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May 2015

Cormac James launches The Surfacing at Glucksman Ireland House/ PEN World Voices Festival

May 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, One Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Glucksman Ireland House and the PEN World Voices Festival welcome Cormac James for the first U.S. reading from his novel The Surfacing.

With gratitude to Culture Ireland for help making Cormac James' visit possible

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Cormac James, author of The Surfacing, at the PEN World Voices Festival Literary Quest

May 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Westbeth Center for the Arts, 55 Bethune St
New York, NY 10014 United States
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$15 - $20

Cormac James, author of The Surfacing, joins Chantel Acevedo, Lorraine Adams, Ananda Devi, Ofir Touché Gafla, Assaf Gavron, Nathalie Handal, Amanda Michalopoulou, Zoe Pilger, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Lola Shoneyin, and Sölvi Björn Sigurðsson for the PEN World Voices Festival Literary Quest.

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June 2015

Brookline Booksmith Small Press Book Club discussion of A Solemn Pleasure

June 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Please join Brookline Booksmith for a discussion of Melissa Pritchard’s A Solemn Pleasure, the June selection of the Small Press Book Club.

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July 2015

Michael Coffey, author The Business of Naming Things, at NER Vermont Reading Series

July 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Carol’s Hungry Mind Café, 24 Merchants Row
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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The NER (New England Review)Vermont Reading Series and the Vermont Book Shop present Michael Coffey, author The Business of Naming Things, Penelope Cray, and Rebecca Makkai.

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September 2015

Bellevue Literary Press at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free

Please join Bellevue Literary Press at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Visit us in booth 240, which we’ll be sharing with our sister organization The Bellevue Literary Review, to meet author Eduardo Halfon and find great deals on all of our books.

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Eduardo Halfon in conversation with Geoff Dyer and Francine Prose at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Eduardo Halfon, author of Monastery and The Polish Boxer, joins Geoff Dyer and Francine Prose for a discussion at the Brooklyn Book Festival, moderated by Ryan Chapman, about “outsiders trying to get in, insiders trying to get out, and all types of boundary making and breaking.”

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Melissa Pritchard reads from A Solemn Pleasure

September 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283 United States
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Melissa Pritchard presents A Solemn Pleasure, her newest collection of essays, at Changing Hands Bookstore.

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October 2015

Eduardo Halfon discusses his writing at Baruch College

October 20, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Baruch College, Information & Technology Building (Library Building), 151 E. 25th St.
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Baruch College presents Harman Writer-In-Residence Eduardo Halfon, author of Monastery and The Polish Boxer, for an evening reading and conversation.

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Colin Ellard leads psychogeography walking tours; discusses Places of the Heart

October 23, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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Free; Registration required for walking tours

Pioneer Works hosts Colin Ellard, author of Places of the Heart, for a special series of walking tours and public discussions.

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Eduardo Halfon hosts the Electric Literature Genre Ball

October 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Hotel New York, 20 W. 29th St
New York, NY 10001 United States
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$21 - $100

Eduardo Halfon, author of Monastery and The Polish Boxer, joins Mia Alvar, Alexander Chee, Sloane Crosley, Michael Cunningham, Mary Gaitskill, Lev Grossman, A.M. Homes, Tanwi Nandini Islam, and J. Robert Lennon in hosting the Electric Literature Genre Ball.

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December 2015

Austin Ratner leads Jewish Book Council: Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature discussion

December 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
powerHouse Arena, 28 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Free; RSVP required

The POWERHOUSE ARENA hosts a panel discussion for the Jewish Book Council: Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature with Allison Amend, Anne Landsman, and Josh Rolnick in conversation with Austin Ratner, author of The Jump Artist.

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January 2016

Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Pine Manor College

January 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Founder’s Room
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 United States
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Pine Manor College welcomes Robert Lopez, author Good People, for a reading and discussion with Jeannine Atkins and Mary Beth Pope.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at the LIC Reading Series

January 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY United States
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The LIC Reading Series welcomes Robert Lopez, author Good People, for a reading and discussion with J. Robert Lennon and Sean H. Doyle at the LIC Bar.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at BookCourt

January 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Free

BookCourt welcomes author Robert Lopez whose reading from Good People will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

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February 2016

Break A Leg Productions premieres No No Nobel, a science-based play by David C. Cassidy, author of Beyond Uncertainty

February 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, Science Center (room 4102)
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Join Break A Leg Productions and the Science & the Arts Series for a staged reading of No No Nobel by David C. Cassidy, author of Beyond Uncertainty.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Franklin Park Reading Series

February 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Franklin Park, 618 St. John’s Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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The Franklin Park Reading Series hosts Robert Lopez, Tony Tulathimutte, Mira Ptacin, Robin Beth Schaer & Tommy Pico

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Pete’s Reading Series

February 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, joins Rachel Glaser, author of Paulina & Fran, to celebrate their new books at Pete’s Reading Series.

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Imagining Illness: Pulitzer Prize Winners Paul Harding and David Oshinsky on Truth and Fact in Narrative

February 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NYU Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Free; RSVP required

Bellevue Literary Press and the New York University Division of Medical Humanities present a special Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative conversation between Paul Harding, author of Tinkers (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) and David Oshinsky, author of Polio: An American Story (Pulitzer Prize for History), discussing the many ways in which the authorial imagination can evoke and engage with the body and illness in fiction and nonfiction.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at the New School

February 23, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New School, Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, Room 510
New York, NY 10011 United States
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The New School Creative Writing Program celebrates the 20th anniversary of the MFA program with a special conversation between Robert Lopez, author Good People, and Samuel Ligon, moderated by Luis Jaramillo.

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March 2016

Jerome Charyn, author of A Loaded Gun, at New York Public Library

March 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
NYPL – Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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The New York Public Library presents “Shadowboxing with History: The Conundrum of Fiction vs. Non-Fiction,” a conversation between authors Jerome Charyn and Jay Neugeboren, moderated by Paul Hond.

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Bellevue Literary Press at the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

March 31, 2016 - April 2, 2016
Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A/B, Table #757, 1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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Registration required

Please join Bellevue Literary Press and our authors at the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair in Los Angeles.

Daily, from 9:00am-5:00pm, Bellevue Literary Press will feature great deals on all of our books at table #757.

On Friday, April 1, authors Michelle Latiolais (Widow, A Proper Knowledge), Varley O’Connor (The Cure), and Melissa Pritchard (A Solemn Pleasure, Palmerino, The Odditorium) will participate in the panel “Women Writing Fiction in a Postfeminist Era” @ 3:00pm.

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April 2016

Liam Durcan, author of The Measure of Darkness, at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore

April 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 Avenue McGill College
Montreal, QC H3A 3P9 Canada
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Free; RSVP requested

Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore hosts the book launch for Liam Durcan’s novel The Measure of Darkness.

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Liam Durcan, author of The Measure of Darkness, at Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival

April 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Concordia University, 1455 Rue De Maisonneuve O., Alumni Auditorium (H-110)
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8 Canada
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$17

Liam Durcan, author of The Measure of Darkness, joins Nalie Agustin, Rupi Kaur, Susan Wener, Murray Sinclair, Heather O’Neill, Lynne Tremblay, and Max Eisen for a Walrus Talks special event at the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Community Bookstore

April 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Community Bookstore hosts a reading for Robert Lopez, author of Good People, and Samuel Ligon, author of Wonderland.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Upshur Street Books

April 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Upshur Street Books, 827 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011 United States
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Upshur Street Books welcomes Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for a reading with Samuel Ligon, Roy Kesey, and Amber Sparks.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Starts Here! reading series

April 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Artifact Coffee, 1500 Union Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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The Ivy Bookshop and Jen Michalski of the Starts Here! reading series welcome Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for a reading with Samuel Ligon, Gregg Wilhelm, and Elizabeth Gonzalez.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Tire Fire Reading Series

April 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Tattooed Mom, 530 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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The Tire Fire Reading Series and Jaime Fountaine welcome Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for a reading with Samuel Ligon, Kathy Flann, and Tony Tulithimutte.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Newtonville Books

April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Newtonville Books, Newton Centre, 10 Langley Road
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Newtonville Books welcomes Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for a reading with Samuel Ligon.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Ada Books

April 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Ada Books, 717 Westminster Street
Providence , RI 02903 United States
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Ada Books welcomes Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for a reading with Samuel Ligon.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Golden Notebook

April 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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The Golden Notebook and Nelly Reifler welcome Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for a reading with Samuel Ligon.

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May 2016

Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at KGB Bar

May 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction and Suzanne Dottino welcome Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for a reading with Samuel Ligon.

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Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, at Greenlight Bookstore

May 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, joins fellow debut authors Kim Brooks, Matthew Cheney, Charles Haverty, Naomi Williams, and Cote Smith for a reading and reception hosted by One Story founding editor Hannah Tinti.

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Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, at One Story’s Literary Debutante Ball

May 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY United States
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$21

Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, joins fellow debut authors Kim Brooks, Matthew Cheney, Charles Haverty, Naomi Williams, and Cote Smith for the One Story Literary Debutante Ball, a benefit featuring specialty cocktails, music, and dancing.

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Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, at Seminary Co-op Bookstore

May 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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Seminary Co-op Bookstore and the University of Chicago creative writing department welcome author Brian Booker for a conversation with Jason Grunebaum about his debut collection of stories Are You Here For What I’m Here For?.

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June 2016

Alex Zucker, translator of The Attempt, at the Czech Center New York Literary Festival

June 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021 United States
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Alex Zucker, translator of Magdaléna Platzová’s The Attempt, will read from the novel at the Czech Center New York Literary Festival.

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Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, at Prairie Lights

June 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Prairie Lights, 15 South Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, joins fellow Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Anna Noyes for a Live from Prairie Lights reading from their debut books.

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Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, at City Lit Books

June 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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City Lit Books welcomes Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, and Anna Noyes for reading and discussion about their debut collections of literary short stories.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at Vica Miller Summer Fiction Salon

June 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Susan Eley Fine Art, 46 West 90th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10024 United States
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$22

Vica Miller Summer Fiction Salon welcomes Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for an evening reception and readings with Mark de Silva, Helen Phillips, and Vica Miller.

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July 2016

Alan Hirshfeld, author of Starlight Detectives, at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum

July 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Summer Lyceum welcomes Alan Hirshfeld for talk and reading from Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe. This event can also be heard on NHPR, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 10pm.

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Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, at McNally Jackson

July 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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McNally Jackson Live welcomes Brian Booker, author of Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, Anna Noyes, and Garth Greenwell for a discussion, moderated by Christian Lorentzen, about their debut books.

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August 2016

Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at WORD Brooklyn

August 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WORD Brooklyn, 126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn , NY 11222 United States
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WORD Brooklyn hosts a release party for Tobias Carroll’s new story collection Transitory, with special guests Robert Lopez, author of Good People, Tracy O’Neill, and Lynn Steger Strong.

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September 2016

Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at the Fiction Stranger Than Fiction reading series

September 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pacific Standard Bar & Grill, 82 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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The Fiction Stranger Than Fiction reading series welcomes Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for an evening of readings and conversation with John Madera, Edward Mullany, Dawn Raffel, John Reed, Laurie Stone, Terese Svoboda, and John Dermot Woods.

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Magdaléna Platzová, author of The Attempt, at Boston University

September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies welcomes Magdaléna Platzová, author of The Attempt, and her translator Alex Zucker for a special European Voices reading and conversation, moderated by Veronika Tuckerova.

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Robert Lopez, author of Good People, at McColl Center for Art + Innovation

September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 721 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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$5 - $7

The McColl Center for Art + Innovation “New Frequencies” series welcomes Robert Lopez, author of Good People, for a reading with Samuel Ligon.

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Magdaléna Platzová, author of The Attempt, at Harvard University

September 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Harvard University, Barker Center 110, Thompson Room
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Harvard University’s Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures welcomes Magdaléna Platzová, author of The Attempt, and her translator Alex Zucker for an afternoon conversation moderated by Jonathan Bolton.

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Bellevue Literary Press at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free

Please join Bellevue Literary Press at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Visit us in booth 217, which we’ll be sharing with our sister organization The Bellevue Literary Review, to meet author Magdaléna Platzová and find great deals on all of our books.

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Magdaléna Platzová, author of The Attempt, at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Magdaléna Platzová, author of The Attempt, joins Imbolo Mbue and Sayed Kashua for “Occupy and Resist,” a Brooklyn Book Festival conversation, moderated by Caleb Crain, in which the prominent international writers discuss “geopolitical forces and their resistance, from Zuccotti Park to the offices of Lehman Brothers to the streets of the West Bank.”

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Liam Durcan, author of The Measure of Darkness, at McNally Robinson

September 26, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
McNally Robinson – Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6 Canada
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Liam Durcan, author of The Measure of Darkness, joins Kevin Patterson for a THIN AIR/Winnipeg International Writers Festival “Afternoon Book Chat,” an hour-long casual conversation about new books and the writing life.

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Liam Durcan, author of The Measure of Darkness, at the Winnipeg International Writers Festival

September 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Shaw Performing Arts Centre (MTYP) – Mainstage, #2 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4X1 Canada
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$10 - $35

Liam Durcan, author of The Measure of Darkness, joins Christian Guay-Poliquin, Deni Ellis Béchard, Kevin Patterson, Michael Helm, and Patrick Woodcock for “Things Fall Apart,” a THIN AIR mainstage event at the Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

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October 2016

Jerome Charyn, author of A Loaded Gun, at Amherst College

October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Amherst College Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, 61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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$5 - $10

The Emily Dickinson Museum and Amherst College welcome Jerome Charyn for a reading and discussion about his new book A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century.

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