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Hey Williamsburg: I’m reading at Pete’s Candy Store on May 19!

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Hey. This has been on the schedule for some time now on the ole Events page, but I wanted to let people know that I’ll be reading at my beloved Pete’s Candy Store next month, and it looks to be really fun, with a couple of major writers and also me. Details here, and maybe I’ll add a Facebook event page when it pops up.

Thursday, May 19, 7:30pm 
Pete’s Reading Series with Rob Spillman, Lori Jakiela, and Daniel Nester
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

 

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I’m reading Sunday, January 10 at Erv’s in Brooklyn!

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Sundays at Erv’s is a nifty newish series in Brooklyn, my old home, and I am happy to take part in this event. So if you’re around, and you like words, cocktails, or both, please come. More info here.

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Tonight in New York City: Sestinas at NYU!

NYU FlyerThe Incredible Sestina Anthology tour comes to NYU!

 

It’s all going down tonight, February 19, at the NYU Bookstore!

The NYU Bookstore is located on 726 Broadway, in New York, New York 10003!

They made a flyer and everything!

Come promptly at 6pm! Or come later!

Hosted by me, Daniel Nester!

With readings from Paul Muldoon, Scott Edward Anderson, Patricia Carlin, Sharon Mesmer, Drew Garnder, Victor D. Infante, Jason Schneiderman, Carley Moore,and special guests!

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Coming February 1 and February 4: Sestina book launch, Poetry Forum at New School

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February is a big month for me, shameless self-promotion-wise at least, and it all begins with two dates coming up in New York City. Here are the details.

Saturday, February 1 at 3pm will be The Incredible Sestina Anthology Launch Reading at Poets House, down in the Battery Park area at 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282. There are so many awesome poets coming to read sestinas you don’t even know. OK, I guess I’ll let you know: It really is an all-star cavalcade of sestina masters: David Lehman, Sharon Mesmer, Sparrow, Jade Sylvan, Victor Infante, Marilyn Nelson, Patricia Carlin, Sharon Dolin, Scott Edward Anderson, Michael Costello, Jason Schneiderman, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Jenna Cardinale, Brendan Lorber, Ned Rust, and others. The event is free and you should come.

Then, on Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30pm, I’ll be reading from The Incredible Sestina Anthology and talking with David Lehman at The New School’s Poets Forum. Klein Conference Room (Room A510), Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY. Please come for what promises to be a great discussion about sestinas, anthology-making, and a few surprises. The event is free and you really should come.

More details about both of these events are at http://www.incrediblesestinas.com.

Coming up: Cambridge on February 10, NYU Bookstore on February 19, Chicago on February 21, and then Seattle on Februrary 27.

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This just in: I’m reading at McNally Jackson in New York January 9!

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Yep, that’s next Wednesday, Janyary 9! If you find yourself downtown on lovely Prince Street, come to McNally Jackson, one of the world’s best bookstores, to hear me read some funny-ass bits from Shader: A Coming of Age Memoir as part of Real Characters, a comedy and storytelling reading series. I’m reading with some other people much more funny and noteworthy, which ensures your time will not be wasted.

Plus it’s free. Plus it’s in Soho. Details below. And here’s the Facebook event page.

Comedian Andy Ross’s monthly showcase invites writers, actors and stand-ups to read funny essays or perform their latest laughable stage creations. Past performers include writers, journalists, actors, and stand-ups who have appeared on the Moth Mainstage, This American Life, BBC’s The World, HBO’s Funny or Die and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Joining us in January:

Ophira Eisenberg (The Moth, host of NPR’s Ask Me Another)

Daniel Nester (author of How To Be Inappropriate)

Abbi Crutchfield (MTV, VH1, Witstream)

Jeff Simmermon (This American Life, And I Am Not Lying)

REAL CHARACTERS is a monthly storytelling/reading series that combines some of New York’s best storytellers, humor writers, stand-ups, memoirists, and character performers. Some of it’s true; some of it feels more than true; and, most of it is mostly funny.

Past performers have appeared on The Moth Mainstage, This American Life30 Rock, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Past writers have contributed to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The OnionThe Simpsons, and The Colbert Report. Created in 2010, REAL CHARACTERS began in the basement of a comedy club and moved to the back of a French restaurant. It now has a permanent home at McNally Jackson Books in SoHo where it can be seen every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm.

Hosted and curated by Andy Ross. Produced by Ann Marie Lonsdale.

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