Celebrate Pride in New York City with these literary events all week.


Bob Smith’s Book Launch with Susan Blackwell, Lea DeLaria & Eddie Sarfaty

Monday, June 20 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Barnes & Noble | 2289 Broadway at 82 Street | New York, NY

Celebrate the publication of Bob Smith’s novel Remembrance of Things I Forgot with readings by fellow comics and writers Susan Blackwell, Lea DeLaria and Eddie Sarfaty. Book signing to follow readings. Hosted by Lou Pizzitola.


NYQ Poetry Reading Series w/ Michael Montlack

Monday, June 20 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm

@ Cornelia Street Cafe | 29 Cornelia Street | New York, NY

Reading of Michael Montlack’s new poetry collection Cool Limbo.


Born to Fist: Wilde Boys at louderARTS

Monday, June 20 · 7:30pm – 8:30pm

@ Bar 13 | 35 East 13 Street | New York, NY

Wilde Boys: a queer poetry salon & The louderARTS project present readings by Alex Dimitrov, Saeed Jones, Dante Micheaux, and Angelo Nikolopoulos ($6/$5 students, 2-for-1 drinks all night)


Literary Death Match, ep. 38 — Pride Edition

Tuesday, June 21 · 9:00pm – 11:30pm

@ (le) poisson rouge | 158 Bleecker Street | New York, NY

Featuring Regan Hofmann (I Have Something to Tell You); Frank Anthony Polito (Band Fags!, Drama Queers!); David Pratt (Bob the Book); and R. Erica Doyle (Best American Poetry, Callaloo, Ploughshares). Judges: Jason Stuart (My Wife and Kids, The Closer, Will & Grace, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia); Jason Schneiderman (Sublimation Point, Striking Surface); and Eddie Sarfaty (Mental).


A Mary Reading for the Ali Forney Center

Wednesday, June 22 · 8:00pm – 9:30pm

@ The Montauk Club | 25 Eighth Avenue | New York, NY

A fundraising reading curated by William Johnson, the editor and publisher of Mary Literary, a literary journal dedicated to publishing gay writing of artist merit. The reading will feature distinguished authors Nick Burd and Sarah Sarai and part of the ticket cost will be donated to the Ali Forney Center (AFC).


¡Hispanic Pride Panic!

Wednesday, June 23 · 7:20pm – 1:00am

@ Nowhere | 322 East 14th Street | New York, NY

New York City’s premiere avant-garde/queer Latino reading series featuring Robert Vazquez-Pacheco and Pamela Sneed — with J Skye Cabrera, Brandon Lacy Campos, Gabrielle Rivera, Brittany Maldonado, Noemi Soto, and Nívea Castro


Erin McHugh & Linda Villarosa in Conversation

Thursday, June 23 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ powerHouse Arena | 37 Main Street | Brooklyn, New York

Author Erin McHugh and journalist Linda Villarosa read from The L Life and discuss their experiences within the LGBT movement and their hopes for the future.


Lesbian and Bisexual Literary Showcase

Thursday, June 23 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Bluestockings Books | 172 Allen Street  | New York, New York

Readings by friends of Lambda Literary Foundation featuring Ellis Avery (The Teahouse Fire), Sarah Burghauser, Donna Minkowitz (Ferocious Romance), Rachel M. Simon (Theory of Orange), Alison Smith (Name All the Animals), and Aoibheann Sweeney (Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking).


Better & Better — A Benefit Concert for GLSEN

Thursday, June 23 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm

@ The Gramercy Theatre | 127 East 23 Street | New York, NY

Hosted by the comedian Alec Mapa (“Ugly Betty”) and also starring Mimi Imfurst and Frank DeCaro, the evening will also feature remarks by sex advice columnist Dan Savage, who created the “It Gets Better” video campaign.


Celebrity Autobiography

Saturday, June 25 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm

@ The Gramercy Theatre | 127 East 23 Street | New York, NY

Cast includes: Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Sharon Gless (Queer As Folk, Cagney & Lacey, Burn Notice), Kristen Johnson (Third Rock From The Sun), Eugene  Pack, Dayle Reyfel, & Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) as they read selections from the autobiographies of the famous and infamous.



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