Join us tonight for a night of storytelling to benefit the participants of Housing Works Braking AIDS Ride, a three-day, 285-mile ride from Boston to New York. All proceeds go towards providing housing, health care services, and advocacy on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. Hosted by The Moth's Peter Aguero. Suggested donation $8. Featuring:
- Erin Barker (Moth GrandSLAM champion)
- Micaela Blei (Moth GrandSLAM champion)
- Jo Firestone (Punderdome 3000)
- Amy Virginia Buchanan (Spring Street Social Society)
- Eliot Glazer (UCB Theatre)
It’s a big week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe!
- Tonight, join us for An Evening of Big Feminist BUTs with Gabrielle Bell, Josh Neufeld, Heidi MacDonald and More to celebrate the Kickstarter-funded The Big Feminist BUT: Comics About Women, Men and the IFs ANDs & BUTs of Feminism.
- Tomorrow we welcome The Moth StorySLAM for a show on “Summer Love.” You’ll want to line up by 6pm for 7pm doors; it always sells out! $8 at the door.
- Wednesday DISH is back with a great line up: Tim Federle reads from his hilarious literary cocktail book, Tequila Mockingbird; Holly Howard discusses the ins and out of the food-based business world; Jennifer Perillo in conversation with Sarah DeHeer of the Food Network, about her debut cookbook Jennie’s Homemade with Love; and Fany Gerson, AKA “La Newyorkina”, chats about life as one of NYC’s favorite street food vendors and shares tips from My Sweet Mexico and Paletas. There will be drinks and snacks!
- And Thursday we are so excited to celebrate the reissue of Chocolates for Breakfast with Emma Straub (will she give birth in the bookstore? come find out!), the author’s son Kevin Kanarek, and short readings from Megan Abbott, Elisa Albert, Lauren Cerand, Alexander Chee, Stephanie LaCava, and Rachel Syme.
- Friday it’s Happy Day Happy Hour!
- And Saturday Merrill’s International Crime Book Group will meet to discuss Melville Crime’s A Very Profitable War at 11:30am.
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Then on Wednesday come help launch Laura Lee Gulledge’s new graphic novel Will & Whit, with a reading, music, video shorts, and door prizes.
Thursday, Splitsider presents Laugh Track: Unconventional Comedy Careers in the Internet Age, a panel with comedians Julie Klausner, Chris Gethard, and Dave Hill hosted by Splitsider founding editor Adam Frucci.
Friday the Moth StorySLAM returns to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, this time with the theme Envy. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Finally, our 30% off sale on art & design books continues through Friday!
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Thank you to everyone who came out to Downtown Literary Festival at Housing Works and McNally Jackson yesterday! We had a great turnout and a lot of lovely events. Stay tuned for a podcast with some of the highlights later this week!
As we unwind from #DLF, here’s a look at what’s going on this week:
Tonight, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC and Housing Works present the 13 Theatre Troupe in The Just-Us System. Join the troupe for a theatrical brainstorming on the topics of criminal justice, domestic abuse, and more.
Tomorrow come see Love and Rockets' Gilbert Hernandez launch his new Drawn & Quarterly semi-autobiographical graphic novel Marble Season.
Then on Thursday The Moth StorySLAM returns to Housing Works, this time with the theme “Mystery.”
Finally, come hang out Friday with some drink specials and good books for our weekly happy hour The Slush Pile.
This week at HWBC: Events every night (/day) !
Tomorrow we host The Moth StorySLAM with the theme of Kitchen. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Wednesday we have a free launch party for issue five of The Coffin Factory with readings from contributors Joshua Cohen and Kathleen Alcott.
Friday stop by for The Slush Pile, our weekly happy hour with drink and sandwich specials for you to finish your Friday reads to.
Join us Saturday morning for a meeting of The International Crime Book Group as they discuss Leighton Gage’s Blood of the Wicked, a Mario Silva investigation set in Brazil.
Sunday we are very pleased to present with our neighbor McNally Jackson the first ever Downtown Literary Festival! Very cool things happening all day and into the night; find the full DLF lineup here.
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Tuesday, join The Moth for an evening of storytelling to benefit Ed Gavagan and the Artisans of the Greenwich St Studio, whose space was destroyed in a fire a few weeks ago. Tickets are $20 at the door or a suggested $50 donation for reserved seating.
Wednesday, we have Women of Letters: To the Person I Misjudged. Seven outstanding females — including The Hairpin’s Edith Zimmerman and MakeLoveNotPorn’s Cindy Gallop — read letters as part of this literary salon.
Then on Thursday, Vol 1 Brooklyn and Two Dollar Radio present T.G.I.S. (Thank God it’s Spring) with readings from Barbara Browning, Scott McClanahan, Karolina Waclawiak, and D Foy.
On Friday we finish off the week as per usual with The Slush Pile happy hour from 4-8pm.
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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.
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Tonight we have the release party for Sam Pink’s novel Rontel, co-hosted by Electric Literature and Lazy Fascist Press. Readings from Sam Pink, Scott McClanahan, Spencer Masden, and more!
Wednesday, The Moth StorySLAM returns to the bookstore with the theme “Stranded.”
Then on Thursday, WNYC’s Jody Avirgan returns with his podcast Ask Roulette. This episode’s guests are NPR’s Mike Pesca, Jimmy Fallon writer Albertina Rizzo, and Choire Sicha of The Awl!
Friday we have the Slush Pile! Stop by our weekly happy hour for games, drinks, grilled cheese, and #fridayreads.
Finally on Saturday join screenwriter Paul Zimmerman for a free character development class with Gotham Writers’ Workshop!
"Imagine a world where books self-destruct immediately after reading, and re-appear a little different each time. This is the world of storytelling. Each story is a one-time event. Not because of how you tell it, but because of who you tell it to. If no one listens, the story does not exist. Not in a ”If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” philosophical way. It really does not exist. Similar to a conversation that never happened when it was between you and yourself. This is storytelling’s Achilles heel."
We’re gonna have stories gettin’ told here at the bookstore tomorrow when the Moth stops by for the second week in a row!
This Week at HWBC
Wednesday stop by as Spring St. Social Society presents Camp Cabaret, a night of stories, music, vaudeville, and comédie acrobatique. The event is curated by Patrick Janelle and our lovely cafe manager Amy Virginia Buchanan. Jo Firestone is hosting.
Then on Thursday night The Moth returns for the second week in a row, this time for stories on the subject of Patterns.
Friday is our weekly Slush Pile happy hour which is as always the best time to drink and eat sandwiches while catching up on your Friday Reads.
Finally, Saturday morning join the International Crime Book Group as it returns to discus Cara Black’s Parisian mystery Murder in the Marais. Last time the snow storm cut down on attendance so be sure to visit this time if you missed it or come again to continue the discussion.