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Kate Gavino & Jason Diamond
Nov 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Over the past several years, Kate Gavino has attended hundreds of readings around Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey — including many at Greenlight! — and has recorded the experience on her Tumblr, Last Night’s Reading. Each post features author portraits accompanied by a memorable quote from their reading, creating a celebration of authors and bookstores, a collection of humor and advice, and a love letter to the excitement of seeing your favorite writer. In her beautiful new book based on the blog, Gavino includes her favorite authors from the blog plus many new faces, ranging from Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith to R.L. Stine and Mindy Kaling. In addition, Gavino’s visual narrative of her personal journey through the city’s literary landscape addresses the question: Why do we go to book readings? Greenlight is thrilled to host Kate on the other side of the speaker’s podium tonight to present Last Night’s Reading, with a fun visual presentation and a conversation about New York’s literary culture with Jason Diamond, founder of online literary magazine Vol. 1 Brooklyn.