Creators Unite for a Good Cause
I'm incredibly excited that I'm going to be spending the upcoming weekend in Miami for the Miami Book Fair, but if I were staying in New York, I'd be headed out to Brooklyn this weekend for the powerHouse Arena's Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser. On Saturday, November 17, from 12–9 p.m., and for only $10, guests will be able to hang out with and attend readings from such illustrious creators as Adrian Tomine, Leanne Shapton, Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Franzen, Paul Auster, Joseph O'Neill, Rick Moody, Pete Hamill, Fiona Robinson, John Bemelmans Marciano, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Téa Obreht, Teju Cole, Ayad Akhtar, Cecily von Ziegesar, and Sarah Vowell. I love this bookstore, and any opportunity to help it out is well worth it. Plus, this alone should be a huge incentive as well: Poet/author Leigh Stein will be serving up drinks and advice at the bar from 6-9pm. For more information, you can call 718-666-3049. The bookstore is suggesting attendees RSVP to RSVP@powerHouseArena.com.
Here's the store's full schedule of appearances, readings, and signings:
Noon: Kids Reading: Fiona Robinson & John Bemelmans Marciano
Artists Adrian Tomine and Leanne Shapton at the signing table.
12:30pm: Live Music: Rick Moody
1:00pm: Reading: Pete Hamill
2:00pm: Reading: Paul Auster
3:00pm: Reading: Cecily von Ziegesar
3:30pm: Reading: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
4:00pm: Disaster Stories: Ayad Akhtar, Teju Cole, Téa Obreht, & Sarah Vowell
5:00pm: Kids Signing: Sophie Blackall, Peter Brown, Brett Helquist, & Brian Floca
6:00pm: Reading: Jonathan Franzen
Poet/author Leigh Stein starts serving up drinks and advice at the bar!
7:00pm: Reading & Conversation: Jennifer Egan & Joseph O'Neill