September is rife with great arts programming. A few highlights:
- Monday 9/8: Franklin Park Reading Series with Justin Taylor, Scott Cheshire, and Marie-Helene Bertino. A solid lineup and a great way to kick off the week. I just finished Cheshire’s excellent High as the Horses’ Bridles and I’m meting out the stories in Taylor’s Flings over the next month or so.
- Monday 9/15: Brooklyn Book Festival Opening Night Party. Anything with Knausgaard Mad Libs is ok by me.
- Tuesday 9/16: David Mitchell at St. Joseph’s College. If there are still tickets for this, buy them now.
- Wednesday 9/17: Berl’s Poetry Trivia Night. I’m co-hosting this with Ken L. Walker, in concert with the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Bookends programming. And it’s at Berl’s Poetry Shop! One of the best literary venues in town. All levels of poetry expertise and audience heckling are welcome.
- Wednesday 9/17: The Residue Years Documentary Screening. The wonderful (and always stylish) Mitchell S. Jackson is screening his doc at Dumbo Sky. Watch the trailer, bring kleenex:
- Friday 9/19: The Fifth Annual Brooklyn Indie Party. I moved to NYC eight years ago for parties like this. Basically every publisher of good repute will be there, half in the tank and three sheets to the wind.
- Sunday 9/21: The Brooklyn Book Festival. I’ll be manning the BOMB booth, with special issues and ephemera from the archives. Plus signed copies by Ben Lerner, Roxane Gay, and Geoff Dyer (!!!). Come say hello.
- Friday through Sunday 9/26-28: The New York Art Book Fair. This fair is hell on the wallet, but it’s worth it. BOMB will have a table, plus we’re bringing Sadie Benning and Jem Cohen together on Sunday for a candid conversation on art and filmmaking.
- Monday 9/29: The PEN Literary Awards.