November 1, 5pm-6:30pm
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Buzzfeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald hosts a conversation with Bailey Prize winner/debut author Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing) and novelist Jenny Offill (Dept. of Speculation).
A Facebook RSVP is suggested, but not required.
November 3, 7pm
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the “comedian’s comedian.”
Short takes the reader on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live, and from memorable roles in such movies as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride to Broadway stardom in Fame Becomes Me and the Tony-winning Little Me.
But there is another side to Short’s life that he has long kept private. He lost his eldest brother and both parents by the time he turned twenty, and, more recently, he lost his wife of thirty years to cancer. In I Must Say, Short talks for the first time about the pain that these losses inflicted and the upbeat life philosophy that has kept him resilient and carried him through.
November 4, 7pm
Barnes & Noble 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028-2105
In Jamie Metzl’s new Sci-Fi thriller, reporter Rich Azadian is faced with designer drugs, murder, culture wars, genetic manipulation and political oppression. Read the book that is starting the national conversation about our future America.
November 7, 7pm-8pm
3rd floor Rare Book Room at the Strand store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street
Strand keeps the Halloween spirit going with a visit from world-renowned Vampire Chronicles author Anne Rice. Anne will present the latest installment in the series Prince Lestat, with a spooky chat and signing that’s sure to be a seasonal favorite for fans of horror. Anne will be joined by her son, New York Times-bestselling writer Christopher Rice – presenting his new novel The Vines, an original supernatural thriller set in the familiar gothic playground of his hometown New Orleans – in an exclusive chat on their work.
And though it’s not directly book related, the new developments in technology are something to keep an eye on!
Expand NY 2014: an Engadget Event
Nov 7: 1-5pm & Nov. 8: 10am-5pm
Javits Center, New York City
“Engadget Expand is an interactive experience designed from the ground up for technology fans. It’s a free, 10,000+ attendee event that gives tech enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hear from favorite tech innovators and science luminaries on stage, meet the Engadget editors face to face, and get their hands on some of the latest and greatest new devices on the show floor. Expand NY is held annually in the North Hall of Javits Center, Manhattan’s premier venue for large-scale events.”
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