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

Thank you to all who joined us last night at the stunning Silver Lining to toast the lovely Emma Straub and her forthcoming novel LAURA LAMONT’S LIFE IN PICTURES. 

Above, snapshots from the party: The fabulous jacket alongside custom “Laura Lamot” cocktails - a glamorously deadly mix of gin, champagne & lemon and party co-hosts Vanity Fair’s Elissa Schappell and Riverhead Books editor Megan Lynch raise a glass to Emma who far and away won  Best Dressed in her incredible old Hollywood-style gown. 

Hey NYC Tumblrs! Come celebrate the launch of Nick Dybek’s amazing debut novel with a kickoff party at Brooklyn’s Power House arena. Details below, stolen straight from the Powerhouse Newsletter, see you there! 

The powerHouse Arena invites you to the book launch party for:
When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man
by Nick Dybek
featuring the author in conversation with
Rachel Syme
Thursday, April 12, 7–9 pmDrinks will be servedThe powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, BrooklynFor more information, please call 718.666.3049 rsvp: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com
Nick Dybek's debut novel has already garnered praise from Jaimy Gordon and Daniel Alarcón. Rachel Syme joins him to discuss this nautical coming-of-age thriller.
About When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man:
Every fall, the men of Loyalty Island sail from the Olympic Peninsula up to the Bering Sea to spend the winter catching king crab. Their dangerous occupation keeps food on the table but constantly threatens to leave empty seats around it.
To Cal, Alaska remains as mythical and mysterious as Treasure Island, and the stories his father returns with are as mesmerizing as those he once invented about Captain Flint before he turned pirate. But while Cal is too young to accompany his father, he is old enough to know that everything depends on the fate of those few boats thousands of miles to the north. He is also old enough to feel the tension between his parents over whether he will follow in his father’s footsteps. And old enough to wonder about his mother’s relationship with John Gaunt, owner of the fleet.
Then Gaunt dies suddenly, leaving the business in the hands of his son, who seems intent on selling away the fishermen’s livelihood. Soon Cal stumbles on evidence that his father may have taken extreme measures to salvage their way of life. As winter comes on, his suspicions deepening and his moral compass shattered, he is forced to make a terrible choice.

About Nick Dybek:
Nick Dybek is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Short Fiction, and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where he won a Maytag Fellowship and a Michener-Copernicus Award. He’s taught writing at a variety of institutions, including Augustana College, Western Washington University, the Center for Talented Youth, and the Bolivar County Correctional Facility. This is his first novel.
About Rachel Syme:
Rachel Syme is the former books editor for National Public Radio, and a current contributor to NPR and TIME. She is at work on a new biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood years for Random House.

Hey NYC Tumblrs! Come celebrate the launch of Nick Dybek’s amazing debut novel with a kickoff party at Brooklyn’s Power House arena. Details below, stolen straight from the Powerhouse Newsletter, see you there! 


The powerHouse Arena invites you to the book launch party for:

When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man

by Nick Dybek

featuring the author in conversation with

Rachel Syme

Thursday, April 12, 7–9 pm
Drinks will be served

The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049 
rsvp: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com

Nick Dybek's debut novel has already garnered praise from Jaimy Gordon and Daniel Alarcón. Rachel Syme joins him to discuss this nautical coming-of-age thriller.

About When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man:

Every fall, the men of Loyalty Island sail from the Olympic Peninsula up to the Bering Sea to spend the winter catching king crab. Their dangerous occupation keeps food on the table but constantly threatens to leave empty seats around it.

To Cal, Alaska remains as mythical and mysterious as Treasure Island, and the stories his father returns with are as mesmerizing as those he once invented about Captain Flint before he turned pirate. But while Cal is too young to accompany his father, he is old enough to know that everything depends on the fate of those few boats thousands of miles to the north. He is also old enough to feel the tension between his parents over whether he will follow in his father’s footsteps. And old enough to wonder about his mother’s relationship with John Gaunt, owner of the fleet.

Then Gaunt dies suddenly, leaving the business in the hands of his son, who seems intent on selling away the fishermen’s livelihood. Soon Cal stumbles on evidence that his father may have taken extreme measures to salvage their way of life. As winter comes on, his suspicions deepening and his moral compass shattered, he is forced to make a terrible choice.

About Nick Dybek:

Nick Dybek is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Short Fiction, and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where he won a Maytag Fellowship and a Michener-Copernicus Award. He’s taught writing at a variety of institutions, including Augustana College, Western Washington University, the Center for Talented Youth, and the Bolivar County Correctional Facility. This is his first novel.

About Rachel Syme:

Rachel Syme is the former books editor for National Public Radio, and a current contributor to NPR and TIME. She is at work on a new biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood years for Random House.