We aim to make the quiet season less quiet.
Books Beneath the Bridge continues with a Short Story Night hosted by Word. The spectacular line-up of authors slated to read includes, Robin Black, Tania James, Rajesh Parameswaran, Jim Shepard, and Charles Yu.
Go see Salt-N-Pepa at Wingate Park. For free. Yes, Salt-N-Pepa. And also Public Enemy. Hm? What? Yes, that’s what I said.
Three readings tonight: Take your pick.
BookCourt will host a release party for the novel, Dare Me, by Megan Abbott, which will include a reading from the author, audience Q & A, and book signing.
Alternatively, if you missed Books Beneath the Bridge, head over to McNally Jackson Bookstore to see Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, read from his new story collection, Sorry Please Thank You.
Or! Yes, there’s more: check out Karen Thompson Walker, reading from her new novel, The Age of Miracles, at the PowerHouse Arena.
In celebration of having too many books (as if such a thing were possible), Ugly Ducking Presse is launching the Full Moon Sale, offering a special package deal of 70 UDP titles for under $5 per book! The sale begins today and lasts through the 3rd. Don’t miss out.
The Museum of Chinese in America will host a reading and discussion by Jeffery Yang from his translation of Chinese poet Liu Xiaobo’s collection of poems June Fourth Elegies.
Unnameable Books is hosting a launch party for the Spring 2012 issue of The Literary Review. There will be readings by poets Cindy Cruz, Geoffrey Nutter, Tanya Paperny, and Martha Witt.
As part of the ongoing summer free music series at the Damrosch Bandshell, The Bad Plus will play along with Brandt Brauer Frick.
Head upstate for Pork and Poetry at the Mt. Tremper Arts Summer Festival in Mount Tremper, NY. There will be a pork roast dinner, a small press gathering, and a poetry reading featuring Joe Fletcher, Paul Legault, Bianca Stone, and Ana Božičević.
Wander over to the Whitney for a visual description and touch tour of the Yayoi Kusama exhibition.