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Bob Saget, Matt Taibbi, & Pen Parentis Get Booked

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

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The next installment of the Franklin Park Reading Series will feature five writers. Join in on Monday, April 7th at the Franklin Park Bar & Beer Garden starting 8 p.m. (Brooklyn, NY)

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Bette Midler, Dan Santat, & Kendra L. Willis Get Booked

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

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend creator Dan Santat will appear for a story time at Books of Wonder. Meet him on Tuesday, April 1st from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Amy Poehler Named 2014 Honorary Chairperson for World Book Night U.S.

amyGolden Globe-winning comedienne Amy Poehler has been named the 2014 honorary chairperson for World Book Night U.S.

Poehler (pictured, via) gave this statement in the press release: “I grew up loving books. In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to know how it feels to have a good book in your hands. I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night.”

The organizers plan to kick off April 23rd with an author event at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Some of the writers set to appear include Malcolm Gladwell, Garrison Keillor, and Walter Dean Myers.

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Tarcher to Host the New York City Publishing & Creativity Conference for Writers

conferenceTarcher, an imprint at Penguin Random House, plans to host the New York City Publishing & Creativity Conference for Writers. This event will take place from April 11-12, 2014.

The organizers hope to attract writers looking to get published. Some of the seasoned authors who are set to appear include Julia Cameron, Barbara Diane Barry, Tama Kieves, and Mari Mancusi.

Buyers can choose between two types of tickets: premier and general admission. The premier package comes with access to a VIP cocktail reception, a 10-minute pitch session with an editor, preferred seating during the conference, and an autographed Julia Cameron book.

Symphony Space & The Walker Art Center Get Booked

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

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Writer Denise Jaden plans to celebrate the launch of her new book, Fast Fiction. Join in on Tuesday, March 18th at Third Place Books starting 7 p.m. (Lake Forest Park, WA)

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The Women’s National Book Association & The Franklin Park Reading Series Get Booked

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

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Authors Therese Walsh and Barbara O’Neal will appear for a signing event at BookCourt. See them on Monday, March 10th starting 7 p.m. (Brooklyn, NY)

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David Grand, Wesley Stace, & Cornel West Get Booked

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Here 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.

Author Eric Danville will be celebrating his new book, The Complete Linda Lovelace. Party it up on Monday, March 3rd at The Cutting Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (New York, NY)

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World Book Night to Distribute a Special Edition of ‘Twelve Years a Slave’

wbnWorld Book Night (WBN) is partnering with Dover Books to publish a special WBN edition of Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup.

This memoir will be distributed to participating bookstores and libraries on April 23, 2014. The critically-acclaimed film adaptation based on this book has received nine Academy Award nominations.

Executive director Carl Lennertz had this statement in the press release: “With the attention brought to this important book by the award-winning movie, we felt that we should make it available as part of World Book Night’s mission. One third of our half million free books each year go into underfunded rural and urban high schools, and when Dover Publications offered to work with us on this, we jumped at the chance.”

Rebecca Stead & Rachel Kushner Get Booked

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

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The next session for the Greenlight Young Readers Book Group will focus on Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. Join in on Tuesday, February 25th at Greenlight Bookstore starting 6:30 p.m. (Brooklyn, NY)

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HarperCollins to Publish Neil Gaiman Short Story as an Illustrated Book

TruthIsACaveHarperCollins will release Neil Gaiman’s short story, “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains,” as a full-fledged book in June 2014. According to Gaiman’s blog post, artist Eddie Campbell created illustrations for this project.

In the past, this story appeared in an anthology (co-edited by Gaiman) called Stories. Shortly after Stories was published, the Sydney Opera House commissioned Gaiman to transform his story into a 90-minute multimedia show.

“The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains” show was part of their 2010 Graphic Festival. Now, Gaiman has lined up four dates to perform it; he will be at the Warfield in San Francisco on June 25th and two days later, Gaiman will take his show to Carnegie Hall in New York City. Following those U.S. performances, Gaiman will fly to London for two shows at the Barbican.

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