Pigeon Pages Literary Reading: NYC Lit Mag Celebration! Featuring Sarah Gerard, Rob Spillman, Annabel Graham, Melissa Ragsly, & Kyle Lucia Wu
The Pigeon Pages NYC reading will feature writers who are the backbones of our local literary scene representing themselves and also the lit mags they help shape and create. We’ll be showcasing Rob Spillman (All Tomorrow’s Parties) & Tin House, Kyle Lucia Wu & Joyland, Melissa Ragsly & A Public Space, Annabel Graham & No Tokens, and our judge for Pigeon Pages’ Fledgling Prose Contest, Sarah Gerard (Sunshine State).
As always, Pigeon Pages NYC readings are hosted by Alisson Wood and are free & open to the public.
Lyrical, evocative, and keenly observed, Urdang’s memoir is an act of fierce witness, where life, love, death, family, history, memory, loss, and uncertainty are deeply explored. “My South Africa!” Urdang writes. “How could I have imagined for one instant that I could return to its beauty, and not its pain?” Indeed, beauty and pain suffuse these pages.
Book Launch: A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee by Miriam Hoffman — in conversation w/ Avi Hoffman, feat. Lisa Gutkin & Eleanor Reissa
This intellectual and emotional journey describes author Miriam Hoffman’s experience as a young refugee girl growing up in a post-war DP (Displaced Person) refugee camp in Ulm, Germany, after the destruction of World War II.
All profits benefit Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc., a public charity devoted to preserving Jewish culture.
Join author and photographer Mihaela Noroc for a talk and slideshow, Q&A, and book signing for her new book, The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits. This stunning collection, based on the author’s enormously popular online photography project, features portraits of 500 women from more than 50 countries, accompanied by revelatory captions that capture their personal stories.
Book Launch: By the Skin of Our Teeth: The Art and Design of Morning Breath by Jason Noto & Doug Cunningham
Filled with dozens of full-color images, By the Skin of Our Teeth is an invaluable display of Morning Breath’s provocative, imaginative, and original style—a combination of the dream-like and the quotidian—that has captured the attention of artists, designers, and pop culture lovers everywhere.
PowerHouse Books presents the book launch for Skin Deep: Looking Beyond Tattoos by photographer Steven Burton. For decades now tattoos have been potent symbols of the Los Angeles gang-life scene. Skin Deep uniquely highlights the impact tattoos have on the way a person is perceived by showing what each participant might look like without them.
Anjali Kumar, a pragmatic lawyer for Google, was part of a rapidly growing population in America: highly spiritual but religiously uncommitted. But when her daughter was born, she became compelled to find God—or at least some kind of enlightenment. Anjali Kumar’s first book humorously chronicles her attempts to answer questions she can’t Google an answer to for her six year old daughter.
NEWLY RESCHEDULED! NYC Book Launch Party: wd~50: The Cookbook by Wylie Dufresne — in conversation w/ Anthony Bourdain
NYC Book Launch Party for wd~50: The Cookbook by Wylie Dufresne — in conversation with Anthony Bourdain! Followed by a book signing, drinks, and food by Fuku, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. & Du’s Donuts.
Book Launch: Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. by Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner
Let’s face it: most of us can’t handle talking about death. We’re awkward and uncertain; we blurt out platitudes or say nothing at all; we send sympathy bouquets whittled out of fruit. We can all do better. In a book hailed by Stephen Colbert and Mindy Kaling , and that StoryCorps’ Dave Isay is calling “raw, charming, witty and funny,” Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner are here to normalize the conversation around death and grief.
Book Launch: The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture by Alicia Eler — in conversation w/ Svetlana Kitto
Whether it’s Kim Kardashian uploading picture after picture to Instagram or your roommate posting a mid-vacation shot to Facebook, selfies receive mixed reactions. Digital native Alicia Eler’s THE SELFIE GENERATIOM is the first book to delve fully into this ubiquitous and much-maligned part of social media, including why people take them in the first place and the ways they can change how we see ourselves.
Book Launch: Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen Schaefer
Journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s new book explores the cultural importance of the shift in favor of female friendships and the empowerment that they provide. Schaefer examines public celebrations of girlfriends and digs into her personal experiences navigating these very same relationships, using her journalistic skills to explore this terrain like never before.
Book Launch: Don't Skip Out On Me by Willy Vlautin — in conversation w/ Craig Finn of The Hold Steady
A moving story about a man’s search for belonging in all the wrong places, DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME is an understated yet powerful exploration of identity and loneliness pulled from deep within America’s soul.
Set in England in 1907, Clarissa Harwood’s Impossible Saints is a novel that burns as brightly as the suffrage movement it depicts, with the emotional resonance of Tracy Chevalier and Jennifer Robson.
The last several months have proven that women’s voices really do matter and can make a difference. Author/activist Deborah Santana felt a growing need to illuminate the diversity and complexity of women’s experiences in the world. The result is a book of 69 authors who have written what award-winning author Isabel Allende describes as “brilliant and moving essays that show the astonishing, brave and passionate lives of women of color as they fight for autonomy, equality, and love.”
What did Maya Angelou do to keep the words owing? What is a NASA engineer’s lucky charm? How does Thom Yorke prep for a concert? This book bottles the singular recipes for success of leading creatives, politicians, scientists, and athletes who made their own luck. Revealing an array of unique practices from quirky superstitions to pre- performance rituals, this visual compendium celebrates in text and charming illustrated portraits the real personalities, creative processes, and curious habits of these influential people. Presented with a handsome silk-screened cloth spine, this treasure trove of inspiration is a smart and special choice for anyone who could use a little good fortune.
Dominique is a high school junior from a gritty neighborhood in Trenton. Ben is a musical prodigy from the Upper East Side. When Dom’s class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the boy in the front row playing violin like his life depends on it — and she is transfixed.