The Lit List 6/3–6/9

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Monday, June 3

Elliott Holt launches her debut novel You Are One of Them at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO at 7PM. RSVP appreciated, dudes.

Tuesday, June 4

OR Books and Jeanne Thornton, a Lambda Literary Award finalist, celebrate LGBT literature at The Dalloway at 7PM. Eileen Myles, Autostraddle, and Miracle Jones will be in tow. One-time only chance to see Eileen Myles in a Virginia Woolf themed bar. Ever. Go.

Wednesday, June 5

Tao Lin launches his new novel Taipei at Powerhouse Arena, DJed by Pitchfork Media staff writers Jenn Pelly and Carrie Battan. I am also hoping Tao will have a slideshow of this series of photos. 7PM.

McNally Jackson Books hosts the US launch of Cahier 18: Her Not All Her, a play by Austrian Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek that is about, around, and from Robert Walser. The translator Damion Searls and novelist Katie Kitamura will be there to discuss this work. 7PM.

Thursday, June 6

A reminder to all you ticketholders that Thursday is the One Story Debutante Ball at Roulette, starting at 7PM sharp. Pluck those eyebrows and grease those fly-aways, you beautiful people.

Friday, June 7

If you couldn’t make it to the One Story Debutante Ball because you noticed a run in that dress last minute, all of the debutantes will be at Greenlight Bookstore at 7:30PM, including 2013 The Story Prize winner Claire Vaye Watkins. Oh joy!

It’s quiet this weekend in the literary wonderland called New York City, folks, but not all is lost. It is Tom Jones’ birthday on Saturday. I bet you forgot.

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