Ruth Ozeki Reads A Tale for the Time Being, Inaugurates Readings at WORD Jersey City

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 | 2,426 views

Ruth Ozeki reads from A Tale for the Time Being, her acclaimed novel now in paperback, at WORD Jersey City

Novelist Ruth Ozeki was in New York’s unofficial sixth borough, Jersey City, to celebrate the release of the paperback edition of her novel A Tale for the Time Being. Brooklyn’s WORD Bookstore opened a second store in Jersey City late last month; Ozeki became the first author to read in the new space and she described the store as having that “new bookstore smell.”

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Laura Hemphill reads Buying In with Teddy Wayne

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013 | 2,735 views

Teddy Wayne and Laura Hemphill discuss her new novel Buying In at the Strand

Laura Hemphill read from her debut novel Buying In (November 2013) at The Strand and then had a conversation with Teddy Wayne. Wayne is the author of two novels, The Love Song of Johnny Valentine (February 2013) and Kapitol (2012).

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Jason Fagone’s Ingenious Looks at X-Prize Cars

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 | 12,083 views

Jason Fagone presenting some of the history of cars

Writer Jason Fagone was at Powerhouse Arena presenting his new book, Ingenious, a look at several teams chasing the hundred-mile-per-gallon-car X Prize challenge. Along with Fagone was X Prize contestant Kevin Smith of Illuminati Motor Works. Smith brought his entry, the Illuminati Motor Works 7. The car has since received a slightly updated body.

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Kevin Sampsell Reads This is Between Us

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 | 2,495 views

Kevin Smapsell reads at BookCourt in Brooklyn from his new Novel This is Between Us

Kevin Sampsell read from his new novel This Is Between Us (October 2013) at BookCourt (He reads at WORD on Friday, December 6th in an event hosted by Vol 1. Brooklyn). He is also the author of the memoir A Common Pornography (2010) and Creamy Bullets (2008), a story collection.

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Some of You Should Go, Others Should Stay, Miniature Lady Liberty Statues for All

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 | 3,869 views

Emily Gould

To leave, or not to leave New York City is a question suddenly in the literati’s zeitgeist. Talk of leaving New York City began either in 1968 with the publication of Joan Didion’s essay “Goodbye to All That” or in October with the publication of a collection of essays Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York. The collection was edited by Sari Botton and immediately joined the conversation with a launch party at Powerhouse Arena.

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The Problem with HIV-Prevention

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | 2,327 views

In the semester before entering Grad School, I worked as a youth mentor for an HIV/AIDS organization in downtown New York City. This position required outreach, fieldwork, knowledge, and comfort within queer communities of color, as well as group facilitation (all of which were within my wheelhouse). The organization’s mission was one I could easily […]

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Geoff Dyer Reads Zona with Ben Lerner and Lorin Stein

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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 | 4,134 views

Lorin Stein moderates a discussion between Ben Lerner and Geoff Dyer at McNally Jackson Books

The experience of art became the focus of the evening when Geoff Dyer and Ben Lerner came together for a reading and conversation moderated by Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review at McNally Jackson Books. Dyer read from his book, Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room (November 2013), that looks at the personal experience of viewing Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Ben Lerner read from his novel Leaving the Atocha Station (2011).

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Jonathan Wilson Reads his Memoir Kick and Run with Rosie Schaap and Péter Zilahy

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 | 2,901 views

Soccerpalooza at Housing Works Bookstore cafe incuded readings from Jonathan Wilson, Rosie Schaap and Peter Zilahy

France and Portugal advanced to the World Cup last night in solid victories. But on this side of the Atlantic, novelist Jonathan Wilson was reading from Kick and Run, his new memoir tracing the importance of soccer throughout his life. He was at Housing Works Bookstore, joined by Rosie Schapp, author of Drinking with Men (2013) and Péter Zilahy, author of The Last Window-Giraffe (2008).

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