Celebrate the first issue of The Atlas Review with the contributors and music. With readings by contributors: Caitlin Dube (poet) Matthew Zingg (poet) Ken Walker (poet) Brandon Kreitler (poet; author of Dusking [Argos Books]) Kathleen Ossip (poet; author of The Cold War, Cinephrastics) Justin Boening…
Celebrate the first issue of The Atlas Review with the contributors and music. With readings by contributors:
Caitlin Dube (poet)
Matthew Zingg (poet)
Ken Walker (poet)
Brandon Kreitler (poet; author of Dusking [Argos Books])
Kathleen Ossip (poet; author of The Cold War, Cinephrastics)
Justin Boening (poet; author of Self-Portrait as Missing Person [Poetry Society of America])
Robert Ostrom (poet; author of The Youngest Butcher in Illinois [YesYes Books])
Sam Allingham (fiction)
Michael Simon (poetry)
Kendra Grant Malone (author of Everything Is Quiet) reading for Catherine Lacey.
Ana Bo¸ičević reading for Eileen Myles (poet; author of Rise in the Fall)
and music by Alex Simon.
The Atlas Review is a new, independent literary magazine, comprising poetry, short stories, essays and visual art.
In the closely-knit community of writers, we sometimes forget there is a world beyond our immediate geography. As a result, we see the same names in the same journals at the same readings; the same aesthetic values; the same birds, horses, and irony. It isn’t bad for writers to belong to zeitgeist, given the very definition of community, but art ventures demand new rigor, new eyes to peer into that vast darkness we fear and to which we are constantly enamored. We should all touch the bottom of Hart Crane’s cruel sea or carve like mad into Kafka’s icy terrain. “Curiosity is the cure of boredom,” Dorothy Parker has said. “There is no cure of curiosity.”
The Atlas Review is concerned with merit and untapped talent from all reaches. While we will solicit a few writers for each issue, the true strength of our issues will be, in equal parts, the unsolicited submissions we receive. Through our anonymous submission system, we want to have the opportunity to reject work from a well-known New York writer for an astounding piece from a woman in Onamia, Minnesota. The print magazine, designed by our incredible graphic artist and published biannually, will be an artifact of the beauty, labor, and collaboration within each individual issue.
Got a taste for crime and a yen for travel? Like being transported by both crafty plots and exotic locales? Then join our group of armchair detectives for a killer discussion of murder and mayhem that spans the globe. Housing Works Bookstore is partnering with one of Manhattan’s premiere independent…
Got a taste for crime and a yen for travel? Like being transported by both crafty plots and exotic locales? Then join our group of armchair detectives for a killer discussion of murder and mayhem that spans the globe.
Housing Works Bookstore is partnering with one of Manhattan’s premiere independent publishers, Soho Press – and their imprint Soho Crime – to bring you some of the finest in mystery and suspense writing from around the world! Each month, The International Crime Book Group will discuss a novel from Soho Crime’s extensive catalog of thrillers, each set in a different region. Join us in February as we travel to Paris, France, with Murder in the Marais by Cara Black.
The ICBG meets on the second Saturday of every month in the bookstore’s café. It is hosted by Housing Works Bookstore’s resident mystery buff Merril Speck and (schedule permitting) Soho Press Senior Editor Juliet Grames. They will provide discussion questions and lead the meeting. The group is open to all who are interested!
More on Murder in the Marais by Cara Black: Aimée Leduc, a Parisian private investigator, has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation—no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an old Jewish man approaches Aimée with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she was expecting. When she goes to drop off her findings at her client's house in the Marais, Paris's historic Jewish quarter, she finds the old woman strangled to death, a swastika carved on her forehead. With the help of her partner, René, Aimée sets out to solve this horrendous crime, but finds herself in an increasingly dangerous web of ancient secrets and buried war crimes.
Free humor writing workshop with Ryan Britt. Ryan Britt has published fiction and nonfiction in Nerve, Opium Magazine, Soon Quarterly, The Rumpus, Clarkesworld Magazine, The New Inquiry, and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood. His plays and performances have been seen at numerous venues, and he blogs for …
Free humor writing workshop with Ryan Britt.
Ryan Britt has published fiction and nonfiction in Nerve, Opium Magazine, Soon Quarterly, The Rumpus, Clarkesworld Magazine, The New Inquiry, and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood. His plays and performances have been seen at numerous venues, and he blogs for Tor.com.
Lucinda Rosenfield and Liesl Schillinger discuss sisterhood and family to celebrate Rosenfield's new novel, The Pretty One. Refreshments and snacks provided! About The Pretty One: Olympia Hellinger (“the pretty one”) is a professional museum gallerina and single mother; Perri (“the perfect …
Lucinda Rosenfield and Liesl Schillinger discuss sisterhood and family to celebrate Rosenfield's new novel, The Pretty One. Refreshments and snacks provided!
About The Pretty One: Olympia Hellinger (“the pretty one”) is a professional museum gallerina and single mother; Perri (“the perfect one”) fires on all cylinders, running a three-child household and a home organization company; and Gus (“the political one”) channels her energies into activism and the Legal Aid Society of New York. Relations among the three alternate between affection and judgment. Perri and Gus question Olympia’s decision to single-parent (and harbor hidden guesses about who the father really is); Gus and Pia can’t get over Perri’s terrible choice in clothes. And Perri and Pia are united in their conviction that Gus is an incorrigible gossip. After a fraught New Year’s brunch and a freak accident that lands the girls’ mother, Carol, in the hospital, the bonds among the three sisters threaten to fray.
Their personal lives begin to unravel, as well. Olympia’s loneliness intensifies as her thoughts ricochet between the anonymous donor who fathered her child and the married man with whom she had a years-long affair. Perri, overcome by stress and feeling unappreciated by her husband, decides to flee her Westchester manse, lured by sexts from an old lover. And Gus, who’s ostensibly gay, begins to doubt her sexuality after she finds herself attracted to a frat-boy type. Sinfully funny and unexpectedly heartfelt, The Pretty One is a charming and absorbing story about the intimacy and distance among sisters—and how, despite the daggers thrown, we learn to get along with the ones we love.
Lucinda Rosenfeld is the author of the novels What She Saw . . ., Why She Went Home, and I’m So Happy for You. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Creative Nonfiction, Slate.com, Glamour, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two young daughters.
Liesl Schillinger is a New York–based writer and literary critic whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York magazine, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The London Independent on Sunday, and other publications here and abroad. Her translation of the novel, Every Day, Every Hour, by Nata¨a Dragnić, was published in May, 2012 (Viking).
Join sci-fi authors Andri Magnason, Sean Ferrell, N.K. Jemisin and Stephen H. Segal for a night of science fiction madness, discussion, music, and book signings. Co-sponsored by Seven Stories Press, Soho Press, Quirk Books and Togather; first 100 drinks are free! Andri Snær Magnason, author of …
Join sci-fi authors Andri Magnason, Sean Ferrell, N.K. Jemisin and Stephen H. Segal for a night of science fiction madness, discussion, music, and book signings.
Co-sponsored by Seven Stories Press, Soho Press, Quirk Books and Togather; first 100 drinks are free!
Andri Snær Magnason, author of LoveStar (Seven Stories Press, November 20, 2012) is one of Iceland's most celebrated young writers. His novel LoveStar was named "Novel of the Year" by Icelandic booksellers and received the DV Literary Award and a nomination for the Icelandic Literary Prize. A recent starred review in Publisher's Weekly of LoveStar stated, “Orwell, Vonnegut, and Douglas Adams are felt on every page.”
Sean Ferrell's, author of The Man in the Empty Suit (Soho Press, February 2013) fiction has appeared in journals such as Electric Literature's "The Outlet" and The Adirondack Review. His short story "Building an Elephant" won The Fulton Prize. His debut novel Numb was published by Harper Perennial in 2010 and his second novel, The Man in the Empty Suit, will be published in February 2013 by Soho Press.
Stephen H. Segal, editor of Geek Wisdom; The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture (Quirk Books, 2011) is the Hugo Award–winning senior contributing editor to Weird Tales, the world's oldest fantasy/sci-fi/horror magazine, and an editor at Quirk Books. Stephen will be moderating the discussion.
Graphic novelists Bob Fingerman, Laura Lee Gulledge, Dean Haspiel, and Ethan Young discuss autobiography in their work. Moderated by Christopher Irving. Best known for his comic series Minimum Wage (Fantagraphics Books), as well as the graphic novel White Like She (also Fantagraphics), Bob Fingerman’s…
Graphic novelists Bob Fingerman, Laura Lee Gulledge, Dean Haspiel, and Ethan Young discuss autobiography in their work. Moderated by Christopher Irving.
Best known for his comic series Minimum Wage (Fantagraphics Books), as well as the graphic novel White Like She (also Fantagraphics), Bob Fingerman’s contributions to the world of comics have been many and varied In 1993 Fingerman wrote and drew his first graphic novel, White Like She, a social satire about a middle-aged black man whose brain is transplanted into a white teenage girl’s head. Upon completion of that purely fictional work Fingerman decided to turn his attention inward. The result was the semi-autobiographical series Minimum Wage, which charted the bumpy relationship of Rob Hoffman and Sylvia Fanucci, and was collected and extensively reworked as the graphic novel, Beg the Question (Fantagraphics Books).
In Page by Paige, Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she's having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding. Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny, and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige's honest, heartfelt story.
Emmy award winner and Eisner Award nominee Dean Haspiel created BILLY DOGMA, illustrated for HBO's "Bored To Death," received a residency at Yaddo, was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and teaches comic book storytelling (MoCCA & The Society of Illustrators). Dino has written and drawn many superhero and semi-autobiographical comix, including Spider-Man, Batman, X-men, The Fantastic Four, Godzilla, Mars Attacks, Creepy, American Splendor, Michael Chabon's The Escapist, and collaborations with Harvey Pekar (The Quitter), Jonathan Ames (The Alcoholic), Inverna Lockpez (Cuba: My Revolution), Tim Hall (The Last Mortician), Stan Lee, and Jonathan Lethem. Dean also helped pioneer personal webcomics with the invention of ACT-I-VATE, Next-Door Neighbor for SMITH Magazine, Street Code for Zuda/DC Digital, and was the editor of COMIX BLOCK for Cousin Corinne's REMINDER. Dean currently creates and curates multimedia projects for TripCity.net.
Ethan Young is an NYC-based comic book artist who has been drawing since the age of 3. He started his career in the comic book industry as a self publisher, eventually winning Best Graphic Novel during the 2007 Independent Publishers Book Awards for his semi-autobiographical comedy, Tails. Ethan Young's career encompasses a wide range of projects, including: storyboards, t-shirts, video games, character designs, print ads, book covers, album covers, logos, and much more.
A writer and popular culture historian in New York City, Christopher Irving's most recent book, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics (powerHouse books), with photographer Seth Kushner and designer Eric Skillman, chronicles the history of the American comic book through photos and interview-based essays on creators new and old. With a focus on the American comic book, he has also authored four books and several magazine articles on the topic, and is currently editing the digital comics magazine The Drawn Word.
Part of Geek Week 2013!
Pre-order a copy of the book for guaranteed admission to the event (details below): http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/lets-explore-diabetes-with-owls-paperback-launch-with-david-sedaris/ Press contact: Amanda Bullock, 212-966-0466 x 1104, firstname.lastname@example.org An evening with …
Pre-order a copy of the book for guaranteed admission to the event (details below): http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/lets-explore-diabetes-with-owls-paperback-launch-with-david-sedaris/
Press contact: Amanda Bullock, 212-966-0466 x 1104, email@example.com
An evening with bestselling author David Sedaris, including a Q&A and book signing.
We are partnering with WORD bookstores for this event. Your pre-purchased copy of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls is a general admission ticket to David Sedaris's talk at the bookstore and guarantees entry to the bookstore for the event. You will receive your book the night of the event. Note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bookstore will close at 5:30PM to setup the event and reopen at 6PM. The event will begin at 7PM. WORD Bookstore will be on hand to sell books.
Only ticket holders will be admitted to the presentation in the bookstore; however, after the presentation we will open the signing line to anyone interested. We will ask non-ticket holders to line up outside the store and following the presentation will invite all guests to line up by groups for the signing line. Those with a ticket will be admitted to the signing line first; however, anyone who wishes to join the signing line may do so without a pre-purchased book.
David Sedaris is an essayist and a regular commentator for National Public Radio. He is also the author of the bestselling Barrel Fever, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy, Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Me Talk Pretty One Day. He travels extensively though Europe and the United States on lecture tours and lives in France.
More about Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls: A new collection of essays from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been called "the preeminent humorist of his generation" (Entertainment Weekly). From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences. Whether railing against the habits of litterers in the English countryside or marveling over a disembodied human arm in a taxidermist's shop, Sedaris takes us on side-splitting adventures that are not to be forgotten.
Please note: No photography or video recording allowed. Mr. Sedaris will only sign his own work.