May Events at WORD

May 3, 2009

photographerA new month means new events to tell you about! And we have a full calender coming up this May, with six author events, and our usual book club happenings.

We kick things off tomorrow (May 4, 7:30 pm) with a visit from acclaimed illustrator Emmanuel Guibert, who will be interviewed by Carol Fitzgerald from The Book Reporter about his work on The Photographer: Into War-Town Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, a new graphic novel/photo-journal which records one reporter’s arduous and dangerous journey through Afghanistan, accompanying the Doctors Without Borders.

Here’s a quick overview of what else is on tap. See our events page for more details:

Wednesday, May 6, 7:30pm: Our second WORD Book club discussion about A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Loverslowboy

Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm: John Wray will read from his third novel, Lowboy, the story of one boy’s fantastic and terrifying odyssey through NYC’s tunnels, back alleys and streets. Charles Bock, (Beautiful Children), who reviewed the book for the NYT, will interview Wray.

UPDATE: Thursday, May 14, 7:30 pm:
The launch party for Samantha Peale’s, The American Painter Emma Dial has been cancelled as of 5/6/09. We have no further info at this time.

Sunday, May 17, 3 pm: **Special Event for Kids!!**
Celebrate Children’s Book Week with NO BUTTS ABOUT READING! Picture book authors Ayun Halliday (Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo) and Erica S. Perl (Chicken Butt) will read from and sign books. All ages welcome but recommended for ages 3-8.

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fortunateTuesday, May 19, 7:30 pm:
Reading and signing with Joanna Smith Rakoff for A Fortunate Age. Rakoff will read from her debut novel and discuss the book with Jami Attenberg (The Kept Man).

please-stepTuesday, May 26, 7:30pm:
Reading and signing with author Ben Greenman for Please Step Back. He’ll talk about the book with Shelley Salamensky of Guilt and Pleasure magazine.

All events are FREE and open to the public — Hope to see you soon!

(RSVP’s on Facebook are appreciated – if you use FB and plan on attending.Thanks!)

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