Monday, March 9, 2015

March Book Club

Thursday, March 12th @ 6pm

Elizabeth Irwin High School Library
40 Charlton Street
(Between 6th Ave and Varick)

Nearby Subway Stations: Houston Street (1), Spring Street (C, E), West 4th Street (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)

What Were Reading:

X by Ilyash Shabazz & Kekla Magoon 

Listen Slowly by Thanha Lai
Other editions

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Please note that you do not need to have read both books. Feel free to come having read just one (or even just some of one).

Also, follow along on Goodreads

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Literary Events in NYC

Great Middle Grade Reads at Books of Wonder
Saturday, March 7th 1:00pm- 3:00pm
“Join Books of Wonder in welcoming PAM MUNOZ RYAN, KAT YEH, and TRICIA SPRINGSTUBB. These great middle grade authors will be on hand to greet young readers, share their latest literary adventures, provide writing tips, and sign books.”

March Picture Book Bonanza at Books of Wonder
Sunday, March 8th 2:00pm-4:00pm
DANIEL KIRK for The Thing About Spring
PAULETTE BOGAN for Virgil & Owen
MEGHAN McCARTHY for Earmuffs for Everyone!

Launch Party for the Orphan Queen at Books of Wonder
Tuesday, March 10th 6:00pm-8:00pm
“Stop by Books of Wonder for the Launch Party for The Orphan Queen by JODI MEADOWS! JODI MEADOWS will be joined by friends, CJ REDWINE, author of the Defiance Trilogy, CYNTHIA HAND, author of The Last Time We Say Goodbye, BRODI ASHTON, author of the Everneath Trilogy, and JOY HENSLEY, author of Rites of Passage. You won't want to miss these five fantastic YA authors as they celebrate the beginning of JODI MEADOW's latest series!”

Middle Grade Thrills at Books of Wonder
Saturday, March 14th 1:00pm-3:00pm
“Join Books of Wonder, GORDON KORMAN, M.E. CASTLE, and LISA FIEDLER for some middle grade thrills! Your young readers won't want to miss out on the adventure as three of Books of Wonder's favorite authors share their latest exciting tales!”

Meet Dave Piley & Dan Santat
Sunday, March 15th 1:00pm-3:00pm
“Join Books of Wonder in welcoming two of our all time favorites, DAV PILKEY and DAN SANTAT, as they present the 6th book in the Ricky Ricotta series, Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn! Your young readers won't want to miss this afternoon full of adventures, laughs, Stupid Stinkbugs, and Jurassic Jackrabbits!”

Celebrate the 2015 ALA Award Winners and Honorees!
Monday, March 16th 6:00pm-8:00pm
“Join us for an award-winning evening, as we welcome the 2015 ALA award winners and honorees. Author and illustrator DAN SANTAT shares the 2015 Caldecott Medal winning The Adventures of Beekle; author KWAME ALEXANDER presents The Crossover the 2015 Newbery Medal winner; and husband and wife team ANNA KANG & CHRISTOPHER WEYANT bring us their Theodor Seuss Geisel Award title You Are (Not) Small!”

Alberto Manguel: First Reads at The 92nd Street Y
Monday, March 16th 8:15pm
"Upon publication of his new book, Curiosity, Alberto Manguel—renowned for his learned yet felicitous investigations of how writers and readers meet and change each other—takes on a special assignment: to read a work he’s never read before, then discuss the experience of this literary encounter."
Kazuo Ishiguro and Caryl Phillips at The 92nd Street Y
Wednesday, March 18th 7:00pm
Kickoff Night: SPINE OUT at Dixon Place, 161 Christie Street
Sunday, March 15th 7:00pm
Novelists Read Personal Essays
Leigh Bardugo, Matt de la Peña, Emmy Laybourne, David Levithan, R.L. Stine

What is YA anyway? at NYPL Mulberry Street Branch (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Monday, March 16th 6:00pm-8:00pm
“What is YA, anyway? Where does it come from? What does it mean to authors, readers, and the media? Where is it going? Are there fears that it’s just a “trend” right now, and that the pendulum will swing away from it again … or is YA here to stay? How, as writers, do we continue to keep it evolving? None of us will have answers, but we’ll certainly have opinions.”
Leigh Bardugo, Daniel Ehrenhaft, Donna Freitas, Lev Grossman, Micol Ostow, Danielle Paige, Scott Westerfeld & Moderator: David Levithan
YA that Sings at Books of Wonder (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Tuesday, March 17th 6:00pm
“The NYC debut of three new books with music and emotion at their cores.”
Elizabeth Eulberg, David Levithan, Jennifer Niven

Writing as a Many-Booked Thing: Looking at Series at 42nd Street NYPL (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Wednesday, March 18th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Authors: Dahlia Adler, Sarah Rees Brennan, Seth Fishman, Michelle Hodkin, Barry Lyga, Marie Rutkoski, Eliot Schrefer & Moderator: David Levithan

The Perils of Perfection at Word Bookstore Brooklyn (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Thursday, March 19th 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Authors Kate Axelrod (The Law of Loving Others), Susane Colasanti (Now and Forever), Corey Haydu (Life by Committee), Melissa Kantor (Better Than Perfect), Terra Elan McVoy (Drive Me Crazy), and Alecia Whitaker (Wildflower) with moderator Amanda Maciel (Tease).

Symposium at 42nd Street NYPL (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Friday, March 20th 2:00pm-6:00pm
2:00pm: Introduction
2:15pm: Crafting Something out of Something
Authors: Selene Castrovilla, Sarah Cross, Amalie Howard, Claire Legrand, Mary McCoy, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Aaron Starmer & Moderator: David Levithan
2:30-3:45pm: YA Explains it All (Q & A)
Authors: Matt Blackstone, Lisa Colozza Cocca, Gina Damico, Timothy Decker, Amy Ewing, Gabriel Guarante, Emmy Laybourne, Kass Morgan, Lindsay Ribar, Jill Santopolo, Len Vlahos, & Maryrose Wood
3:55-4:40pm: The Fame Game
Authors: Alison Cherry, Sarah Darer Littman, Maya Rock, Rebecca Serle, Alecia Whitaker & Moderator: Leila Sales
4:40-5:30pm: The Thrill is All Mine
Authors: Martina Boone, Laurie Crompton, JJ Howard, Lee Kelly, Nicole Maggi, Mary McCoy, Diana Renn, VC Stanley, CL Gaber & Moderator: David Levithan

Barnes & Noble Reader’s Theater at Union Square B&N (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Friday, March 20th 7:00pm-8:30pm
Authors: Cathleen Bell, Holly Black, Heather Demetrios, Kevin Emerson, Kathryn Holmes, Justine Larbalestier, David Levithan, Scott Westerfeld

Symposium at 42nd Street NYPL (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Saturday, March 21st 1:00pm-5:00pm
1:10-1:40pm: Keynote Speaker: Libba Bray discussing books and gender
1:40-2:30pm: Exploring Feminist YA
Authors: Libba Bray, Gayle Forman, Justine Larbalestier, Nova Ren Suma, Scott Westerfeld & Moderator: David Levithan
2:30-3:10pm: Issues of Representation in YA Literature
Authors: Maria E. Andreu, Coe Booth, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, IW Gregorio, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith & Moderator: David Levithan
3:20-4:10pm: Who You Are and Who You Love
Authors: Nora Raleigh Baskin, Carolyn Mackler, Chase Night, Cindy Rodriguez, Jennifer E. Smith, Jenn Marie Thorne, Will Walton, & Moderator: Melissa Walker
4:10-5:00pm: Creating Strong Characters
Authors: Sarah Beth Durst, TM Goeglein, Elizabeth Kiem, Kieran Scott, Jessica, Spotswood, Robin Talley, Sandra Waugh, & Moderator: Terra Elan McVoy

The Mutual Admiration Society Reading at McNally Jackson (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Saturday, March 21st 7:00pm
Authors:Coe Booth, Michelle Knudsen, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Andrew Smith, Lindsay Smith, Jessica Spotswood & Moderator: David Levithan

Our No Foolin’ Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Sunday, March 22nd 1:00pm-4:00pm
S Petroff / D Manley, Ash
JJ Howard, Tracers
Nicole Maggi, The Forgetting
Jenn Marie Thorne, The Wrong Side of Right
Jennifer A. Nielsen, Mark of the Thief
Dahlia Adler, Behind the Scenes
Lisa Amowitz, Vision
Maria E. Andreu, Secret Side of Empty
Kate Axelrod, The Law of Loving Others
Nora Raleigh Baskin, Subway Love
Cathleen Bell, I Remember You
Martina Boone, Compulsion
Coe Booth, Kinda Like Brothers
Sarah Rees Brennan, Unmade
Caela Carter, My Best Friend, Maybe
Selene Castrovilla, Melt
Alison Cherry, For Real
Lisa Colozza Cocca, Providence
Susane Colasanti, Now and Forever
Laurie Crompton, Adrenaline Crush
Sarah Cross, Tear You Apart
Gina Damico, Hellhole
Tim Decker, Lies in the Dust
Heather Demetrios, I’ll Meet You There
Sarah Beth Durst, Chasing Power
Daniel Ehrenhaft, 21 Proms
Kevin Emerson, Breakout
Seth Fishman, The Dark Water
TM Goeglein, Embers & Ash
Gabriel Guarante, Satan’s Prep
Corey Haydu, Life by Committee
Michelle Hodkin, Retribution of Mara Dyer
Kathryn Holmes , The Distance Between Lost & Found
Amalie Howard, Oceanborn
Lee Kelly, City of Savages
Elizabeth Kiem, Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper
Michelle Knudsen, Evil Librarian
Claire Legrand, Winterspell
David Levithan, Hold Me Closer
Sarah Darer Littman, Backlash
Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Wanted
Barry Lyga, Blood of my Blood
Amanda Maciel, Tease
Terra Elan McVoy, In Deep
L Melnick & B Lauer, Please Excuse this Poem
Kass Morgan, Homecoming
Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die
Lindsay Ribar, The Fourth Wish
Maya Rock, Scripted
Cindy Rodriguez, When Reason Breaks
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Crime
Jill Santopolo, Love on the Lifts
Kieran Scott, What Waits in the Woods
Rebecca Serle, Famous in Love
Chris Shirley, Playing By the Book
Jennifer E Smith, Geography of You and Me
Lindsay Smith, Sekret
Jessica Spotswood, Sisters’ Fate
VC Stanley & CL Gaber, Jex Malone
Aaron Starmer, The Whisper
Robin Talley, Lies We Tell Ourselves
Mary G. Thompson, Evil Fairies Love Hair
Yvonne Ventresca, Pandemic
Sandra Waugh, Lark Rising
Scott Westerfeld, Afterworlds
Alecia Whitaker, Wildflower

After Party (NYC Teen Author Festival)
Monday, March 23rd 7:00pm
Nova Ren Suma launches The Walls Around Us in conversation with Libba Bray at McNally Jackson