The Lit List: 5/27–6/2

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It’s also BEA week in NYC, which means that your liver and brain finally go on that week-long bender they’ve been promising you for the whole year!

Tuesday, May 28

Christine Vines invites you over to 2A to see 50-foot projections of Teju Cole, Fiona Maazel, Aryn Kyle, and Jessica Soffer on a wall behind a taco cart. Something she calls Fiction Addiction. 8PM

Dan Kennedy, of The Moth fame, launches American Spirit at PowerHouse Arena at 7 PM.

Housing Works throws “Yes is the Answer: Prog NYC BEA Party 2013” at 7PM, with Rick Moody, Charles Bock, Wesley Stace, Rob Roberge, Marc Weingarten, and more. Readings, signings, and music.

Wednesday, May 29

“The IM Readings” at Happy Ending Lounge at 7:30PM. Their tumblr promises Moses’ tablets and the Guttenberg bible, but, curiously, mentions nothing about emojis. Ancient emojis perhaps?

The lit podcast Bookrageous is throwing a huge BEA party at Housing Works with Nathan Larson, Rosie Schaap, Sarah Maclean, and Teddy Wayne. The store is staying open until 10PM with lots of free drinks, raffle tickets, and nicely perfumed book people. Starts at 7.

Thursday, May 30

Elliott Holt appears at The Center for Fiction to discuss her debut novel, You Are One of Them, with some guy named Michael Cunningham. 7 PM.

Friday, May 31

Karen Green is at 192 Books to launch her novel Bough Down. The description: “In this unusual narrative constructed of crystalline fragments of prose interspersed with miniature collages, Green conjures the urgency and inscrutability of a world shaped by love and loss.” Yep. 7PM.

Saturday, June 1

Enclave Reading Series Spring Finale: Jessica Hagedorn, Michael Cunningham and debut poet Angelo Nikolopolus at Cakeshop from 4–6 PM. Cool!

“NY ❤’s NW: A Backyard Reading” at Unnameable Books with Joseph Riippi, Kevin Sampsell, Dawn Raffel, Matt Nelson, and Polly Bresnick. 8PM.


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