The Lit List: April 8–12

The Lit List is a sometimes-weekly compendium of New York’s finest literary events and readings. Everything’s free unless it’s not. Something we should know about? Email

Monday, April 8

Where are Heidi Julavits, Fiona Maazel, Teddy Wayne, David Gilbert and Maris Kreizman hanging out? Franklin Park Reading Series. (Maazel just recommended some reading)

Tuesday, April 9

Invasion! Pank Magazine tells true stories at KGB

Wednesday, April 10

What did you do with a fifth issue? Carouse! The Coffin Factory carouses with Joshua Cohen and Kathleen Alcott at Housing Works

Joshua Henkin reads from The World Without You at Book Court. Make it a world with you?

Thursday, April 11

Can fiction be funny? Sam Lipsyte, Jim Shepard, and Fiona Maazel ponder while Volume One Brooklyn’s Jason Diamond looks on at the Center for Fiction

What’s the story behind the story? Diana Spechler, Nell Freudenberger and our very own columnist, Kristopher Jansma tell all at KGB

Is the best way of handling history ignoring it? So says Ned Beauman, author of The Teleportation Accident at McNally J

How “now” is now? Okay … how about now? Douglas Rushkoff on the effects of “presentism” at Greenlight

Saturday, April 13

Beer in Bushwick: n+1 issue launch at Secret Project Robot. Subscribers get in free. Everyone else: $10.

Sunday, April 14

Get literary all the live long day with McNally Jackson, Housing Works and friends. It’s like a mini AWP but better.


— Erika Anderson is one-half of The Outlet’s editorial team. (The other half is here.)

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