Ben Greenman, editor at The New Yorker and the very funny author of Superbad and Superworse and “Ben Greenman’s Fake Celebrity Musicals” on the McSweeney’s web site (check out Polygamy! The Musical), needs your help to finish his latest short-story collection, Correspondences. You can enlist in the Ben Greenman Postcard Project tonight at the launch party for the book, a hand-crafted rectangular “art object” with three pull-out accordion books that include six stories about the disintegrating relationships between men and women, parents and children, and authors and readers. The seventh story is a fill-in-the-blanks piece designed for you to write your answers on a postcard and send it in. The best will be featured in future online and paperback editions of the book. The evening features special guest author Arthur Nersesian and complimentary beer and wine.

Thu., Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., 2008