The Weekly WORD
- On Wednesday, August 14th, at 7 p.m., we’ll join essayist Mark Brennan Rosenberg, author of Eating My Feelings, for some body image real talk. From adolescent fat camp to trials in gym flirting, Rosenberg’s book leaves no stone unturned and no piece of red velvet cake untouched. Come get your fill!
- Saturday, August 17th, we’ll host meeting from two of our six books groups: at 12 p.m. YA Not? will meet to discuss Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt. Later, at 3 p.m., the Brit Lit Book Group will discuss Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe. Get your group’s pick today; as always, book group titles are 10% off.
- On Sunday, August 18th, between 12 and 4 p.m., Melville House Books is offering a tour of our beloved borough—indie bookstore style. Witness some of the borough’s best bookshops in their natural habitat, from Unnameable Books to Greenlight. It’s called the Morley Walk, and it’s in honor of Christopher Morley (author of The Haunted Bookshop and veritable bard of bookselling), and it’s going to be the best.
Events on deck: The Atlas Review, Electric Literature, and Emily Books on the waterfront; NERDFEST 2013…err…our fandom-themed spelling bee; and a Gotham Writers Workshop focusing on humor. Good times over here, people. Come say hey!
e-Staff Picks: City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
Emily says: “The Wire + The Sisters Brothers + Alexander McQueen + Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. At first, I wasn’t sure whether I’d like it — I couldn’t quite settle in to the swishy slang-y vernacular. And then I decided to read the first few pages out loud, and it was like landing in Oz: the prose became all angles and light and bursts of technicolor. Imagine a futuristic urban Wild West with a fancy fashion sense. Barry has created such a vivid and lurid world in the city of Bohane — one with cultural spats and turf wars, one where the men seem to rule but women have most of the power, and one where love is a force that haunts.”
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The Weekly WORD
- The evening of Wednesday, July 17th, (starting at 7 p.m.) is devoted to Angry Robot, the wonderfully-named global publishing imprint that specializes in contemporary sci-fi, fantasy, and everything in between. Join two Angry Robot authors, Chuck Wendig (The Blue Blazes, Mockingbird) and TL Costa (Playing Tyler), for a discussion of the current state of speculative fiction, both adult and YA. Come and be happy humans amidst not-so-happy robot books!
- On Thursday, July 18th, at 7 p.m., we’ll celebrate The More You Ignore Me, the latest novel from Travis Nichols. He’ll be in conversation with Emily Gould (And the Heart Says Whatever). They’ll talk (mis)behavior on the Internet, being and not being ignored, and they’ll also answer your questions—so bring some!
- Saturday, July 20th, at 5:30 p.m., join DC-based band, The Caribbean and novelist Kristopher Jansma (The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards) for a night of discussion, readings, and music honoring the creative process. This event will be recorded for their podcast, “Process”! This event is cosponsored by Literacy Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to offering high quality literacy programs in New York City.
- Also on Saturday, July 20th, we’ll hold meetings from two of our six books groups! At 1 p.m., YA Not? will meet to discuss Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea. Then, at 3 p.m., the Brit Lit Group will discuss The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton.
Coming up: we conclude July with a Gotham Writers’ Workshop focusing on character development. We get into August with book group meetings, both the WORD Book Group and the Romance Book Group, and a creative writing class for kids ages 8 through 10. See you soon, friends!