Friday, September 13, 2013

Literary Events for September

Hope everyone is easing back into the school year. If you have some free time in the upcoming month, here are some bookish events happening around the city. Feel free to post additional ones that you know of in the comments. Enjoy!

Nerd Jeopardy
@ BookCourt
Tuesday, September 17
Everyone's favorite literary trivia night returns as a special Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. Modeled off of a certain popular game show, three teams of three contestants will test their knowledge of literature and pop culture for modest prizes and immodest glory. 

Book Launch: Art Spiegelman presents Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps  
@ Greenlight Bookstore
Wednesday, September 18
Greenlight is exceedingly proud to host Art Spiegelman, the only cartoonist to win a Pulitzer for his work, for the bookstore launch of his new book Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps. Spiegelman has been a leader of, and an inspiration for, alternative comics artists throughout the past three decades, long before Raw magazine and Maus.

Brooklyn Book Festival
@ Brooklyn Borough Hall
Sunday, September 22
The largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. 

Books and Boards: Greenpoint Game Night
Friday, September 27
Who doesn’t love games? Join us for a community mixer, open to all. Declare your favorite (or least favorite) book, play a few rounds of Bananagrams, Menu Mash-Up, and Battleship (to name a few), and get to know your literary neighbors!  

Pop-Up Paper Engineering Basics and Beyond Workshop

@ Center for Book Arts
Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29
The magic of pop-up is discovered in a two-day workshop taking participants from beginner's lessons through more advanced mechanisms. This is a hands-on tour that will explain the V-fold, Step, Spinner, and beyond!

The Moth Storytelling

@ The Bitter End
Monday, September 30
Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.

Getting Published: Non Fiction Book Proposals

@ Brooklyn Brainery
Tuesday, October 1
So, you’ve found a killer true story and you want to write a book about it. How do you start? This class is an introduction to putting together a non-fiction book proposal.

NYPL Children's Literary Salon
@ Stephen A Schwartzman Building
Saturday, October 12
Join Bank Street’s Center for Children’s Literature, Interim Director Jenny Brown as she interviews historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus and his assistant Patrick Kiley about their current NYPL exhibit and the importance of children’s literature as a whole.

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