Philip Levine,Tracy K. Smith & Slavoj Zizek Get Booked

By Maryann Yin Comment

Here are some literary events to jump-start your week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please announce your event one week prior to its date.

Tonight (April 23), poet laureate Philip Levine and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith will read at Housing Works Bookstore at 7 pm, part of Alfred A. Knopf and Tumblr’s Poem-a-Day celebration. (New York, NY)

Join Write On! Online’s Debra Eckerling,’s Jason Boog, and Capital Group Companies Global’s Michelle Thatcher for a cocktail party at Whiskey Blue on Tuesday, April 24th starting at 7 p.m. (Los Angeles, CA)

A “Best Sex Writing 2012 event will also take place at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Check it out on Wednesday, April 25th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

Prominent sociologist/author Slavoj Zizek will headline an event called “The Year of Dreaming Dangerously.” See him on Wednesday, April 25th at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

The next installment of the “How I Learned…” reading series will take place at the Happy Ending Lounge. Join in on Thursday, April 26th starting 8 p.m. (New York, NY)

Brooklyn’s Spuyten Duyvil Press will send three of their authors out for a reading event. Hear them on Friday, April 27th at Zinc Bar starting 6:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

The next session of “Poetry Off the Shelf” will feature poet Jimmy Santiago BacaSee him on Saturday, April 28th at the Harold Washington Library Center starting 2 p.m. (Chicago, IL)