December Events at WORD

November 30, 2009

In between holiday parties and family gatherings, why not spend a few of the remaining days of 2009 at some literary events hosted by your friendly indie bookstore? We’ve got several options for your December calendar. Come visit us for great gift ideas, and stay for an event! Here’s what WORD has planned for the last month of the decade:

We start things off tomorrow (12/1) with a launch party for Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town. It’s going to be a packed house! If you can’t make the event, join us at The Diamond Bar afterwards, where you can meet author Elyssa East.

Next up is Thursday’s event (12/3) with funny man David Ellis Dickerson, author of House of Cards: Love, Faith and Other Social Expressions and mastermind behind Greeting Card Emergencies. Dave has created special cards where Hallmark has failed us – his video creations include cards for coming out, the recession and the zombie apocalypse. Because everyone needs a card for that!

What card do YOU need this holiday season that you can’t find? Email us at before Thurs. night and David will try to create just the card for you at the event!

Then this weekend we are hosting a Holiday Open House! We thought it would be fun (for you and us) if we invited some of our favorite authors to hang out at the store – they will sign copies of their books, share gift recommendations, and help out with bagging and wrapping gifts. We’ll have snacks and a gift wrap station downstairs. We’ve got authors scheduled from 1-5 pm on Saturday, Dec. 5th and again on Sunday Dec. 6th – click on each date to see who will be here.

There’s much more…after the jump:

Next week we’ve got three events in a row – an exciting Isabella Rossellini appearance, sandwiched between two holiday crafting events:

Tuesday, Dec. 8: We’ll make holiday ornaments and eat homemade cake with the authors of The Happy Book: CAKE + CRAFTING = HAPPINESS

Wednesday, Dec 9: Yes, there is still time to get your tickets for our Green Porno screening with Isabella Rossellini. We’ve moved the event to a larger venue – join us at Coco66 where Rossellini will set up several of her Green Porno films, answer questions and sign books. We’ll feast on truffle popcorn while watching Isabella act out insect mating. It will be DIVINE. You must order your tickets online, call us or stop by the store to reserve your spots. Space is limited so don’t delay!

Thursday, Dec 10: We’ll round out the week with tips on how to make handmade gifts for your loved ones with Cal Patch, author of Design-It-Yourself Clothes. Or maybe whip up a new dress or tie for a special holiday soiree?

Finally, we’ll host a workshop with Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderall Diaries on Friday, December 18. This is a ticketed event, details are here. The full December events schedule can be viewed here. See you at the store!


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