Pen Parentis | Heroes & Superheroes
When: April 10, 2018 @ 7–9:30pm
Where: The Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall Street, New York, NY
Pen Parentis Literary Salons “break the stereotype of parent-author by presenting the vast diversity of creative writing by authors who happen to also be parents.” However, you don’t have to be a parent or writer to enjoy its events, including this evening filled with questions about heroes and superheroes. Authors Lex Williford, Andrea Lawlor, and Donna Levin will read their own works, while also answering these questions: What is a superhero? When does a bigger-than-life character become hard to believe? How can you take a fresh look at a trope? Continue reading “Around Town | April 10th – 16th”
An Evening with Akashic Books and Feminist Press
When: April 5, 2018 @ 7–9pm
Where: Red Room at KGB Bar, 85 E 4th Street3rd Floor, New York , NY 10003
The New York Writers Workshop is hosting a reading by four authors from two independent publishers–Akashic Books and Feminist Press. From Akaschic Books, the readers will be: Adam Smyer, author of Knucklehead; and Lauren Stahl, author of The Devil’s Song. From Feminist Press, the readers will be: YZ Chin, author of Though I Get Home; and T Kira Madden, author of the Go Home! anthology. Come out and support these authors while having some drinks and mingling with fellow book lovers. Continue reading “Around Town | April 3rd – 10th”
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”
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”
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”