Spotlight on DLF Events - Slaughterhouse 90210: Downtown Edition
3:30pm @ HWBC: Join Maris Kreizman of TV & lit tumblr Slaughterhouse 90210 for an NYC-themed slide presentation followed by authors Carlene Bauer, Austin Ratner, Jason Diamond, and Jessica Soffer talking about their favorite New York-based TV shows.
To celebrate the re-release of two books by iconic British author Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim and The Old Devils, New York Review of Books Classics and Vol. 1 Brooklyn hosted an evening at Housing Works dedicated to his life and work.
Rosie Schaap (New York Times Magazine “Drink” writer and author of the forthcoming book “Drinking With Men”), Parul Sehgal (Editor at the New York Times Book Review) and Maud Newton (Writer and critic) shared their thoughts on Mr. Amis. Brooklyn Gin kindly served gin and tonics.
Last night! It was great.
Jason Diamond, Thursday’s The Greatest 3-Minute Punk Stories Ever Part 2 host, on Chicagoland’s influence on F. Scott Fitzgerald, and culprits for the “real” Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker. (via Paris Review – Where Daisy Buchanan Lived, Jason Diamond)
"I wish I had some good stories that were like, “There was this one time that Jami Attenberg trashed the dressing room because we didn’t have a bowl full of all red Skittles,” or something like that, but I’m honestly too much of a nervous wreck during the events to notice anything going on."
- Today: Last day of Artopia!
- Tuesday, March 20, 7PM, Free
Slaughterhouse 90210 Third Anniversary Party
Celebrate everyone’s favorite books and TV blog, Slaughterhouse 90210, with readings from Alexander Chee (Edinburgh), Elisa Albert (The Book of Dahlia), Miles Klee (Ivyland), Dave Hill, and Rachel Syme. Sponsored by Tumblr: the first 100 drinks are free! Plus a contest! RSVP to this event on Facebook »
- Wednesday, March 21, 7PM, Free
The New Yiderati: Redefining the Jewish Experience in Literature
Michelle Haimoff (These Days Are Ours), Sharon Pomerantz (Rich Boy), Joanna Smith Rakoff (A Fortunate Age), Adam Wilson (Flatscreen), and Jeffery Oliver (Failure to Thrive), with moderator Jason Diamond (Flavorpill, Vol 1 Brooklyn). Sponsored by the Jewish Book Council and Vol 1. Brooklyn.
- Thursday, March 22, 7PM, $8 cover
The Moth StorySLAM: Kiss of Death
10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. $8 at the door. This event always sells out. Limited seating. Please arrive early.
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