HWBC Weekly Roundup
Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, and more on likability in novels.
John Green’s Butler University commencement speech.
Ten William S. Burroughs quotes about cats.
Why Mrs. Dalloway Still Matters 88 years later.
Are oral histories a good way to write about music?
To listen to:
New Dodos song!
[image via HWBC photo archives, 1999]
Tonight’s Splitsider panel is my last event as Housing Works events intern. I’ve loved working here, enough that I am staying on as freelance podcast producer (yay!) and probably someone who just hangs out at bookstore events lots. If that’s not enough remember you can find me on Tumblr/Twitter/etc.
Miss y’all already,
How much fun was last night’s show? Thank you to Amy Poehler, and everyone who called in looking for an insight into their futures.
Excited to watch the episode once it’s online but in the meantime, come see Chris Gethard on a panel with Julie Klausner and Splitsider editor Adam Frucci tonight at 7, won’t you?
This Week at HWBC:
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!
HWBC Weekly Roundup
[image by Beowulf Sheehan - an event with Anne Carson, Gary Shteyngart, and Laurie Anderson via HWBC archives]
Behold THE INFINITE CORPSE, a jam comic started in secret over a year ago by Aaron Renier, Nate Beaty and the other cartoonists of Chicago’s comics collective Trubble Club. Based on a combination of Raw’s Narrative Corpse project and Scott McCloud’s idea of the “infinite canvas,” it’s a kind of exquisite corpse comic focused around the skeleton Corpsey. There are already 200+ cartoonists who’ve participated (Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Pen Ward, Carol Tyler, Ivan Brunetti, Lilli Carré etc etc etc) and now it is open to everyone. So go, read! Contribute! Be a part of this ground-breaking new project!
I’m in this! I was a founding member of Trubble Club, and it’s awesome to see all it has wrought.
Wowowow this looks so good, excited to read more!
"Young people consume entertainment in a way that is different from even 10 years ago. They’re used to comments. They’re used to shaping things that are subpar. For me, I’d love to do something that’s highly interactive. I have a vision of a late night show that puts Internet and TV together, whereas now they’re so often in competition. I’d love to do a live show because I feel, especially with the Internet, giving feedback becomes important."
Esquire interviewed some of the people they’d like to see take over Late Night from Jimmy Fallon, including Chris Gethard and Julie Klausner, a cool 2/3 of our Laugh Track event with Splitsider May 16th. Also Gethard’s answer pretty much sums up the event’s theme of unconventional comedy careers in the Internet age.
This week at HWBC:
Wednesday we’re excited to present SHARP: A Discussion of Women & Criticism, featuring a stellar lineup of female critics including Kate Bolick (The Atlantic), Ruth Franklin (The New Republic), Laura Miller (Salon), Miriam Markowitz (The Nation), Michelle Orange (The Rumpus), Parul Sehgal (New York Times Book Review) and moderator Michelle Dean (The Awl).
Thursday night, Tumblr presents a book launch for Adulting, Kelly Williams Brown’s guide to becoming a grown-up, with readings from the author and some more of the Internet’s funniest writers.
Friday, stop by for the Slush Pile, our weekly happy hour featuring specials on beer, wine, and grilled cheese!
This Friday through next Friday (May 17th), enjoy 30% off all art and design books! Spread the word.
Join the International Crime Book Group Saturday morning for discussion of Peter Lovesey’s The Last Detective.
Sunday morning Gotham Writers Workshop presents a free memoir writing class taught by Melissa Petro.
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