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.
“That ‘writers write’ is meant to be self-evident. People like to say it. I find it is hardly ever true. Writers drink. Writers rant. Writers phone. Writers sleep. I have met very few writers who write at all.”
—Renata Adler, Speedboat
Maris continues to be a perfect genius.
Pics from last night, courtesy of Jesse! A handsome crowd, if I do say so myself.
This was so much fun, y’all. Thanks to Jesse for capturing the magic!
"Tumblr is the right place for a visually based blog to really thrive, and it’s helped me find a community of book and TV junkies who want to follow and turn my posts into a bigger conversation."
Maris, we’re proud to be your junkies.
See y’all tonight!
This week at HWBC:
Join us tonight as rock writer Marc Spitz and novelist, essayist, and critic Chuck Klosterman discuss Spitz’s new book Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City in the 90s.
Tomorrow, come learn about what it means to be an American expat in Eastern Europe with Keeping Bedlam at Bay in the Prague Cafe with author M. Henderson Ellis and Arthur Phillips and jazz musician Karel Ruzicka.
Then on Wednesday join us for the Slaughterhouse 90210 4th Birthday Party! Hosted by Maris Kreizman and featuring readings from Jami Attenberg, Ron Currie Jr., and Emma Straub.
Thursday night the Moth StorySLAM! returns with the theme Busted. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Finally, on Friday, we are pleased to present with WORD I Would Die 4 U: A Prince Dance Party with Touré and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest! Tickets are $5 and available at the event page.
Beautiful photo of Jami advertising Wednesday night’s Slaughterhouse 90210 party.
Please RSVP here so my parents know how much cheese to buy.
Are you guys going to this next week? You really, really should. (Even though I do not look like this anymore.)
Come! Super excited for this.
“You can’t spend your whole life hoping people will ask you the right questions. You must learn to love and answer the questions they already ask.”
—Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House
Perfect/weird/convenient time thing for Slaughterhouse 90210’s fourth birthday party next Weds!
“I’ve always been a voracious reader and a TV addict and I never thought those passions had to be mutually exclusive, so creating the blog was a way to celebrate both. A big buzzword in the book world is discoverability—how people find the books they want to read—and I guess I wanted Slaughterhouse 90210 to be a brand new venue where I could promote the crap out of the books I love and maybe bring a new audience to my favorite writers.” (via Slaughterhouse 90210: Best Tumblr Evr | Brooklyn Abridged)
Join Maris, Emma Straub, Ron Currie Jr. and Jami Attenberg at the Slaughterhouse 90210 Fourth Anniversary Party on March 20! Info here.
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.)