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 / 74 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 / 238 notes

Ariel Schrag at Bluestockings, 8/27/14

Salman Rushdie at POWERHOUSE Arena, 8/25/14
Aug 26, 2014 / 163 notes

Salman Rushdie at POWERHOUSE Arena, 8/25/14

Sapphire at the Fort Greene Literary Festival, 8/23/14
Aug 25, 2014 / 15 notes

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

Anna Shinoda at Bluestockings, 8/20/14
Aug 21, 2014 / 108 notes

Anna Shinoda at Bluestockings, 8/20/14

Justin Taylor at Book Court, 8/19/14
Aug 20, 2014 / 101 notes

Justin Taylor at Book Court, 8/19/14

Amy Bloom at Book Court, 8/15/14
Aug 18, 2014 / 414 notes

Amy Bloom at Book Court, 8/15/14

Jess Row at Book Court, 8/14/14
Aug 15, 2014 / 118 notes

Jess Row at Book Court, 8/14/14

Chip Kidd at Barnes and Noble Tribeca, 8/13/14
Aug 14, 2014 / 155 notes

Chip Kidd at Barnes and Noble Tribeca, 8/13/14

Aug 11, 2014 / 119 notes

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being the artist-in-residence at the Ace Hotel. I decided to find out what all the beautiful people were reading in the lobby on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

A big thanks to Tumblr & the kind staff at Ace Hotel — especially for the free cookies* in my room.

*Those were free, right?

New Yorkers: this Sunday I am the artist-in-residence at Ace Hotel! Come by the lobby with your favorite book, and I’ll draw a portrait of you with your lil buddy. I’ll even let you dictate how you want your nose drawn.
Click here for more details, and see you tomorrow!
Aug 9, 2014 / 19 notes

New Yorkers: this Sunday I am the artist-in-residence at Ace Hotel! Come by the lobby with your favorite book, and I’ll draw a portrait of you with your lil buddy. I’ll even let you dictate how you want your nose drawn.

Click here for more details, and see you tomorrow!

mashable:

Our guest blogger, Kate Gavino from Last Night’s Reading: If The Baby-sitters Club grew up to be millennials in 2014.

Stacey McGill was the reason I moved to New York City and thought diabetes was “sophisticated.”
Aug 8, 2014 / 136 notes

mashable:

Our guest blogger, Kate Gavino from Last Night’s Reading: If The Baby-sitters Club grew up to be millennials in 2014.

Stacey McGill was the reason I moved to New York City and thought diabetes was “sophisticated.”

Elissa Schappel at Housing Works, 8/7/14
Aug 8, 2014 / 105 notes

Elissa Schappel at Housing Works, 8/7/14

mashable:

This week’s guest blogger, Kate Gavino, knows the truth: Nicki Minaj’s ideal writing partner is 19th century French writer Arthur Rimbaud.

I think Arthur and Nicki would’ve gotten along, especially over some absinthe.
Aug 7, 2014 / 112 notes

mashable:

This week’s guest blogger, Kate Gavino, knows the truth: Nicki Minaj’s ideal writing partner is 19th century French writer Arthur Rimbaud.

I think Arthur and Nicki would’ve gotten along, especially over some absinthe.

mashable:

Our guest blogger, Kate Gavino of Last Night’s Reading, knows the truth: the works Jay Z and Victor Hugo have a lot in common.

I am so obsessed with Victor Hugo (the IRL Marius Pontmercy) it’s not even funny. Hova is cool, too.
Aug 6, 2014 / 181 notes

mashable:

Our guest blogger, Kate Gavino of Last Night’s Reading, knows the truth: the works Jay Z and Victor Hugo have a lot in common.

I am so obsessed with Victor Hugo (the IRL Marius Pontmercy) it’s not even funny. Hova is cool, too.