8/18 @ 7PM — Andrea Abi-Karam reading at McNally Jackson as part of the Sapphic Summer Series!

McNally Jackson (Seaport) 4 Fulton Street, New York, NY

We hope you can join us on August 18th at 7pm at McNally Jackson's Seaport location for the 2nd installment of readings and conversations around all things sapphic—how identity, sexuality, and desire inform their writing, the queer literary lineages they draw from, what it means to celebrate and center sapphic love, and much more. Nightboat […]

9/17 @ 6:30PM Wo Chan + Friends at Archestratus Books + Foods: Book Launch and After Party!

Archestratus 160 Huron Street, Brooklyn, NY

Please join us in celebrating Wo Chan's debut poetry collection, Togetherness, at Archestratus in Greenpoint. This event will be one part readings from Cathy Linh Che, Sahar Romani, Omotara James, and Wo Chan, followed by an afterparty with DJ YiuYiu and performances by Divina GranSparkle and Junior Mintt. For more info or to purchase tickets […]

10/25 @ 6PM – Jeffrey Zuckerman, Garth Greenwell, and Richie Hofmann discuss My Manservant and Me

Albertine Bookstore 972 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Come to Albertine Books on Tuesday, October 25th to hear translator Jeffrey Zuckerman, poet Richie Hofmann, and novelist Garth Greenwell discuss Zuckerman's translation of My Manservant and Me, written by one of the 20th century's most beloved French gay writers, Hervé Guibert. This event will take place in person and in English. Click here for […]

10/25 @ 7 PM PST – The African Desperate book launch and reading at Poetic Research Bureau

Poetic Research Bureau 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057, Los Angeles

Nightboat Books presents the Los Angeles launch of The African Desperate by Martine Syms and Rocket Caleshu, the acerbically funny and intimate screen-play for acclaimed visual artist Martine Syms’s debut film. In the 24 hour film tradition, The African Desperate follows the character Palace Bryant on one very long day in 2017 that starts with her MFA graduation in […]

11/10 Virtual book launch for New Weathers hosted by City Lights!

Virtual Event

Join us virtually on Thursday, Nov 10th, 2022 for an evening reading and discussion with Anne Waldman and Emma Gomis to celebrate the launch of New Weathers: Poetics from the Naropa Archive (2022). In conjunction with Naropa University and City Lights bookstore with special thanks to the City Lights Foundation. Find more info here: https://citylights.com/events/on-new-weathers-poetics-from-the-naropa-archive/

11/15 Prescribee (2022) launch reading with Chia-Lun Chang

BPL Central Library, Dweck Center 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

Please join us in attending Chia-Lun Chang's book launch event, celebrating the publication of Chang's latest collection of poetry Prescribee (2022) at the Brooklyn Public Library, 7:30 PM on November 15th. There will be additional readings from Jenny Xie, Paolo Javier, and Emily Skillings.

11/18 at 7pm, P&T Knitwear presents imogen xtian smith, Kamden Ishamel Hillard, Chia-Lun Chang, & Kay Gabriel!

P&T Knitwear 180 Orchard Street, New York, NY

We hope you will join us November 18th at 7pm at P&T Knitwear for a Nightboat poetry reading! P&T Knitwear welcomes imogen xtian smith, Kamden Ishmael Hillard, Chia-Lun Chang and Kay Gabriel for a joint reading from their most recent poetry collections: stemmy things, MissSettl, Prescribee, & A Queen in Bucks County! RSVP here!