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 HitchcockOne-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

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.

Read more: http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/blog/fine_print_jaime_hernandez

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.

Read more: http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com/blog/fine_print_jaime_hernandez

MEET HELEN OYEYEMI!

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“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

Tel: 215-567-4341

FRIDAY, MARCH 7 – NEW YORK

COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE - 7:00 PM

In Conversation with Maud Newton

143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tel: 718-783-3075

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 – BOSTON

BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH - 7:00 PM

279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

Tel: 617-566-6660

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 – SEATTLE

ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY - 7:00 PM                     

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Tel: 206-624-6600

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 13 – PORTLAND

POWELL’S - 7:30 PM            

3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Tel: 503-228-4651

FRIDAY, MARCH 14 – SAN FRANCISCO

BOOKSMITH - 7:30 PM                   

1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA

Tel: 415-863-8688

SATURDAY, MARCH 15 – SAN FRANCISCO

BOOK PASSAGE - 1:00 PM  

51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tel: 415-927-0960

"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.”

(via The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 – Flavorwire)

"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.”

(via The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 – Flavorwire)

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!