I love doing readings, talks, workshops, questions and answers, book clubs. If you want me to visit and read, drop be a line at danielnester at gmail dot com!

Upcoming Events

February 18, 2017, 8pm
Other readers tba
St. Rocco’s Reading for the Falsely Accused
58 Philip St, Albany, NY 12202-1715
Enter at the corner of Philip and Elm


Past Events

Monday, April 18, 6:30pm
An Evening of Poetry and Prose
Allen Parmenter, Daniel Nester, Heidi Pangratis, and Brian Dorn, hosted by Harvey Havel
Hudson River Coffee House
227 Quail St, Albany, New York 12203
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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


Friday, August 7, 8:40pm
Ninth Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Avenue , Brooklyn, NY
b/w Prospect Pl./St. Marks Ave.
B, Q at Seventh Avenue

Friday, September 18th, 7pm doors, 7:30 reading 
Hudson Valley Community College
with Karin Lin-Greenberg, Victorio Reyes, Laura McCoy, Marlo Daniels, Richard Hartshorn
Bulmer Telecommunications Center (BTC) Auditorium
80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180


Wednesday, September 30, 8pm; doors at 7:30pm
How I Learned Reading Series
Them: How I Learned We’re Those People Now: Stories About Parenting
Featuring Tara Clancy, Rebecca Carroll, Daniel Nester, Carolyn Castiglia, Cynthia Kaplan
Union Hall
$6 in advance / $10 at the door; follow this link for advance tickets
702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY (Between 5th and 6th Aves)
R to Union St; B, Q to 7th Ave; F, G, R to 4th Ave-9th St; 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza; B, D, N, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic

Friday, October 16
Pecha Kucha Albany-Schenectady-Troy
details and other presenters tba
Opalka Gallery at Sage College

140 New Scotland Avenue
Albany NY

Sunday, October 18, 3pm-5pm
Strangers in the Night: Poets on Music, Musicians on Poetry
Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Event description: The Museum’s Poet in Residence, Danny Shot, is gathering a group of poets and musicians for an evening of poetry and music, on Sunday, October 18, at 3 p.m., at the Hoboken Historical Museum. His poetry events have been standing-room-only, such as last April’s “Something Old, Something New (Jersey) ,” which celebrated our state’s iconic and contemporary poets. All are welcome, and the event is free. Arrive early to secure a seat this year.

Bobby Ray Pennsauken2

Friday, November 13, 7pm
South Jersey Book Launch Party for Shader!
Bobby Ray’s Pennsauken
6324 Westfield Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Free! Prizes! Trivia! Drink special! Real Shaders! Relatives!
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Tuesday, November 17, 8pm
Animal Farm Reading Series
Others TBA
Hosted by Patrick Gallagher
Over the Eight
594 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
L to Bedford or G to Lorimer/Metropolitan
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Thursday, November 19, 7pm*
Tire Fire Readings
with Nicole Steinberg, Edward Mullany, and Susan McCarty
Hosted by Mike Ingram and Jaime Fountaine
Tattooed Mom (upstairs)
530 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
*”Doors at seven, and the reading starts at 8ish.”
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Friday, November 20, 6pm
Albany Book Launch Party for Shader!
The Low Beat
Happy hour begins at 5pm, reading at 7pm sharp. Plus some surprises!
335 Central Avenue, Albany NY
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Thursday, December 3, 6-8pm
Multi-Author Signing at The Northshire Bookstore
during the Victorian Streetwalk
with other local writers
Saratoga, NY
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Saturday, December 5, 7pm
Reading with James Tate Hill and Andrew Ervin
The Spiral Bookcase
Manayunk Philadelphia
112 Cotton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
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December 8, 7pm
Real Characters
“A Humor Series featuring New York’s Best Storytellers, Humor Writers, Memoirists, and Comedians”
Others TBA
Hosted by Andy Ross
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
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Saturday, December 12, 7pm
Volume Reading Series
Kathleen Ossip and others TBA
Spotty Dog Book Store & Ale House
440 Warren Street
Hudson, New York
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Sunday, January 10, 6pm
Sundays at Erv’s Reading Series
Others TBA
2122 Beekman Place
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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Thursday February 18, 7pm
Creative Writing MFA Faculty Reading
The College of Saint Rose
Standish Rooms, Second floor of Events and Activities Center
420 Western Avenue, Albany, NY

Tuesday, March 8, 7pm
Reading at Siena College
515 Loudonville Road
Loudonville, NY

Friday, April 1, 3pm-3:30pm
Book signing at AWP in Los Angeles!
Los Angeles Convention Center & JW Marriott Los Angeles
99: The Press Exhibit Space 1414

Thursday, April 7, 7pm
Reading with Anthony Michael Morena
Northshire Bookstore Saratoga
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
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