Vol. 1 Brooklyn Presents Two Events: The Greatest 3-Minute Book Stories AND the Release Party for “Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Oh God, where did the summer go? Are you even ready for the autumn? We’re trying to prepare, and that means we’re bringing you two really big events that might help us all better deal with the season change up. 
That also means we’re buying lots and lots of books for winter, like squirrels in a bloodthirsty frenzy. And just in time for our shopping trips, the Brooklyn Book Festival is here! Right around the corner, actually. The very idea fills us with glee, so we’re putting together an event of our own to join the party. Not just any event though: on September 18th, we present to you the Greatest 3-Minute Book Stories Ever. Like, ever. (Also, this just happens to be the Vol. 1 Brooklyn 3rd birthday party, so we’ve invited some of our favorite people around.Our amazing readers will be:
  • Maris Kreizman (proprietor and creator of Slaughterhouse 90210)
  • Kathleen Alcott (author of The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets)
  • Matt Dojny (author of The Festival of Earthly Delights)
  • Rachel Fershleiser (literary wizard at Tumblr)
  • Jacob Silverman (journalist, critic, and three-day Jeopardy! champion)
  • Dan Wilbur (bookseller at Community bookstore, author of How Not to Read)
  • Christopher Beha (author of What Happened to Sophie Wilder)
  • Paula Bomer (author of Baby)
  • Karolina Waclawiak (author of How To Get Into the Twin Palms, Deputy Editor at The Believer)
  • Elissa Schappell (author of Blueprints for Building Better Girls)
  • Nick Moran (social media editor for The Millions)

Since this is our birthday, please expect booze, cake and a raffle with all benefits going somewhere great. We just aren’t 100% sure where that is just yet. The whole thing takes place at Public Assembly on September 18th stating at 7:30pm. Like usually, the event is free. Facebook RSVP here.


Then on September 24th, Vol. 1 Brooklyn is beyond excited to help celebrate the book that is being called the “essential” guide to one of our favorite musicians around.

Over the past quarter of a century as Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Will Oldham has made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema.  Oldham’s work has found him intersecting with such disparate figures as Johnny Cash, Bjork, James Earl Jones, and R. Kelly; each discussed at length with editor, longtime friend and associate Alan Licht in Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy offers a captivating and revelatory glimpse into the life of one of the most critically acclaimed and enigmatic musicians working today, and may be the most in-depth look we ever get of this fascinating cult figure.

Please join Vol. 1 Brooklyn and W.W. Norton at Housing Works Bookstore at 7PM on 9/24 to celebrate Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy. The event is free and open to the public.

RSVP at Facebook.

We should also take a moment to remind you of our August 23rd blowout at CultureFix. That’s how we say goodbye to summer.

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