LIT LIST: NY Readings July 14 — July 20

New York is a city busy with literature. And if you live here, chances are you’re busy, too. The Lit List is Electric Literature’s weekly listing of the best, booziest, and otherwise important literary happenings in NYC.

Is there a reading, launch party, or other literary event we should know about? Tell us about it here.


Jason Diamond, Jessica Dulong, Maris Kreizman, and Brett Martin come together for a Sackett Street reading in partnership with PEN American. BookCourt at 7pm.


Karen Russell, Maud Newton, Emma Straub, Rosie Schaap, and others join Riverhead in celebrating Girls Write Now. A $15 donation gets you access to the reading and unlimited beer. Brooklyn Brewery at 8pm.

Teddy Wayne talks with Adelle Waldman about her debut novel, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. powerHouse Arena at 7pm.


Adina Lepp, Stephen Green, Sebastian Paramo, Joe Giarratano, and John Fischer visit the Renegade Reading Series. LaunchPad at 8pm.


Lindsay Hunter launches her new collection, Don’t Kiss Me, and is joined in conversation by David Rees. Later Holly Miranda takes the stage to finish off a night brought to you by FSG Originals, GQ, and Flavorpill. Studio-X NYC at 7PM. RSVP required.

Travis Nichols reads from his new novel, The More You Ignore Me. He’ll be joined in conversation with Emily Gould. WORD at 7pm.


Kristopher Jansma joins The Caribbean, a DC-based band with a literary streak, in honoring the creative process with a night of music and literature. WORD at 5:30pm.

— Benjamin Samuel is the co-editor of Electric Literature. Find him on Twitter.

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