City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis is a collection of essays about the present and future of American cities. Contributors and their guests will be reading at venues across the country this spring and summer. Pre-order the book, and join us.
New York, NY
May 13, 7pm
52 Prince St.
A full bill of contributors will read from their City by City essays, including Nikil Saval, Moira Donegan, Sam Biederman, Gary Percesepe, Shawn Wen, Michael Merriam, Annie Julia Wyman, Dayna Tortorici, and Ian MacDougall.
May 15, 7pm
163 Court S.
Across the river, City by City contributors Jordan Kisner, Brandon Harris, Elias Rodriques, Nicky Tiso, Steve Featherstone, Erin Sheehy, Katy Lederer, Aaron Lake Smith, Emily Gogolak, and Debbie Nathan launch the book in New York—again.
The Carter Presidential Library (courtesy of A Capella)
May 28, 7pm
441 Freedom Parkway
Alex Sayf Cummings and Lawrence Jackson on gentrification, police violence, and the politics of race in Atlanta and Baltimore.
May 27, 8pm
1569 Chase Ave, Suite 4
Brandon Harris and James Pogue on the different neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Cincinnati, and moving between them.
May 28, 7pm
Rookwood Pavilion, 2692 Madison Rd.
Brandon Harris and James Pogue, again!
May 30, 3pm
5751 S Woodlawn Ave.
Sam Biederman and Ben Merriman on Chicago and the waterways of the Great Plains, respectively.
Lunch reading at Murphy’s
June 3, 12pm
997 Virginia Ave NE
Lawrence Jackson and Alex Sayf Cummings on Baltimore, Atlanta, the BeltLine, race, and the police. $40 per person including lunch and a copy of the book.
June 4, 7pm
Bissonnet Village Center, 2421 Bissonnet St.
Chanelle Benz on Philadelphia after dark, joined by Christopher Brunt and Martin De Leon.
Barnes & Noble,
June 4, 7pm
3454 Erie Blvd E.
Steve Featherstone on the impact of the Destiny USA project on Syracuse, joined by business reporter Rick Moriarty.
June 6, 6pm
240 Westminster St.
Ian MacDougall will discuss the downfall of the Providence mafia with Brendan Doherty, a longtime investigator for the Rhode Island State Police.
San Francisco, CA
Green Apple Books on the Park
June 12, 7.30pm
1231 9th Ave.
Dayna Tortorici on Los Angeles, Annie Wyman on Dallas, Spencer Fleury on the emptiest big city in America, and Shawn Wen on a disappearance in Duluth.
Harvard Book Store
June 19, 7pm
1256 Mass Ave.
City by City editor Stephen Squibb, and contributors Greg Afinogenov, Annie Wyman, and Dan Albert will discuss the impact of the American superhighway on the city, the socialist history of Milwaukee, and what it’s really like to grow up in the beating heart of Dallas, Texas.
Free Library of Philadelphia
June 22, 7.30pm
1901 Vine St.
City by City editor Stephen Squibb, n+1 editor Dayna Tortorici, contributor Elias Rodriques, and Ariella Cohen from Next City will discuss the landscape of Los Angeles, the aggressive policing of Florida youth, and the future of Philadelphia.
June 27, 7pm
1548 Trumbull St.
Simone Landon on the privatization of Detroit’s public services, including the police, joined by Aaron Foley. Cohosted by Silva Rerum.