This Week at HWBC:
The Moth is back tonight, this time with The Community Education Showcase. Hosted by Peter Aguero, Bob Browne, Justin Cole, Yvonne Honigsberg, Rachel McCormick, and Nikkita McPherson will be sharing stories from some of the workshops held from this past season.
Tomorrow join Katie Heaney (author of Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date, which we hosted the launch party for last week), Chiara Atik (author of Modern Dating: A Field Guide), Elna Baker (author of The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir), Erin Barker (contributor to The Moth), and Caitlin Brodnick (contributor to Glamour) in addition to Christina B. Bryza at Are You My Boyfriend?: A Playful Approach to Looking for Love, celebrating Christina’s picture book for grown-ups Are You My Boyfriend? No better way to prepare for Valentine’s Day than by laughing with these ladies!
On Wednesday, DISH is back with more food, drinks, and stories! Dinner and dessert are a surprise, so you’ll have to attend to find out what’s being served, and Allison Patel, the founder of Brenne Whisky, is conducting a tasting of her fine single-malt French whisky.
The great sharing of love stories continue on Thursday night with The OkCupid Show: Stories of Love, Sex, and the Internet. Chiara Atik is back again, along with Ryan Dodge (The Awl and Glamour), Jeffrey Joseph (Comedy Central), Josh Gondelman (Modern Seinfeld), and hosts Adam Jacobson and Michelle Markowitz.
Finally, on Saturday morning, The International Crime Book Group will be discussing David Downing’s Zoo Station with our very own mystery expert Merril Speck.
Oh! And if you haven’t bought your tickets to Love Bites: A Valentine’s Dinner Celebrating Classic Literary Lovers on 2/13 then what are you waiting for?!?
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All day TODAY everything in the store is 30% off! We’re open until 9PM so you’ve got plenty of time to make it in for some great stuff.
Tomorrow is Asymptote’s 3rd anniversary celebration. Eliot Weinberger (translator of Octavio Paz, Jorge Luis Borgers, and Bei Dao), Robyn Creswell (Poetry editor of The Paris Review), Idra Novey (translator of Clarice Lispector), Daniella Gitlin (translator of Rodolfo Walsh), and Jeffrey Yang (poet, editor, and translator of Liu Xiaobo) are coming together for a reading and panel discussion on translation to commemorate Asymptote's third anniversary!
On Wednesday, we’ll host a panel with Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) about how crowd-funding can contribute to social changes. Oliver Hurst-Hiller (DonorsChoose.org), Megan Kashner (Benevolent), Liezl Van Riper (Kiva), and Brandon Whitney (ioby) will be chatting with moderator Allison Fine of the Personal Democracy Forum at Tapping the Crowd to Solve Social Inequity: Crowd-Funding for Social Change.
Thursday night the store closes at 6PM because The Moth is back with StorySLAM: Boundaries. This event is $8 and always sells out, so be sure to arrive early!
Finally, Saturday at 11:30AM we’re hosting Then and Now: A History and Pop Culture Book Group - GULP. Host Brigid Harmon will be leading the group in discussing Mary Roach’s Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. See for yourself why The Washington Post calls Roach “America’s funniest science writer” and make new friends in the process!
Also, if you’re a man looking for love this Valentine’s Day, we still have men’s tickets available for I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating with CoverSpy on 2/12. Tickets are $15 and available here.
Finally, on 2/13, we’re hosting Love Bites: A Valentine’s Dinner Celebrating Classic Literary Lovers! The Works’ executive chef Emily Casey will be prepping a four-course meal inspired entirely by couples from your favorite classics. The ticket price is $160 for two guests and can be purchased here!
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!