Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday Find: Literary Events Galore

Here's the promised follow-up to yesterday's post: a list of events taking place "offsite" during the AWP Conference. Please note:

1) This list took far more time to compile than I expected. Not sure how often I'll be able to update it.
2) That said, please feel free to add information in "Comments."
3) Things change. I make mistakes. Definitely double-check the details for any event you're interested in attending.
4) Too late (considering how much time I'd already invested in this list), I learned that AWP is maintaining a(nother) list here. Theirs includes some events I haven't listed below because the announcements lacked clear links for additional information. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't know about them.
5) Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 30
Alice McDermott, interviewed by Roger Rosenblatt (92nd Street Y, 1PM; $20 [$17 for Unterberg Poetry Center Members and $10 for those 35 and under, while tickets last])
Stonecoast MFA/Study Abroad on the Bowery (Bowery Poetry Club, 6PM)
Many Mountains Moving Reading (Cornelia Street Cafe, 6PM; $7 [includes one drink])
Pan African Literary Forum Readings (New School, 6:30PM; $5 general public and free to New School students and alumni)
Indie Press Series: Nightboat Books (McNally Robinson bookstore, 7PM)
Bernhard Schlink in conversation with Paul Leclerc (New York Public Library, 7PM; $15 general admission and $10 library donors, seniors, and students with valid ID) (NB: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED)
Page Meets Stage: Paul Muldoon and Thomas Sayers Ellis (Bowery Poetry Club, 8PM; $12)
Second Annual Cave Canem Fellows Reading (Bowery Poetry Club, 10PM; $10)

Thursday, January 31
Night of Cheap Wine and Poetry (Bowery Poetry Club, 5PM) 10th Anniversary Reading (Cornelia Street Cafe, 6PM; $7 cover [includes one house drink])
Book Party for Mark Statman & Pablo Medina (New School, 6PM; free but reservations are required)
Indie Press Series: Persea Books (McNally Robinson bookstore, 7PM)
Courting Risk: A Multi-Genre, Multicultural Women's Reading (CUNY Macaulay Honors College, 7PM)
10th Anniversary for Readings between A and B (11th Street Bar, 7PM)
Ira Glass (Borders-Columbus Circle, 7PM)
Praise, Grumble, Shmooze, Lament: The Voices of 21st Century Jewish Poetry (92nd Street Y, 8PM; $26 or $12 Zeek discount)
Ahshata Press/Litmus Press reading (Bowery Poetry Club, 8PM)
Word Girls Poetry Reading (Old Stone House [Brooklyn], 8PM; $5 [includes drinks and snacks])
Red Hen Press/West Coast Small Press Writers (Cornelia Street Cafe, 8:30PM; $7 cover [includes one house drink])
Luna Park Launch Party (Noo Na, Brooklyn, 9PM)

Friday, February 1
New Directions, Ugly Duckling Presse, Zephyr Press, and Zoland Poetry reading (Bowery Poetry Club, 5PM)
Acentos: A Gathering and Celebration of Latino and Latina Poets (School of Social Work @ Hunter College, 6:30PM)
Lit Mag Series: The Manhattan Review (McNally Robinson bookstore, 7PM)
Mad Hatters' Review: Poetry, Prose & Anything Goes Reading (KGB Bar, 7PM)
Counterpath Press reading (Bowery Poetry Club, 7PM)

Saturday, February 2
AWP Bookfair is Open to the Public Today!
Book Celebration: "On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail" (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1-3PM)
Plainview Press reading (Bowery Poetry Club, 2PM)
Joyce's Birthday Book Club (McNally Robinson bookstore, 4PM)
Poetry at the Rubin Museum of Art (4PM)
Red Hen Press (Rattle Conversations and Letters to the World anthology) reading (Bowery Poetry Club, 6PM)
The Future of Fiction: Starcherone Books Authors (KGB Bar, 7PM)
Poetry Reading: "Not for Mothers Only", New York University, 7PM)
Salmon Poetry launch (Bowery Poetry Club, 10PM)


Anonymous said...

thank you so much, erica, for taking the time to compile this list---it is so helpful--and i learned that the conference is open to the public on saturday--a VERY important thing!
thanks so much again

Erika D. said...

You're very welcome! Yes, access to the Bookfair on Saturday is definitely something to look forward to!

Anonymous said...

Hello Erika,
Could you add this event to your fine list? Thank You!

A Poetry and Fiction Reading presented by ACM, Canarium Books, Danny’s Reading Series, featherproof books, MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, and

Rae Armantrout
John Beer
Arda Collins
Joel Craig
Michael Czyzniejewski
Steffi Drewes
Cathy Park Hong
Zach Plague
Michael Zapata
Matthew Zapruder

Thursday, January 31st
7:30 PM
FREE to all

Happy Ending
302 Broome Street (x Forsyth/Eldridge)
New York, NY
Look for the Pink Awning that says “Health Club”
(212) 334-9676 T

The Sheraton to Happy Ending
Take the STILLWELL AVE. C.I. bound C Train
Walk a block Northeast
Or Take BRIGHTON BEACH bound B Train
Walk a block Northeast

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this list of events. Very kind of you. Here's one that I'd like to add:


Ahsahta Press & Litmus Press reading at
8pm Thursday January 31
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, NY, NY 10012
Readers will include Susan Briante, Brenda Iijima, Kristi Maxwell, Rusty Morrison, Susan Tichy and others...