Catching up with a few great events
March 10, 2008
Two successful WORD events have come and gone in the last few weeks, as well as a great bookseller meeting in Hartford, CT.
Our Brooklyn Noir and Queens Noir event was a ton of fun, and included readings by amazing authors such as Arthur Nersesian, Maggie Estep, Bill McLoughlin, Robert Knightly and Jillian Abbott. There are more pictures on the Flickr site, but here’s one of me with most of the participants.
Then last week Kevin Walsh, author of Forgotten New York, gave an intriguing presentation on some of the city’s forgotten locales, focusing on our own Greenpoint. Our friend Heather of newyorkshitty fame was on hand to add some of her expertise on the area. The turnout was amazing, thanks to all of you who came out, and sorry to those of you who couldn’t fit downstairs. Here’s a pic of Kevin signing books after the event.
And finally, I went to a bookseller meeting and learned about all the best new books for spring and summer, but was also lucky enough to meet Richard Price and hear him read a deleted scene from his new book Lush Life. Here’s a not-so-great picture of the author (sorry, Richard) signing books.
Another author who appeared at this meeting and read from his debut novel, A Fraction of the Whole, was Australian Steve Toltz. He silenced the room with his gorgeous writing and I’m reading his book right now and loving it. Check it out!