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.
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.