Monday, January 3, 2011

The Week in Books

Monday, January 3rd
What: The Moth Story Slam
Where: Southpaw 125 5th Avenue
Park Slope in Brooklyn
When: 7:30 Doors / 8:00 Stories Begin
Why: Writers and flaneurs speak out candidly about their experiences. This month's theme is 'vices'.
Cost: $7

Thursday January 6th
What: Discussion Hosted by The Paris Review
Where: McNally Robinson
When: 7:00pm
Why: The editors of "the enduring lion of American literary magazines" (New York Times) discuss the challenges--and the opportunities--of publishing fiction and poetry in an online age. (And tell us why they keep doing it in print.)
Cost: Priceless

Thursday, January 6h
What: A Jami Attenberg reading from her new book "The Melting". Road Trip stories by fellow friends and travelers ensue.
Where: Word Brooklyn
When: 7:30
Cost: Free
Why: Haven't you heard? Word has a dating service too. Sign up and meet a literary cutie with a synergistic bookshelf

Thursday, January 6th
What: Conversations and cocktails with Self Magazine's Lucy Danziger
Where: Limelight Marketplace, 656 Avenue of the Americas (@ 20th Street)
When: 6:30
Cost: Free
Why: Score a free glass of vino while browsing the sweet labels on offer at limelight. Score bonus points for the dose of culture.

Saturday, January 8th
What: Annie Proulx Interviewed by PATRICIA COHEN
Where: The TimesCenter
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018
When: 12:00pm- 1:15pm
Cost: $30
Why: As part of the New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend, the author of “The Shipping News,” “Close Range” and “Brokeback Mountain” and the winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, reads from her latest book “Bird Cloud". Plus birds are trendy these days. Just ask Jonathan Franzen.

Saturday, January 8th
What: Ina Garden Interviewed by ALEX WITCHEL
Where: The TimesCenter
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018
When: 6:00pm-7:15pm
Cost: Expensive, you'll have to look for scalpers at the door as these guys are all sold out!

Sunday, January 9th
What: The Imperfectionist Reading
Where: Book Court
When: 7:00pm
Why: Hear what it takes to write one of the most talked about books of 2010.

All weekend long: This delightful literary walking tour from the author of "The Heroine's Bookshelf"

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