Vol. 1 and The Jewish Book Council Present: The New Yiderati: Redefining the Jewish Experience in Literature

On Wednesday, March 21st, we’re proud to present (along with our friends at the Jewish Book Council) a panel of five writers discussing the state of the Jewish-American writer and novel.  Michelle Haimoff (These Days Are Ours), Sharon Pomerantz (Rich Boy), Joanna Smith Rakoff (A Fortunate Age), Adam Wilson (Flatscreen), and Jeffery Oliver (Failure to Thrive) will speak, with our own Jason Diamond serving as moderator. The event is free, starts at 7, and is taking place at Housing Works. […]

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Bites: Bryan Charles Day, Electric Literature Party, Yoga Memoirs and More

Yesterday was a good Bryan Charles day. Catherine Lacey interviewed him at HTMLGIANT, and he also told Largehearted Boy some of the albums he listened to while writing There’s a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From. Tonight at Housing Works is the big Electric Literature release party for issue #5. It’s free, and probably the only thing worth doing on a Friday night in the city.  [Note: Here are highlights from the party on the EL blog] Jezebel […]

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The Bellow Slam at Housing Works

Monday, January 24 at 7:00pm at Bookstore Cafe Penguin Classics launches its sixty-fifth anniversary with a celebration of one of its greatest writers. Celebrate one of the most important writers of our times with readings by Joseph O’Neill, Gary Shteyngart, Joshua Furst, Dale Peck, Francine Prose and many others. Audience participation encouraged!

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Bites: Levi Johnston broken down, Good writing cafes, Nick Cave and iPhones, Stephen Elliott, good uses for vodka, and more

The Awl breaks down Levi Johnston’s Vanity Fair article. Grub Street picks our beloved Think Coffee and Housing Works as two of the best New York cafes for writing. Nick Cave wants you to have his upcoming book, The Death of Bunny Munro, on your iPhone. Salon talks to Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries McSweeney’s gives us fifteen uses for vodka. Jay-Z is into this “indie rock movement”, and thinks big things of Grizzly Bear. An interview with […]

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