This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, our events look at Valentine’s Day from every angle! And then teach you how to be funny while writing, which is maybe something you need after Valentine’s Day week.
Tonight is the first night of The Recital, a new series in which writers and performers turn the bookstore into an old-fashioned red schoolhouse so they can recite by heart 1-3 minutes of poetry or prose they have memorized. Hosted by writer Rachel Syme and Slaughterhouse 90210's Maris Kreizman. The theme for this week is Swoon!
Tomorrow join us for The Moth StorySLAM! This time the theme is Love Hurts. Tickets are $8.
Wednesday Coverspy helps you find your bookish mate with I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating. This event is sold out, but if you missed it this time be sure to sign up for the waitlist so you can hear about the next one!
On Friday, double the events and also fun as our weekly Slush Pile Happy Hour (4-8pm) is joined by funny lady country trio Ménage à Twang's return to the bookstore for My Country Valentine: an Alt-Valentine Mixer at 7pm!(Notice: This event was previously ticketed but is now FREE.)
I had such a great time shooting this event! Check out the rest of the photos →
We’ve got copies of both books available at a discount at the store (thank you to Chronicle and Running Press for the donations!) and they’re going fast — stop by on this rainy Friday and pick yours up.
This event will be kick ass. Oxford American is giving you free drinks, Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s is playing, Calvin Trillin and Roy Blount, Jr. will make you laugh, and there will be a performance of Portis’s only play. Free, Thursday, October 4, 7PM.
List of What to Bring On a Picnic
Fruit salad without that bullshit honeydew
50 Shades of Baskets
An expectation of tupperware to hold back liquids that’s frankly unrealistic
The favorite child
Friend that’s way into grilling
Stale baguette for whiffle ball game
Advice from Elihu for your Labor Day.
IT’S TRUE this is happening and is going to be great. Mark your calendars!
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BetterBookTitles.com presents its very first FREE LIVE show at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 10/19/2011!
w/ Special Guests:
Adam Ross (Author of Mr. Peanut and Ladies and Gentlemen)
Kambri Crews (Author of Burn Down the Ground, a new memoir about growing up in Texas with a Dad who tried to kill her mom.)
Christian Finnegan (Husband of Kambri Crews. Comedian from “Are We There Yet?” on TBS and his own Comedy Central Special, Au Contraire)
Hosted by Dan Wilbur (Betterbooktitles.com, Onion News Network on IFC), the Better Book Club will feature stand-up, a panel discussion of this month’s book, and an audience Q&A.
Subjects up for discussion for Oct. 19th: the dark side of marriage, meta-fiction, eating disorders, Alfred Hitchcock, video game writing, and terrible vacations.
About this month’s book, Mr. Peanut (2010): David Pepin is caught with his hands in his wife’s mouth, force-feeding (or retrieving?) a lethal serving of peanuts she’s allergic to. The two detectives on the case? Real-life possible wife-murderer, Dr. Sam Sheppard and his partner Ward Hastroll, a re-envisioning of the murderer in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Listed in the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2010.
**Buy the book here and come prepared to join the discussion**
HOW TO PREPARE: You have over a month to read the book, however, like any good book club, you can get away with not reading anything and still enjoy the night’s discussion!
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St. New York, NY
Wednesday, October 19th @ 7:00 PM
Beer, coffee, and food available during the show!
For more info, contact Amanda: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-966-0466 ext. 1104
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is a nonprofit bookstore, cafe, and event space that raises money to fight AIDS and homelessness.
LOGO and Poster by Anya Garrett.