Memoir Monday: Featuring Readings by Paul Lisicky, Nina St. Pierre, and Alcy Leyva — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger
Memoir Monday is a collaboration between Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, The Rumpus, Granta, Guernica, and Longreads to bring the very best first-person writing together in a weekly newsletter and a monthly reading series! This month’s readers include: Paul Lisicky, Nina St. Pierre, and Alcy Leyv — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger
Book Launch: Future Perfect by Victoria Loustalot, in conversation with Ankur Thakkar and mini-readings by psychic Catherine River-Rain
2017 was a year of trauma, a fact that sometimes feels like the only thing left uniting us,” writes Victoria Loustalot in FUTURE PERFECT: A Skeptic’s Journey into the Fact, Fiction, and Fraud of Mystics (Little A; January 1, 2019). As Victoria struggled to find purpose and meaning in a year that offered mass shootings, terrorist attacks, #MeToo, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, devastating fires, racial unrest, and seemingly endless political chaos, she began to question everything, and search for answers in the most unexpected of places. FUTURE PERFECT asks questions that we all ponder, and finds answers that are anything but straightforward.
Victoria will be in conversation with Ankur Thakkar, a creative editor of Quartz and former editor of @Vine, followed by mini-readings by psychic Catherine River-Rain.
Reading: Unpublishable featuring Mary Boo Anderson, Hratch Arbach, James Cañón, Mina Hamedi & Naomi Falk, Jason Koo, Kate Olsson
UNPUBLISHABLE is writing that excites you, that scares you, things that you delete from your browser history. The piece you can’t submit but can’t stop thinking about either, burning a hole in the bottom of your desk drawer. Writing from any genre that is uncharacteristic, outré, or offending of sensibilities, that is impossible to place or be published in some fashion.
Joint Book Launch: 41 Reasons I’m Staying In by Hallie Heald and 99 Stories I Could Tell by Nathan Pyle
Join us for the New York City launch of these two new special illustrated gift books from William Morrow publishers. 41 REASONS I’M STAYING IN is a series of paintings celebrating the hidden world of introverts – dark, humorous, outlandish, and deeply understanding of that universal need to stay in. 99 STORIES I COULD TELL is a guided journal by the New York Times bestselling author of NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette that teaches the reader to draw, reflect on their pasts, and tell their story in 2019.
Join us in the Dumbo Lit Book Club, where we’ll be reading and discussing the acclaimed memoir BECOMING by Michelle Obama.
With our cozy, swanky new lounge area, catching up on the latest books with your neighbors has never been so fun or easy.
Members get a 15% discount for purchase of the book club book at POWERHOUSE ARENA.