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Greenlight Bookstore & Peck’s Specialty Food Launch the Book/Plate Event Series

f9c8WjAdTwo Brooklyn-based businesses, Greenlight Bookstore and Peck’s Specialty Food, have formed a partnership to launch the Book/Plate event series.

Attendees sit for a dinner with an author to enjoy a book discussion and a family-style meal. The cost of reserving a seat typically covers both the food and a copy of the book.

Tonight’s dinner features Saeed Jones and his new poetry collection, Prelude to Bruise. Matthew Gavin Frank will headline the September 30th dinner and talk about his essay, “Preparing the Ghost.” (via TimeOut New York)

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Scott Campbell, Peter Mehlman, & Sally Wolfe Get Booked

Hug MachineHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Author and illustrator Scott Campbell will celebrate the launch of his new book, Hug Machine, at Books of Wonder. Join in on Tuesday, September 16th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (New York, NY)

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PEN American Center Kicks Off Fall Event Series

penamericaPEN American Center has kicked off its Fall events series, a lineup of discussions featuring writers, musicians and critics around New York City.

The first night, which took place this past Tuesday, was called ”What Can’t Be Sung” and featured a discussion between The New Yorker‘s music writer Sasha Frere-Jones, Chinese author/filmmaker Xiaolu Guo and the singer-songwriter Nellie McKay.

The next event in the series, “Something to Hide: Writers Against the Surveillance State,” will take place at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The PEN DIY Series, which “celebrates how literature can be approachable yet unexpected, and how it can help us make sense of our lives,” will take place at the Ace Hotel once a month throughout the fall.

Follow this link to see the schedule for the series and read more about the other events.

Usher to Host Scholastic Event That Promotes Reading

biggerthanwordsScholastic has partnered with R&B singer Usher for a new program designed to encourage reading among children.

The initiative is called “Open a World of Possible,” and was put together with the idea of promoting reading in the classroom, as well as at home. To push this message, Usher will appear on a live webcast hosted by Scholastic called “Bigger than Words.”

On November 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, Usher will talk about the importance of books live from Scholastic’s headquarters in New York. Teachers and parents are encouraged to watch the event live by registering at this link. Read more

Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, & Catherine Bell Get Booked

Iron TrialHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Holly Black and Cassandra Clare will appear at Books of Wonder for the launch of their new middle grade novel, The Iron Trial. Celebrate with them on Tuesday, September 9th starting 5 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Elizabeth Gilbert & Barbara Shoup Get Booked

Elizabeth GilbertHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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The Sexy Librarian will headline a reading event for the Big Book of Erotica story collection. Hear her on Thursday, September 4th at the Good Vibrations Store (Polk Street branch) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (San Francisco, CA)

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Kazu Kibuishi & Yoav Litvin Get Booked

Amulet SixHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Books of Wonder will host a launch party for Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet #6: Escape From Lucien. Check it out on Tuesday, August 26th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (New York, NY)

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South Asian Fiction, Picture Books, & Thriller Novels Get Booked

Killer Nashville LogoHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Three writers will appear for a night to discuss new South Asian fiction. Join in on Thursday, August 21st at Politics & Prose Bookstore starting 7 p.m. (Washington, D.C.)

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Four Actors to Appear at ‘Boxcar Children’ Movie Screening

Boxcar KidsAlbert Whitman & Company will host a book drive by screening the new animated Boxcar Children movie. This event is set to take place on August 16, 2014 at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, IL starting 12 p.m.

According to the press release, the gift of one used book covers admission for two people but note that seating is first-come, first-serve. The donated books will then be given to a Chicago-based literacy organization Open Books. The first 500 guests will take home a special goodie bag.

The two co-directors, Dan Chuba and Mark Dippe, and cast members Joey King, Zachary Gordon, Mackenzie Foy, and Jadon Sand will sit for a Q&A after the movie. After that session, the actors will pose for photos and sign autographs for 100 child attendees. Follow this link for more details about this event.

Singapore Literature Festival to Launch in New York City

10308049_1500231360190285_1724405927841431004_nPoet Koh Jee Leong and writer Paul Rozario-Falcone have been working to coordinate the inaugural Singapore Literature Festival.

The organizers have raised more than $7,000 on Kickstarter to fund this event. Thus far, they have confirmed the participation of fifteen Singaporean authors including Alvin Pang, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, and Wena Poon. The festival will take place from October 10-12, 2014 in various venues throughout New York City.

Here’s more from POPSPOKEN: “Besides promoting the festival via social media and an official blog, the Singapore Literature Festival organizers initiated Second Saturdays, an ongoing monthly reading series in New York City featuring Singaporean and American literature. Previous Second Saturdays guests include 2014 Pulitzer Prize for poetry winner Vijay Seshadri, and Joseph Legaspi, co-founder and chair of Asian-American arts organization Kundiman.”

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