Masha Gessen, Sarah Vowell AND Jon Ronson…together on the same stage? It’s almost too good to be true…but believe us: it’s happening!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 - 7:30 PM
826 NYC 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHAT SPECTACULAR
TOWN HALL NYC, 123 W. 43rd STREET
Celebrating ten years of one-on-one academic and writing mentorship, 826NYC’s Chat Spectacular will feature artists in conversation including:
*Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns interviewed by author Kurt Andersen
*Musician and journalist Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson interviewed by comedian John Oliver
*Russian author Masha Gessen interviewed by journalist Anand Giridharadas
*Actor Chris O’Dowd interviewed by author Jon Ronson
*Portlandia’s Fred Armisen interviews the audience
*Musical interlude by Robyn Hitchcock
One-on-one will be hosted by author Sarah Vowell and comedian Eugene Mirman
Tickets: $40, $50, and $250. $250 includes a backstage reception after the show and $100 tax-deductible donation!
Sponsored by Kikkerland Design, Hachette Book Group and The Brooklyn Brewery.
Benefit Commitee: Ryan Chapman, Jason Diamond, Charlotte Druckman, Katie Freeman, Maris Kreizman, Lisa Lucas, Paul Morris, Steph Opitz
Urban Outfitters speaks with Jaime Hernandez about the illustrated THIS HIS HOW YOU LOSE HER for their blog.
Jaime Hernandez, an illustrator from Los Angeles, is best known for his comic book series Love and Rockets. The series, which Hernandez writes and illustrates with his brothers Gilbert and Mario, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and continues to be a mainstay in the alternative comic movement. Last fall Hernandez teamed up with Riverhead Books to illustrate Junot Diaz’s book This Is How You Lose Her, a heartbreaking and tender collection of stories from Diaz that celebrates and laments his character Yunior’s relationships with the women in his life. We were lucky enough to talk to Hernandez from his home in Los Angeles about illustrating and writing female characters.
MEET HELEN OYEYEMI!
“We’re so excited that Helen Oyeyemi will be coming to the U.S. to promote her forthcoming novel BOY, SNOW, BIRD! Check the below list of events to see if she’s coming to your city.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 – SOUTH HADLEY, MA
THE ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP - 7:00 PM
Location on Mount Holyoke Campus – location TK
Tel: 413-534-7307 or 800-540-7307
THURSDAY, MARCH 6 – PHILADELPHIA
FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA - 7:30 PM
With Okey Ndibe, author of Foreign Gods, Inc.
Montgomery Auditorium at the Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, 19103
FRIDAY, MARCH 7 – NEW YORK
COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE - 7:00 PM
In Conversation with Maud Newton
143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
SATURDAY, MARCH 8 – BOSTON
BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH - 7:00 PM
279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 – SEATTLE
ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY - 7:00 PM
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
THURSDAY, MARCH 13 – PORTLAND
POWELL’S - 7:30 PM
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
FRIDAY, MARCH 14 – SAN FRANCISCO
BOOKSMITH - 7:30 PM
1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
SATURDAY, MARCH 15 – SAN FRANCISCO
BOOK PASSAGE - 1:00 PM
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
"In this memoir, Schaap accomplishes the difficult feat of compiling the train cars and dive bars of her life and weaving them into something that pokes at the reader’s every emotional button. A fascinating person with writing chops to match, Drinking With Men will have you raising a glass to its incomparable author and the great bar-stool stories she tells.”
All it takes is one great teacher. For me, growing up, it was Miss Florence Gilliam Birdwell. Reading Michael Sokolove’s DRAMA HIGH and learning about Lou Volpe, at Harry S. Truman High School, made me re-live remembering how much I wanted to be a part of the performing arts community. This is a wonderful book, drama and all. After all, the stakes are high, right? I was riveted beginning to end and highly recommend this unique book. It’s so real. As Stephen Sondheim says, "Art isn’t easy …" — Broadway Legend Kristin Chenoweth is a huge fan of Michael Sokolove’s DRAMA HIGH!
A Literary Partnership Riverhead Books has teamed up with MakerBot to create a limited-edition 3D printed slipcover for award-winning novelist Chang-rae Lee’s upcoming novel, On Such a Full Sea. It’s due to be released on January 7th, 2014. Helen Yentus and members of the MakerBot team designed the slipcover, and 200 of them will be made with the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Each will include a copy of the book signed by Lee. (via Blog)
"In his uplifting Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of TheaterNew York Times Magazine writer Michael Sokolove goes back to his suburban high school to profile the best teacher he had - the indomitable Lou Volpe, who for 40 years ran such a demanding and provocative theater program that the school was routinely selected to test-run adaptations of Broadway shows looking to break into the high school market (“Spring Awakening"; "Rent"). It would at first seem like “Drama High” will hew to a "Glee"-like narrative, but Sokolove (disclosure: a friend of mine) surprisingly and tenderly peels back the essence and commitment of the high school theater experience. He also charts Volpe’s slow not-quite-coming-out process and, at one point, brings up a central heartbreak: How the most eager (and probably gay) boys in drama club are never as desirable to the director as the idea of the jock who forsakes varsity athletics to audition for the leading-man role." - Hank Stuever, author of Tinsel: A Search for America’s Christmas Present