On April 5: Buy this magazine.

The April 12, 2010 issue of The New Yorker (out on newsstands April 5th) features a story called “The TV” by our own Ben Loory.  “It’s about a TV,” he explains.  This one is not to be missed.


April 6: The Rumpus presents “A Night Together in New York City”

The star-studded lineup includes Sam Lipsyte, Colson Whitehead, Dave Hill, Michael Showalter, and Lorelei Lee (who really would kick ass in a literary death match).  TNB’s Shya Scanlon will be on hand.


April 8: TNB-LE – Denver

Colonel Hector Bravado, employer of perhaps the greatest pen name in all of history, is your host for a night of drunken debauchery wholesome family fun.  On the docket: Erika Rae, Megan DiLullo, Ben Loory, Aaron Dietz, Alexander Chee, Tom Hansen, Erica Dawson, and Gina Frangello.  There will also be other TNB folks present for the post-event drinkfest singalong.


April 10: TNB-LE – Los Angeles

Rich Ferguson, Ellyn Maybe

Janet Fitch, and Steve Abee.

Who could possibly ask for more

Than an event co-hosted by Lenore

And Milo Martin, that features poets?

Go, it’s

Gonna be great.

I can’t wait.


May 19: Pianos – New York

One of many Gotham stops on the F train that is the Gina Frangello book tour, this evening also features Robin Antalek, Allison Amend, and Zoe Zolbrod (which means we have an AA and a ZZ…what are the chances?).  Kimberly Wetherell will be in the house, and Greg Olear will serve as Master of Ceremonies and token Y chromosome.


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4 responses to “TNB spring calendar”

  1. Greg Olear will serve as Master of Ceremonies and token Y chromosome.

    Whoever thought of the “token Y chromosone” line is a damn genius. Funny haha, not funny queer. Mmm hmm.

  2. Jim Simpson says:

    The New Yorker? Ben? Excellent! That’s a cred every serious writer – even us not-so-serious ones – would love to have. Way to break through. Congrats, looking forward to reading you.

  3. TNB is so busy and popular and worldly. Enjoy being the Y instead of the Why, Greg.

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