Posts tagged “fiction”

  • Beverly Gologorsky and Elizabeth Strout reading at The Strand

    December 4, 2013

    stop_here_large_copy_0.thumbnailWednesday, December 4th at 7:00pm
    The Strand Bookstore
    828 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

    Beverly Gologorsky, author of Stop Here, and Pulitzer-winning writer Elizabeth Strout, author of The Burgess Boys, read and discuss their latest works of fiction at The Strand Bookstore on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00pm.

    Stop Here is Beverly Gologorsky’s long-awaited second novel which, like her acclaimed first novel, The Things We Do to Make it Home, explores the lives of working-class women (struggling to make ends meet at a roadside diner in Long Island) through the lens of war, destruction, loss, and economic struggle. In simple and striking prose, Gologorsky weaves each woman’s story together to form a complete picture of the tragedies and triumphs of four ordinary friends and coworkers against the backdrop of a nation at war.

    Beverly Gologorsky is the author of the acclaimed novel The Things We Do To Make It Home named a Notable Book by the New York Times, Best Fiction by Los Angeles Times, and a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great Writers Award.Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsweek, The Nation, and the LA Times.

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  • Beverly Gologorsky Reading with Victoria Redel at The Center for Fiction

    November 21, 2013

    Thursday, November 21st at 7:00pm Gologorsky_StopHere
    The Center for Fiction
    17 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017

     

    Beverly Gologorsky, author of Stop Here, will be joined in conversation with Victoria Redel, author of Make Me Do Things, at The Center for Fiction on Thursday, November 21st at 7:00pm to read and discuss their latest works of fiction.

    Stop Here tells the stories of the hard-working employees of a roadside diner in Long Island who struggle to make ends meet, deal with the aftermath of the first Iraq war and the family destruction of the second Iraq war, and find meaning in the crumbling façades that mask their lives’ disorder. Told with honest and vivid language, this novel in stories captures the everyday struggles, tragedies, and triumphs of the working class family of Long Island.

    Beverly Gologorsky is the author of the acclaimed novel The Things We Do to Make it Home, named a Notable Book by the New York Times, Best Fiction by Los Angeles Times, and a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great Writers Award.

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  • Storytelling with Barry Gifford

    October 23, 2013

    Wednesday, October 23rd @ 7pm RoyStories
    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.

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  • Barnes & Noble Writers on Writing Series: Barry Gifford in Conversation with Beverly Gologorsky to celebrate the release of Gifford’s The Roy Stories

    October 16, 2013

    Wednesday, October 16th @ 7pmGologorsky_Beverly_by_Marion_Ettlinger_4x6_300dpiGifford_Barry_by_Matt_Dillon
    Barnes & Noble Upper East Side
    Lexington & 86th St
    New York, NY 10028

    Join two acclaimed Seven Stories authors in conversation at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side on Wednesday, October 16th at 7pm. Barry Gifford and Beverly Gologorsky will be discussing their careers, the joys and challenges of writing character-driven fiction, and their new books.

    Spanning time and space—the Southern and Midwestern United States from the 1940s through the early 1960s—The Roy Stories chronicle the personal history of Barry Gifford from Chicago to the deep south, reminiscent of Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories. Emotional, exploratory, and brimming with photographic realism.

    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. Gifford’s most recent prose works include Sailor & Lula: The Complete NovelsSad Stories of the Death of Kings, and Memories from a Sinking Ship.

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  • Barry Gifford at The Book Cellar

    October 10, 2013

    Thursday, October 10th @ 7:00pm
    The Book Cellar
    4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

     

    Barry Gifford will be at Book Cellar on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 7:00pm to discuss his newest collection, The Roy Stories.

    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.

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  • An Evening With Barry Gifford

    October 9, 2013

    A special screening of two episodes of HOTEL ROOM written by Gifford_Barry_by_Robin_KennedyGifford and directed by David Lynch
    Wednesday, October 9th @ 8:15pm
    Gene Siskel Film Center
    164 N. State St  
    Chicago, IL 60601
    www.siskelfilmcenter.org

     

    TRICKS
    1993, David Lynch, USA, 31 min.
    With Glenne Headly, Harry Dean Stanton

    BLACKOUT
    1993, David Lynch, USA, 47 min.
    With Crispin Glover, Alicia Witt

    Celebrating the publication of  The Roy Stories, many set in Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center welcomes renowned author Barry Gifford to discuss his long-running collaboration with David Lynch (WILD AT HEART, LOST HIGHWAY). Two rarely seen episodes from Lynch’s HBO series “Hotel Room” both written by Gifford, screen. In TRICKS, the uneasy meeting of two men and a hooker at the Railroad Hotel has deadly repercussions. In BLACKOUT, a power failure is the catalyst for strange revelations between a husband and his ailing wife in a New York hotel.

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  • Fellow Travelers: A Reading with Chavisa Woods, Stephen Boyer & Tommy “Teebs” Pico

    September 18, 2013

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 7:00pmWoods_AlbinoAlbum
    Goodbye Blue Monday
    1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221

     

    Chavisa Woods will be joined by Stephen Boyer and Tommy “Teebs” Pico on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00pm at Goodbye Blue Monday for a reading, poetry, conversation, and musical performance. This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

    This reading features two up-and coming NYC based authors; Chavisa Woods, author of The Albino Album (Seven Stories Press) and Stephen Boyer, author of Parasite, (Publication Studios) whose novels follows the lives of queer teenage runaways, one in search of true love and the other in search of something to blow up. With special guest poet Tommy Pico, and musical guests, The Fools, and others TBA.

    The Albino Album, a queer epic, follows the life of a little girl who accidentally feeds her mother to an albino tiger and grows up to become a domestic terrorist. 

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  • Double Fist: A Book for Both Hands

    June 5, 2013

    Double Fist: A Reading with Chavisa Woods & Jeanne Thorntondoublefist_web
    Wednesday, June 5th @ 7pm
    Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Cafe, and Activist Center
    172 Allen St
    New York, NY

     

    Chavisa Woods, author of Albino Album, will be joined by Jeanne Thornton, author of The Dream of Doctor Bantam, on Wednesday, June 5th at Bluestockings for a night of readings and conversation.

    In The Dream of Doctor Bantam, Jeanne Thornton tells an unlikely love story of  rough, chain-smoking Texan Julie Thatch and her lover, Patrice. When Julie’s hero and sister dieds after being hit by a car, she finds her self gravitating to Patrice- someone strangely similar to her sister, and someone who is also a member of the Scientology-esque Institute of Temporal Illusion.

    The Albino Album is a novel as songs that tells the epic story of a girl who rides the line between abandon and lunacy on a speeding albino horse.

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  • Luis Negrón at Elliott Bay Book Company

    May 23, 2013

    Luis Negrón Book TourNegron_MundoCruel_300dpi
    Thursday, May 23th @ 7:00pm
    Elliott Bay Book Company
    1521 Tenth Avenue
    Seattle, WA
     

    Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón will be speaking about his debut collection of short stories, Mundo Cruel, already a sensation in Latin America and available in English for the first time, at Elliott Bay Book Company on Thursday, May 28th.

    Mundo Cruel, Luis Negrón’s debut book, elegantly presents to its readers a world both tragic and outrageous. Masterfully satirical with a discrete solemnity at its core, Mundo Cruel‘s most remarkable element is its language. Several of its stories feature unnamed protagonists brought to life by their speech—colloquial, self-incriminating, and idiosyncratic—revealing Negrón’s mesmerizing talent for conjuring the spoken word in all its subtlety.

    Luis will be available for question and answer, as well as book signings. To find out more about the event, visit the Elliott Bay event page.

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  • Luis Negrón at City Lights

    May 22, 2013

    Luis Negrón Book TourNegron_MundoCruel_300dpi
    Wednesday, May 22nd @ 7:00pm
    City Lights Bookstore
    261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway
    San Francisco, CA

    Join Puerto Rican author Luis Negrón at City Lights Bookstore on Wednesday, May 22nd as he reads and discusses his debut collection Mundo Cruel.

    In the collection that Publisher’s Weekly calls “Slender but never slight, and often extremely funny,” Negrón offers insight to gay life in the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico. Rich with humor, satire, and expert story-telling, this collection is expertly translated by the award-winning Suzanne Jill Levine.

    Luis Negrón will be available for question and answer as well as book signings. To find out more about the event, visit the City Lights Bookstore event page.

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