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NYC: Lore Segal Reads Tomorrow For Big BOMB Extravaganza

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6:30 p.m., Tompkins Square Park. Here’s an outdoor, summery way to meet a book I think you shouldn’t skip—Shakespeare’s Kitchen, a new short-story collection by longtime New Yorker writer Lore Segal—and applaud a magazine (I’ve been known to step out with other magazines from time to time) that deserves applause. From the Chicago Tribune review of Shakespeare’s Kitchen: “On every page the words snap together like bright and brand-new Lego blocks. The whole is clever, original, precise. It is frankly flabbergasting.”

Here’s the event info for tomorrow.
BOMB Magazine
Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 pm, Tompkins Square Park
Featuring readings by ED PARK, LORE SEGAL, and LYNNE TILLMAN

Join the Editors of BOMB Magazine as they celebrate 26 years of publishing original poetry and fiction with a reading from their special 100th issue (can you believe it?!). With free magazine giveaways, subscription raffles, and other hijinx, you’re sure to get something out of it. Contributors include:

Ed Park is a founding editor of The Believer and the former editor of the Voice Literary Supplement. His first novel, Personal Days, will be published by Random House in 2008.

Winner of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and the Carl Sandburg Award for Fiction, Lore Segal is the author of the novels Other People’s Houses and Her First American (both available from The New Press), and several books for children. She lives in New York City.

Lynne Tillman is the author of four novels, three collections of short stories, one collection of essays, and two nonfiction books. Tillman’s novel, No Lease on Life, was a New York Times Notable Book of 1998 and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her novel, American Genius: A Comedy, was published by Soft Skull Press last year.

BOMB Magazine is a not-for-profit quarterly, currently celebrating 26 years of legendary interviews between artists, writers, architects, directors, and musicians, and 32 pages of original fiction and poetry in each issue. Visit bombsite.com for interviews and essays about the arts by the people who make the arts, and to listen to recordings of BOMBLive! events.

DIRECTIONS: Take the F to 2nd Ave. Enter the park at Seventh Street between A & B. The reading will take place in the central area of the park.

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