October Events: Banned Books + Sex, Food, Travel & More!

September 27, 2009

eWORDflyer1We’ve got all the essentials covered with this month’s event schedule: food, sex, music, travel – all the basics. Really, it’s that simple. Plus something  family friendly for the kiddies too.

We kick things off this Thursday, October 1 with an party in honor of Banned Books Week: seriously important topics about our FREADOM will be fleshed out during a fun evening with Mike Edison, Richard Nash and Lizzie Skurnick. More details about this event, plus the scoop on what else is on tap for the month can be found on our events page.

We’ll share a quick rundown here:

Thursday, October 1, 7:30 pm:
Mike Edison’s Second Annual Banned Book Party!
With special guests Richard Nash and Lizzie Skurnick

Sunday, October 11, 6:00 pm: Forking Fantastic! Put the Party Back in Dinner Party Potluck Sunday Night Dinner with Zora O’Neill and Tamara Reynolds

Thursday, October 15, 7:30 pm: YA Not? with Rebecca Stead, author of When You Reach Me – in conversation with publisher/editor Wendy Lamb

sexThursday, October 22, 7:30 pm: Sex Writing Night hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel – With Mara Altman, author of Thanks for Coming: One Young Woman’s Quest for An Orgasm, Dagmar Herzog, author of Sex in Crisis and contributors to Best Sex Writing 2009, Tom Johansmeyer and Debbie Nathan

Sunday, October 25, 2:00 pm: The Busiest Street in Town – Author Mara Rockliff visits NYC to read her new picture book about slowing-down! *Kid’s Event!!*

Wednesday, October 28, 7:30 pm: All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77 – Author Tony Fletcher in conversation with Dusty Wright from Culture Catch

Thursday, October 29, 7:30 pm: Guidebook Writers Tell All: The Glamour and The Slogging – Join us for a discussion about travel writing with four Rough Guides travel writers: Stephen Keeling, Zora O’Neil, AnneLise Sorenson and Sarah Hull. Plus travel insider tips too!

Be sure to get the full details on our events page and if you’re the social networking type, please RSVP using our Facebook event links (we love to know when you are planning to come!) Thanks, hope to see you in the store soon!

2 Responses to “October Events: Banned Books + Sex, Food, Travel & More!”


  1. These Banned Books Week resources may also be of interest:

    American Library Association Shamed,” by Nat Hentoff, Laurel Leader-Call, 2 March 2007.

    Banned Books Week and the ALA,” by Dennis Ingolfsland, The Recliner Commentaries, 4 August 2009.

    “‘Censors’ Are So Scary,” by Annoyed Librarian, Library Journal, 6 October 2008.

    Finding Censorship Where There Is None,” by Mitchell Muncy, Wall Street Journal, 24 September 2009, p.W13.

    National Hogwash Week,” as coined by Thomas Sowell. And this resource has a long, updated list of BBW-related articles.

    US Libraries Hit Back Over Challenges to Kids Books,” by Sara Hussein, Agence France-Presse [AFP], 6 September 2009.

    Various Humbugs Regarding Banned Books Week, by Mateo Palos, Mateo Palos, 27 September 2009.


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