TROUBLE & The WORD Interview with Kate Christensen
June 15, 2009
Ok folks, here’s the WORD from us today: We are having an awesome event this Thursday night – you should come. Seriously. No excuses.
Here’s the scoop on what we’re calling our night of Sangria, Sorbet & TROUBLE!
Acclaimed author and WORD friend Kate Christensen will be here to read from her new novel TROUBLE, a vibrant story of female friendship and midlife sexual awakening that takes place in NYC and Mexico City — a great summer read! Bonus special guest, literary diva Maud Newton, will join Kate for a discussion about the book. And the very best part? You can listen to the reading and conversation while sipping sangria and sampling a variety of snacks from local vendors – salsa & chips, sangria sorbet and Mexican chocolate cookies. (Local businesses working with us include Dandelion Wine, The Brooklyn Salsa Company & Wine Cellar Sorbets; plus we’re making the cookies from a recipe in Sarah Magid’s new book Organic & Chic – that we had an event for last week)
You can RSVP for the event on our Facebook page. Please do! We hope to see you this Thursday, June 18th – refreshments start at 7:30, reading & conversation begin at 8:00 with book signing to follow. It’s going to be fabulous, we hope you can join us.
Until then, learn a bit more about Kate in this short WORD Interview we did with her. She shares info about her next novel, which just happens to take place in a building located right here in Greenpoint.
1) Do you have a favorite WORD?
An ever-shifting tide of them. This morning’s pet word is LAPIDARY.
2) What WORDS do you live by?
“Let nothing human be foreign to me.”
3) What was the last book you read?
I’m in the middle of G.K. Chesterton’s THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY.
4) Any idea what you’ll read next?
5) What is the last book you bought someone as a gift?
I bought Julie Klam’s PLEASE EXCUSE MY DAUGHTER for my sister.
6) What are you working on now – anything you can tell share about your next project?
My next novel is called THE ASTRAL — yes, that Astral, the huge red ghetto castle on India Street. It’s about a 57-year-old male poet whose wife of 30 years has booted him out of their Astral apartment for writing love sonnets to imaginary women (she doesn’t buy the imaginary part). Their son is in a mind-control cult and is about to marry the female leader; Harry tries to rescue him in order to win his wife back, but of course nothing goes as planned…
7) We know you live in the neighborhood, do you have a favorite spot in Greenpoint that you can tell us about?
Besides WORD? I love McGolrick Park. It feels like a beautiful old Eastern European park tucked into North Brooklyn.