No, YOU Tell It! “Punch Up” True-Life Tales with a Twist (In-Person & Virtual)

Four storytellers who write for the page and the stage have worked together to develop true stories inspired by the theme “Punch Up”. Come watch as they trade tales and step into each other’s life experiences. Plus, a chance to win Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons’s No, YOU Tell It! Ten-Year Anthology. Storytellers include Maria Rubio, Matt […]

Contemporary Realism in Latinx Fiction (Virtual)

Hosted by the Dominican Writers Association and Soho Press, Sofia Quintero (Show and Prove), Francesca Padilla (What’s Coming to Me), and Christine Kandic Torres (The Girls in Queens) discuss the continued need for authentic Latinx fiction that holds up mirrors to real life inequities. While Latinx readers deserve escapist stories and representation in all genres, […]

Environmental Storytelling (In-Person)

How do environmental storytellers address income disparity, toxic ecologies, nationalism turning violent, climate crisis, or xenophobia? How do they put information into context, turn data into plot, or science into metaphor? How do storytellers marry the environmental with the social, or tether the precision of scholarship with literary prose, or look to the past to […]

Tables of Contents Reading Series (In-Person)

Our September reading series will feature authors Angie Cruz (How Not To Drown In A Glass Of Water), Clare Sestanovich (Objects of Desire: Stories), and Joseph Osmundson (Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between). Each reading will be paired with a dish inspired by the passage, with a conversation […]

Carousel: Comics Performances (In-Person)

Join Carousel in presentations of graphic novels, gag cartoons, and comics as performed by the writers and artists, with slide projections. Followed by a book signing. Featuring Abby Denson (Kitty Sweet Tooth Makes a Movie), Katie Fricas (Checked Out), Matthew Thurber (Mr. Colostomy), Victor Varnado (The New Yorker), and more! Hosted by R. Sikoryak (Constitution […]

Melville House Celebrates 20 Years (In-Person)

Join Melville House’s 20th anniversary panel, featuring co-founders Valerie Merians and Dennis Johnson in conversation with authors Steve Stern (The Village Idiot), Rita Zoey Chin (The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern), and Jinwoo Chong (Flux). Register in the link below. Location: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Covid and the Creative Process (Virtual)

BLR editors Danielle Ofri and Doris W. Cheng are joined in conversation by poet Phillip B. Williams and novelist Weike Wang. With special guests: playwright Sarah Ruhl and scientist/writer Joseph Osmundson. Covid has generated unusual creative pressures: Must writers write about the pandemic? Does bearing witness to inequities impact creative output? How do we make […]

Latinx Stories in Queens (In-Person)

Join Kew & Willow Books to celebrate debut Latinx authors Christine Kandic Torres (The Girls in Queens) and Alejandro Varela (The Town of Babylon), as they discuss their writing journey and the importance of representing Queens in their books. This conversation will be moderated by Lupita Aquino (better known as Lupita Reads). Register in the […]

After the Debut: NBCC Talks To Three Authors About What Happens Next (Virtual)

John Leonard Prize for best first book nominees Torrey Peters, Larissa Pham, and Megha Majumdar join the National Book Critics Circle to talk about what happens after the debut. How have their careers changed? What are they working on now? What are some problems they’ve encountered as they’ve begun to contemplate what’s next?

WORD Presents Hilary A. Hallett and Sarah MacLean (In-Person)

Join history professor Hilary A. Hallett and romance author Sarah MacLean to discuss Hilary’s new book Inventing the It Girl, a biography of early 20th century Hollywood tastemaker, Elinor Glyn. Seating is limited; RSVP below. Location: WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

A Conversation with Kate Beaton (In-Person)

New York Times bestselling cartoonist Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant) brings a fascinating look at the human and environmental toll of the fossil fuel industry in her first full-length graphic narrative, Ducks: Two Years in The Oil Sands. In conversation with journalist Elizabeth Spiers, Beaton discusses her formative experience of earning a living – and […]

Two Debut Novels: Global Dislocations, Contradictions, and Love (In-Person)

Join Revolution Books for an evening of author readings and conversation. In Brother Alive, Zain Khalid tells of three immigrant boys, their adoptive Imam father in Staten Island, and a hallucinatory double. In All This Could Be Different, Sarah Thankam Mathews tells of a 22-year-old Indian immigrant in the U.S. navigating queer romance and her […]

The Writer’s Rock presents: Drink ‘N Draft (Virtual)

Stuck in your writing? In need of a little more time or inspiration? Drink ‘N Draft is a twist on the classic Drink ‘N Draw and is designed to get you out of your head and onto the page. The night includes visual prompts that lead you toward new creative choices in your work. This […]

Latinx Authors ARE Breaking into the Publishing Industry (In-Person)

Four debut authors discuss why it’s important for Latinxs to tell their own stories and how they broke barriers to be published. Panel includes Elvira K. Gonzalez (Hurdles in the Dark), Xavier Navarro Aquino (Velorio), Cleyvis Natera (Neruda on the Park) and Vincent Tirado (Burn Down, Rise Up). Moderating is Patricia Gonzalez Armstrong. For more […]

WoW! Whitman on Walls! (In-Person)

Whitman on Walls! takes Walt Whitman’s radical vision and shapes it into a cri de coeur for justice in the world’s community. Using Whitman’s own artistic inspiration from opera, musicals, plays and journalism, WoW! is a hybrid event intermingling over 50 performers and 7 short films with local living poets to accept Whitman’s invitation to […]

An Evening with TriQuarterly (Virtual)

Join Northwestern University Press and TriQuarterly Magazine for an evening of poetry! With performances from Mary Jo Bang, C. Russell Price, Brionne Janae, Megan Fernandes, Hannah Bonner, and Nadalyn Gwendolyn Ismatu Bangura.

Akashic All-Stars Party (In-Person)

Greenlight Bookstore is delighted to once again welcome Brooklyn-based publisher Akashic Books to our Fort Greene store to celebrate an evening of remarkable publishing with Akashic staff and authors. Akashic Books is an award-winning, Brooklyn-based independent publishing company founded in 1997. Join us in celebrating Akashic’s recent successes with an All-Stars reading event, featuring Michael […]

Crown Heights Literary Celebration (In-Person)

Come celebrate the thriving Crown Heights literary scene with a reading and mingle hosted by four of the neighborhood’s most exciting arts organizations: The Franklin Park and Big Words, Etc. reading series. World Trans Forum Open Mic, and book-centered garden salon Hypothetical Books. Hear poetry and prose from local authors Simeon Marsalis, Sarah Madges, Cat […]

Jewish Noir II: Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds (In-Person)

Join a book launch party for Jewish Noir II: Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds with co-editor Kenneth Wishnia and contributors Jill D. Block, Jen Conley, Robin Hemley, Steven Wishnia, and Joy Mahabir. Panelists will discuss the light and dark sides of religion and culture, the legacy of negative stereotypes amid rising anti-Semitism, the […]

Bookforum presents: Sports, Annotated (Virtual)

To celebrate Bookforum’s special issue on sports and literature, we’re inviting three authors to discuss their favorite players, their bitterest losses, and the best sports books around. Join us as poet Ross Gay, critic Lindsay Zoladz, and novelist Miranda Popkey talk to moderator Thomas Beller about the inner game of sports writing.

Survivor: (Former) Evangelical Millennials Edition (In-Person)

Vanessa A. Bee, author of Home Bound: An Uprooted Daughter’s Reflections on Belonging, and Jeanna Kadlec, author of Heretic: A Memoir, read from their forthcoming memoirs and discuss their experiences leaving the evangelical church, finding new definitions of home and community, and then writing about these experiences. From Astra House, in partnership with n+1. Location: […]

Annual Brooklyn Indie Party! (In-Person)

On Friday night, Greenlight Bookstore is delighted to once again partner with CLMP (Community of Literary Magazines and Presses), as well as some of Brooklyn’s best independent book and magazine publishers, to throw a Brooklyn-sized party celebrating the spirit of literary independence in our borough. Partygoers are invited to mingle with Brooklyn authors and publishers, […]

Stories from Brooklyn (In-Person)

A multidisciplinary gathering of authors explores what it means to live, write, and be in community with other writers in Brooklyn. “Stories from Brooklyn” brings together graphic novelists, poets, fiction writers, and essayists to discuss how the borough of Brooklyn inspires writing practice, encourages original literary work, supports writers and independent publishing, but can also […]

A Conversation with Caroline Elkins about Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire (In-Person)

Drawing on more than a decade of research on four continents, Caroline Elkins demonstrates how and why violence in Ireland, India, Palestine, Kenya and other colonies underwrote Britain’s empire and the country’s imperial identity at home. In short, the blood and bones on which liberal-democratic “civilizations” sit. Rigorous and passionate, exploding myths of Western paternalism […]

McSweeney’s: Personal Encounters (Virtual)

Join Courtney Zoffness (Spilt Milk) and Emerson Whitney (Heaven) for a conversation about the future of memoir writing and how each author broke through traditional formats to achieve both critically-acclaimed and highly-effective memoirs. Watch via Instagram Live.

The Rumpus presents: Funny Women (In-Person)

The Rumpus celebrates its long-running “Funny Women” column and 1st-ever IRL Book Club event with readings by the column’s editor, Elissa Bassist (author of The Rumpus Book Club pick Hysterical), and a few of our favorite contributors, including Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties), Mia Mercado (The Cut, She’s Nice Though), and Jen […]

Exquisite Corpse Queens Edition (Virtual)

Ten Queens poets will come together to create and perform an Exquisite Corpse poem on the theme of recollection, as well as to discuss our experiences of Queens lit and community. Hosted in partnership with the Lewis Latimer House Museum in Flushing. Poets: Nadia Q. Ahmad, Moncho Alvarado, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Sherese Francis, Abeer Y. […]

“How do you say F-you in Ukrainian?” (In-Person)

Swearing, joke-telling and sweet-nothings are some of our most fun and powerful moments in communicating with one another. But during conflict, language quickly corresponds with power, and translations can become fraught. Join Stranger’s Guide Magazine and NPR’s Rough Translation podcast in conversation with writers from multilingual societies as they discuss the challenges of living between […]

The Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series Presents: New York Stories (In-Person)

The Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series presents New York Stories, featuring city-inspired nonfiction writing. Created to amplify non-fiction voices, the reading is hosted and curated by Manhattan-based writer Elyssa Maxx Goodman. It is always absolutely FREE! This evening will feature NYT Bestselling Author Annabelle Gurwitch (You’re Leaving When?: Adventures in Downward Mobility); LA Times Bestselling […]

Dual Perspectives (Virtual)

A Public Space invites aspiring writers and editors to a conversation about the art of the editorial dialogue. Bring your questions and join APS managing editor Megan Cummins and Writing and Editorial Fellows Vivian Hu, Crawford Hunt, Taylor Michael, and Ruby Wang as they discuss their early experiences of working with either an editor or […]