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November 2014

Alan Hirshfeld reads from Starlight Detectives at Partners Village Store

November 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Partners Village Store, 865 Main Rd
Westport, MA 02970 United States
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Partners Village Store welcomes Alan Hirshfeld for a booksigning and reading from Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe.

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Jonathan D. Moreno discusses Impromptu Man at Politics & Prose Bookstore

November 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Politics & Prose Bookstore hosts a discussion with Jonathan D. Moreno about Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network.

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Alan Hirshfeld discusses Starlight Detectives at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

November 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics hosts Alan Hirshfeld for a special Monthly Observatory Night lecture and reading from Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe.

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December 2014

Magdaléna Platzová, author of Aaron’s Leap, at the New Literature from Europe Festival

December 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Magdaléna Platzová, the author of Aaron’s Leap, joins Julia Deck, Davide Longo, Nicol Ljubić, Susanne Scholl, János Háy, Georgi Tenev, Lucian Dan Teodorovici, and Philip Boehm for an evening of multilingual readings and New Literature from Europe Festival keynote address by Barbara Epler.

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January 2015

Michael Coffey, author The Business of Naming Things, at Pete’s Reading Series

January 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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Michael Coffey, author The Business of Naming Things, joins Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star, to celebrate their new books at Pete’s Reading Series.

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February 2015

Michael Coffey discusses The Business of Naming Things with Paul Harding at McNally Jackson

February 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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McNally Jackson hosts a conversation between Michael Coffey and Paul Harding, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers, about Coffey’s debut short story collection The Business of Naming Things.

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Alan Hirshfeld discusses Starlight Detectives at the Skyscrapers Monthly Meeting

February 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
North Scituate Community Center, State Highway 116
Scituate, RI 02857 United States
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Skyscrapers, Inc. (the Amateur Astronomical Society of Rhode Island) hosts Alan Hirshfeld for a lecture and reading from Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe.

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Sharona Muir discusses Invisible Beasts at Stanford University

February 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stanford University, Margaret Jacks Hall, Terrace Room, 450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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The Environmental Humanities Project at Stanford University welcomes Sharona Muir, author of Invisible Beasts, for a special lecture “Invisible Beasts and Biological Tales: Writing the Posthumanist Bestiary.”

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Jonathan D. Moreno discusses Impromptu Man at the Seattle Science Lectures series

February 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Seneca Street)
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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The Seattle Science Lectures at Town Hall hosts a presentation by Jonathan D. Moreno about Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network. This event is co-sponsored by the University Book Store.

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March 2015

Michael Coffey, author The Business of Naming Things, at Behind the Book Reading Series

March 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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The Behind the Book March Reading Series welcomes Michael Coffey, author The Business of Naming Things, Amanda Filipacchi, author of The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty, and John Renehan, author of The Valley, to celebrate their new books at the KGB Bar.

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Alan Hirshfeld discusses Starlight Detectives at the Newton Free Library

March 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium, 330 Homer Street
Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Newton Free Library welcomes Alan Hirshfeld for a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) talk and reading from Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe.

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April 2015

Bellevue Literary Press at the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

April 9, 2015 @ 9:00 am - April 11, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center, Halls B & C, Level 1, Table 1033, 1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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$11

Please join Bellevue Literary Press at the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair in Minneapolis. On Saturday, April 11, discounted admission will be available, and throughout the conference Bellevue Literary Press will be featuring great deals on all of our books.

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Subtext Books Happy Hour with authors Melissa Pritchard and Michael Coffey

April 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Subtext Books, 165 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Subtext Books presents Michael Coffey, author of The Business of Naming Things, and Melissa Pritchard, author of A Solemn Pleasure, for a happy hour discussion about their new books and writing at the intersection of fiction, journalism, and autobiography.

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Tim Horvath, author of Understories, in conversation with Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü

April 10, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Rain Taxi presents Tim Horvath, author of Understories, and other special guests, paying tribute to Minneapolis-based songwriter Grant Hart and the seminal band Hüsker Dü. The evening will include a short conversation with Grant Hart about his most recent album and will conclude with a short set of music by Hart.

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May 2015

Cormac James, author of The Surfacing, at Glucksman Ireland House/ PEN World Voices Festival Opening Panel: Discussing Diaspora

May 8, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, One Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Cormac James, author of The Surfacing, joins Rashidah Ismaili, Abdourahman Waberi, and Kerry Young at Glucksman Ireland House for a PEN World Voices Festival discussion panel about the diaspora, moderated by Eric Banks.

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

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Bellevue Literary Press at the PEN World Voices Festival Book Fair

May 8, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NYU’s Washington Mews, 5th Avenue and University Place, just north of Washington Square
New York, NY United States
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Please join Bellevue Literary Press at the PEN World Voices Festival Literary Magazine and Book Fair on the Mews. Meet our editorial staff, find great deals on all of our books, and enjoy the place where “global bazaar meets county fair at th third annual festival within the Festival.”

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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.

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

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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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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 United States
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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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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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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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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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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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