Upcoming Fiction Readings this September in NYC

Kathleen Alcott Fiction Reading/Talk

In Kathleen Alcott’s new novel, Infinite Home, an ad-hoc family evicted from its Brooklyn brownstone seeks security, worth, and unity in the wilds of America property. Alexandra Kleeman’s debut, You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, is a missing-person mystery steeped in the absurdities of pop culture and aimed at dissecting contemporary womanhood. Join these two authors to have a discussion about the contemporary novel.

Location: Community Bookstore

143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Date: September 3, 2015 7:00pm-8:15pm 

Amitav Ghosh Fiction Reading/Talk

Flood of Fire is the final volume in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy, continuing the varied stories of the soldiers, merchants, thieves, politicians, and innocent bystanders of the First Opium War – men, women, and children whose lives are mixed within their own history. Through rich historical detail, intertwining plots, and heartbreaking characterization, Ghosh concludes his opus with style and aplomb.  A beautiful tale in its own right, and a compelling conclusion to an epic and sweeping story, it is nothing short of a masterpiece.  

Location: Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn,  NY 11217

Date: September 3, 2015 7:30pm-9:00pm 


Bill Clegg Fiction Reading

Join renowned literary agent Bill Clegg for a celebration of his debut novel, Did You Ever Have A Family.

An intricately woven study of the strange community that springs from the aftermath of an unthinkable tragedy, Did You Ever Have a Family, is “a great book of kindness—every restrained, exquisite sentence comes loaded for bear" (Darin Strauss). Joining him will be Paul Yoon, author of Once the Shore, which won the Asian American Literary Award for Fiction and a 5 Under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation, and Snow Hunters.

Location: McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
Manhattan,  NY 10024

Date: September 8, 2015 7:00pm-8:00pm 


PEN PARENTIS presents Crime Writing Fiction Reading

What does it take to write crime fiction? Writers Tim O'Mara, Jack Miller, and Ed Lin share the spotlight at the September Pen Parentis Literary Salon. This event launches the 14th Season of the reknown Downtown series that celebrates the diverse creative work of writers that are also parents. Readings and signings will be followed by Q&A moderated by Pen Parentis founder M. M. De Voe and Salons curator Christina Chiu. The winner of the 2015-2016 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents, Orli Van Mourik, will receive her prize and will read her winning story. The event ends with book signings.  Books will be vended for signings and proceeds support the NYC family-owned indie bookstore Posman Books.

Location: The ANDAZ Hotel at Wall Street
75 Wall Street 
(Enter on Water or on Pearl)
New York,  NY 10005

Date: September 8, 2015 7:00pm-9:30pm


New Salon: Writers in Conversation: Joyce Carol Oates & Darin Strauss Fiction Reading/Talk

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Her books include the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. Her most recent title is The Lost Landscape: A Writer’s Coming of Age. Oates is the Distinguished Fiction Writer-in-Residence in the NYU Creative Writing Program. This event is hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss.

Location: Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York,  NY 10011

Date: September 10, 2015 7:00pm