The Dust Jacket: The Weekly List, September 29th through October 5th

Once again, welcome to the dizzying selection of literary events that New York has to offer this week. If you have any additions or recommendations, please share-

Personally, I’d like to know what cruel people scheduled Lena Dunham and BJ Novak at the same time… and I’d definitely catch R.L. Stine while he was making the rounds if I hadn’t caught him at the National Book Festival… especially if my daughter were more than a few years old! (Although I was always too scared to read his books when I was actually the right age for them.)

Monday, September 2nd

4:00pm
Book Reading | Aqil Shah reads from his book The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan

6:00pm
Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk
Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

 

6:00pm
Book Reading | Jeremy Varon discusses his book The New Life: The Jewish Students of Postwar Germany

 

6:30pm
THE GETAWAY CAR: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany
The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY

6:30pm
Slide Lecture | Alina García-Lapuerta discusses her book La Belle Créol

6:30pm
Book Reading | Scott Johnson discusses his book Performative Skyscraper: Tall Building Design Now

6:30pm
Book Signing | Photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao discusses his book New York

7:00pm
Stephin Merritt
101 Two-Letter Words
Barnes & Noble,
Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

7:00pm
The Means
Barnes & Noble,1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023-5903

7:00pm
Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers to Evolve Fatherhood
Barnes & Noble,150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028-2105

7:00pm
Frank Portman in conversation with Krista Marino
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

7:00pm
Damon Galgut – Arctic Summer
Three Lives & Company,154 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

7:00pm
Donal Ryan’s The Thing About December
Community Bookstore,143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

7:00pm
Book Reading | Douglas Brunt reads from his book The Means

7:30pm
Jeff Hobbs presents The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
Greenlight Book Store, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 00112-1716

8:00pm
John Lahr and Tony Kushner—On Tennessee Williams
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Tuesday, September 30


 

7:00am
Ace Hotel Artists in Residence

Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10009

3:30pm
Book Reading | John Lahr discusses his book Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

6:00pm
The Book with No Pictures
Comedian, actor and writer B.J. Novak
Barnes & Noble,150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028

6:00pm
Talk | Playwright Simon Stephens in Conversation

6:30pm
Ordinary People: Alexis De Veaux
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

6:30pm
“On This Site”: Richard McGuire, Michael Benson, and Matt Knutzen
Morgan Library & Museum ($15, $10 for Morgan Library & Museum members. Free for students with valid ID.)

6:30pm
Book Reading | Greg Grandin discusses his book The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World

6:30pm
Book Reading | Peter Schneider reads from his book Berlin Now

7:00pm
Word for Word Poetry welcomes Poets Wear Prada
Bryant Park Reading Room

7:00pm
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

Barnes & Noble, 1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

7:00pm
Lena Dunham, Emmy-nominated star of Girls, signs copies of her book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’
Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

7:00pm
Word Presents: Aurora Rising with Paul Pope
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe,126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

7:00pm
First Person Plural Reading Series – Harlem
The Shrine Bar, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, New York, NY 10030

7:15pm
Back on Easy Street: An Evening with Walter Mosley
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

7:30pm
Damon Galgut presents Arctic Summer
Greenlight Book Store, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 00112-1716

8:00pm
Secret Science Club: Priyamvada Natarajan
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025

 

7:00pm-8:00pm
Harvey Shapiro
Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014


 

Noon
Books at Noon: Mark Strand
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

 

5:00pm-9:00pm
Make the Connection
Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden, 618 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238

6:00pm
Book Reading | Contributors discuss The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom

6:30pm
ANGEL KILLER: Andrew Mayne
Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, New York, NY

6:30pm
MFA Chapbook Reading

 

6:30pm
Book Reading | Frederick Cooper reads from his book Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

 

6:30pm
Slide Lecture | Robert Field discusses his book Mother of Invention: How the Government Created ‘Free-Market’ Health Care

 

6:30pm
Book Reading | Sam Roberts reads from his book A History of New York in 101 Objects

 

7:00pm-8:00pm
Last Kind Word Blues: On Collecting and the Vanishing History of American Music
The Graduate Center CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016

7:00pm
Party Games: A Fear Street Novel
Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

7:00pm
Ari Goldman
Book Culture, 536 W 112th Street, New York, NY 10025

 

7:00pm
Book Reading | Authors Damon Galgut and Edmund White in Conversation

7:00pm

Prelude Issue #1 Reading
Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 126A Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm
Book Reading | Christopher Silas Neal discusses his book Go To Sleep, Little Farm

 

7:00pm
Book Reading | Peter Mehlman discusses his book It Won’t Always Be This Great

7:00pm
Martin Amis author of Zone of Interest
Book Court, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:30pm
Richard Blanco presents The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood
Greenlight Book Store, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 00112-1716

8:00pm
Bill Berkson & Aisha Sasha John
The Poetry Project, 131 E. 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

Oct 1 – 22, 2014
7:30pm
Literature & All the Other Activities: Three Talks by Christopher Ricks

Kosciuszko Foundation,15 E 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

Thursday, October 2


6:30pm
Mad. Sq. Reads: Sean Wilsey & Danny Meyer
northern end of Madison Square Park

 

6:30pm
Slide Lecture | Paul Levitz discusses his book The Silver Age of DC Comics

7:00pm
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Barnes & Noble,1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023-5903

7:00pm
The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood
Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

7:00pm
1 Brooklyn Presents: The Greatest 3-Minute Suburban Stories
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe,126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

7:00pm
NYU Creative Writing Presents: Amy Bloom and Brian Morton
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY 10011

7:00pm
Futurepoem releases Samantha Giles’ Deadfalls & Snares
Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop,126A Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:00pm
Talk | Trans-Atlantic Celebrity: H.G Wells, Elinor Glyn, and Sarah Bernhardt

 

7:00pm
Book Reading | Steven Pinker discusses his book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

7:00pm
33 1/3 Tenth Anniversary Party
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-666-3049

7:30pm
Thalia Book Club: Icon
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025

Friday, October 3


7:00am
Charles Blow author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Book Court, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

5:00pm
Discussion | bell hooks discusses the 20th anniversary of her book Teaching to Transgress

6:00pm
Fall Open House & First Fridays: Black Mecca, Collective Memory featuring poet and publisher jessica Care moore in conversation with writer, musician and producer Greg Tate
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

7:00pm
The Multifarious Array: Betsy Fagin, Cassandra Troyan, Oki Sogumi


Pete’s Candy Store,
709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

 

7:00pm
Book Reading | Chloe Caldwell reads from her book Women

 

7:00pm
Poetry Reading | Poetry Reading with Colette Inez and Priscilla Becker

Saturday, October 4


3:30
Conversations on Self Determination: Funk and Jazz
Weeksville Heritage Center 158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213

4:30pm
Segue Reading Series: Richard Foreman & Tracie Morris
Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
212-477-9462

7:00pm
Caspar Henderson with Simon Critchley in conversation
Book Court, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

7:30pm
glitterMOB 1/2 Year Anniversary: Emoticon Hearts & Glitter & Liquid Glitter Hearts
Mellow Pages Library,
56 Bogart St., Brooklyn, NY 11206

Sunday, October 5


2:00pm
Join Us for a New York Comic-Con Super Week Science Fiction and Fantasy Audiobook Performance and Q&A

Barnes & Noble,
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

2:00pm
Book Discussion | Audiobook performers discuss their work

7:00pm
Lauren Oliver with Meg Wolitizer in conversation
Book Court,
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY

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