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National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony 2016

National Book Critics Circle Reading 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in the categories of Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. On Wednesday, March 16, finalists will read from their work (awards will be presented on Thursday, March 17).

Co-sponsored by The Creative Writing Program and the National Books Critics Circle.

Cost: Free.

National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony 2016

National Book Critics Circle Awards Ceremony 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in the categories of Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Awards will be presented on Thursday, March 17.

Co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Department and the National Book Critics Circle.

Cost: Free.

OTHER EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

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Pass the Mic with author A. Igoni Barrett

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

325 Hudson Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY

Join us for Pass the Mic with A. Igoni Barrett, author of Blackass. Barrett's novel follows the adventures and mishaps of a young Nigerian who wakes up one day as a white man and faces a new reality in the city of Lagos.

Barrett will be joined by Mic staff writer Jamilah King for a conversation about the novel and how satire provides piercing commentary on the rules of race and identity that govern society. You will be able to purchase a copy of the book at the event and drinks will be served. You can RSVP here: http://passthemic.splashthat.com.

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Oh, Bernice!

Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 29 31st Street, Astoria, NY

This month, Bernice breaks free of winter's frosty clutches! Join us for a night of poetry and dramatic readings from this thrilling lineup of readers. They'll put the roses back in your cheeks:

-Esther Lin
-Rajiv Mohabir, The Taxidermist's Cut
-Bernice's own Jonathan Alexandratos
-And your host, Jason Fischedick

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm

The West BK, 379 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

The March edition of Mental Marginalia is upon us! You know the drill: dope poetry and drink deals all night*Marchinalia lineup:
ANNA KOWALCZUK
HAFIZAH GETER
NICOLE BASTA
ALCY LEYVA
JANEL SELLERSANNA KOWALCZUK is a New York based writer, improviser and screenplay editor. She has contributed to Image Curve, an online literary magazine and currently works as script reader and contest judge for The Writer’s Store, New Writing South, Bluecat Screenplay Competition and The Tracking Board. Anna is also the founder of A to Z Writing Retreat, a workshop focused on helping writers carve out the time to write while taking the loneliness out of the process. When she's not reading or writing, you can find her running the horse trails at Prospect Park.

HAFIZAH GETER is a South Carolina native currently living in Brooklyn. A Cave Canem Fellow and recipient of a 2012 Amy Award from Poets & Writers, her poems have appeared in RHINO, Drunken Boat, Vinyl, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Linebreak, Narrative Magazine and Gulf Coast, among others. She is a poetry editor at Phantom Limb Press.

NICOLE BASTA Nicole Basta’s poems have appeared in Canary, Blunderbuss, Cyclamens and Swords, and The Underground among others. She is currently pursuing her MFA at the New School and is the cofounder of the Brooklyn art collective Say Yes.

ALCY LEYVA is a Bronx born writer who has been performing both his fiction and poetry for five years. His work has appeared in Crossborders Journal and Mr. Roach Magazine.

JANEL SELLERS

*for roughly two hours

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THE PSA READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON with Kyle Dargan and Camille Rankine

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM

McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, New York, New York 10012

Kyle Dargan is the author of four collections of poetry: The Listening (University of Georgia Press, 2004), which won the Cave Canem Prize, Bouquet of Hungers (2007), awarded the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in poetry, Logorrhea Dementia (2010), and most recently Honest Engine (2015). A former managing editor of Callaloo, he is also the founding editor of the magazine Post no Ills. He is the Director of Creative Writing at American University and lives in Washington DC.

Camille Rankine's first full-length collection of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses was recently published by Copper Canyon Press. She is also the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship, the recipient of a 2010 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a finalist for The Poetry Foundation's 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. She has also been awarded a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, and she was named an Honorary Cave Canem Fellow in 2012. She is Assistant Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College and lives in New York City.

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