January Events at WORD

January 3, 2010

We’re starting off the new year with a solid schedule of events! There is a mix of book launches, readings and some special non-author programs too. All the details are on our calendar and here’s a summary of what’s coming up:

Tues. 1/5 at 7:30 pm: Launch Party for IT ALL CHANGED IN AN INSTANT: MORE SIX-WORD MEMOIRS – Hear from contributors to the latest book in the popular series from Smith Magazine, plus we’ll announce the winners of our own 6-WORD contest. All this, and wine too – join us!

Wed. 1/13 at 7:30 pm: Julie Powell will read from and discuss her new book, CLEAVING: A STORY OF MARRIAGE, MEAT AND OBSESSION.

Thurs. 1/14 at 7:30 pm: Witty Women Writers at WORD! Bloggers, performers and writers Sara Barron, Doree Shafrir and Claire Zulkey read from their humorous books.

Sat. 1/16 at 3 pm: Bananagrams in the Basement! We’re obsessed with this fast-paced anagram game – it’s like Scrabble without the board (or those pesky points). Join us for some afternoon Bananagrams WORD play…and some banana-themed edibles. Yum.

Wed. 1/20 at 7:30 pm: Esther Smith demos some of the fantastic crafting projects in her latest book, THE PAPER BRIDE. Great tips for brides-to-be, wedding planners or any crafty spirits.

Thurs. 1/21 at 8 pm: Join us at The Diamond Bar for an 80’s music mixer to celebrate our Between the Covers matchmaking board. All book lovers are invited to mingle (and dance, of course). DJ RUSSCOMM (who loves Bret Easton Ellis and went on two dates as a result of our matchmaking board) will spin the tunes. Drink specials, raffle prizes, and literary love jokes throughout the night.

Tues. 1/26 at 7:30 pm: The Family Grill with Jedediah Berry – A reading and roundtable featuring the author of THE MANUAL OF DETECTION, his sister, his brother, and his other brother. Sure to be a good time!

Thurs. 1/28 at 7:30 pm: Jami Attenberg will read from and discuss her latest novel, THE MELTING SEASON. It will be awesome. Seriously.

Sat. 1/30 at 10:30 am: We’ll be making sock puppets and celebrating Sandra Boyton’s ONE SHOE BLUES. We’ll provide the materials to create fun sock puppets, plus there will be healthy refreshments, tattoos, coloring, bingo and more. This event costs $5 per child (no book purchase necessary) and is the first in a new kids’ event series we will host on the last Saturday of each month.

Whew! Should be something on this list that strikes your fancy, no? We hope so. There are invitations for all of the events on our Facebook page, please RSVP if you plan on coming. We look forward to seeing you in the store this month!

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