The Half King hosts about 50 literary events a year.

Our weekly Monday Reading Series is a Chelsea institution.

Our semi-regular Magazine Night has brought in writers and editors from some of the most prominent publications on the planet. 

Reading events are made possible thanks to Brian Garrick, the administrator of all things literary at the Half King.

Please visit our Calendar for a complete listing of future events.

Visit our own Amazon Store to purchase books and films from the Half King's owners and from authors who have visited the Half King.

And listen to some past readings at our Podcast

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Books sold at readings are brought to us by
Books On Call NYC

If you represent an author who would like to give a reading at the Half King, please use this form to contact Brian.







Upcoming Events


Laura Kasonof
January 5: Laura Kasinof

Best American Travel Writing 2014
January 12:
Best American Travel Writing 2014

January 19: No Reading

Thanassis Cambanis
January 26: Thanassis Cambanis

Elena Gorokhova
February 2: Elena Gorokhova

Sarah Chayes
February 9: Sarah Chayes

February 16: No Reading

Nathaniel Vinton
February 23: Nathaniel Vinton