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Past Events
Conjunctions contributors Fred D’Aguiar, Ann Lauterbach, Samuel R. Delany,  Sofia Samatar, and editor Bradford Morrow [Conjunctions Fortieth Anniversary Issue Reading with Fred D’Aguiar, Samuel R. Delany,  Ann Lauterbach, Sofia Samatar, and Bradford Morrow]
An evening of readings from Conjunctions:76, Fortieth Anniversary Issue, presented by Elliott Bay Book Company
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Online Event
 [Launch for Conjunctions:76, Fortieth Anniversary Issue]
An evening of readings by Robert Coover, Akil Kumarasamy, Shane McCrae, and Karen Russell, hosted by Bradford Morrow.
Friday, June 4, 2021
Online Event
 [A Reading by Carole Maso]
The 2018 Berlin Prize winner reads from her work
Monday, March 2, 2020
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe & Bar Celebrates the New Earth Elegies Issue
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe & Bar, 126 Crosby St., New York, NY 10012
Photograph © 2018 Nancy Crampton [A Reading by Sigrid Nunez]
The National Book Award winner reads from her work
Monday, November 11, 2019
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
Photograph © Pawul Kruk [A Reading by Peter Orner]
The Bard Fiction Prize and Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner reads from Maggie Brown & Others
Monday, October 28, 2019
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
Photograph © Alfredo Pelcastre [A Reading by Valeria Luiselli]
2018 American Book Award–winning author Valeria Luiselli reads from her work
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Joanna Scott]
The Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Joanna Scott reads from her work, followed by a conversation with Dinaw Mengestu
Monday, April 1, 2019
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
Unnameable Books celebrates the Curiosity issue of Conjunctions
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
KGB Bar celebrates the release of Conjunctions’ spring Sanctuary issue
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Conjunctions Cities Series reading, at University Book Store in Seattle
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
 [A Reading by Richard Powers]
The Pulitzer finalist and National Book Awardwinning author reads from The Overstory
Monday, April 16, 2018
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Laura van den Berg]
The Bard Fiction Prize winner Laura van den Berg reads from her work.
Monday, April 2, 2018
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Karan Mahajan]
The Bard Fiction Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Karan Mahajan reads from his work.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Elizabeth Hand]
The Nebula and World Fantasy Award–winning author reads from Saffron and Brimstone
Monday, November 13, 2017
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Diane Ackerman]
The celebrated author reads from The Zookeeper’s Wife
Monday, October 30, 2017
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [The Prague Sonata]
A Conversation with Bradford Morrow and Mary Caponegro
Monday, October 2, 2017
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Quincy Troupe]
The American Book Award–winning poet, journalist, and Miles Davis biographer reads from his work
Monday, September 25, 2017
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [Conjunctions at the Brooklyn Book Festival]
For free goodies & a smorgasbord of rare and new issues, see booth 228
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Columbus Park, Brooklyn NY
The fourth reading in the Cities Series, presented by Conjunctions and the Bard Office of Alumni/ae Affairs, takes place at Myopic Books in Chicago
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Myopic Books, 1564 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wicker Park, Chicago
NYU Bookstore celebrates the release of Conjunctions’ spring architecture issue
Thursday, June 15, 2017
726 Broadway, NYC
 [A Reading by Paul Lisicky]
The 2016 Guggenheim fellow reads from his memoir The Narrow Door
Monday, April 10, 2017
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Robert Olen Butler]
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author reads from his most recent novel, Perfume River
Monday, March 13, 2017
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Francine Prose]
The Rome Prize–winning author reads from her most recent novel, Mister Monkey
Monday, February 27, 2017
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Conjunctions and the Lesbian Herstory Archives celebrate the release of Conjunctions:67, Other Aliens with a free public reading from the letters of James Tiptree Jr.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Lesbian Herstory Archives, 484 14th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
 [Give Greedily: The Conjunctions GIVE AND GET holiday gift subscription program is back]
Enter the GIVE AND GET promo code and receive a free subscription for yourself when you buy a subscription for someone on your holiday gift list
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – Wednesday, December 21, 2016
 [A Reading by John Crowley]
The winner of the World Fantasy Award reads from new fiction
Monday, November 14, 2016
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Can Xue]
China’s greatest prose experimentalist reads from recent work
Monday, October 17, 2016
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Photo (c) Angelia Bautista [The Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series Presents Andrew Ervin]
The author reads from his debut novel, Burning Down George Orwell’s House
Monday, September 26, 2016
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [Conjunctions at Read & Feed]
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Basilica Hudson (110 S. Front St., Hudson, NY 12534)
NYU Bookstore celebrates the release of the friendship issue of Conjunctions
Thursday, June 30, 2016
726 Broadway, NYC
Penn Book Center celebrates the release of the friendship issue of Conjunctions
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Penn Book Center, 130 S. 34th St., Philadelphia, PA
The third reading in the Cities Reading Series, presented by Conjunctions and the Bard Office of Alumni/ae Affairs, takes place at Book Soup in Los Angeles
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
 [A Celebration of Poet and Essayist Ann Lauterbach]
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room
 [A Reading & Film Screening by Eli Gottlieb]
Monday, April 18, 2016
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Rick Moody]
Monday, April 4, 2016
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Noy Holland]
Monday, February 29, 2016
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
Cover art by Desiree Des, "Subway Wall," 2013, digital photograph, from the series "Avoiding the Self-Portraits." ©2015 Desiree Des; all rights reserved by the artist. [Release Reading for Conjunctions:65, Sleights of Hand: The Deception Issue]
Contributors Porochista Khakpour, Laura van den Berg, and Gwyneth Merner read from their work in the fall issue at Book Culture
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Book Culture, 536 W 112th St, NYC
 [A Conjunctions Reading by Andrew Durbin, Paul La Farge, and Edie Meidav]
Thursday, November 12, 2015
KGB Bar, Manhattan
 [A Conjunctions Reading at Prairie Lights]
John D'Agata and Elizabeth Willis read their work from Conjunctions in Iowa City
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA
 [A Reading by Brian Evenson]
The celebrated and controversial author of Altmann's TongueThe Wavering Knife, The Open Curtain, Last Days, Windeye, and other books reads from his work.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Joyce Carol Oates]
Monday, October 26, 2015
Olin Hall
 [The New York State Writers Institute Celebrates Conjunctions]
Bradford Morrow, Ann Lauterbach, and Peter Straub Read at SUNY-Albany
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Recital Hall, Performing Arts, Center, SUNY-Albany, 1400 Washington Ave.
 [Conjunctions Reading at Greenlight Bookstore in NYC]
Lucy Ives, Michael Ives, and Wil Weitzel Read from Their Work in Conjunctions:64, Natural Causes
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
 [Conjunctions Reading at Innisfree Bookstore in Boulder]
Graham Foust, Bin Ramke, Elizabeth Robinson, and Eleni Sikélianòs Read from Their Work in Conjunctions
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Innisfree Bookstore, 1203 13th St., Boulder, CO
 [A Reading by Jay Cantor]
1989 MacArthur Fellow Jay Cantor reads from his new book, Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [A Reading by Lily Tuck]
The National Book Award–winning author of The News from Paraguay, Siam, I Married You for Happiness, and other books of fiction and biography reads from her work.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
 [Read Dangerously / Write Fearlessly]
Bard Celebrates Conjunctions
Monday, March 2, 2015
Stevenson Library



In Print

Vol. 77
States of Play: The Games Issue
Fall 2021
Bradford Morrow


November 17, 2021
I fell asleep with my girlfriend’s head on my shoulder, but woke to a too-familiar absence—one that had somehow followed us down all those highway miles—her body a shadow on the other bed that could have belonged to anyone, could have been an axe murderer for all I knew, but I just closed my eyes and willed whatever future was coming to hurry, I was tired of waiting for it. On my second waking the sun was shouldering its way into the room through the crack in the curtains, my girlfriend now missing from both beds, and the room was made strange by her disappearance so that I flung myself out from under the covers. I found her in the bathroom with her hands on either side of the sink, the water running and There’s something wrong with it Liv she said.
November 10, 2021
        The fathers drowned and scientists were baffled.
          All over the world fathers met their end in water. Fishing fathers drowned in rivers, swimming fathers drowned in lakes, tanning fathers drowned in backyard pools. Bathing fathers drowned in tubs and surfing fathers were sucked in the sea’s undertow. Fathers panning for gold drowned in creeks. A father was found dead with his head in an overflowing sink near dishes slick with syrup from breakfast. A father in a bathrobe was discovered face down in a puddle in the parking lot of a department store. Deep within a national forest, a father was found upended with both black rubber boots stuck up high from a primitive outhouse’s chamber hole. He would have looked funny if he weren’t dead.
          Fathers in other countries, fathers of celebrities, rich fathers, poor fathers, fathers only known in passing, cherished fathers, stepfathers, fathers of strangers and fathers of friends. They drowned and drowned.
November 3, 2021
   The day you told me the world was ending, you had inquired about a particular scent for treating your mother’s lapses in memory (further complicating the matter by saying that your father, the primary witness to her memory loss, was also deteriorating himself). I assured you there was no such perfume.

            As a joke or token of consolation, I showed you a favorite scent of my mother’s, which had played no small part in enchanting my father. It was a perfume heavy with middle notes, or heart-notes, as we call it, which take longer to dissipate. It had no medical basis for treating pre-existing memory loss, but the scent alone was potent enough to provide an olfactory anchor at the moment of inhalation—a perfumed time-stamp. 

            Of course the world was ending, I said. Everything was always ending.