Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

September 9, 2013

Boris Kachka

An appreciative neighborhood crowd tipples to poetry, fiction and non-fiction at this weekly reading event, with one Monday per month dedicated to magazine journalism. This week Boris Kachka will read from his book Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Come to The Half King (505 W. 23rd St.) at 7 p.m. to enjoy this free event that occurs every Monday.

September 10, 2013

Penny’s Open Mic

Join fellow storytellers, poets, and performance artists at Penny’s Open Mic at Under St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place) at 9 p.m. Occurs every Tuesday and costs $3 admission.

 Edwidge Danticat

At the Union Square Barnes and Noble (33 E. 17th St.) at 7 p.m. there will be an author event for Edwidge Danticat and her new novel Claire of the Sea Light. The book focuses on a small seaside town, where the daughter of a fisherman goes missing.

September 11, 2013

Adam Berlin

Come to the KGB Bar (85 E. 4th St.) at 7 p.m. to hear Adam Berlin read from his new novel The Number of Missing. The book focuses on the aftermath of the death of Paul, Mel’s husband and David’s best friend, who died on 9/11. Free.

Happy Ending

Hosted by Ekoko Omadeka, this monthly reading series features the best authors south of the Mason-Dixon line and an open mic. Bringing you short stories, poetry, jokes, fiction, songs, and all that southern hospitality stuff, the Southern Writers Reading Series is designed to let you experience the mythic south without ever leaving New York.

Visit Happy Ending Lounge (302 Broome St.) at 8 p.m. for this free event that occurs on the second Wednesday of every month.

 Billy Crystal

Join Billy Crystal as he presents his new book Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? at 7 p.m. at the Union Square Barnes and Noble (33 E. 17th St.) The book debuts on September 10.