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Posts tagged This Week at HWBC

This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:

(It’s a big one.)

Monday! theleagueofassistanteditors presents Dealmakers! It’s like speed-dating for book people. (But highly professional.)

Tuesday! We join forces with wordbookstores to celebrate The Rise of Aurora West with author Paul Pope and editor/critic Jill Steinhauer. Free. More details here.

Wednesday! Our monthly series on food and food writing, DISH, returns. This time around we have gin, soda jerks, and jam. 

Thursday! vol1brooklyn gives us 3-minute stories by a wide variety of readers on a rich and fruitful topic: suburbia. 

Friday! We honestly can’t wait to host Chloe Caldwell (and her super-cool friends) and launch her new novella, Women

Saturday-Sunday! Our monthly 30% off sale. Get yourself something to relax; you’ve had a long week.

This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:

Lev Grossman, Lauren Beukes, and Jeff VanderMeer discuss the weirder side of writing at We’re All Mad Here, presented by WORD. Monday. 7pm. Free.

Celebrate Perennial’s authors, modern and classic, with us on Tuesday! The Harper Perennial Publishers 50th Anniversary Celebration will feature panel discussion by Roxane Gay, Simon Van Booy, Marcy Dermansky, Kate Zambreno, and Darragh McKeon. Moderated by Ben Greenman. Free!

Relax with beer and popcorn and get subversive at a screening of The Outsiders to mark Banned Books Week. Also free!

Peek inside the minds of strangers at Ask Roulette, hosted by Jody Avirgan and featuring David Rees, Maeve Higgins, and Dave Hill. Thursday. $8.

And now for something completely different … the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the bookstore on Sunday, 11am. (Freeeeeeeeee.)

This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:

Try something new at Monday’s Comedy Notebook, hosted by Rob Paravonian. Established comedians test their new material on you, the audience. Mwahaha.

We’re exploring the great Midwest and its rich lit culture with curbsidesplendor and vol1brooklyn at In the Middle of Everything. ​Readings by Jason Diamond, Dmitry Samarov, Megan Stielstra, Erika Wurth, and D.Foy! 

Your worst e-mail nightmares will come true (for other people) at Shit Rough E-mails with Paul Laudiero and Friends. We promise this event will be highly therapeutic.

Storytellers will throw down Thursday’s The Moth StorySLAM. The topic? Rivalry. OoooOOOOoooh.

We’re hosting a pair of book club meetings this weekend! Fans of Billy Pilgrim assemble for Saturday’s Kurt Vonnegut Book Club. The selection is Slaughterhouse-Five. On Sunday Face-to-Face, our book club for readers aged 8-12, will meet to discuss Jerry Spinelli’s Maniac Magee

One more note: We’re holding a second monthly sale day! The bookstore was unexpectedly closed for much of last Saturday, but we still want to offer you blazing hot deals on books, music, and MORE. Visit us on Saturday, September 13, for Monthly Sale: Pt 2

This week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe:

Arrive early for Tuesday evening’s The Moth StorySLAM, this time themed around do-overs, and you won’t need one yourself.

Lifeguard’s on duty for Ocean of Poets, featuring poets Betsy Andrews, Niki Koulouris, and Jen Coleman. The mystery, the majesty: the sea! This one’s free, just as a natural wonder should be.

Author Ed Lin and Soho Press Associate Publisher Juliet Grames will visit the bookstore for our International Crime Book Group Saturday. This month’s meeting takes us to Taipei City, Taiwan, for suspense, adventure, and betel nuts.

This Week at HWBC:

Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein will be here tonight for the launch of their new book MAD WORLD: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs that Defined the 1980s. Vince Clarke of Erasure, Depeche Mode, and Yaz will be DJing all night.

Tomorrow The League of Assistant Editors will be back for more speed-networking. The event is sold out, but you can add yourself to the waitlist if you’re an adult who works on kids and YA books!

The Moth is coming back this week too, with StorySLAM: Leftovers on Thursday. As always, arrive early since the event always sells out.

Also, don’t forget to buy a ticket for our Sharon Corr concert on 5/5!

This week at HWBC:

Today join us for the launch of the latest issue of Slice. We’ll celebrate with an Exquisite Corpse reading from the magazine’s contributors, including Emily Bass, Scott Cheshire, Mai Nardone, Jon Reiner, and Justin Taylor. Also: Free Sixpoint!

Tomorrow Tumblr, Abrams Books, and the Academy of American Poets team up to bring National Poetry month to a close with Poetry Bomb, featuring readings from authors and a selection of Tumblr poets. Free drinks while they last!

Wednesday DISH returns to Housing Works after great success with the Russ & Daughters portion of Downtown Literary Festival. This time around, the duo has curated a four-course literary feast including mixologist Max Messier, food blogger Sydney Kramer, RELISH author/illustrator Lucy Knisley, and food stylist Janine Kalesis.

Thursday Jody Avirgan’s Ask Roulette podcast returns to Housing Works to get people to ask and answer personal questions and engage the audience in an experience unlike any other. Special guests are Chris Gethard, Starlee Kine, and Caissie St.Onge.

On Friday, Two Boots presents Americana Jamboree. This time the happy-hour music lineup includes Jus Post Bellum, ROCKDOVE, and as always Odetta Hartman and Her Heroes.

Saturday and Sunday, enjoy 30% off everything for our monthly sale because it is somehow already May!

This Week at HWBC:
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:

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’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. 

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.

This week at HWBC

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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