virtual events

 

Virtual Book Launch: The Psychic Soviet by Ian Svenonius in conversation with Glen E. Friedman

Virtual Book Launch: The Psychic Soviet by Ian Svenonius in conversation with Glen E. Friedman

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A new, expanded collection of essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC, underground rock and roll scene, THE PSYCHIC SOVIET is Ian F. Svenonius’s groundbreaking first book of writings.

Virtual Book Launch: Alice Knott by Blake Butler in conversation with Chelsea Hodson

Virtual Book Launch: Alice Knott by Blake Butler in conversation with Chelsea Hodson

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Butler’s first new novel in seven years, ALICE KNOTT marks the welcome return of an influential writer whose work has earned comparisons to figures like David Lynch and William S. Burroughs. With its provocative yet sympathetic portrait of a woman under siege from without and within, ALICE KNOTT is a timely exploration of the meaning of art, the weaponization of culture, and the fragility of the conscious self—as well as a deeply humane portrait of a woman whose struggles feel both apocalyptic and dangerously, universally real.

Virtual Book Launch: Demagogue by Larry Tye in conversation with David Nasaw

Virtual Book Launch: Demagogue by Larry Tye in conversation with David Nasaw

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DEMAGOGUE is a masterful portrait of a man capable of great evil and great charm, a man who rose and fell with terrifying swiftness, perfectly timed to watch history repeat itself.

Virtual Book Launch: Rockaway by Diane Cardwell in conversation with Jill Eisenstadt

Virtual Book Launch: Rockaway by Diane Cardwell in conversation with Jill Eisenstadt

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Unmoored by a failed marriage and disconnected from her high-octane life in the city, Diane Cardwell finds herself staring at a small group of surfers coasting through mellow waves toward shore—and senses something shift. ROCKAWAY: SURFING HEADLONG INTO A NEW LIFE is the riveting, inspiring story of one woman’s reinvention—of pivoting in middle age from an achievement-oriented existence to something that feels more meaningful.

Virtual Book Launch: Artifact by Arlene Heyman in conversation with Sandra Newman

Virtual Book Launch: Artifact by Arlene Heyman in conversation with Sandra Newman

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A sweeping debut novel about love, sex, motherhood, and ambition that follows a gifted and subversive scientist’s struggle to reach beyond cultural constraints for the life she wants.

Summer Lit Camp 2020

Summer Lit Camp 2020

Running July 14th through August 18th we offer weekly virtual book club meetings to discuss six brand-new middle-grade novels. The discussion will be led by Brittany, our beloved kid’s book specialist, and as an extra bonus, we will offer the unique opportunity to do a Q&A with the author directly.

Virtual Book Launch: Filthy Beasts by Kirkland Hamill in conversation with Rae DelBianco

Virtual Book Launch: Filthy Beasts by Kirkland Hamill in conversation with Rae DelBianco

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Running with Scissors meets Grey Gardens in this gripping, true riches-to-rags tale of a wealthy family who lost it all and the unforgettable journey of a man coming to terms with his family’s deep flaws and his own long-buried truths.

A Virtual Burning Pizza Affair with Jean Kyoung Frazier, Sanaë Lemoine and Megha Majumdar

A Virtual Burning Pizza Affair with Jean Kyoung Frazier, Sanaë Lemoine and Megha Majumdar

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

A deliciously tantalizing celebration for three hotly tipped debuts by Jean Kyoung Frazier (PIZZA GIRL), Sanaë Lemoine (THE MARGOT AFFAIR) and Megha Mahumdar (A BURNING)!

Virtual Book Launch: Gatecrasher by Ben Widdicombe

Virtual Book Launch: Gatecrasher by Ben Widdicombe

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Have you ever caught yourself standing on line at the grocery store, discreetly craning your neck to catch a glimpse of the gossip rag headlines? Of course you have. You’re only human. But your secret glances will soon be a thing of the past, because Ben Widdicombe, society columnist extraordinaire, has arrived to be your in-depth guide into the dizzying heights of celebrity life with his sensational tell-all, Gatecrasher. No gossip-worthy venue will go unexplored—whether it be the Met Gala or Mar-a-Lago—and no high-flying family escapes his notice—be they Kardashians or Kochs.

Virtual Event: Lilly Dancyger and Claire Rudy Foster on Landscape and Memory

Virtual Event: Lilly Dancyger and Claire Rudy Foster on Landscape and Memory

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Foster will read from their story collection, Shine of the Ever, and Lilly will read from her memoir, Negative Space. These works are set in and infused with 90s Portland and 90s New York City, respectively, and will be the point of departure for a cross-genre and bi-coastal discussion of setting-as-character and the uses of nostalgia in creating narrative tension and mood.

Virtual Book Launch: Earth A.D. by Michael Lee Nirenberg

Virtual Book Launch: Earth A.D. by Michael Lee Nirenberg

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Earth A.D is film documentarian Michael Nirenberg’s, sweeping oral history of two American Superfund sites.

Comprised of hundreds of interviews with political, environmental, corporate leaders as well as the citizens affected by living in these toxic zones, Nirenberg tells the stories behind the Tar Creek lead mine wasteland in rural Oklahoma compared and contrasted with the 150-year history of chemical poisoning of Newtown Creek in the now real-estate hotspot, Brooklyn, NY.

Virtual Book Launch: The Fire in His Wake by Spencer Wolff in conversation with Nyuol Lueth Tong

Virtual Book Launch: The Fire in His Wake by Spencer Wolff in conversation with Nyuol Lueth Tong

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When a storm gathers at the UNHCR, and the ghosts of the Congo’s violence surface in Rabat, the two men find themselves on a collision course, setting the stage for the novel’s unforgettable and genre-busting ending. Eye-opening, suspenseful, and full of unexpected humor, Wolff brings his personal experiences as an aid worker to this unforgettable story of two remarkable individuals.

Virtual Book Launch: Looking for Miss America by Margot Mifflin

Virtual Book Launch: Looking for Miss America by Margot Mifflin

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In rigorously researched, vibrant chapters that unpack each decade of the pageant, Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

Virtual Book Launch: Tomboy by Lisa Selin Davis in conversation with Lauren Sandler

Virtual Book Launch: Tomboy by Lisa Selin Davis in conversation with Lauren Sandler

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A celebration of girls who resisted the pressure of gender norms and learned to not care about others’ approval, TOMBOY shares the stories of those who summoned the courage to live as their true selves.

Book Launch: Live in Love by Lauren Akins

Book Launch: Live in Love by Lauren Akins

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Celebrate the U.S. book launch of Lauren Akins’ new book LIVE IN LOVE at POWERHOUSE ARENA!

Book Launch: Wagnerism by Alex Ross

Book Launch: Wagnerism by Alex Ross

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Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence.

Virtual Book Launch: Unseen City by Amy Shearn

Virtual Book Launch: Unseen City by Amy Shearn

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Unseen City is a multi-generational portrait of New York and the unexpected connections between a lonely Brooklyn librarian, a widower returning to his roots, and a ghost still lingering in a home that was once part of an activist-founded farming settlement.