LIT LIST: NY Readings July 29 — August 4

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.


Recovering the Classics presents a “crowdsourced collection of original cover art for some of the greatest works of literature in the public domain” at this pop-up gallery and party. Housing Works at 7pm.

Electric Literature no. 4 contributor Ben Stroud reads from his new collection, Byzantium. BookCourt at 7pm.


One Story hosts Fiction Addiction for a night of readings by Hannah Tinti, Karen Shepard, Douglas Watson, and Ben Stroud. 2A at 8pm.


Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents the greatest 3-minute internet stories, with short readings by Maris Kriezman, Alina Simone, Karolina Waclawiak, and more. Housing Works at 7pm.


CA Conrad and Steven Zultanksi come together for “an evening of poetry, pain, and deviant propulsions.” McNally Jackson at 7pm.


The Atlas Review and the Marina Abramovic Institute host a marathon reading of Solaris. Read our interview with them here. Wythe Hotel at 2:30pm.

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

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