Saturday, February 5, 2011

Bookmark Worthy Events: Week of February 6th

Sunday, February 6th
What: The World's Most Literary Rent Party
Where: PS 122 East Village
When: 7:00pm
Why: New York writing greats gather together to support The Bock family. Rub shoulders with Susan Cheever, Joshua Ferris, Mary Gaitskill, AM Homes, Nicole Krauss, Rick Moody, Richard Price, George Saunders, Gary Shteyngart,
Cost: Depends on how you get your ticket. The party is sold out.

Monday, February 7th
What: Harold Blook in Conversation with Brian Kulick, artistic director of Classic Stage Company
Where:  Classic Stage Company East 13th Street
When: 7:00pm
Why: Bloom is a famous literary critic. He's the final word on Shakespeare in America. He'll be discussing the collaborations of Shakespeare and John Fletcher on two major works: "The Two Noble Kinsmen" and "Cardenio"
Cost: Tickets $150 benefit the Theater Company's Shakespearean reperatory

Monday, February 7th
What: A celebration of Tennessee Williams
Where: 92nd Street Y
When: 8:00pm
Why: Readings from Tennessee's greatest works and a celeb siting of Alec Baldwin, who'll be in attendance. Also on hand to honor the playwright will be Zoe Caldwell, Michael Cristofer, Olympia Dukakis, Zoe Kazan, Tony Kushner, Jessica Lange, Marian Seldes and Angelica Torn.
Cost: $28

Wednesday, February 9th
What: Jennifer Egan in Conversation with Helen Schulman, the fiction coordinator of the NYU Creative Writing Program
Where: Alvin Johnson/Kaplan Hall
When: Wednesday at 6:30pm
Why: Here Egan discuss her recent NY Times Best Seller, A Visit From the Goon Squad, hopefully motivating you to finally head out and pick up a copy to read! 
Cost: $5

Wednesday, February 9th
What: An Evening with Junot Diaz
Where: Community Church of NY, 40 East 35th St
When: 7:00pm
Why: Proceeds go to the support of Revolution Books.
Cost: Tickets vary from $20-$250.

Thursday, February 10th
What!?: Matchmaking with Nick Galifianakas
Where: Word Brooklyn
When: 7:30
Why: The prospect of meeting other like-minded peeps there to secretly laugh at literary matchmaking via podium moments of awkward bibliophiles discussing their favorite book? Or this:
No date for Valentine’s Day? Not to worry! Meet fellow bookworms at our literary matchmaking mixer, complete with special guest cartoonist and author Nick Galifianakis. Galifianakis will kick off the party with a presentation from his new book, If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute. Attendees should bring a favorite book for an open mic show-and-tell, hosted by Galifianakis. Libations will be on hand for social lubrication purposes
Cost: Free

Thursday, February 10th
What: I Like Your Glasses: Connections Missed and Made with with CoverSpy and Alikewise
Where: Housing Works Cafe
When:  7:00pm
Why: A mixer for those who totally judge you by your book cover (glasses not required). Plus $3 pints of Sixpoint Sweet Action, free drinks for the first thirty to arrive, and giveaways from Harper Perennial and Slice magazine. Hosted by Alikewise, Internet dating by the book, and CoverSpy.

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