READINGS

PAST:

Sunday, September 17 2017
7 PM
Beyond Baroque
with Alex Dimitrov!!!
681 North Venice Boulevard
LOS ANGELES

Sunday, September 17 2017
2:25 PM
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Rose Hall Auditorium
10 Chester Place
LOS ANGELES

Friday, June 2 2017
7:30 PM
Skylight Books
with Tommy Pico
1818 North Vermont Avenue
LOS ANGELES

Tuesday, November 22 2016
City College of New York
138 Street + Convent Ave
NYC

Tuesday, November 15 2016
Kool A.D. book release party!
The Standard
550 South Flower Street
LOS ANGELES

Saturday, November 5 2016
5 PM
The Personal is Poetry @ Wordstock
Brunish Theatre at Portland Ctr for Performing Arts
Antoinette Hatfield Hall
1111 SW Broadway Ave.
PORTLAND

Friday, April 1 2016
Some time after 9 PM
campfire reading
Aesthetics Studios
224 East 11th St. #700A
LOS ANGELES

Friday, April 1 2016
8 PM
Literary Death Match
The Theater at Ace Hotel
933 South Broadway
*I’m not reading // competition not in my nature // just no.
**My friend Brad Listi is interviewing me onstage for 7 min or something
***Brad will mansplain various electronics and/ or traffic patterns
****The bro who plays Gilfoyle (best char!) on Silicon Valley will be there
*****Erlich is clearly the other best char but he won’t be there

LOS ANGELES

Friday, April 1 2016
2 PM
LAST SEXT pre-release signing
Tin House Booth #728
LA Convention Center
LOS ANGELES

Thursday, March 31 2016
8 PM
Poetry magazine Prufrock Party
The Regent
5433 College Ave
LOS ANGELES

Friday, March 18, 2016
7 PM
Diesel Bookstore
5433 College Ave
OAKLAND

Thursday, March 17, 2016
7 PM
Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby Street
NYC

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
7 PM
Barnes & Noble
Rittenhouse Square
1805 Walnut Street
PHILLY

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7 PM
Upstairs at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
SO SAD TODAY release party!
readings from SST by Mira Gonzalez + Ryan O’Connell
DJ sets by: Baths, Blue Hawaii, Rivers Cuomo, MS MR, Susanna Hoffs
LOS ANGELES

Saturday, November 21, 2015
6 PM
Commonwealth and Council Gallery
3006 W 7th St #220
w/ Dorothea Lasky + Max Ritvo
LOS ANGELES

Saturday, October 10, 2015
5:00 PM
Skylight Books
1818 Vermont Avenue
release for Stephanie Ford’s All Pilgrim
LOS ANGELES

Sunday, June 28, 2015
5:30 PM
BEACH READING
Venice Beach at Rose Ave
w/ Alex Dimitrov + Mira Gonzalez  + Max Ritvo
LOS ANGELES

Saturday, May 30, 2015
7:30 PM
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
w/ Mira Gonzalez
LOS ANGELES

Friday, October 10, 2014
University of North Florida
JACKSONVILLE

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Emory University
ATLANTA

Saturday, September 13, 2014
5:30 PM
Basilica
110 S. Front Street
w/ Mira Gonzalez + so many cool bands am terrified
HUDSON, NY

Sunday, August 24, 2014
5:30 PM
BEACH READING
Venice Beach at Rose Ave
w/ Alex Dimitrov + Mira Gonzalez + Kate Durbin
LOS ANGELES

Saturday, June 28, 2014
7:30 PM
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd
LOS ANGELES

Friday, June 13, 2014
7:30 PM
INFK
555 NE Couch St.
w/ James Gendron + Rauan Klassnik
PORTLAND

Sunday, April 27, 2014
7:30 PM
Rhapsodomancy at Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Avenue
w/ Robert Krut, Jan Richman, Nicole Walker
LOS ANGELES

Thursday, March 27, 2014
7:30 PM
Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
joint LA book release w Kate Durbin
LOS ANGELES

Sunday, March 23, 2014
4 PM
7 DEADLY SINS / 7 HEAVENLY VIRTUES
NYC RELEASE OF SCARECRONE
Mellow Pages
56 Bogart Street
BKLYN
LUST / Kendra Grant Malone
GLUTTONY / Mark Bibbins
GREED / Spencer Madsen
SLOTH / Elizabeth Clark Wessel
WRATH / Dan Magers
ENVY / Lynn Melnick
PRIDE / Marina Blitshteyn
PRIDE2 / Dorothea Lasky
CHASTITY / Alex Dimitrov
CHASTITY2 / Montana Ray
TEMPERANCE / Sasha Fletcher
CHARITY / Emily Present
DILIGENCE / Page Taggart
FORGIVENESS / Lily Ladewig
KINDNESS / Jenny Zhang
HUMILITY / Gabby Bess

Saturday, March 22, 2014
8:30 PM
Rap Genius reading
184 Kent St. Suite C705
w/ Tao Lin + Adam Robinson + Spencer Madsen
+ Gabby Bess +  Jordan Castro
BKLYN

Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:30 PM
Writers w Drinks at The Make-Out Room
3225 22nd Street
SAN FRANCISCO

Friday, March 7, 2014
8 PM
Live at 851
851 Haight Street
w/ Ben Mirov, Mike Kitchell + Lucy Tiven
SAN FRANCISCO

Saturday, March 1, 2014
8 PM
Fence/Fireside Follies Reading
Vermillion
1508 11th Ave
w/ K. Silem Mohammad, Kristin Hatch + others
SEATTLE

Friday, February 28, 2014
9 PM
FSG/HTMLGiant/The Stranger Literature Party
Fred Wildlife Refuge
127 Boyleston Ave.
w/ Sommer Browning + Amelia Gray
SEATTLE

Thursday, February 27, 2014
8 PM
Gigantic/Octopus/Poor Claudia/Magic Helicopter Reading
Raygun Lounge
501 East Pine St.
w/ James Yeh, Adam Wilson, Mike Young + others
SEATTLE

Saturday, February 15, 2014
9 PM
Rap Genius Mansion Party
1801 Roscomare Rd.
w/ Mira Gonzalez + Spencer Madsen
LOS ANGELES

Sunday, January 26, 2014
5 PM
La Perruque at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
126a Front Street
w/ Jay Deshpande + R. Erica Doyle
BKLYN

Saturday, December 28, 2013
8 PM
Gym Standard
2903 El Cajon
w/ Ana Carrete, Juliet Escoria, Mira Gonzalez + others
hosted by Scott McClanahan
SAN DIEGO

Friday, November 22, 2013
7:30 PM
Mellow Pages
56 Bogart Street
w/ Sarah Jean Alexander, Spencer Madsen, Lynn Melnick
BKLYN

Monday, November 11, 2013
7 PM
Vermin on the Mount at Book Show
Nomad Art Compound
1993 Blake Avenue
LOS ANGELES

Thursday, October 24, 2013
7 PM
Mandrake Bar
2692 South La Cienega Blvd
w/ Kate Durbin and Danniel Schoonebeek
LOS ANGELES

Sunday, July 28, 2013
2:30 PM
NYC Poetry Festival
reading for Brooklyn Poets
w/ Timothy Donnelly, Terrance Hayes, Dorothea Lasky
GOVERNOR’S ISLAND

Sunday, July 28, 2013
12:20 PM
NYC Poetry Festival
reading for Sixth Finch
w/ Sasha Fletcher, Kit Frick and Allyson Paty
GOVERNOR’S ISLAND

Saturday, July 20, 2013
8 PM
Release party for Anhvu Buchanan’s THE DISORDERED
Mellow Pages Library
56 Bogart St. #1S
w/ Amy Lawless, Molly Prentiss & Others
BKLYN

Friday, July 19, 2013
8:30 PM
Release party for Gabby Bess ALONE WITH OTHER PEOPLE
Acme Studios
63 N. 3rd St.
BKLYN

Friday, June 14, 2013
7 PM
Bushwick Sweethearts
47 Thames St. #105
w/ Andrew Worthington, Lizz Wessel and others
BKLYN

Saturday, June 8, 2013
6 PM
oh yeah lorian long is in town bbq + reading
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
w/ Mira Gonzalez, Spencer Madsen + others
BKLYN

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
7 PM
PoetryBomb
w/ Cathy Park Hong, Paul Muldoon & Leigh Stein
Housing Works
126 Crosby St.
NYC

Monday, March 11, 2013
8 PM
You Asshole This Is Poetry
w/ Steve Roggenbuck, Stephen Elliott & others
Cantina Royal
58 N 3rd St.
BKLYN

Saturday, March 9, 2013
7 PM
Coconut reading
w/ Emily Toder, Angela Veronica Wong & others
Distillery Gallery
512 East 2nd St.
BOSTON

Friday, March 8, 2013
10 PM
Literature Party
w/ Scott McClanahan & Mike Young
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
BOSTON / JAMAICA PLAIN

Saturday, February 16, 2013
7 PM
Balto vs Bklyn
w/ Baltimore Poets + Bklyn Poets
Brooklyn Fireproof
119 Ingraham Street
BKLYN

Thursday, January 31, 2013
7 PM
Sorry House Book Launch & Reading
w/ Mira Gonzalez, Spencer Madsen, Giancarlo DiTrapano & others
Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby St.
NYC

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
7 PM
Hatchet Job 1 yr anniversary reading
w/ so many rad poets
Public Assembly
70 N 6th St.
BKLYN

Monday, December 17, 2012
7 PM
Launch for Keep This Bag Away From Children issue 2
61 Local
61 Bergen St.
BKLYN

Friday, September 21, 2012
7 PM
Stain of Poetry @ Goodbye Blue Monday
w/ Chris DeWeese + Jordan Stempleman
1087 Broadway
BKLYN

Thursday, September 20, 2012
6 PM
Literary Tailgate @ Superchief Gallery
w/ Sasha Fletcher, Kendra Grant Malone,
Steve Roggenbuck, Paige Taggart + others
136 Jackson Street
BKLYN

Saturday, September 15, 2012
7 PM
BOMB Poetry SmackDown
w/ so many rad poets
61 2nd Ave
NYC

Friday, September 7, 2012
all night?
citydrift @ Bogart + floating around Bushwick
w/ Sophia Le Fraga + Deborah Kuan
56 Bogart
BKLYN

Thursday, August 23, 2012
7 PM
Vol. 1 Brooklyn @ Culturefix
w/ Ariana Reines (omg) + Michael Robbins + others
9 Clinton Street
NYC

Saturday, July 21, 2012
2:40 PM
Governor’s Island Poetry Festival
w/ Todd Colby + Claire Donato

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
7 PM
Hatchet Job @ Public Assembly
w/ Linda Besner + Monica Ferrell + Paul Legault
70 N. 6th St.
BKLYN

Thursday, May 24, 2012
7:30 PM
Flash/Bang
w/ Amy King + Matt Longabucco
9 Clinton St.
NYC

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
7 PM
Hot Texts
The Way Station
683 Washington Ave
BKLYN

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
7 PM
Vol 1 at CultureFix
w/ Matt Bell, Lincoln Michel + others
9 Clinton St
NYC

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7 PM
TireFire at Tattooed Mom
with Michael Martone
530 South St.
PHILLY

Monday, April 16, 2012
7:30 PM
KGB Poetry Series
with Martine Bellen
85 East 4th St.
NYC

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
7 PM
The Book Report
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St.
NYC

Friday, April 6, 2012
8 PM
O Miami / University of Wynwood
The Betsy Hotel
B Bar
1440 Ocean Drive
MIAMI BEACH

Sunday, April 1, 2012
5 PM
O Miami / University of Wynwood
Miami Beach Community Church
with Billy Collins
1620 Drexel Ave.
MIAMI BEACH

Friday, March 30, 2012
8 PM
CCNY Reading Series
Bar 82
136 2nd Ave
NYC

Friday, March 23, 2012
7 PM
Bogart at Studio 10
with Mark McKee
56 Bogart St.
BKLYN

Monday, March 19, 2012
7 PM
Say it with Writing at 1818 Gallery
with Lauren Bender, Zachary Schomburg
& 0thers
1818 E. Lafayette Ave.
BALTIMORE

Sunday, March 18, 2012
6 PM
Big Lucks 3 Tents Series
Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Ave NW
DC

Sunday, March 18, 2012
3 PM
In Your Ear at DCAC
with Lynn Behrendt
2438 18th St. NW
DC

Thursday, March 15, 2012
7 PM
WORD Bookstore
with Paula Bomer, John Dermot Woods
& Edward Mullany
126 Franklin St.
BKLYN

Monday, March 12, 2012
8 PM
Franklin Park Reading Series
Franklin Park Bar
618 St. John’s Place
BKLYN

Sunday, March 11, 2012
4 PM
Release party for MEAT HEART and PARTYKNIFE!!
with Dan Magers
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow St.
NYC

Thursday, March 1, 2012
7:30 PM
Black Rock
with Jason Bredle, Jason Koo,
Mark McKee & James Shea
3614 N. Damen Ave.
CHICAGO

Thursday, March 1, 2012
5:30 PM
Court Green release reading
Ferguson Hall
Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue, Rm. 101
CHICAGO

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
7 PM
Mixer at Cake Shop
152 Ludlow St.
NYC

Sunday, November 13, 2011
8:30 PM
Part of the Poetry Pub Crawl
206 Sullivan Street (formerly Ciao Stella)
NYC

Saturday, September 17, 2011
9 PM
Hearth Gods (my poems directed by Jaclyn Biskup)
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th St.
NYC

Monday, August  8, 2011
7:30 PM
KGB Bar
Barrelhouse reading
85 e. 4th St. (bet. Bowery and 2nd Ave)
NYC

Thursday, July 21, 2011
7 PM
PANK’s Brooklyn Invasion
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
BROOKLYN

Sunday, June 5, 2011
6 PM
release party for Chris Toll’s The Disinformation Phase
Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street
NYC

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
6 PM
apexart
291 Church Street
NYC

Sunday, May 15, 2011
7 PM
Soda Series at Soda Bar
629 Vanderbilt Ave.
BROOKLYN

Sunday, March 20, 2011
7:30 PM
InDigest Reading Series
w/ Nathan Hoks, Jena Osman & Laird Hunt
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
NYC

Thursday, February 24, 2011
7:30 PM
Frequency North
w/ Aaron Belz
ALBANY

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
7:30 PM
Guerilla Lit Reading Series at Bar on A
w/ Joseph Riippi
170 Avenue A (@ 11th st.)
NYC

Thursday, January 6, 2011
7 PM
Sweet! at 3 of Cups
83 First Ave (@ 5th st.)
NYC

Friday, December 10, 2010
7 PM
Birdsong release party
Vaudeville Park
26 Bushwick Ave.
BROOKLYN

Saturday, December 4, 2010
6 PM
Sunset Poetry Series at Suryasta Yoga
with Jason Koo and Martin Rock
462 36th St.
BROOKLYN

Saturday, November 20, 2010
7 PM
Fireside Follies at Brooklyn Fireproof
120 Ingraham St.
BROOKLYN

Saturday, September 25, 2010
4 PM
Enclave at CakeShop
w/ Clay McLeod Chapman and Joseph Riippi
152 Ludlow Street
NYC

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
7 PM
The Greatest 3-Minute Guilt Stories Ever
at Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
NYC

Sunday, July 25, 2010
7 PM
Last Rites at Baltimore Hostel
17 West Mulberry
BALTIMORE

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
7 PM
Humorous verse at KGB Bar
w/ Pamela Russell and Jennifer L. Knox
85 e. 4th St. (bet. Bowery and 2nd Ave)
NYC

Thursday, July 8, 2010
7 PM
Knife Fight Noches de los Artistas at Pete’s Candy Store
w/ Eric Nelson, Drew Heron, Mike Lala + burlesque performers
709 Lorimer Street
BROOKLYN

Friday, June 25, 2010
7:30 PM
Earshot at Rose Live Music
w/ Richard Beck, Anelise Chen, Lane Falcon and Samantha Zighelboim
345 Grand Street
BROOKLYN

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
7 PM
Candlestick Reading Series at Pete’s Candy Store
w/ Joshua Cohen, Jason Diamond, Fiona Maazel
709 Lorimer Street
BROOKLYN

Saturday, April 17, 2010
6-9 PM
Elbo Room
w/ Dava KrauseD.W. Lichtenberg
647 Valencia Street
SAN FRANCISCO

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
7-9 PM
The Bar
w/ Dava Krause
5851 West Sunset
LOS ANGELES

Friday, March 26, 2010
7 PM
The Stain of Poetry at Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
BROOKLYN

Friday, March 12, 2010
7 PM
Pete’s Big Poetry Series at Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St.
BROOKLYN

Monday, March 1, 2010
7:30 PM
KGB Poetry Series at KGB Bar
85 e. 4th St. (bet. Bowery & 2nd Ave.)
NYC

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
7:30 PM
Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble
549 West 52nd St. (@ 11th Ave.)
NYC

Thursday, February 18, 2010
7:30 PM
Literary Death Match at Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (bet. Bleeker & Houston)
NYC

Sunday, February 14, 2010
Raven Lounge
4 PM
1718 Sansom Street
PHILLY

Friday, February 12, 2010
7 PM
The Gryphon
105 West Lancaster Ave.
WAYNE, PA

Sunday, February 7, 2010
4 PM
Launch party!
Polestar Poetry Series at CakeShop
152 Ludlow (bet. Stanton & Rivington)
NYC


Last Sext

LAST SEXT

So Sad Today

SO SAD TODAY

"What separates Broder from her confessional cohort...is that she doesn’t seem to be out to shock, but to survive."
–Elle

"Broder presents a dizzying array of intimate dispatches and confessions…She has a near-supernatural ability to not only lay bare her darkest secrets, but to festoon those secrets with jokes, subterfuge, deep shame, bravado, and poetic turns of phrase."
–New York Magazine

"A triumph of unsettlingly relatable prose."
–Vanity Fair

"Her writing is deeply personal, sophisticated in its wit, and at the same time, devastating. SO SAD TODAY is a portrait of modern day existence told with provocative, irreverent honesty."
–Nylon

"At once devastating and delightful, this deeply personal collection of essays…is as raw as it is funny."
–Cosmopolitan

"Broder writes about the hot-pink toxins inhaled every day by girls and women...and the seemingly impossible struggle to exhale something pure, maybe even eternal...there's a bleak beauty in the way she articulates her lowest moments."
–Bookforum

"Broder may be talking about things like sexts, Botox, and crushes, but these things are considered alongside contemplations about mortality, identity, and the difficulty of finding substance in a world where sometimes it’s so much easier to exist behind a screen."
–The Fader

"…So Sad Today is uplifting and dispiriting in seemingly equal measure. It’s a book that’s incredibly human in the way it allows for deep self-reflection alongside Broder, which speaks not only to her powerful writing but also the internet’s magical ability to foster connections."
–A.V. Club

"...delightful...Broder embarks on an earnest, sophisticated inquiry into the roots and expressions of her own sadness...deeply confessional writing brings disarming humor and self-scrutiny...Broder's central insight is clear: it is ok to be sad, and our problems can't be reduced to a single diagnosis. "
–Publishers Weekly

"Broder is probably the Internet’s most powerful merchant of feelings…"
–GQ

"Vividly rendered and outspokenly delivered essays…Sordid, compulsively readable entries that lay bare a troubled soul painstakingly on the mend."
–Kirkus Reviews

"If Melissa Broder weren’t so fucking funny I would have wept through this entire book. Love, sex, addiction, mental illness and childhood trauma all join hands and dance in a circle, to the tune of Melissa’s unmatched wit and dementedly perfect take on this terrifying orb we call home."
–Lena Dunham

"So Sad Today is a desperately honest collection of essays, the kind that make you cringe as you eagerly, shamelessly consume them. Melissa Broder lays herself bare but she does so with strength, savvy, and style. Above all, these essays are sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous. They reveal so much about what it is to live in this world, right now."
–Roxane Gay

Scarecrone

S C A R E C R O N E

"Broder manages to conjure a psychic realm best described as one part twisted funhouse and two parts Catholic school, heavy on libido and with a dash of magick. This gritty, cherry soda–black book...is bizarrely sexy in its monstrousness."
–Publishers Weekly

"I don’t know what a book is if not a latch to elsewhere, and Scarecrone has pressed its skull against the hidden door. It is neither drunk nor ecstatic to be here—it is a state unto itself."
–VICE

"Lushly dark and infused with references to black magic, Broder's work often feels less like a book and more like a mystical text."
–PAPERMAG

Meat Heart

MEAT HEART

"Out to 'crucify boredom,' her poems show us how any relationship with the divine is no less at risk of engendering grotesque lust...What makes Broder such a pleasure on the page is her insistence that these dramas play out on a workaday stage infused with surreal Pop and imaginative muscle..."
–Publishers Weekly

"With a title recalling Yeats...Broder risks the divine in her second book...shrewd, funny, twisted, sad poems..."
–The Chicago Tribune

"Meat Heart...is unbelievable and overwhelming for its imaginative power alone, but if you listen past the weird you can hear all sorts of things: sadness, seriousness, life, death, and a whole lot of laughter....Broder is a tremendous talent"
–Flavorwire

"...Meat Heart embodies that strain of sustenance, that sort of psychosomatic excitement most valiant art more or less tries to pull off…Her poems don’t bore or bear down. They beam oracle energy. They pump a music of visions for the life-lusty death dance."
–BOMB

Melissa Broder's Book Cover

MOTHER

“This debut from Broder is as funny and hip as it is disturbing… a bright and unusual debut.”
–Publishers Weekly

"…obsessive, energetic and pop-culture-infused poetry…"
–Time Out New York

"Broder’s insight and honesty will make your brain light up and your hair stand on end.”
–The San Francisco Examiner

"Broder’s verse is acrobatic and whip-smart… its own creature."
–Bomb