It’s September, and as the publishing industry returns from vacation and the rest of the world begins preparations for winter hibernation, Electric Literature is hitting the streets.
Join us alongside your favorite literary outlets for readings, parties, dancing, and drink specials throughout the month.
Thursday, 9/13: Literary Death Match
Monday, 9/17: Opening Night Party for BK Book Fest Bookends
Friday, 9/21: Brooklyn Indie Party
Sunday, 9/23: BK Book Fest
Literary Death Match: Fiction vs. Non-Fiction
Le Poisson Rouge
9/13, doors at 6PM, show at 7:15
$10 pre-order, $15 at the door
International reading series Literary Death Match returns to New York for a battle of the genres. New York’s finest writers will compete on behalf of New York’s finest magazines in order to determine, once and for all, which genre is stronger. The fierce foursome of readers are Matt Sumell for Electric Literature, Courtney Maum for BOMB Magazine, Jason Diamond for Vol 1 Brooklyn’s, and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning journalist Tina Rosenberg for The Atavist. The judges panel includes Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats), Touré (Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?), and Last Comic Standing semifinalist Jamie Lee.
Opening Night Party for Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends
9/17 at 7PM
Read us everywhere; Meet us in Brooklyn! This East vs. West face off is co-hosted by Tumblr, Electric Literature, The New Inquiry, and the LA Review of Books. With DJs Abby Klein and Tom “Doc Delay” Shiner. There will be dancing and drink specials.
The Third Annual Brooklyn Indie Party
9/21 at 7:30PM
Featuring A Public Space, Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, Armchair/Shotgun, Belladonna Series, Black Balloon Publishing, BOMB Magazine, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Ig Publishing, Litmus Press, Melville House, Patasola Press, powerHouse Books, Stonecutter, Tin House, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Vulgar Marsala Press. Drinks, refreshments, and music from DJ Johnny Temple.
The Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
9/23 10AM — 6PM
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. Electric Literature will be at booth 97.