The Literary Mews

PEN reimagines the New York City street festival as an open air indie book fair. Nestled among the cobblestone streets of NYU’s storied Washington Mews, this day-long “festival within the Festival” will feature writers’ workshops in the morning and readings in the afternoon. Browse the tables where literary magazines and independent presses proffer the work of up-and-coming writers, wander the streets and cross borders as the doors to NYU’s International Houses are opened, or stop to take in busking musicians or a puppet show. Together with Le Pain Quotidien, the Mini-Fair will remind you that literature is our daily bread. A must-attend for any lover of literature.

View a complete list of events taking place as part of The Literary Mews here

OUTDOOR INDIE BOOK FAIR curated by the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses

Readings by EPIPHANY MAGAZINE 1:15-1:45pm, FOUR WAY BOOKS 3-3:30pm, ST. PETERSBURG REVIEW 4:35- 5:05pm, GIGANTIC MAGAZINE 5-5:30pm, OPEN LETTER BOOKS 5:35-6pm

12 – 1pm Photographer NANCY CRAMPTON leads a tour of Writers (photo exhibit), Lillian Vernon House, 58 W. 10TH ST


12-12:30pm IRISH SONG WORKSHOP w/ Pádraig Ó Cearúill

12:45-1:30pm MAGICALLY GRIMM: GERMAN FOLK SONGS from the 19th Century, w/ Tine Kindermann & Band


3:30-4pm THE GRIOT: AFRICAN STORYTELLING Through Song, Music, and Poetry

CHAPBOOK BINDING , make-your-own notebooks, & more with independent literary publishers

Spreads of delicious bread donated by LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN

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