Posts tagged “reading”
December 4, 2013
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.
November 21, 2013Thursday, November 21st at 7:00pm 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.
An Evening With Barry Gifford: A screening of two episodes of HOTEL ROOM written by Gifford and directed by David Lynch and a discussion of Gifford’s new collection THE ROY STORIES
October 17, 2013Thursday, October 17th Reception and reading from THE ROY STORIES, 6:30pm-7:30pm Book Thug Nation 100 North 3rd Street, (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue) Brooklyn, New York, 11249 www.bookthugnation.com wine and light refreshments will be served Screening of HOTEL ROOM episodes followed by Q&A, 8pm-9:30pm Spectacle 124 South 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211 www.spectacletheater.com Gifford will sign copies of The Roy Stories following the show.
Please RSVP for this event at Togather: http://www.togather.com/event/672/barry-gifford-in-brooklyn.html
Co-sponsored by Vice Magazine, Book Thug Nation, Spectacle, and Seven Stories Press.
Join renowned author Barry Gifford for a very special evening of literary discussion paired with an exclusive screening of two rarely seen episodes from David Lynch’s HBO series HOTEL ROOM, both written by Gifford. 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.
Tags: barry gifford, event, Hotel Room, Landscape with Traveler, memories from a sinking ship, reading, sad stories of the death of kings, Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels, screening, The Roy Stories
October 10, 2013Thursday, 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.
September 18, 2013Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 7:00pm 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.
June 5, 2013Double Fist: A Reading with Chavisa Woods & Jeanne Thornton Wednesday, June 5th @ 7pm Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Cafe, and Activist Center 172 Allen St New York, NY
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.
June 14, 2012
Booktopia:Oxford will be in full swing from June 15th – June 17th. Come see Russ Kick talk about The Graphic Canon, Volume 1 during A Celebration of Authors from 5:oo pm – 7:00 pm at Square Books. There will be wine, cheese, and writers discussing various topics.
Click here to learn more!
Square Books, 160 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655
February 27, 2012
Hola, New York!
Luis Negron will be reading from his forthcoming collection of short stories, Mundo Cruel, at Word Up onMonday, February 27th at 6:00pm. The reading will be in Spanish, and the Q&A to follow will be in English and Spanish. Presentation by Lena Burgos-LaFuente, professor of Hispanic Languages & Literature, Stony Brook University.
Word Up is located at:
4157 Broadway @ 176 Street
New York, NY 10033
Mundo Cruel, by Luis Negrón, is a book of nine short stories set in Santurce, a queer, working-class neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Its characters include a bumbling prostitute-turned-fugitive who bewilderingly avoids capture, a pair of back-biting mothers who hand down judgment from their front lawns, and a young Chosen One with a curious gift. Satirical with a quiet solemnity at their core, even the most riotous stories, like “Por Guayama” and “Botella,” present their characters with compassion and unassuming poise.
June 23, 2011June 23, 2011, 7:00 pm, Tea of Ulaanbaatar author Chris Howard will be at Rainbow Book Cooperative for a reading. Howard's debut novel is the story of disaffected Peace Corps volunteer Warren, who flees life in late-capitalist America to find himself stationed in the post-Soviet industrial hell of urban Mongolia. As the American presence crumbles, Warren seeks escape in tsus, the mysterious "blood tea" that may be the final revenge of the defeated Khans—or that may be only a powerful hallucinogen operating on an uneasy mind—as a phantasmagoria of violence slowly envelops him. Location: 426 W Gilman St. Madison, WI 53703-1009. For more information go to http://www.rainbowbookstore.org/.
June 21, 2011June 21, 2011, 7:00 pm, Barnes and Noble in Union Square will host Eva Gabrielsson, author of "There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me. Gabrielsson tells a story that no one else can. Her story is about the life she shared with Stieg Larsson—the man everyone wants to know more about, and about whom so little is known. Location: 33 East 17th St. at Union Square North. For additional information search events at www.barnesandnoble.com.