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Events: Fiction and Nonfiction

Nonfiction
Wed Aug 31, 7:00PM


Documentary filmmaker Ezra Bookstein shares samples from the legendary Smith Tapes, recordings from cult figure Howard Smith's lost library of interviews with some of the biggest names in Rock and Roll from 1969 to 1972. Attendees will be entered to win a CD and box set of the recordings!

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Fiction
Tue Sep 6, 7:00PM


From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond, The Nix explores—with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness—the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change.

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Fiction
Wed Sep 7, 7:00PM


Poignant, wise, and immersive, Ashes of Fiery Weather is a tour de force in the tradition of Let the Great World Spin, one that explores the emotional wounds and ultimate resilience of those drawn to fire, as well as the many ways we search for each other, and the many ways we hope to be rescued.

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Nonfiction
Thu Sep 8, 7:00PM


In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, Nicholson Baker became an on-call substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. He awoke to the dispatcher's five-forty a.m. phone call and headed to one of several nearby schools; when he got there, he did his best to follow lesson plans and help his students get something done.

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Reading Series
Fri Sep 9, 7:00PM


Since 2002, the Brooklyn Writers Space has served over 700 writers by providing a professional, respectful, and quiet environment for writers.
 

BookCourt Kids / Teen & YA
Sat Sep 10, 2:00PM


Highlighted as a top LGBTQ pick by NBC News, It Looks Like This tells the story of Mike, a fourteen-year-old starting at a new school, who finds himself attracted to Sean, an older classmate. Rafi Mittlefehldt's debut novel offers a haven of understanding for readers who have felt the foolish hand of ignorance trying to prevent them from knowing, being, and loving who they are. 

BookCourt Kids / Middle Grade
Sat Sep 10, 4:00PM


How much do you really know about the Marvel universe? Comic book enthusiasts of all ages, join us for trivia and a panel with authors Lorraine Cink and John Sazaklis.

BookCourt Kids / Middle Grade
Sat Sep 10, 4:00PM


Middle Reader Book Club (Ages 8-12)

September Book: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

RSVP or ask questions by emailing bookcourtkids@gmail.com

Literary Journals
Sat Sep 10, 7:00PM


In honor of the Slice Literary Conference, Slice magazine has lined up #1 New York Times bestsellers and literary superstars right alongside some of this year’s biggest debut authors for an Exquisite Corpse unlike any you’ve ever seen. PEN America’s Paul Morris & Libby Flores are serving as co-hosts for the event and will keep even the most unruly writers in line! Here’s how this Exquisite Corpse game works: One author plucks a sentence from a hat. The author uses that sentence to kick off a story.

Reading Series
Sun Sep 11, 7:00PM


Come out for one of the best reading series in NYC!

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Nonfiction
Mon Sep 12, 7:00PM


Tetris is perhaps the most instantly recognizable, popular video game ever made. But the fascinating story of its origins is lesser known. The Tetris Effect is an homage to both creator and creation, and a perfect gift for anyone who's ever played the game—which is to say everyone.

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BookCourt Kids / Middle Grade
Tue Sep 13, 7:00PM


From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Fantasy League comes a story of heroes, family, the thrills of skateboarding, and football.

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