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Susan Dottino and Ken Kalfus at KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

Susan Dottino and Ken Kalfus at KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The Moth StorySLAM!

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Ten stories. Three teams of judges. One winner. The outrageously (and deservedly) popular storytelling series pits local yarn spinners against one another, challenging them to deliver an impressive tale based on a specific theme. Get in line early, as spots for raconteurs and spectators alike go quickly.

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Thu Apr 24
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Segue Reading Series

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Arts organization The Segue Foundation, which publishes poetry and criticism under the umbrella of Roof Books, hosts a broad range of poets and writers every week.

  1. Zinc Bar 82 W 3rd St, between Sullivan and Thompson Sts
  2. Sat Apr 26
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Women's/Trans' Poetry Jam & Open Mike

  • Price band: 1/4

Downtown poet Vittoria Repetto—"the hardest-working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side"—hosts this literary showcase. Take in the show, or sign up for an eight-minute slot to read your own work. For more information, go to vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com.

  1. Bluestockings 172 Allen St, at Stanton St
  2. Tue Apr 29
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The How I Learned Series

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Blaise Allysen Kearsley stuffs this hip, energetic evening of readings with writers, comics and bloggers, each of whom recounts a story tied to a specific lesson.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Wed Apr 30
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Segue Reading Series

  • Price band: 1/4

Arts organization The Segue Foundation, which publishes poetry and criticism under the umbrella of Roof Books, hosts a broad range of poets and writers every week.

  1. Zinc Bar 82 W 3rd St, between Sullivan and Thompson Sts
  2. Sat May 3
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d.a. levy-palooza: celebrating three renegade presses

  • Price band: 1/4

Small poetry press Boog City curates an evening of readings.

  1. Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave, between Dean St and St. Marks Ave
  2. Sun May 4
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The Moth StorySLAM!

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Ten stories. Three teams of judges. One winner. The outrageously popular spontaneous storytelling series pits local raconteurs against one another, challenging them to come up with an impressive tale based on a specific theme. Get in line early, as spots for yarn-spinners and spectators alike go quickly.

  1. The Bell House 149 7th St, between Second and Third Aves, 11215
  2. Mon May 5
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DISH

  • Price band: 1/4

With DISH, foodies get a feast of gastronomically inclined performances: Chefs, food bloggers, restaurateurs and other writers share personal tales or pieces of prose.

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Wed May 7
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Segue Reading Series

  • Price band: 1/4

Arts organization The Segue Foundation, which publishes poetry and criticism under the umbrella of Roof Books, hosts a broad range of poets and writers every week.

  1. Zinc Bar 82 W 3rd St, between Sullivan and Thompson Sts
  2. Sat May 10
More info

Segue Reading Series

  • Price band: 1/4

Arts organization The Segue Foundation, which publishes poetry and criticism under the umbrella of Roof Books, hosts a broad range of poets and writers every week.

  1. Zinc Bar 82 W 3rd St, between Sullivan and Thompson Sts
  2. Sat May 17
More info
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