July at WORD: Chuck Klosterman, Romance, Clone Wars and Making Toys!

June 27, 2010

We’re taking a break from events until after the July 4th holiday, but we’re so excited to be starting off our mid-summer programming with a bang next month: Chuck Klosterman is coming to Greenpoint! Here are details about our ticketed event with him, as well as the rest of our July schedule:

Tues, July 13, 8 pm at Lulu’s:
Paperback Release for Chuck Klosterman’s EATING THE DINOSAUR
Chuck Klosterman in conversation with his pal Rob Sheffield. We’re hosting an intimate event at Greenpoint bar Lulu’s. There are only 50 tickets being sold for this event. You and 49 of your closest friends will get to see Chuck shoot the shit with Rob Sheffield, author of LOVE IS A MIXTAPE and the newly-released TALKING TO GIRLS ABOUT DURAN DURAN. Chuck will take questions from the audience and sign books as well. Tickets are $20 and include one copy of EATING THE DINOSAUR. Tickets can be purchased here.

Wed, July 14, 7:30 pm:
Reading, conversation and book signing with Matt Gallagher, author of KABOOM: EMBRACING THE SUCK IN A SAVAGE LITTLE WAR. Matt will be joined by Philippe Dume and Joe Dougherty. Philippe was a Specialist in Iraq, Joe a Sergeant.

Sat, July 17, 2 pm *Event for Kids & Families*

Jason Fry, Brooklyn-based author of the Star Wars Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia will be on hand signing copies of the book and answering questions from the audience. We’ll also have costumed Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion, giveaways, raffle, crafts and more. Recommended for kids ages 5 and up.

Tues, July 20, 7:30 pm
Launch party for MEEKS by Julia Holmes, complete with “Independence Day” cake and drinks. Reading and book signing too. MEEKS (Small Beer Press) evokes the strange charm of a Haruki Murakami novel in a dystopic setting reminiscent of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Thurs, July 22, 7:30 pm:
WORDs of Love: A Night of Romance: We’re celebrating romance with a fantastic panel of writers and readers! The panel will include Lauren Willig, author of the bestselling Pink Carnation series; acclaimed author and blogger Sarah Wendell from SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.com; Hope Tarr, author and co-founder of Lady Jane’s Salon, New York’s monthly romance reading series; and editors from Romantic Times magazine and Avon Books. Moderated by Sarah MacLean, author of Nine Rules To Break When Romancing a Rake, the panel discussion and Q&A will uncover the genre–highlighting the books we love and the readers who love it.

Sat, July 24, 3:00 pm *Event for Kids & Families* – Author Heather Swain will demo how to make several fun toys from her new book, MAKE THESE TOYS: 101 CLEVER CREATIONS USING EVERYDAY ITEMS. There will be a craft for both kids and adults to enjoy. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun!

Sat, July 31: Join us for the second Last Saturdays of Summer in Greenpoint. We’ll be hosting a book swap, details to come. Learn more about this ongoing series here.

Finally, just a reminder that our running group meets every Sunday morning at 9am instead of 10am to beat the summer heat.

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