On a Saturday night in March, we’ll be celebrating the release of our next two zines, one of which looks at punk in 1995, the other of which features stories of uncanny punk houses. Reading will be: Jes Skolnik Daniel Ralston Maria Sherman Mark McCoy Pilot Viruet Zachary Lipez There will also be music from DJ Kate Wadkins.
UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled. In their review of Mira Ptacin’s new memoir Poor Your Soul, Kirkus called it “[b]eautifully written, at just the right emotional pitch.” We’re happy to be co-hosting a Brooklyn event for Ptacin and her book at WORD in Greenpoint next month. The evening will feature readings from Mira Ptacin, Ashley C. Ford, and Alexis Coe. Afterwards, Vol.1 Brooklyn founder Jason Diamond will interview Ptacin about Poor Your Soul. […]
For some, they’re a symbol of consumerism taken to an epic level; for others, they’re just a place to hang out for a couple of hours. And you’ve ever lived in the suburbs, especially in New Jersey, you’ve probably spent a lot of time in one. We’re pleased to announce that our first 3-Minute Stories event of 2016 will celebrate the mall.
People like to get poetic about sports, but Steph Curry draining threes, Allen Iverson faking Michael Jordan out, Shaq ripping down backboards, James Harden’s beard, there is something undeniably beautiful about all of these things. And whether it’s a driveway pickup game or watching the NBA Finals, everybody has a basketball story, and these ten writers will tell us theirs. Rahawa Haile Maxwell Neely-Cohen Jesse Fox Alex Shepard Mensah Demary Meredith Turits Claire Beaudreault Stephanie Anderson Stephanie Butnik Mitchell S. […]
After exploring the seedier side of old New York with 1991’s Low Life, Luc Sante takes readers through the underbelly of another great metropolis with The Other Paris (FSG). On December 1st at WORD, Sante will talk with Jason Diamond about the new book and his career as a writer and critic.
We’re happy to announce that we’ll be teaming up with Akashic Books in early November to celebrate the release of Censorship Now!!, the new essay collection from Ian F. Svenonius, taking on subjects ranging from vampires to hats, from Heathers to IKEA. You’re probably familiar with Svenonius via his earlier book Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group, his hosting of the chat show Soft Focus, or his time in bands like Chain & the Gang, Weird War, The […]
Celebrating “Bats of the Republic” With Zachary Thomas Dodson and Kristen Radtke in Conversation at WORD
Zachary Thomas Dodson‘s novel Bats of the Republic weaves together a pair of narratives, one historical and once science fictional, along with innovative narrative techniques, impressive illustrations, and nestled narrative elements. To celebrate the book’s release, Dodson will be joined by writer and illustrator Kristen Radtke. Both will show examples of their work and will engage in conversation about their projects. Please join us for a night exploring illustration, literature, and innovative storytelling techniques. This event will take place at […]
We’re happy to announce that we’ll be teaming up with our friends at Joyland to bring together a quartet of writers with a theme that’s near and dear to our hearts. By this, we of course mean: Midwest vs. NYC. Sure, there’s been plenty of talk of the MFA vs. NYC, but it may well be time to renew an even older literary debate. This event will feature readings from: Jason Diamond Anna Prushinskaya Emily Schultz Sarah Marion Seltzer