The coming days are chockablock with literary doings that I would love to attend. I can only be in one place at one time, so I’m going to be missing more of these than I’d like.
Sat. May 1. Anne Carson @ McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St. between Lafayette and Mulberry at 7 pm. Her newest work, Nox, is a box containing a single sheet of pleated paper covered in images and text. Free.
Sat. May 1. Toni Morrison and South African novelist Marlene van Niekerk discuss literature and politics with K. Anthony Appiah @ Cooper Union 7 E. 7th St. at Third Ave. at 3 pm. $10.
Sat. May 1. Philip Gourevitch, novelist Arnon Grunberg, Sebastian Junger, Daniele Mastrogiacomo and Deborah Amos discuss war reporting at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker at Thompson St. at 3:30 pm. $10.
Sun. May 2. Chilean revolutionary and novelist Ariel Dorfman in conversation with Tablet magazine writer Gabriel Sanders @ the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl. at 3:30 pm. $15.
Sun. May 2. Black Sheep & Exploding Turbans: A Guernica/PEN Event. Paul Berman, Alina Bronsky, Peter Stamm, Janne Teller and Sadanand Dhume discuss Muslims in Europe. Moderated by Sudanese novelist Jamal Mahjoub. @ Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main St. Brooklyn at 5 .m. Free.
Tues. May 4. Julie Orringer @ Book Court, 163 Court St. between Dean and Pacific, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn at 7 pm. Free.