Matt Kish, one of the kindest humans I’ve ever corresponded with, is donating four original illustrations from Heart of Darkness to be silent auctioned (silently auctioned?) at next Thursday’s Conversations on Practice event with Glenn Kurtz. The auction will benefit Housing Works. THANK YOU MATT, and everyone should come to the event it will be great!
"Just because you love a writer’s books doesn’t necessarily mean they would be great company. I’d love to meet Oscar Wilde, because they all say he was so much more wonderful in person than on the page. From reading the journals of Tennessee Williams, I’m almost positive that if Tennessee and I had ever met, we would have been friends. And if it was a dinner date? Albert Camus. That trench coat! That cigarette! I think my French is good enough. We’d have a great time." —Donna Tartt - By the Book - NYTimes.com
Man at Housing Works Bookstore on Crosby Street (that’s us!) — October 14, 2013 via Every Person in New York
Ladies tickets are SOLD OUT but we’re still in want of some fine literary lads for I Like Your Glasses: Literary Speed Dating, Hosted by CoverSpy. This is the third speed dating we’ve done and it’s so. much. fun. It’s very focused on books, so you’ll definitely have something to talk about and hopefully, at the very least, walk out with some book recommendations. Use the code “GATSBY" for $3 off your ticket.
Notes: This particular speed dating is designed for M4W and W4M, 21–39 years old. We have done a queer ladies event in the past and hope to do another, and we hope to also have events for different age ranges if the demand allows.
Poster design and illustration by Andrea Sparacio.
Join us for some literary speed dating? Pride Week’s coming up, you guys. Actually, you girls.
Registration is required at housingworksbookstore.org.
Our popular literary speed dating event is back with a special all-ladies pride week edition. Get tickets now, it sold out crazy early last time!
Coming in October 2013 from my fine publisher Tin House Books, a new edition of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness with 100 full color illustrations by me. Above is the final cover, and I couldn’t be more pleased. It captures everything I was trying to convey with my illustrations, and is just a brilliant piece of work. Many many thanks to Diane Chonette at Tin House for putting this together, and to Tin House in general for making this dream a reality.
GIMME. Love Matt Kish’s work, so excited about this.
New issue of Storychord, who you might remember from such events as Around the Campfire and their Birthday Party here, guest curated by Michael Barron, featuring Kelsey Ford, Jocelyn Spaar, and Single Ben.
Check it out, I love this project. Every two weeks an issue features a short story, paired up with an image (photograph, painting, etc.) and a song. Discover the next big thing. (via Storychord.com: ISSUE #60: Kelsey Ford, Jocelyn Spaar, Single Ben)
MOVING SALE! I am moving in March and I don’t own a couch. Or a dining room table. Or chairs. Or dishes. And I need to buy them. So I put a bunch of art, including the pieces above, up for sale in my Etsy shop. Take a look and see if there is anything you like.
Also, since I am done with Heart of Darkness now, I am available for commissions. Let me know if there is something you want me to draw for you.
I support all things Matt Kish. Get on this.
"The burning question, which Attenberg explores with patience and sensitivity, is why Edie has embarked on her self-destructive path. The answers themselves aren’t surprising: Edie married too early, felt ambivalent about parenthood, became disillusioned with her career. What’s remarkable is the unfailing emotional accuracy and specificity with which Attenberg renders Edie’s despair." (via ‘The Middlesteins,’ by Jami Attenberg - NYTimes.com)
I keep telling y’all to read this, so if you don’t believe me, believe the NYTBR at least. (GO JAMI!)