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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!

Don’t forget about our poetry sale that goes until Sunday! And also, Saturday is our Kurt Vonnegut Book Group. At 12:30 we’ll be discussing Breakfast of Champions.

rachelfershleiser:

housingworksbookstore:

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!

rachelfershleiser:

housingworksbookstore:

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!

It’s NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! We have some special events to help you celebrate.
On the 8th, Tom Sleigh, Dennis Nurkse, Rachel Hadas, Nicole Cooley, Peter Cooley, Alex Cigale, and Sophie Cabot Black will be here for the premier reading of Plume Anthology of Poetry 2013.
And at Downtown Literary Festival on the 13th, there are a couple poetry events: an Alice Notley book club happening all day at McNally Jackson, led by Rachel Zucker and Cassandra Gillig, and at 2PM at the Bowery Poetry Club, Timothy Donnelly, Lynne Melnick, Rachel Zucker, Marcella Durand, John Godfrey, Stacy Szymaszek, Kim Lyons, Filip Marinovic, Charif Shanahan, Erika Caufman, John Coletti, and Patricia Spears Jones will be reading Notley poems at "The City Drifting."
Then, The Saltonstall Arts Colony Poetry Reading on the 17th will feature Saltonstall alums Judith Baumel, Jaime Shearn Coan, Jay Deshpande, Robin Beth Schaer, and Ocean Vuong.
And finally, we’re having a poetry sale from the 14th to the 20th! Come in and buy all the poetry books, yeah?

It’s NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! We have some special events to help you celebrate.

On the 8th, Tom Sleigh, Dennis Nurkse, Rachel Hadas, Nicole Cooley, Peter Cooley, Alex Cigale, and Sophie Cabot Black will be here for the premier reading of Plume Anthology of Poetry 2013.

And at Downtown Literary Festival on the 13th, there are a couple poetry events: an Alice Notley book club happening all day at McNally Jackson, led by Rachel Zucker and Cassandra Gillig, and at 2PM at the Bowery Poetry Club, Timothy Donnelly, Lynne Melnick, Rachel Zucker, Marcella Durand, John Godfrey, Stacy Szymaszek, Kim Lyons, Filip Marinovic, Charif Shanahan, Erika Caufman, John Coletti, and Patricia Spears Jones will be reading Notley poems at "The City Drifting."

Then, The Saltonstall Arts Colony Poetry Reading on the 17th will feature Saltonstall alums Judith Baumel, Jaime Shearn Coan, Jay Deshpande, Robin Beth Schaer, and Ocean Vuong.

And finally, we’re having a poetry sale from the 14th to the 20th! Come in and buy all the poetry books, yeah?

This Week at HWBC:

Tomorrow Comedy Notebook with Liam McEneaney is back! It is April Fool’s Day after all. This time, he’s here with Colin Quinn, “TV’s Frank” Conniff, Carla Rhodes, musical guest Andy Shernoff, and host Rob Paravonian.

On Wednesday, our monthly food series, DISH, is back! Josh Morton of Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur will be providing drinks to start the night, followed by an appetizer of info from the upcoming Food Book Fair, dinner from author of The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets Kara Newman, and for dessert, Four & Twenty Blackbirds creators Melissa and Emily Elsen.

Finally, Thursday we’re hosting OCTOPUS! A Discussion of Animal Intelligence, Behavior—and Robots. Amanda is really really excited for the discussion about octopuses with author of Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea Katherine Harmon Courage, bio-robotics researcher Frank Grasso, animal intelligence scholar and philosopher Robert Lurz, and cephalopod behavior expert Jennifer Basil to talk about octopuses and more!

Oh and don’t forget this weekend is the monthly sale! 30% off everything in the store all day Saturday and Sunday. Come and get everything your heart desires.

This Week at HWBC:

Tonight we’re hosting The Morning News and this year’s Tournament of Books! Elif Batuman, Choire Sicha, Elliott Holt, Roger Hodge, and John McElwee will be joining the co-founders of The Morning News, Andrew Womack and Rosecrans Baldwin to read and discuss this year’s tournament.

Should You Write a Script or a Novel? Find out tomorrow with Priyanka Kumar, Rashaad Ernesto Green, James Ragan, and Peter Rainer, who will be chatting about which art form is best for certain types of stories.

NYC’s Ultimate Pun Competition is back at Housing Works on Wednesday: PUNDERDOME 3000! The New Yorker said, “(PUNDERDOME 3000) is concentrated, unabashed silliness that I longed to bottle and smuggle out in my purse.” Does that not sound amazing? Tickets are $10 at the door. Get here early to make sure you get a seat.

OnThursday night, Bibliocrunch is bringing Miral Sattar, Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian, Andrea Phillips, and Stephanie Golden to talk about Taking Control of Your Book’s Success: A Self Publishing Primer.

And on Friday night, Wesley Stace, Walter Martin, and Sam Lipsyte will be at Rock and Roll: An Infantile Business. There’ll be music! There’ll be readings! There’ll be talkings! It’s gonna be great.

This Week at HWBC:

On Wednesday night, we’re celebrating the fantastic slaughterhouse90210's fifth birthday party! Maris Kreizman, the genius behind the Tumblr, will be hosting the night of readings by Aryn Kyle, Ariel Schrag, and Adelle Waldman.

Thursday The Moth StorySLAM is back with Frauds. It always sells out. Come early. Wait in line. Maybe the weather will be nice. I don’t know. I’m not a weatherman.

Also This Thursday through Monday the 24th is SALESTICE! It turns out it’s the equinox and not the solstice but Salequinox doesn’t really sound cool, so we’re sticking with it. 30% off all wildlife/environment, gardening, science, spirituality, astrology, and New Age/Occult books.

This Week at HWBC:

Tonight we are throwing a party about a zine about soups called Stock Tips! Dave Bry, Ben Schwartz, Kevin Nguyen, and Jaime Green will be joining the zine’s creators Ami Greko and Rachel Fershleiser for soup-y storytelling. Bring your own stock recipe for the Stock Exchange. Get it? It’s funny. Come.

The Moth StorySLAM is back tomorrow with Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Get here early because it always sells out!

On Wednesday for Brain Awareness Week, we have Mind Reading, featuring Stefan Merrill Block, Meehan Crist, Timothy Donnelly, Leslie Jamison, Miles Klee, Elissa Schappell, and Lynn Schmeidler sharing writing about all sorts of brain-related things. 

Finally, on Thursday, everyone’s favorite Ask Roulette with WNYC’s Jody Avirgan. This time, Jody will be joined by Lizzie O’Leary, Matt Zoller Seitz, and Ashok Kondabolu aka Dapwell. It’s going to be crowded, so please be sure to get here early if you’d like a seat!

This Week at HWBC:

Tomorrow we have a staged reading of the highly acclaimed play WOMEN written by Housing Works’ frequent guest Chiara Atik. The play is a mashup of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and the hit HBO show Girls. Tickets are only $5, and it’s going to sell out so be sure to grab one now! More info and tickets available here.

On Wednesday night, DISH, our monthly food event is back, this time with The Way We Ate, Owney’s Rum, Luke Barr, and Charles Blackstone. They’ll all share readings and stories with hosts Kimberly Wetherell of Spirited and David Gutowski of Largehearted Boy.

Finally, Thursday, Seth Fishman, author of the brand new YA novel The Well’s End, and Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, will read fan fiction for each other. The event is named The Well’s Wife and The Tiger’s End, which is great and overall just representative of how the night’s going to go, so be sure to come out!

This Week at HWBC:

GEEK WEEK ends Friday! Come in for 30% off all our geekiest stuff!

Tonight we’re having A SF/F Extravaganza with Tor Books! Authors Brian Staveley, Ramona Wheeler, James Cambias, and David Edison will be here, so come and mingle with them!

The launch for MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction is here tomorrow. Chad Harbach, who edited the collection, will be here with Keith Gessen, Emily Gould, Carla Blumenkranz, Eli S. Evans, and Mel Flashman discussing whether they prefer MFA programs or the New York publishing world as a way for writers to make a living.

Then, on Wednesday night, we’re hosting Tied-in: The Ups and Downs and Ins and Outs of Writing Licensed Fiction, with authors David Mack and Keith R.A. DeCandido joining editor Ginjer Buchanan and moderator Cici James. It’s the perfect end to our Geek Week events, so be sure to come and hear what they have to say!

Finally, our monthly sale is this weekend! 30% off everything in the store Saturday and Sunday!

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