Monday, February 17, 2014

Some Upcoming Literary Happenings in New York City

Here are just a few literary happenings in NYC in the next few weeks. If you know of anymore upcoming events please post them in the comments!

Housing Works Bookstore
Enjoy 30% off all science fiction, fantasy, comic books, vintage vinyl, science and math books! There will also be other special events including geeks vs. nerds trivia happy hour Friday, February 21st at 6pm.

YA Lit at 92nd Street Y
Come out and see Veronica Rossi, Sophie Jordan, Tahereh Mafi, Kiersten White & Ransom Riggs as they discuss their newest books. A “free” tote bag filled with arcs, courtesy of HarperCollins will also be given out at the event. Sounds pretty exciting!
(YA Lit at 92nd Street Y has a lot of interesting upcoming events so definitely check out the site for other events).

Authors John Freeman, Andre Aciman and Adam Thirlwell will discuss their books and how our rapidly global world is changing the way we communicate forever.
How to Read a Novel by John Freeman
Harvard Square by Andre Aciman
Kapow! by Adam Thirlwell

Strand Books
Joyce Carol Oates will specifically be focusing on her latest novel Carthage. This is a novel about a young girl who has disappeared from her home in the Adirondacks and an Iraq War Veteran is the prime suspect.  

McNally Jackson Bookstore
A selection of exclusively female participants will discuss books they have read in their youth that were formative to their lives. They are all found in a pamphlet entitled No Regrets edited by Dayna Tortorici

Examining the life and works of Jane Austen through the NYPL collection. Note that this is during the day so best if you happen to have off the whole week.

Greenlight Bookstore - LIU Brooklyn Collaboration Event
Edwidge Danticat will be the guest speaker at LIU Brooklyn’s “Starting from Paumanok” lecture series.

The New York Society Library
The event is open to the public and is $10 with advanced registration ($15 at the door). Leo Damrosch, with his new biography, will go into depth on the life and work of Jonathan Swift, best know for Gulliver’s Travels.

Looking to the Near Future

Books of Wonder

60 Young Adult authors will be in attendance for a large signing event at the bookstore. May be exciting to share for those of you who work with teens.

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