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!
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)

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

President Obama Shops Indie…and chooses Riverhead!

"President Barack Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia, went on what has become an annual book shopping spree on Saturday, stopping at a bookstore to promote an event called Small Business Saturday.

The First Family, in casual dress, stopped traffic in Politics and Prose, a tiny locally-owned store in Northwest Washington. They took time to mingle with camera-phone wielding shoppers before heading to the checkout. They purchased about two dozen books, including “The Lowland,” by Jhumpa Lahiri, “The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: Other stories” by Carson McCullers, “Red Sparrow” by Jason Matthews, and "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini."