15 posts tagged Bookcourt
MONDAY: Book launch for Chuck Klosterman’s I WEAR THE BLACK HAT: GRAPPLING WITH VILLAINS (REAL AND IMAGINED). [BookCourt]
TUESDAY: The Book Report, hosted by Leigh Stein and Sasha Fletcher, featuring Chelsea Hodson, Mark Leidner, Monica Wendel, and Sarah Bridgins. [HiFi]
WEDNESDAY: Celeste Ng (EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU) in convo with Catherine Chung (FORGOTTEN COUNTRY). [Greenlight]
THURSDAY: Emily Gould (FRIENDSHIP) in convo with Elif Batuman (THE POSSESSED: ADVENTURES WITH RUSSIAN BOOKS AND THE PEOPLE WHO READ THEM). [McNally Jackson]
SATURDAY: Book launch for POKING A DEAD FROG by Mike Sacks, in convo with Bill Hader. [Powerhouse]
MONDAY: Book launch for THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE by Maya Lang, in convo with David Gilbert (& SONS). [Strand]
TUESDAY: Aaaand another book launch for Megan Abbott’s THE FEVER. [BookCourt]
WEDNESDAY: Joint event with authors Megan Abbott (THE FEVER), Julia Fierro (CUTTING TEETH), and Anna Godbersen (THE BLONDE). [WORD]
THURSDAY: The Moth StorySLAM (theme: Breathless). [Housing Works]
FRIDAY: Happy weekend!
MONDAY: VIDA Roundtable on Literary Biography with Jill Lepore, Rebecca Mead, Salamishah Tillet, and Ruth Franklin. [Housing Works]
TUESDAY: Launch party for Emma Straub’s THE VACATIONERS, which has been getting heaped with praise. Can’t wait to read it! [BookCourt]
WEDNESDAY: Zack O’Malley Greenburg (MICHAEL JACKSON, INC.: THE RISE, FALL, AND REBIRTH OF A BILLION-DOLLAR EMPIRE) in convo with Touré. [B&N, Tribeca]
THURSDAY: MY STRUGGLE: BOOK THREE launch party with Karl Ove Knausgaard, Zadie Smith, and James Wood. [McNally Jackson]
FRIDAY: Paperback launch for Khaled Hosseini’s AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED. In convo with Anand Giridharadas (INDIA CALLING). [Greenlight, offsite]
SUNDAY: Share a four-course dinner prepared by chef Jason Audette with food writer Ruth Reichl (DELICIOUS!). [Contrada Restaurant]
MONDAY: Franklin Park with Lynne Tillman, Jeff Jackson, Tova Mirvis, Brendan Kiely, and Wah-Ming Chang. [Franklin Park]
TUESDAY: Book launch for CUTTING TEETH by Sackett Street founder Julia Fierro. [BookCourt]
WEDNESDAY: Joshua Ferris on his newest, TO RISE AT A DECENT HOUR. [Greenlight]
THURSDAY: Graywolf Poetry Tour with Saskia Hamilton, Nick Lantz and Mark Wunderlich. [WORD]
FRIDAY: The Pogues’ James Fearnley on his memoir, HERE COMES EVERYBODY. [Community]
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]
Finally, this article made me feel a bit better about the world.
MONDAY: LA on the Hudson: A Night of Readings will feature Jim Krusoe (Iceland), Dylan Landis (Normal People Don’t Live Like This), and Janice Shapiro (Bummer and Other Stories). [BOOKCOURT]
TUESDAY: Celebrate Springsteen Night with authors Marc Dolan (Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and Caryn Rose (Raise your Hand: The Adventures of an American Springsteen Fan in Europe). Free Sixpoint beer, holla. [WORD]
WEDNESDAY: John Kenney (Truth in Advertising) will chat with Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins). [GREENLIGHT]
THURSDAY: Photographer and filmmaker Bill Hayward will discuss his latest book, Bad Behavior, with Coffin Factory editor Laura Isaacman. [HOUSING WORKS]
FRIDAY: Musician Ian Svenonius (The Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up Chain and the Gang) will share tips on forming a kick-ass band from his book True Rock ‘n’ Roll Secrets Revealed. [LE POISSON ROUGE]
Perhaps you can claim finesse at some of the following activities?
- Shaking your fist in the air
- Complaining about while contributing to a lack of diversity
- Knowing whether the bar bathroom door is locked or just hard to open
- Pretending to be overly proud of friends who run the Marathon
- Vowing to “get back there someday”
- Swearing you’ve only had one glass of wine
Last night I attended the BookCourt release party (complete with cans of Modelo!) for Andy Selsberg’s You Are Good at Things, a book that lists “all the skills that don’t pay the bills” but that do deserve some appreciation.
Last fall I covered Courtney’s BookCourt event for the release of her book of music-related essays, Record Collecting for Girls. One of the things I noticed about Courtney was that even though she obviously knew way more about music than most, she never veered off into snobbery. In fact, she even read from her “guilty pleasures” chapter (which includes musings on the Pussycat Dolls). I totally admire Courtney for thriving in the still-mainly-male music industry—not to mention her mad music journalism skills and her ability to help discover/break new bands (Death Cab, Vampire Weekend, Justice). After the jump, Courtney shares some of her book touring tales, which include reading for her grandmother’s bridge club, discussing The Smiths with a cover band member, and feeling really bad for a certain children’s book author.
Most of us take it for granted—knowing about our bloodline and family history. What if that information was cut off from us? How would it affect us, and would we attempt to track it down?
At BookCourt on Thursday night, novelist Ellen Ullman and literary blogger Maud Newton discussed the topic of origins. Ellen is also a computer programmer, and much of her previous writing has focused on the precarious relationship between man and technology. Her newest novel, By Blood, turns to another subject: where our own inner mechanisms come from.