The powerHouse Arena invites you to the Brooklyn book launch party for:
The Chairs Are Where the People Go
of The Trampoline Hall Lectures
Thursday, July 14, 7–9 PM
Doors: 6:30 PM
Purchase tickets here.
The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
"Sheila Heti is the patron saint of raconteurs. Misha Glouberman is a
raconteur. The result is a compendium of riffs on a variety of
interesting subjects. Misha stays serious throughout. Sheila stays
calm. The result is very funny."
—DAVE HICKEY, author of The Invisible Dragon and Air Guitar
Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti stop by The Arena for an event that's
part book launch, part Trampoline Hall Tour with Sara Marcus and Adam
Sternbergh. $5 gets you admission and $5 off the purchase of the book.
Advance tickets highly recommended.
About The Chairs Are Where the People Go:
Should neighborhoods change? Is wearing a suit a good way to quit
smoking? Why do people think that if you do one thing, you're against
something else? Is monogamy a trick? Why isn't making the city more
fun for you and your friends a super-noble political goal? Why does a
computer last only three years? How often should you see your parents?
How should we behave at parties? Is marriage getting easier? What can
spam tell us about the world?
Misha Glouberman's friend and collaborator, Sheila Heti, wanted her
next book to be a compilation of everything Misha knew. Together, they
made a list of subjects. As Misha talked, Sheila typed. He talked
about games, relationships, cities, negotiation, improvisation,
Casablanca, conferences, and making friends. His subjects ranged from
the sublime to the ridiculous. But sometimes what had seemed trivial
began to seem important—and what had seemed important began to seem
The Chairs Are Where the People Go is refreshing, appealing, and kind
of profound. It's a self-help book for people who don't feel they need
help, and a how-to book that urges you to do things you don't really
need to do.
About Trampoline Hall:
Trampoline Hall is a lecture series, created by Sheila, where people
lecture on subjects of their own choosing, but outside their area of
expertise, followed by questions from the audience. It has played to
consistently sold-out houses in its home town of Toronto for several
years, and has delighted audiences across North America. Misha is the
About the speakers:
Misha Glouberman is a performer, facilitator, and artist who lives in
Toronto. He is, with Sheila Heti, the author of The Chairs Are Where
the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City (Faber & Faber,
Sheila Heti is the author of three books of fiction: The Middle
Stories, Ticknor, and How Should a Person Be? Her writing has
appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, n + 1, and The Guardian.
She works at The Believer as Interviews Editor.
Sara Marcus's prose and poetry have appeared in publications including
Artforum, Bookforum, Slate, Salon, The San Francisco Chronicle, Death,
and EOAGH. Her first book, Girls to the Front: The True Story of the
Riot Grrrl Revolution, was published in 2010. She is a founding editor
of New Herring Press.
Adam Sternbergh is an author, journalist and co-founder of
FameTracker.com. He is a frequent contributor to New York Magazine,
and co-wrote the book Hey! It's That Guy! He is an editor at The New
York Times Magazine. He will be speaking on "Keeping People Quiet."