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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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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!
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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.
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.)
This week! Here it is; sorry this is later than usual, we were Occupying.
- Today is the last day of the Kid’s Book Sale! Come on in for 30% off and $1 paperbacks.
- Tomorrow 9/18, we’re kicking off a great fall Live From Home lineup with David Wax Museum. There are still tickets available, buy online or at the door. Doors at 7:30PM, show at 8PM. Check the band out on NPR’s Tiny Desk here.
- Thursday 9/20 is the Moth StorySLAM. Mind your manners (the night’s theme), and plan to be in line by 6PM or so for the 7PM show. $8 at the door.
- Sunday 9/23 is Gotham Writer’s Workshop on article writing with Ken Dery. Free! 11AM in the cafe.
Boom! A couple heads up: we close at 7PM on Wednesday and at 6PM on Friday for private events.
This week, we’ve got food, drinks, stories, and kid’s books:
- Tonight we’re celebrating the first-ever graphic novel cookbook for downtown vegetable heaven Dirt Candy with chef Amanda Cohen and her cohort. Free food from Dirt Candy, free drinks, and a dramatic reading of recipes. All the wins. Free, 7PM.
- Tomorrow is The Moth StorySLAM, theme “Unintended.” Plan to be in line by 6PM; $8 at the door.
- Wednesday at noon tickets on on sale for Live From Home with Milo Greene and Kat Edmonson, Wednesday, October 24.
- Thursday we’re celebrating Cole Stryker’s new book Hacking the Future with a panel on privacy and anonymity online. Free drinks and cheese!
- And today kicks off the weeklong Back to Books Kid’s Sale. We’ve got $1 paperbacks and it’s 30% off all kid’s books, from picture books to YA and everything in between. And don’t forget to bring your wee ones (ages 0 to 3) for Storytime and Singalong every Wednesday at 10:30 AM with Beth and Amy.
Hey y’all! I’m headed on vacation (at the MOBY DICK HOTEL no joke for part of it) this afternoon, so the Tumblr and such will be pretty quiet for the next two weeks. So I wanted to remind you about upcoming things here at Housing Works, because just because I’m not here doesn’t mean you can’t be.
- Wednesday, August 8, our favorite question and answer event, Ask Roulette, is back with Robert Krulwich, Dave Hill, Joe Garden, and Jenna Wortham. Free, 7PM.
- Friday, August 10, Happy Day happy hour is back all day on Friday! Drink buckets of beer from 10AM to 9PM. Crazy kids.
- Tuesday, August 14, The Moth StorySLAM will be telling stories “About Time.” Get there on time (which is usually by 6PM or so), Moth-ers line up early and this event always sells out. $8 at the door.
- And Friday, August 17, it’s another all-day Happy Day happy hour! We love you that much.
Of course, you can stop by all the time for great cold-brew coffee and discount books for a good cause. See you soon, we have a lot of exciting announcements about fall events in store. And I might not be able to resist posting photos from the Moby Dick Hotel, we’ll see.
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