Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been nominated for a Hugo and two Nebula awards, and include her Andre Norton–and Compton Crook–winning debut novel, Updraft, its sequels, Cloudbound and Horizon, and the novelette “The Jewel and Her Lapidary”.
Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago, raised in San Francisco, and is the author of several novels and a short story collection. These include The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories and the bestselling The Keep.
Journalist and Professor Anne Farris Rosen, the daughter of legendary newsman John Herbers, appears at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library to read from, discuss and sign copies of Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist.
This event is free and open to the public.
Join us for the book launch of Scattered Shards: Ed Askew Poems and Drawings, the first-ever published book of drawings and poetry by acclaimed psychedelic folk artist Ed Askew. The book, edited and assembled by Nicole Wallace and Askew himself is a collection of poems written over the past decade and drawings executed in the Fall of 2017.
Over two decades in the making, Brendan Lorber’s first full-length book is coming out this spring. It’s called If this is paradise why are we still driving? He’s also written several chapbooks, most recently Unfixed Elegy and Other Poems (Butterlamb). He’s had work in the American Poetry Review, Fence, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. Since 1995 he has published and edited Lungfull!
Join us for a launch reading celebrating issue #14 of our online poetry magazine, The Recluse. Readers TBA. 2018 Editors of The Recluse are: Laura Henriksen, Stacy Szymaszek, and Nicole Wallace.
Pat Conroy friend and protege Katherine Clark excavates the memoirs and autobiographical novels of her mentor in My Exaggerated Life: Pat Conroy As Told To Katherine Clark.
Che Gossett is a black trans femme writer, perhaps best described as a theory queen cruising in the end times.
Best known for How I Became Hettie Jones, her memoir of the Beat Scene, Hettie Jones has published 26 books for children and adults, the first in 1971 and the most recent in 2016. Drive, her first poetry collection, won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber Award and was followed by All Told and Doing 70. Jones has also written memoirs for others, including Rita Marley (No Woman No Cry).
Open readings have always been an integral part of The Poetry Project’s programming. They provide a time and space for writers of all levels of experience to test, fine tune, and work out their writing and reading styles in front of a supportive audience. Sign-in at 7:45pm.
Nana Adusei-Poku is an independent scholar, writer, and educator as well as guest lecturer in Media Arts and Master Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Zurich. She received her Ph.D. from Humboldt University Berlin for her thesis on post-black art as part of the “Gender as a category of Knowledge” graduate program. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Ghana, Legon; the London School of Economics; and Columbia University, New York.
Geoffrey G. O’Brien’s 5th book, Experience in Groups, will be out from Wave Books in April 2018. He is the author most recently of People on Sunday (Wave, 2013) and the coauthor (with John Ashbery and Timothy Donnelly) of Three Poets (Minus A Press, 2012). O’Brien is an Associate Professor in the English Department at UC Berkeley and also teaches for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison.
Join Poets & Writers at The Center for Book Arts for our Ninth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading!
This year's reading features writers who have been funded through Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops Program, representing the Newtown Literary Alliance, the What Would An HIV Doula Do? collective, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and the "Queer Resistance" Workshop at the Leslie-Lohman Museum.
This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
Everyone has baggage. The Blaire siblings are just taking theirs home for the long weekend.
Are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer? Hungry for a book that shows you how to write and revise your novel without an outline? Discover the secret sauce to help those of us seat-flyers get at least some grounding in what we do, and to find and use a system in the chaos that is pantsing, as we present Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Write and Revise Your Novel Without an Outline. Author and writing Coach Annalisa Parent will walk you through the elements of a publishable manuscript.
Award-winning, iconic author and cultural critic Lynne Tillman presents the hotly-anticipated Men and Apparitions, her first novel in 12 years. Why do human beings feel the need to create, remake, and keep images from and of everything? How are we supposed to live amid this glut of images? Men and Apparitions takes on a central question of our time through the wild musings and eventful life of Ezekiel Hooper Stark, cultural anthropologist, ethnographer, specialist in family photographs.
Greenlight is proud to host Brooklyn-based Radix Media, New York City's only worker-owned, union print shop and publisher, to launch their long-awaited anthology, AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief. Encompassing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and illustration, the book weaves together a broad range of voices to illustrate the many forms of loss. Four of the thirty-three amazing contributors will read their pieces from the book, with a signing and wine reception to follow.
Bestselling, beloved author Sloane Crosley presents her brand-new collection of essays filled with trademark hilarity, wit, and charm. In Look Alive Out There, whether it's scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on Gossip Girl, befriending swingers, or staring down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight.
The English Department at LIU Brooklyn, in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, is proud to present Yusef Komunyakaa as the guest speaker for this year’s Paumanok Lecture Series. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa’s books of poetry include Neon Vernacular, Dien Cai Dau, Talking Dirty to the Gods, The Chameleon Couch, and Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker. In his poetry, Yusef Komunyakaa weaves together personal narrative, jazz rhythms, and vernacular language to create complex images of life in peace and in war.
Debut author Cutter Wood presents a provocative story of love and murder – and a searing blend of the documentary and the literary, in the vein of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. When a stolen car is recovered on the Gulf Coast of Florida, it sets off a search for a missing women and owner of a motel on Anna Maria Island. With the days passing quickly, her motel is set on fire, her boyfriend flees the county, and detectives begin digging on the beach. Cutter Wood – a guest at the motel in the midst of the search -- is drawn steadily deeper into the case.
Beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo presents his latest book with a book party at the beautiful Clinton Hill bar Sisters Bklyn!
Join Gibson's for a poetic prehistoric journey through time as David Elliott presents the newest addition to his acclaimed library of poetry picture books, In the Past: From Trilobites to Dinosaurs to Mammoths in More Than 500 Million Years -- a perfect way to celebrate Poetry Month!
Join Gibson's Bookstore for a slideshow presentation as Francelia Clark finds and follows two of the oldest trails in New Hampshire's Monadnock region into history--on horseback. Along the way she studies the cellar holes and rock remains of houses, wells, and walled cow paths, as well as old journals, to illuminate for readers the lives of the early settlers who made them, in Circle Around Monadnock: Time Travel with Horses.
Join us for a hilarious new novel from Concord's own Abby Rosmarin, as she presents In the Event the Flower Girl Explodes. Nicole only wants what’s best for her brother – but what if that involves her brother leaving his fiancée at the altar?
BOMB Magazine, founded and created by New York city-based artists and writers, has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. In addition to interviews, BOMB features fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews. In celebration of their Spring Issue, BOMB presents a cocktail party with BOMB editors and friends, plus readings from contributors Joseph Keckler, singer, musician, and, author of Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World; and Stacy Szymaszek, author of hart island and director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church.