4 posts tagged Julia Fierro
MONDAY: Memoirist Ishmael Beah (RADIANCE OF TOMORROW) in convo with Dinaw Mengestu (THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS). [Greenlight]
TUESDAY: Satirical/critical lit series Animal Farm, featuring Gawker editor Tom Scocca, novelist Julia Fierro (CUTTING TEETH), critic and fiction writer Rahawa Haile, and poet Bruno Davey. [Over the Eight]
WEDNESDAY: Book launch for Joyce Carol Oates’s CARTHAGE. [Powerhouse]
ALSO: Wrap-up party for the Organist (the Believer’s podcast). [Warby Parker, Soho]
THURSDAY: Memoirist Sean Straub (BODY COUNTS: A MEMOIR OF POLITICS, SEX, AIDS AND SURVIVAL) in convo with Walter Armstrong. [The Strand]
FRIDAY: First meeting of book group on J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst’s S. [WORD]
I heard about the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop shortly after moving to New York. I thought the concept—workshops run out of the homes of lauded authors like Emma Straub, Karen Thompson Walker and Catherine Chung—sounded like an amazing idea. What I didn’t know then (and only just discovered) is that there’s literally one woman behind the operation: founder Julia Fierro. Julia reads all the applications, fills the classes, hires and trains new teachers, teaches her own classes, and consults with students, along with scheduling, curating and hosting the related reading series. Whew! Somehow, in the midst of this (and raising two totally adorable kids), Julia found time to write a book—Cutting Teeth, forthcoming from St. Martins Press in spring 2014.
Without further ado, I want to get to Julia’s remarkable stories about Sackett Street—why and how she founded it, her most memorable experiences, and some exciting upcoming events.
MONDAY: “The Salon” will bring together some major players in the NYC lit world—Julia Fierro, David Gutowski, Penina Roth, Jason Diamond, and Michele Filgate— to discuss their experiences curating lit events. [BOOKCOURT]
TUESDAY: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The New York Review of Books with a host of contributors, including Michael Chabon, Joan Didion, and Mary Beard. $20/10 students. [TOWN HALL]
WEDNESDAY: Rosie Schaap, who writes The New York Times Magazine “Drink” column, will read from her new memoir, Drinking with Men. [SOUTH]
THURSDAY: BUST Magazine is throwing a free dance party to celebrate their new Love & Sex issue. [MATCHLESS]
FRIDAY: Granta contributors Phil Klay and Karen Russell (Swamplandia, Vampires in the Lemon Grove) will read stories about war vets. [LILLIAN VERNON WRITERS HOUSE]
Heading out for a lunch date in a few, so let’s jump right to the good stuff…