For me, Christmas comes in September in the form of the Brooklyn Book Festival. This Sunday I will be in the trenches with a handful of other wonderful Tumblr-ers. To say I am excited would be a gross understatement. Let’s just say I am preparing for this in the same way runners prepare for a marathon: lots of carbs, electrolytes, and chafing tape.
See you on Sunday!
Sep 19, 2014 / 252 notes

For me, Christmas comes in September in the form of the Brooklyn Book Festival. This Sunday I will be in the trenches with a handful of other wonderful Tumblr-ers. To say I am excited would be a gross understatement. Let’s just say I am preparing for this in the same way runners prepare for a marathon: lots of carbs, electrolytes, and chafing tape.

See you on Sunday!

Louise Glück at Barnard College, 9/17/14
Sep 18, 2014 / 95 notes

Louise Glück at Barnard College, 9/17/14

Ben Lerner at LIVE from the NYPL, 9/16/14
Sep 17, 2014 / 138 notes

Ben Lerner at LIVE from the NYPL, 9/16/14

Ian McEwan at 92Y, 9/15/14
Sep 16, 2014 / 124 notes

Ian McEwan at 92Y, 9/15/14

Gina Apostol at WORD Bookstore: Jersey City, 9/11/14
Sep 12, 2014 / 152 notes

Gina Apostol at WORD Bookstore: Jersey City, 9/11/14

Xiaolu Guo at Asia Society, 9/10/14
Sep 11, 2014 / 111 notes

Xiaolu Guo at Asia Society, 9/10/14

Cassandra Clare at Books of Wonder, 9/9/14
Sep 10, 2014 / 84 notes

Cassandra Clare at Books of Wonder, 9/9/14

Emily St. John Mandel at Greenlight Bookstore, 9/8/14
Sep 9, 2014 / 168 notes

Emily St. John Mandel at Greenlight Bookstore, 9/8/14

Jonathan Coe at Book Court, 9/7/14
Sep 8, 2014 / 42 notes

Jonathan Coe at Book Court, 9/7/14

Janet Mock at Buzzfeed LIVE, 9/4/14
Sep 5, 2014 / 604 notes

Janet Mock at Buzzfeed LIVE, 9/4/14

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred min— Just kidding. But seriously, today is Last Night’s Reading’s first birthday. This past year, I have experienced:
130 readings
9 book festivals
4 writing conferences
3 award ceremonies
2 bouts of the flu
1 night in a cemetery
Who knows what next year will bring? …Actually I do know. My calendar is booked, and my pencils are sharpened. A sincere thank you to everyone who reads and supports this lil blog. Without you, I’d be like a freshman lit major reading Italo Calvino for the first time: utterly and completely lost.
Sep 2, 2014 / 80 notes

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred min— Just kidding. But seriously, today is Last Night’s Reading’s first birthday. This past year, I have experienced:

  • 130 readings
  • 9 book festivals
  • 4 writing conferences
  • 3 award ceremonies
  • 2 bouts of the flu
  • 1 night in a cemetery

Who knows what next year will bring? …Actually I do know. My calendar is booked, and my pencils are sharpened. A sincere thank you to everyone who reads and supports this lil blog. Without you, I’d be like a freshman lit major reading Italo Calvino for the first time: utterly and completely lost.

Ariel Schrag at Bluestockings, 8/27/14
Aug 28, 2014 / 256 notes

Ariel Schrag at Bluestockings, 8/27/14

Salman Rushdie at POWERHOUSE Arena, 8/25/14
Aug 26, 2014 / 177 notes

Salman Rushdie at POWERHOUSE Arena, 8/25/14

Sapphire at the Fort Greene Literary Festival, 8/23/14
Aug 25, 2014 / 17 notes

Sapphire at the Fort Greene Literary Festival, 8/23/14

Anna Shinoda at Bluestockings, 8/20/14
Aug 21, 2014 / 113 notes

Anna Shinoda at Bluestockings, 8/20/14