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
Ben Lerner at LIVE from the NYPL, 9/16/14
Ian McEwan at 92Y, 9/15/14
Gina Apostol at WORD Bookstore: Jersey City, 9/11/14
Xiaolu Guo at Asia Society, 9/10/14
Cassandra Clare at Books of Wonder, 9/9/14
Emily St. John Mandel at Greenlight Bookstore, 9/8/14
Jonathan Coe at Book Court, 9/7/14
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:
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
Salman Rushdie at POWERHOUSE Arena, 8/25/14
Sapphire at the Fort Greene Literary Festival, 8/23/14
Anna Shinoda at Bluestockings, 8/20/14