Water is everywhere—it’s the universal solvent, it’s the stuff of life—and so is Underwater New York. In fact, if you happen to be sweltering in the vicinity of the New York Public library at lunchtime on Wednesday [6/30!!], UNY will be sponsoring a reading of original underwater stories by the likes of Jennifer Egan, Ed Park, Nelly Reifler, Said Sayrafiezadeh, and Deb Olin Unferth, with “an underwater letter-writing activity” from Ben Greenman. So get out those waterproof Sharpies and practice holding your breath—it’s probably a lot healthier than a dip in the Hudson. And if you’re not in the neighborhood, go over to UNY and pick an object and… you know. Get your feet wet. —Open Letters Monthly
NB The weather is supposed to be nice!