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Cory Doctorow, Oliver Jeffers, & Jodi Picoult Get Booked

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

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Writer Cory Doctorow will talk about his new graphic novel, In Real Life. Hear him on Monday, October 13th at The Strand starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Blake Butler to Host Marathon Readings of His Entire Novel

On four different nights, novelist Blake Butler will host a marathon reading of his new book, There Is No Year. Held in four different locations, a team of New York writers will help read the complete novel.

Click on the image embedded above for the dates and exact locations. Participants include: “Ben Greenman, Emma Straub, John Dermot Woods, Justin Taylor, Jo Weldon, Rachel Shukert, Melissa Broder, Jonny Diamond, Adam Robinson, Dorethea Lasky, Shya Scanlon, Lincoln Michel, Butler and his own editor [at] Harper Perennial, Cal Morgan.”

Butler edits the literary blog HTML Giant and two journals, Lamination Colony and No Colony. In 2009, he published a novella called Ever.

The Art of the Literary Journal Trailer

Electric Literature has produced another one-sentence animation of a writer’s story, continuing to develop the art of the literary journal trailer.

This week they unveiled filmmaker Luca DiPierro‘s surreal interpretation of a sentence from Jenny Offill‘s short story, “The Tunnel”–a story featured in Electric Literature No.3. Read more about the one-sentence animations here.

DiPierro is the filmmaker behind 60 Writers/60 Places. That film featured famous writers reading in some unconventional places. Here’s more about that film: “There is Blake Butler reading in a subway, Deb Olin Unferth in a Laundromat, Jamie Gaughran-Perez in a beauty salon, Tita Chico in a dressing room, Gary Lutz at the botantical gardens, Will Eno in a park, Tao Lin next to a hot dog cart, and Rick Moody on a baseball field.”