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Ben Greenman Reads in Brooklyn on Monday 6/21 and It Will be Awesome

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Martin Schneider writes:

Get on over to Brooklyn's Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street (at S. Portland, in Fort Greene) this coming Monday, June 21, at 7:30 pm, when Ben Greenman will read from his new epistolatory story collection What He's Poised To Do, published by Harper Perennial. It's a Facebook event, too, which makes it even easier to remember to move it to the top of your queue. We're just about to launch a fun giveaway for Greenman's book later this afternoon, so watch for that!

From the Facebook description:

The author Ben Greenman celebrates the publication of his new collection of stories, "What He's Poised To Do" (Harper Perennial) and its sister blog, Letters With Character. There will also be brief readings by Jonny Diamond (of The L Magazine); the actress and performance artist Okwui Okpokwasili (representing Significant Objects); Nicki Pombier Berger (representing Underwater New York); and Todd Zuniga (representing Opium Magazine, and appearing via Transatlantic technology).

I don't know the witty New Yorker writer and editor personally, but I've had the pleasure of attending a few New Yorker Festival events that he moderated (one was with Ian Hunter and Graham Parker, another was with Yo La Tengo; there were others), and he always made an extremely positive impression on me—intelligent, funny, generous, self-deprecating, all the good things. Emily tells me that based on her having gotten to meet him in person at a recent Happy Ending event, my impressions are rock-solid.

I'm in the wrong city (Cleveland) at the moment to attend this event, but New Yorkers should get right on this.

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