SH*T ROUGH DRAFTS Launch Party!!!
New York City. Tumblr and Chronicle Books invite you to the release party for the Shit Rough Drafts book!
Featuring stories of shitty drafts by:
Ben Jurney (The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)
Melinda Taub (Author of Still Star-Crossed, contributor to The Onion News Network and Billy on the Street)
Andy Ross (The Onion News Network, MAD Magazine, host of Real Characters)
Bob Powers (Author of Happy Cruelty Day, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, host of Steamboat)
And MC Tim Manley (author of Alice in Tumblr-land)
April 24th at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn
I’m headed to Mexico shortly, but if I WAS in town this week I’d hit up the SH*T ROUGH DRAFTS launch party at Powerhouse on Thursday. Given the subject matter and readers, I’m sure it’ll be a highly entertaining time.
Last night’s launch party for ECHO OF THE BOOM. Max onstage in the midst of his impressive musically choreographed reading. #latergram
Amazing essayist event at @mcnallyjackson tonight with Leslie Jamison (The Empathy Exams) and Michelle Orange (This is Running for your Life). Writeup to come!
MONDAY: Yay, George Saunders (TENTH OF DECEMBER). [Bookcourt, offsite]
TUESDAY: The Debutantes: Six Women Writers Discuss First-Time Publishing with Jen Doll, Kathleen Hale, Ariel Lawhon, Lindsey J. Palmer, Susan Rieger, and Helen Wan. [Housing Works]
WEDNESDAY: Leslie Jamison (THE EMPATHY EXAMS) in convo with Michelle Orange (THIS IS RUNNING FROM YOUR LIFE). [McNally Jackson]
THURSDAY: Brooklyn Book Launch for BOURBON: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT by Dane Huckelbridge. [Powerhouse]
FRIDAY: Enid Harlow (GOOD TO HER, a Prohibition-era historical novel). [Bluestockings]
Also, check out Kate Gavino’s (Last Night’s Reading) Instagram for some awesome drawings from Sunday’s Downtown Literary Festival.
Finally, this article made me feel a bit better about the world.
Poster by Bianca Stone.
So this is happening on Sunday.
The lineup is mind boggling. How to pick and choose??
Required reading for my meditation course. #meditation #realhappiness
So love these pretty editions.
MONDAY:The Miss Manhattan Non-Fiction Reading Series debut with Elyse Moody, Sharon Steel, Rachel Goldberg, and Shannon Deep. (Niagara)
TUESDAY: Timothy Schaffert (THE SWAN GONDOLA) in convo with Jami Attenberg (THE MIDDLESTEINS). (WORD)
WEDNESDAY: Real Characters with Teddy Wayne (THE LOVE SONG OF JONNY VALENTINE), Sara Barron (THE HARM IN ASKING), Aaron Wolfe of the Moth, and Julia Wiedeman (UCB). Hosted by Andy Ross. (McNally Jackson)
THURSDAY: Behind the Book with Cara Hoffman (BE SAFE I LOVE YOU), Alena Graedon (THE WORD EXCHANGE) and Derek Owens (MEMORY’S WAKE). (KGB)
MONDAY: Tova Mirvis (VISIBLE CITY) in convo with Lara Vapnyar (THE SCENT OF PINE). [Greenlight]
TUESDAY: Largehearted Boy’s Literary BFFs with Rebecca Serle (THE EDGE OF FALLING) and Leila Sales (THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE). [Mcnally Jackson]
WEDNESDAY: Essayist Sara Barron (THE HARM IN ASKING: MY CLUMSY ENCOUNTERS WITH THE HUMAN RACE) with fellow authors Ophira Eisenberg (SCREW EVERYONE—best book title ever!) and Diana Spechler (SKINNY, WHO BY FIRE). [WORD]
THURSDAY: OCTOPUS! A Discussion of Animal Intelligence, Behavior—and Robots with Katherine Harmon Courage (OCTOPUS! THE MOST MYSTERIOUS CREATURE IN THE SEA), bio-robotics researcher Frank Grasso, animal intelligence scholar and philosopher Robert Lurz, and cephalopod behavior expert Jennifer Basil. [Housing Works]
FRIDAY: Riffing the Blues: Danny Kalb (guitarist and co-founder of The Blues Project) will play music and share tales with Community Bookstore co-owner Ezra Goldstein. [Community Bookstore, $10]