Poetry Events this week: Philip Levine, Rooftop Readings, NYC Lit Crawl!

Poetry from the Rooftops: Thursday, Sept 13

The Arsenal Building at Central Park
64th Street at 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Free and public reading on the roof of the arsenal building right down the street. With Anselm Berrigan, D. A. Powell, Ish Klein

"The Academy collaborates with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation each year to provide an intimate escape from the flow of traffic and offer New Yorkers the opportunity to hear a diverse group of contemporary poets read original work and 'bare their brains to heaven.'"

Red Hen Press reading at Poets House: Sat, Sept 15

Poets House
10 River Terrace, New York

With Philip Levine, Lisa Krueger, and David St. John.

2012 NYC Lit Crawl: Sat, Sept. 15

The East Village

The 5th annual NYC Lit Crawl takes over the East Village this Saturday.

"Saturday Night Fever kicks off in the East Village at 6 p.m. The mayhem that follows includes 3 hours, 23 venues, and 100+ authors in literary readings, conversations, games, music, burlesque, and more. On the roster of fabulous acts are Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and America’s sweetheart Molly Ringwald (discuss her new novel, When it Happens to You). An after party for the ages follows."