Every spring, New York City enjoys the intercultural literary splendor of the World Voices Festival, produced by PEN America! This year, Seven Stories Press is pleased to have three authors participating: Abdellah Taïa, Guadalupe Nettel, and Linh Dinh. For a complete schedule of this year’s festival, please visit the PEN website. Below is a listing of all WV events featuring Seven Stories authors!Wednesday, April 27th 6.30pm $40Literary Quest: Tenement Museum Editionat the Lower East Side Tenement Museum(103 Orchard Street, 10002)Featuring: Rashidah Ismaili, Eisa Davis, Richard Price, Colm Tóibín, Olga Tokarczuk, Sunjeev Sahota, Veronica Gonzalez Peña, and Guadalupe NettelTranslating Activism: Ayotzinapa and Beyondat Dixon Place(161A Chrystie Street, 10002)Featuring: Cristina Rivera-Garza and Linh DinhThursday, April 28th 6.30pm $20Literary Quest: Westbeth Editionat the Westbeth Center for the Arts(55 Bethune Street, 10014)Featuring: Dalia Betolin-Sherman, Lorea Canales, Álvaro Enrigue, Saleem Haddad, Yuri Herrera, Andreï Makine, Karim Miské, Mark Nowak, Alexandre Vidal Porto, Susanna Reich, Fatima Shaik, Burhan Sönmez, Juan Villoro, Jorge Volpi, Klaus Wivel, and Abdellah TaïaThursday, April 28th 8pm $15Women of Mexicoat Dixon Place(161A Chrystie Street, 10002)Featuring: Carmen Boullosa, Valeria Luiselli, Cristina Rivera-Garza, and Guadalupe NettelFriday, April 29th 6.30pm $12Translation Slamat the Nuyorican Poets Cafe(236 East Third Street, 10009)Featuring: Margaret Carson, Chris Clarke, Luis Felipe Fabre, Ezra Fitz, Michael F.
Come join Tamara Bower, author of The Mummy Makers of Egypt, for a day of ancient Egyptian fun exploring The Discovery of King Tut
Sunday, March 20th
Sunday, April 10th
11 am – 5pm
The Discovery of King Tut
at Premier Exhibitions
417 5th Avenue (at 37th St), New York
In March and April, “The Discovery of King Tut” will be holding two very special FAMILY SUNDAYS. These will be held from 11am to 5pm on March 20th and April 10th, and will include several exciting activities – all free with admission.
On both Sundays, you’ll have the chance to meet Tamara Bower, artist, Egypt specialist, and author of three books about ancient Egypt. Tamara will be leading activities for young visitors, including mini-lectures and a chance to write their names in hieroglyphs!
Join Kia Corthron for a reading from
The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter,
her epic debut novel of race in America,
to be followed by a discussion with Robin D.G. Kelley.
Tuesday, February 9th, 7 pm
The Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway (at 12th St)
The hotly anticipated first novel by lauded playwright and The Wire writer Kia Corthron, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter sweeps American history from 1941 to the twenty-first century through the lives of four men — two white brothers from rural Alabama, and two black brothers from small-town Maryland — whose journey culminates in an explosive and devastating encounter between the two families.
For additional information, click here.
See you there!
Come meet the author of The Mummy Makers of Egypt,
a beautifully illustrated and informative book for kids
about the process of mummification!
Wednesday, March 16, 2:30 pm
Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway, New York
From artist and Egypt specialist Tamara Bower comes her third, gorgeous book about Ancient Egypt. Using the classic style of Egyptian art, the book is painstakingly accurate in facts and illustrative style. Artifacts, funerary customs, kid-loving gory details of the mummification process, hieroglyphics, and details of life in ancient Egypt are told through the eyes of Ipy whose father is embalmer to the King. Yuya, father of the Queen, has died and Ipy must help his father in the mummification process.
Kirk Beattie, author of Congress and the Shaping of the Middle East, will speak at
Israel’s Influence: Good or Bad for America?, a conference
at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Friday, March 18th.
Find out more about the event and speakers here:
Abdellah Taïa, the acclaimed author of books including
Salvation Army, An Arab Melancholia,
and Infidels (forthcoming from SSP),
will be in New York City this spring for the PEN World Voices Festival!
April 25th – May 1st
Set in Salé, Morocco—the hometown Abdellah Taïa fled but to which he returns again and again in his acclaimed fiction and films—Infidels follows the life of Jallal, the son of a prostitute witch doctor—”a woman who knew men, humanity, better than anyone. In Sex. Beyond Sex.” As a ten-year-old sidekick to his mother, Jallal spits in the face of her enemies both real and imagined.
Join SSP stalwart Barry Gifford and Willy Vlautin at Powell’s City of Books in Portland!
More info TBA!
Don’t miss actress and author Barbara Williams
on tour with her new memoir
The Hope in Leaving
On the day she is leaving town to escape her troubled family and to start over at twenty-four–she finds a note on her mother’s door. Her brother has shot himself. In stories that face reality so squarely they express what usually goes unsaid—from exhilaration to despair—Barbara Williams remembers her childhood leading up to this moment. Her father is a logger, nomad, and born dreamer. Her mother has too many kids and never enough money to support or protect them. The family keeps on the move, shedding a grand total of twenty-seven homes.
Thursday, March 31st / LOS ANGELES
6:30 pm Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood
225 26th St, Santa Monica
Saturday, April 2nd / IRVINE
Literary Orange Event, Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine
Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th / LOS ANGELES
LA Times Book Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, April 17 / MARIN / with Peter Coyote
4:00 pm Book Passage, Marin
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Friday, April 25th / AUSTIN
7 pm BookPeople, Austin
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin
Come see Samuel Shem,
author of At the Heart of the Universe,
at the Cambridge Public Library
on Thursday, May 12th
The story of two mothers and a father in love with the same daughter, Samuel Shem’s At the Heart of the Universe is an epic novel set deep in rural China against the backdrop of an ancient mountain monastery during the time of Mao’s one-child population control policies.
We are excited and delighted to be welcoming the acclaimed Guadalupe Nettel to several American cities this week!
San Francisco Wednesday, September 16 — 7:30pm Green Apple Books on the Park (1231 9th Ave) In conversation with Scott Esposito Seattle Friday, Septmeber 18 — 7pm Elliott Bay Book Company (1521 10th Ave) New York City Sunday, September 20 at the Brooklyn Book Festival 12pm, Borough Hall Media Room (209 Joralemon St)- “That Global 70s Show” With Alejandro Zambra and Georgi Gospodinov Moderated by Andy Tepper 4pm, St Francis College Auditorium (180 Remsen St)- A conversation with Valeria Luiselli, Yuri Herrera, Alejandro Zambra, and Andrés Neuman Moderated by Daniel Alarcón We are delighted to acknowledge the generous support of Aeromexico, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, and the Brooklyn Book Festival.