8/23 NYC: Word for Word presents This Is Not Chick Lit

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Word for Word presents This Is Not Chick Lit feat. Jennifer Egan and Lynne Tillman

when: Wed 8.23 (12:30-1:45pm)
where: Bryant Park Reading Room (btwn 5th & 6th Aves & W 40th & 42nd Sts) map
price: FREE!
links: http://www.coliseumbooks.com/events/082306event.htm

As an alternative to reading “Page Six” over takeout, spend your lunch hour at Bryant Park taking in the Word for Word reading series’ brand of intellectual stimulation.

This week sees Elizabeth Merrick, editor of This Is Not Chick Lit and founder of the furloughed Grace Reading Series, host an afternoon with contributing writers who’ve done more than pen a roman à clef. Jennifer Egan, 2001 National Book Award finalist and author of twice-upon-a-time-novel The Keep, and Lynne Tillman, tenured scribe of the New York love/hate story No Lease on Life, are among the women reading original works of fiction. (

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