Posts tagged “brooklyn”
October 23, 2013Wednesday, October 23rd @ 7pm Word Bookstore 126 Franklin St.Brooklyn, New York 11222
Barry Gifford will be at Word in Brooklyn on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at 7:00pm to discuss his newest collection, The Roy Stories. He will be accompanied by jazz guitarist Miles Okazaki.
For forty years, the Roy stories have been the one continuous unbroken line in the otherwise kaleidoscopic career of one of America’s greatest living writers, Barry Gifford. Spanning time and space—the Southern and Midwestern United States from the 1940s through the 1980s—The Roy Stories chronicle the personal history of Gifford from Chicago to Miami in a Hemingway style Nick Adams story. Emotional, exploratory, and brimming with photographic realism, these stories are just that: stories, not memoir or autobiography, and a record of the times and the language of the time.
Barry Gifford, called “a master of the short story” by the New York Times Book Review, is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages.
May 29, 2012
“A Night on Drugs” features J.R. Helton, author of the new novel Drugs, Joseph Mattson, editor of The Speed Chronicles, and Tony O’Neil, author of Digging the Vein, discussing the legacy of writing about drug experiences. Forgoing sensationalism, the authors are more interested in analyzing the effects of different drugs on the mind and soul, and interpreting their experiences creatively.
Join them at BookCourt in Brooklyn on Tuesday, May 29th, at 7:00pm. Book signings to follow.
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November 17, 2011
Celine Curiol vs Arshid Azarine will be at Barbès in Brooklyn on November 17th 2011 at 7p.m. The event will include spoken word French/English poetry or texts of Celine Curiol transposed with piano compositions and improvisations of Arshid Azarine. After a decade infusing in New York, French author Celine Curiol returned to Paris where she met Franco-Iranian pianist and composer, Arshid Azarine. After experimenting with the interplay between music and language, rhythm and rhyme, they launched a collaboration that combined Curiol’s French and English-language poetry with Azarine’s musical compositions and improvisations. The result is a project that stands at the crossroad of western performance poetry and the Iranian tradition of “declameh”.
Celine Curiol is the author of three novels, including “Voice Over” (Seven Stories Press, 2008), which novelist Paul Auster has praised as “one of the most original and brilliantly executed works of contemporary fiction.”
Arshid Azarine is the leader of the Paris-based “multi-kulti” jazz band Azarine 6.
July 22, 2011Friday, July 22nd at 7:30PM, Andy Laties will lead a panel titled "Rebel Booksellers" at Greenlight Bookstore on 686 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY. Laties, author of Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Bookstores Represent Everything You Want to Fight for from Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities, will be in conversation with Christine Onorati from WORD, Jessica Stockton Bagnulo from Greenlight Bookstore, and other independent booksellers. Read more about the event here.
April 12, 2011April 12, 2011, Gleason's Gym in DUMBO will be hosting the book launch for Mischa Merz's latest work The Sweetest Thing in which she chronicles her travels across the United States competing in amateur boxing tournaments. Merz discovers the horrors and delights of the world of women's boxing and gains insights into this eccentric subculture's place in American life. Location: 77 Front St. 2nd Fl. Brooklyn, NY 11201.
March 6, 2011March 6, 2011, WORD Bookstore, Birthday Presence, and Choices in Childbirth are cosponsoring an event for Ina May Gaskin. Gaskin's new book, Birth Matters: How What We Don’t Know About Nature, Bodies, and Surgery Can Hurt Us. Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections—and renew confidence in a woman’s natural ability to birth. Location: to be announced. For more information go to www.wordbrooklyn.com.
October 9, 2010October 9, 2010, 8:00PM, Martin Douglas will be the The Home Of. in Brooklyn, reading from his poetry collection, Once You Go Back. The Home Of is a rear house located one block from the 4th Avenue and 9th Street subway stop, serviced by the F, R, and G trains, in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. For more information on the exact location visit http://thehomeof.org/.
May 17, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010, at Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main St (between Water St & Howard Aly)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
July 9, 2009
July 9, 7:30pm, WORD Brooklyn, 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.
Douglas A. Martin, the author of Branwell, Outline of my Lover, and the newly-published Once You Go Back from Seven Stories, writes in his new book about the children of a transplanted working-class family dealing with violence, their own budding sexuality, and the strain of a home breaking apart.
Lee Stringer, author of Grand Central Winter and Like Shaking Hands with God (with Kurt Vonnegut), writes in his memoir Sleepaway School about the longing for family, his own experiences growing up in the Hawthorne Cedar Knolls home for at-risk kids, and the challenges of growing up within an extremely non-traditional institutional home.
Together for the first time at WORD in Brooklyn, Martin and Stringer will read from their respective work and discuss its common source—childhoods that run off the rails, exposing kids to forces that can equally destroy and nourish a young, creative life—as well as the process, the struggle, and the redemptive power of autobiographically-charged writing.
June 3, 2009
Barry Gifford will be reading from his newest work, Imagination of the Heart, at the Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn. The reading will be followed by a screening of David Lynch’s adaptation of Gifford’s novel Wild at Heart. June 3rd, 7:30p, Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr Street between Irving and Wyckoff, Brooklyn, NYC. $5 admission.