busy week for literary events in New York City. Check out the latest installment of the Franklin Park Reading Series, or watch Emma Straub host her fake talk show with fabulous guests.  Celebrate some debut novelists, or hear about new books from Kate Atkinson and Jami Attenberg. Make sure to tweet at us to let us know where you went!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jami Attenberg at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012


Celebrate the release of Jami Attenberg’s new novel, Saint Mazie, inspired by the real life “Queen of the Bowery,” Mazie Phillips. Rosie Schaap will join her in conversation.



Franklin Park Reading Series at Franklin Park
618 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238


This week offers an amazing lineup at the Franklin Park Reading Series. There will be readings by novelists Marlon James, Shya Scanlon, and Mary-Beth Hughes, short fiction writer Jai Chakrabarti, and poets Adam Fitzgerald, and Angel Nafis. There will be raffles for A Public Space subscriptions and other prizes, as well as $4 beers.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Emma Straub’s Fake Talk Show With Real Guests at Ace Hotel
20 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001


Join Emma Straub at the Ace Hotel where she will host her own spin on a talk show, featuring special guests Tavi Gevinson, Christian Rudder, Bridget Everett and more.

FREE (An RSVP is required.)


Sophie McManus at Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Sophie McManus will read from and discuss her debut novel, The Unfortunates. Joshua Henkin will join her in conversation.



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rachel Kushner at BAM 
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Rachel Kushner will discuss her latest novel, The Flamethrowers. Lorin Stein will join her in conversation.

$60 (Includes wine, dinner, tax, and tip. Tickets are available here.)


Kate Atkinson at Barnes and Noble Union Square
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003


Kate Atkinson will discuss her new novel, A God In Ruins, the follow-up to her acclaimed, Life After Life.



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Petra Collins at Strand
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003


Petra Collins will discuss her new 30-artist, all-woman showcase, Babe. Contributor Jenny Zhang will join her in conversation.

$15 (Tickets are available here.)


Edward Mullany at WORD Brooklyn
126 Franklin Street 
Brooklyn, New York 11222


Celebrate the release of Edward Mullany’s The Three Sunrises, a collection of three novellas. He will be joined by Paula Bomer, Safia Jama, and Emily Toder.



Friday, June 12, 2015

Sandra Beasley at BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Sandra Beasley will read from her new collection of poetry, Count the Waves.



Writer's Hotel Reading Series at Book Culture
536 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025


There will be readings by Diane Allerdyce, Bob L. Smith, Laura Nagle, Ulla Stang Dahl, Keith Hill, Sam Rennick and Wayne Arrington. Refreshments will be served.