Around Town | March 20th – 26th

Malay Sketches | Book Launch

When: March 22, 2018 @ 7pm
Where: Revolution Books, 437 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY, 10037

Malay Sketches is a collection of short stories written by Singaporean author and social critic Alfian Sa’at. Some of its stories include a “hijab-wearing schoolgirl who refuses to shake the president’s hand. The hantu tetek—a ghost who kills children by squeezing their heads between her breasts. A Malay doctor embarrassed by his Malay patient’s teen pregnancy. A sleeping boy on the bus who awakens a sudden feeling of tenderness in a lonely stranger.” Continue reading “Around Town | March 20th – 26th”

Around Town | March 6th – 12th

Kelly Barnhill | Dreadful Young Ladies

When: March 7, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue (at Fenimore), Brooklyn, NY, 11225

Kelly Barnhill is a World Fantasy Award and Newbery Medal winner. Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, she will be presenting her newest collection of short fiction, Dreadful Young Ladies (which include witches, pirates, evil stepmothers, and invisible girls). The stories in Dreadful Young Ladies “feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.” Barnhill will present and read from her new short story collection, followed by a signing and Q&A. Continue reading “Around Town | March 6th – 12th”

Around Town | Feb. 27th – March 5th

 Unbound Worlds & YPG | Sci-Fi & Fantasy Trivia Happy Hour

When: March 5, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Penguin Random House (2nd Floor), 1745 Broadway, New York, NY, 10019

Young to Publishing Group (YPG) and Unbound Worlds is coming together to host a “March-Madness inspired event” for all publishing industry professionals. YPG is an organization dedicated to helping junior publishing industry professionals. Unbound Worlds is a Penguin Random House site dedicated to sci-fi and fantasy literature.

At this event, you will have the opportunity to “kick off Cage Match 2018, Unbound Worlds’ annual original fiction bracket tournament, with a happy hour and sci-fi/fantasy trivia event.” You will get to test your knowledge of outer worlds, magical creatures, and more as you compete to win prizes. Plus, you will get to mingle with publishing colleagues while grabbing free drinks and snacks!

For more information and to RSVP for this free event, click here.

Continue reading “Around Town | Feb. 27th – March 5th”

Around Town | Feb. 13th – 19th

Irene Smalls | Storybook Reading: Ebony Sea

When: February 13, 2018 @ 6–7pm
Where: Whole Foods Market, 100 West 125th Street, New York, NY, 10027

To celebrate Black History Month, author Irene Smalls will be hosting a storybook reading of Ebony SeaEbony Sea is based on a true story in South Carolina where a group of African Igbos refused to be enslaved. It is “their account of Black Power, love of family, and love of country.” Continue reading “Around Town | Feb. 13th – 19th”

Around Town | Jan. 30th – Feb. 5th

Greenlight Bookstore | Morgan Jerkins

Image courtesy of Morgan Jerkins (Photo by: Sylvie Rosokoff)

When: January 30, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Morgan Jerkins is an author who is most notable for writing about feminism, racism, and pop culture. Her highly-anticipated debut collection of essays, This Will Be My Undoing, is being published and launched at Greenlight BookstoreContinue reading “Around Town | Jan. 30th – Feb. 5th”