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    Your guide to free virtual literary events this November.

    Katie Yee

    November 2, 2022, 9:30am

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    2022 Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize Celebration
    November 2 @ 7pm EST

    Hosted by Isaac Fitzgerald, this event will celebrate the winners of this year’s BPL Book Prize in Fiction and Nonfiction! Toast to the vital work of librarians, whose critical eye and keen insight into their communities made this award possible! Peep the shortlist here and register here.

    Lit & Luz Festival: Latinx Poetics
    November 3 @ 1pm EST

    The Lit & Luz Festival features writers and artists from Chicago and Mexico in the spirit of cultural exchange and conversation. This year’s theme is “Revision,” and this event (hosted by The Seminary Co-op) takes a look at the intersection of history, nature,  language, and human experience through personal and academic writing. Join Daniel Borzutzky as he discusses this one-of-a-kind anthology with editor Ruben Quesada and contributors Sheryl Luna and ire’ne lara silva by registering here.

    Franny Choi: The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On
    November 3 @ 7pm EST

    Franny Choi is back with a new book of poetry! This launch event will also include readings by Noah Arhm Choi, Aracelis Girmay, Sarah Kay, and José Olivarez. Stream it online here.

    Reading Between the Lines: Race, Equity, and Book Publishing
    November 3 @ 9pm EST

    Presented by PEN America and the LA Times, this conversation aims to address questions of DEI work in the publishing sphere: How can publishers make lasting change, particularly when earlier initiatives have proven cyclical or temporary? What industry norms and processes must be replaced or built anew? How are the emerging literary communities of Instagram and TikTok influencing the conversation? Register for this free event here.

    Zein El-Amine and Hala Alyan on Love and War
    November 8 @ 7pm EST

    Join the authors of Is This How You Eat a Watermelon? and The Arsonists’ City in conversation as they discuss their new books, survival, joy, and the complexities of human experience under the shadow of war. Register here.

    The Art of the Short Story: Andrea Barrett on Natural History with Ruth Franklin
    November 17 @ 7pm EST

    National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett is back with a new book, Natural History. Join her in conversation with Ruth Franklin as they delve into craft, climate, and the wonder of short stories. Register here.

    Celebrating the Poets of Forms & Feature
    November 17 @ 8pm EST

    Wind down with a little poetry for the evening! Join the Poetry Foundation for a reading from poets around the world who participated in their Forms & Feature workshop. Register here.

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