This week at the bookstore:
- Tonight we welcome back Theatre of the Oppressed and the Housing Works 13 Theatre Troupe with their new production, Copblock.
- Ticket sales end at 6PM today for tomorrow’s I Like Your Glasses: Queer Ladies Literary Speed Dating with coverspy. We will close at 6PM for this event.
- And Wednesday popular The Toast column Hey Ladies! is LIVE, with excerpts from the archive, all-new material and readings of REAL Hey Ladies–type email.
- Saturday our Then & Now book group discusses Michael Pollan’s latest, Cooked.
- And Sunday the CLMP GIANT Lit Mag Fair returns! This 15th annual event will feature editor advice booths, a VIDA panel discussion, and of course your favorite lit mags.
Oh hey Bookternet, it’s former intern Colin. I didn’t actually leave yet because THE EVENT I ORGANIZED IS ON MONDAY. Come? It’s called Integrating Influence: A Poetry Reading and Discussion. Matthew Rohrer, Bianca Stone, and Michael Robbins will be reading and then talking about what inspires them with John Deming, Editor-in-Chief of Coldfront. You can RSVP/invite all your friends on Facebook here. See you Monday!
This Week at HWBC:
Tonight we’re hosting the Graywolf Press 40th Anniversary Celebration! Jeffery Renard Allen, Deborah Baker, Kevin Barry, Matthea Harvey, Leslie Jamison, Jessica Francis Kane, Salvatore Scibona, Tracy K. Smith, and Mary Szybist will be here reading, and there will be wine and dessert!
Then, tomorrow, Liam McEneaney’s Comedy Notebook is back. This time, Colin Jost, Ashok and Hari Konabolu, and Brian Tucker are the guests. If you like standup this is where you should be, obviously.
On Wednesday, Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale, the authors of Graduates in Wonderland, will be talking with Jen Doll at Twentysomething Tales about life after college being not so easy.
Finally, Thursday The Moth StorySLAM is back with the theme School. As always, the event sells out, so come early. Tickets are $8 at the door and seating is not guaranteed.
We’re hosting the launch for this awesome illustrated edition of “Song of Myself” by Allen Crawford on 5/27. Don’t miss it!
Tomorrow we have the launch for Stacey D’Erasmo's new novel Wonderland at Largehearted Lit. She’ll be chatting with Elissa Schappell, and Rachel Yamagata will be providing the night’s music.
Our monthly food series DISH is back on Wednesday night for their first anniversary! This time there’ll be a panel of women in whiskey: Allison Patel of Brenne Whisky, Heather Greene of The Flatiron Room, Stephanie Ridgeway of Highland Park US, with tasting run by Emily Ross-Johnson of The Astoria Whiskey Society. The Four & Twenty Blackbirds sisters, Melissa and Emily Elsen, will also be here to celebrate their new cookbook and opening of the second shop. Finally, Kate Lebo will be reading from her first book, fittingly titled A Commonplace Book of Pie.
That’s it for this week! We’ve got early closings on Thursday (5PM) and Friday (4PM) for private events. As always, thanks for understanding our fund-raising efforts!
This Week at HWBC:
Tonight Michael Malice will be discussing his new book, Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il with Cole Stryker. Their conversation will also cover literature and censorship in North Korea.
Tuesday night we’re celebrating six women writers who are publishing their first books at The Debutantes. Jenn Doll, Kathleen Hale, Ariel Lawhon, Lindsey J. Palmer, Susan Rieger, and Helen Wan will be chatting with Elisabeth Egan about what it takes to get from laptop screen to print.
The Moth StorySLAM is back on Wednesday. This time, the theme is Secrets. It’s $8 at the door, and always sells out, so make sure to get here early!
Saltonstall Arts Colony will be here on Thursday for a poetry reading to celebrate National Poetry Month. Judith Baumel, Jaime Shearn Coan, Jay Deshpande, Robin Beth Schaer, and Ocean Vuong will read at Saltonstall’s first ever NYC reading in our store!
On Friday night, we’ve got a special music event: Live from Home: An Evening with Rebecca Pidgeon. Pidgeon will be performing songs from her new album, Blue Dress On, which will be followed by a discussion and Q&A led by Clara Mamet. Tickets are available at the link above!
We are very proud to announce the full schedule for the second annual Downtown Literary Festival on Sunday, April 13! The festival includes an opening party on Friday April 11 with free drinks and music, new-this-year children’s programming, and a full day of events at the Bowery Poetry Club, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, and McNally Jackson. And then an after party at Von bar!
Full details at downtownliteraryfestival. Join us on Sunday, April 13 to celebrate the literary culture of downtown New York City!
So much amazing stuff happening today at Housing Works, McNally Jackson, and Bowery Poetry Club. Hope to see you there!
Reminder: THIS IS TODAY. Come!
This Week at HWBC:
On Tuesday night we’re hosting the New York City Premier Reading for the Plume Anthology of Poetry 2013. Sophie Cabot Black, Nciole Cooley, Grace Schulman, Rachel Hadas, D. Nurkse, and Tom Sleigh will be reading from the influential online poetry journal in celebration of its 2013 anthology.
Thursday night we’re having an awkward middle school dance at No Chaperones in celebration of Kevin Brockmeier’s memoir of the seventh grade. He’ll be here with Chiara Atik, Jen Doll, Katie Heaney, Anna Holmes, Saeed Jones, Daniel Ralston, and more, sharing their awkward middle school experiences.
And on Sunday, there’s a day full of events at our bookstore, the Bowery Poetry Club, and McNally Jackson for the second annual DOWNTOWN LITERARY FESTIVAL! For a full schedule and information head to the fest’s website and don’t forget about the Opening Happy Hour Mingle on Friday and the After Party happening in the Von Bar basement on Sunday starting at 5!
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