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MONDAY: Books Beneath the Bridge: Celebrate the release of Kate Bernheimer’s newest collection: HOW A MOTHER WEANED HER GIRL FROM FAIRYTALES. With Genevieve Valentine (THE GIRLS AT THE KINGFISHER CLUB). [WORD, Brooklyn Bridge Park]

TUESDAY: Launch for Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIAN’S LAND. With fellow fantasy writers Michelle Hodkin (the MARA DYER trilogy), Lauren Oliver (BEFORE I FALL and the DELIRIUM trilogy), Margaret Stohl (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES), Erin Morgenstern (THE NIGHT CIRCUS), and Lev’s twin brother Austin Grossman (SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE, YOU). [Greenlight, St. Joseph’s College]

WEDNESDAY: Launch for Joshua Wolf Shenk’s THE POWER OF TWO. With editor Eamon Dolan of Eamon Dolan Books. [Powerhouse]

THURSDAY: The Weeklings Live with Elissa Schappell, Nelly Reifler, Diana Spechler and the Editors. [Housing Works]

FRIDAY: Happy weekend!

This Week’s Readings

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MONDAY: Franklin Park: Travels and Journey edition. Featuring Emma Straub (THE VACATIONERS), Tiphanie Yanique (LAND OF LOVE AND DROWNING), Courtney Maum (I AM HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITHOUT YOU), Boris Fishman (A REPLACEMENT LIFE), and Aaron Burch (BACKSWING). [Franklin Park]

TUESDAY: Real Characters with Alena Smith (TWEEN HOBO: OFF THE RAILS), Jen Doll (SAVE THE DATE: THE OCCASIONAL MORTIFICATIONS OF A SERIAL WEDDING GUEST), Paul Laudiero (SH*T ROUGH DRAFTS), and George Gordon (Bridgetown Comedy Fest). [McNally Jackson]

WEDNESDAY: Sean Wilsey (MORE CURIOUS, OH THE GLORY OF IT ALL) in convo with editor Matt Weiland. [Greenlight]

THURSDAY: Writing about Modern Motherhood: A Panel with Julia Fierro (CUTTING TEETH), Kimberley McCreight (RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA), and Nicole Kear (NOW I SEE YOU). [Community Bookstore]

SATURDAY: Kurt Vonnegut book group for GALAPAGOS. [Housing Works]

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Alex Flynn (AKA Elisabeth Donnelly and Stu Sherman) will be here to celebrate their new YA book THE MISSHAPES on 4/30. That’s a week from today. Start planning.

Well, I’m back in town and delighted to find that one of my favorite couples has published a dang book: YA adventure story THE MISSHAPES. It’s about teen superheroes, and the authors describe it as:”Gilmore Girls meets Rushmore meets The Tick.”
Yeah. I don’t think you can beat that.
Check out the launch party tomorrow at Housing Works, and get the e-book (print version to come this fall) here:
AmazonBarnes and NobleKoboiTunes

housingworksbookstore:

Alex Flynn (AKA Elisabeth Donnelly and Stu Sherman) will be here to celebrate their new YA book THE MISSHAPES on 4/30. That’s a week from today. Start planning.

Well, I’m back in town and delighted to find that one of my favorite couples has published a dang book: YA adventure story THE MISSHAPES. It’s about teen superheroes, and the authors describe it as:”Gilmore Girls meets Rushmore meets The Tick.”

Yeah. I don’t think you can beat that.

Check out the launch party tomorrow at Housing Works, and get the e-book (print version to come this fall) here:

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Kobo
iTunes

Katie Heaney and Friends

With a night focusing on “the total agony and creeping insanity of dating,” you know it’s gonna be good.

And indeed, this was one of the most hilarious literary events I’ve ever been to. Five fantastic storytellers gathered at Housing Works on Wednesday to celebrate the publication of Kate Heaney’s recent memoir, NEVER HAVE I EVER, about her life (so far) as a singleton. Chiara Atik, author of the rather excellent MODERN DATING: A FIELD GUIDE, moderated.

In order, here are the highlights:

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This Week’s Readings

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]

BookStalked: Amanda Bullock of Housing Works

Remember back in my first BookStalked post when I said I’d be interviewing not just authors, but also various other important/cool folk in the New York lit scene? Without further ado, allow me to introduce Amanda Bullock, the Director of Public Programming at the popular non-profit Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. I’ve always appreciated Housing Works for hosting such a fun variety of events—from panels to concerts to Moth StorySLAMs to Friday night happy hours. And there are also, of course, the great readings—in just the past few weeks, Patti Smith, Ben Marcus and Sara Benincasa have all graced the stage. Amanda has some amazing stories from her time as director (including, yes, public urination), shared after the jump.

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