Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

Guerilla Lit SeriesThursday, October 20 at 7:30 pm

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
Btwn Rivington & Delancey
New York, NY 10002

This series has hosted readings by emerging & established authors since 2007. Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope). Curated by Lee Matthew Goldberg, Camellia Phillips, and Marco Rafalá. Hosted by Camellia Phillips.

Featuring:

umansky_color_1-300x200Leah Umansky, the author of the dystopian-themed Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016), the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream, voted one of The Top 10 Chapbooks To Read Now in 2014 by Time Out New York, (Kattywompus Press, 2014) and the full length collection, Domestic Uncertainties, (BlazeVOX, 2013). She is a graduate of the MFA Program in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and a graduate of the MA in English Education – Secondary Education from CUNY- Hunter College.

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, the author of three Courtney mauknovels: The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things, Orion’s Daughters, and Spark. She has an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and young son.

julia phillipsJulia Phillips who writes about Russia. Her fiction has been published in The Antioch Review, The Rumpus, and The Toast, while her nonfiction has been in BuzzFeed, Jezebel, The Moscow Times, and The Cut. She’s a Fulbright recipient in creative writing.

Estimated run time is 50 minutes. Admission is Free. Reserve your seat here!

Greenlight 7th Anniversary Celebration!

greenlight bookstoreSaturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

On October 16, 2009, Greenlight Bookstore sold its first book. On October 24, they held the bookstore’s launch party. And look at them now: they’re getting ready to open a second location! They’re celebrating their seventh year in Fort Greene with their annual birthday event, where they will say thanks to everyone whose support keeps the business growing by offering 20% off in the bookstore all day on Saturday and Sunday! Join Greenlight for a festive birthday weekend featuring decorations, giveaways and other surprises, and news about the new store.

On top of the in store discount, they’re celebrating customers with a chance to win a free 6-month subscription to the First Editions Club!

Admission is free. Learn more about how to enter for the free subscription and get more infomation on the event on Greenlight’s Facebook event page.

Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan with Kevin Baker: America the Ingenious

America the ingenious Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway and 12th Street
New York, NY

Author Kevin Baker will take you on an interactive tour of Lower Manhattan which will feature several of the most extraordinary inventions in America the Ingenious, and provide a fascinating look at New York history. You will visit the site where the entire federal government used to be housed in a single, three-storey building; pay your respects at Alexander Hamilton’s grave, go inside what was the tallest (and most beautiful) skyscraper in the world for twenty years, check out where all the news was made fit to print, go down to the waterfront, view the damage caused by the worst terrorist attack in the United States before 9/11, learn how the Brooklyn Bridge almost became a catastrophe, and witness the greatest piece of graft in the city’s history.

$29.95 for a copy grants admission. Purchase ticket here!

BENNINGTON WRITERS – NONFICTION
Monday, October 24 at 6 pm
The Cornelia Street CaféMiranda Kennedy
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014
Please join Miranda Kennedy, and three talented writers, Naomi Wax, Frances Greathead, and Rebecca Caum. Miranda Kennedy is the author of the book Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India, a reported memoir that looks at the lives of women in a changing India. She is the Senior Editor of NPR’s Morning Edition in Washington DC, and is working on a second memoir about religious belief. kennedy also holds writing workshops for graduate students at American University, and teaches long-form journalism to undergraduates at the University of Maryland.

$10 admission fee, includes drinks.

To place a reservation please call: (212) 989-9319
The Moth StorySLAM: Music

The mothThursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm

Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. This event always sells out. Tickets are on sale 1 week before the show at 3PM EDT. If this event is sold out make sure to catch future StorySLAMs at The Moth’s events page.

Please note – new Moth StorySLAM ticketing policy as of Fall 2016:

  • ALL NYC StorySLAM tickets are available for online, pre-event purchase. Tickets go live 1 week before the show at 3pm EDT, unless otherwise noted.
  • Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In addition to online sales, a limited number of tickets to this SLAM will be sold at the door – first come, first-served!
  • Please plan to arrive early and join the line outside the bookstore, south toward Prince Street.
  • This event always sells out. Standing in line does not guarantee entry. We do our absolute best to monitor the line and let people know if they might be past our capacity.
  • Housing Works does not sell any pre-sale tickets to this event.

$10 at the door ONLY (+credit card fee).

Book Launch: Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz with illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl

rad women

Friday, October 14 at
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE
28 Adams St.
Brooklyn , NY 11201

Come join us for the book launch of Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz with illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl, the exciting new book celebrating the lives of extraordinary and radical women from around the world.

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world.

In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women’s history.

Admission is free. RSVP is preferred. RSVP by filling out the booking form on this page or sending an email to  RSVP@powerHouseArena.com.

Greenwich Village Rock & Folk Music Walking Tour & Book Launch

GreenwichSaturday, October 15 at 4:00 pm

Washington Square Arch
Washington Square Park
New York, NY 10011

Through a partnership with the City Blocks Culture Collective, a FREE presentation of their  Greenwich Village Walking Folk & Rock MusicTour and launch of their BLOCKS NYC Greenwich Village Coloring Book, will be available, which celebrates the music, history and architecture of Greenwich Village.
Join a FREE walking tour to celebrate and learn about the rich musical history of Greenwich Village and visit the places of its 60’s & 70’s folk rock scene, see where legends such as Bob Dylan, the Ramones and Led Zeppelin lived and performed. Tours are led by Bob Egan of Pop Spots NYC.
After the walking tour join the FREE official launch party of the BLOCKS NYC Greenwich Village Coloring Book and meet the founder of the City Blocks Culture Collective and creator of the coloring book, Rafi Ghanaghounian in the spectacular surroundings of the Lomography Gallery store where complimentary drinks and light snacks will be served. There will be opportunity to win one of three limited edition books signed by the books illustrator, David Setrakian.
The BLOCKS NYC coloring book includes pullout coloring pages of album covers that played a critical role in the 60’s and 70’s folk and rock scene in Greenwich Village, iconic buildings of musician’s haunts and studios, as well as some personal sketch and journal pages. Each page has an illustration on the front and a stories about the neighborhood on the back and comes packaged in a custom designed “record sleeve.”
Admission is free, but a reservation is required. Click Here to make a reservation and for more information.
Columbus: Daniel Menaker on “The African Svelte”

Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm

450 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
African SvelteInspired by his tenure at The New Yorker, this collection of comical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English comes with commentary by the author, illustrations by Roz Chast, and a foreword from Billy Collins. During his time at The New Yorker, Daniel Menaker happened across a superb spelling mistake: The zebras were grazing on the African svelte. Fascinated by the idea of unintentionally meaningful spelling errors, he began to see that these gaffes, neither typos nor auto-corrects, are sometimes more interesting than their “straight-laced “counterparts. Through examples he has collected over the course of his decades-long career as an editor and writer, he brings us to a new understanding of language–how it’s used, what it means, and what fun it can be. Illustrated by the inimitable Roz Chast, with a foreword from former poet laureate Billy Collins, The African Svelte offers thoughtful and intelligent “exit Jesus.” Menaker glances at familiar fumbles like “for all intensive purposes” and “doggy-dog world,” but readers delighted by language will find themselves turning the pages with “baited breath” to discover fresh howlers that have them laughing off their “dairy airs.”
Admission is free.