July Events at WORD

June 29, 2009

onceyougobacksleepaway Mark your calendar before you head out to celebrate the holiday weekend, we’ve got some great events on tap for next month! Here’s a quick rundown:

We’ll celebrate independence post-4th with an Indie Press Night featuring two authors from Seven Stories Press, plus readings with authors from other indie presses during July, including Akashic and Ig. We’ll cheer on our basketball league with a mid-season Sunday brunch event, and get all hot and bothered – botanically, speaking – with a night devoted to wicked and magical plants! Our next YA NOT? literary salon is scheduled for the end of the month too! Finally, we’ll host a reception and book-making event to celebrate Hit Factorie’s summer art installation in our front window. (Have you seen our window yet?)

Oh, and just a reminder that David Hajdu, author of The Ten-Cent Plague, will join our book club group this week – on Wednesday, July 1 at 7:30 pm. More info on our book club page. Here are details about the July lineup:

Thursday, July 9, 7:30 pm: Indie Press Night with Seven Stories Press: Douglas A. Martin, author of new novel Once You Go Back and Lee Stringer, author of the memoir Sleepaway School. Phong Bui, publisher of The Brooklyn Rail will moderate.

CaptiveAudienceCoverSunday, July 12, noon: Basketball, Brunch & Books:
Come out and watch our basketball team and/or join us in the store afterwards for a brunch reading with Dave Reidy, author of the new short story collection, Captive Audience. Dave will read his short story “Postgame,” and goodies will be served!

home_blueboy showthatsmells1Sunday, July 19, 6:30 pm: Derek McCormack will read from his new book, The Show That Smells and Rakesh Satyal will read from his coming-of-age debut novel Blue Boy. Moderated by Akashic.


hothouse wickedplantssmTuesday, July 21, 7:30 pm: Hot and Wicked Botanical Book Night! Two plant goddesses read from and discuss their new books: Margot Berwin, author of Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire; and Amy Stewart author of, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities. Algonquin editor Andra Miller, will moderate.

Thursday, July 23, 7 pm: G Train Salon Reception for Hit Factorie Installation!
More info here!

skunkThursday, July 30, 7:30 pm: YA NOT? A literary salon for not-so-young adults – A reading and conversation with Sheba Karim, author of Skunk Girl. She will be interviewed by Abeer Hoque.

We hope to see you at the store for some of these fantastic programs coming up next month. See our events page for full details on all of these events.

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