The Lit List: May 13–19

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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 dish@electricliterature.com

Monday
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.

Tuesday
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.

Wednesday
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.

Thursday
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.

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

Saturday
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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