Hey folks! So we’re in the second week of 2019 and already there are so many book events to talk about. If you’re in the New York area, check below to see if there’s anything that peaks your interest.
1. Schomburg Center’s 7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival
How on Earth did I not know about this event? And it’s coming up on its seventh year? Well, that won’t happen this year because I will be in attendance. The event, which is free to the public, will be held on Friday, January 18 from 12-7:30pm and on Saturday, January 19 from 10am-7:30pm. Click here for more information. I’ll be there both days and will be live tweeting all day long.
2. Laurie Halse Anderson: Speak 20th Anniversary – Strand Bookstore
I read this book in college and I never forgot it. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since it was first published. To celebrate, the author will be at my favorite place, Strand Bookstore, in conversation with the amazing Ashley C. Ford. The event will be held in the Rare Books Room (I’m having heart palpitations just thinking about being in that room) from 7-8 pm on Thursday, January 17. Click here for more details.
3. Blythe Roberson & Phoebe Robinson – Greenlight Bookstore
Debuting her book How to Date Men When You Hate Men, Blythe Roberson (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) will be in conversation with the hilarious podcast host/author/Instagram babe Phoebe Robinson (Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay). The book is a “humorous guide for dating in the modern age (without going insane), especially for those facing difficulties like how to daydream about a gender that is actively oppressing them.” The event will be held Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 pm. Click here for more information.
4. Kristen Roupenian & Rebecca Traister – Greenlight Bookstore (offsite at St. Joseph’s College)
Kristen Roupenian, author of the viral short story “Cat Person,” will be in conversation with Rebecca Traister (Good and Mad, All the Single Ladies) to talk about her collection of short stories entitled, You Know You Want This. Already being talked about as “compulsively readable,” Ms. Roupenian will be presenting her collection as part of the Brooklyn Voices series. The event will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 pm. Click here for more details.
That’s all for now, but I will be posting more events as they become available. Stay tuned!