Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

October 13, 2013

James Franco

While James Franco’s writing has spanned the poetic form, autobiography, essay, and short stories, October’s release of Actors Anonymous marks his debut as a novelist. Called “..Electrifying” by Amy Hempel and “provocatively honest” by Gary Shteyngart, Actors Anonymous is a powerful first novel modeled loosely on the twelve traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous; it explores in great scope the societal implications behind what happens when our public personas overtake our private ones. Join us in the Strand’s fifth floor loft for a special meet-and-greet to celebrate the release of Actors Anonymous.

  • James will ONLY be signing copies of Actors Anonymous. No other books or memorabilia, please.
  • There will be no posing for photos with James, though cameras are okay to have in the event space.
  • James will personalize books with guests’ names.
  • Please, no gifts.
  • Due to time constraints, one book per customer will be signed.

@ The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 8:00 p.m.

October 16, 2013

Christopher Rice

Join Christopher Rice as he introduces his new novel The Heavens Rise. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Anne Rice

Also join Anne Rice as she introduces her new novel in The Wolf Gift Chronicles, The Wolves of Midwinter. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is interviewed by NYC based author Beverly Gologorsky about his long career as a poet, author, and screenwriter, and the inspiration behind his character Roy, who has appeared in several of Gifford’s story collections. @ Barnes and Noble 150 East 86th Street, 7:00 p.m.

October 17, 2013

Edgar Allen Poe

Poet Robert Pinsky reads from select works of Edgar Allen Poe in conjunction with the Morgan Library’s Edgar Allen Poe: Terror of the Soul exhibit. @ Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Ave, 6:30 p.m.