The Lit List: May 13–19

The Lit List is a sometimes-weekly compendium of New York’s finest literary events and readings. Something you think we should know about? Email

Karen Russell, Elissa Schappel, Leigh Newman, Roxane Gay, and Michael Held confirm Brooklyn’s reputation as a literary mecca with the return of the Franklin Park Reading Series. Make your pilgrimage to Franklin Park by 8 pm, much earlier if you want a place to sit.

Our own Halimah Marcus joins Rob Spillman, Michael Shapiro, Noah Rosenberg, Cynthia-Marie O’Brien, and Syreeta McFadden for a discussion of publishing in the digital age. Drinks and innovation at KGB Bar at 7 pm.

New York’s newest (and the world’s most important) non-fiction reading series returns with David Rees, Dan Wilbur, and Ashley Cardiff. 2A at 7 pm.

David Foster Wallace Appreciation Society. What more needs to be said but: WORD Brooklyn at 7 pm.

Emerging writers in Crown Heights, i.e. everyone in Crown Heights, read at the Renegade Reading Series at Launchpad circa 8pm.

Get back to WORD for a PEN reading featuring Ben Greenman, Leigh Newman, Jennifer Gilmore, Jonathan Dee, and Joan Silber. WORD at 7 pm.

Cormac McBootay (Lincoln Michel) and DJ HemingYeh (James Yeh) put the nail in Pandora’s coffin with a night of music that doesn’t suck. Manhattan Inn at 11 pm.

Brooklynites launch a new issue of Psychiana and promise “drinks, dancing, aura readings, invisible activities” and more. Sold. Signal at 8 pm.

Get litty in Brooklyn during Lit Crawl’s tour of Brooklyn’s best bars and magazines. Various locations at 5 pm.

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