Book Launch: Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini — in conversation w/ Naomi Fry
Italian screenwriter and journalist Chiara Barzini, author of the debut story collection Sister Stop Breathing, returns this summer with Things That Happened Before the Earthquake: A Novel, a ruefully funny coming-of-age story about family ties, resilience, and the brutality of teenage love set against an unforgettable portrait of 1990s Los Angeles in all its sun-drenched, semi-splendor.
Pigeon Pages Literary Reading: Featuring Chloe Caldwell, Katie Heaney, Jennifer Baker, Lindsay Comstock, & Molly Tolsky
Summer break’s over: Join us for our AUGUST READING on Sunday August 27th featuring Chloe Caldwell, Katie Heaney, Jennifer Baker, Lindsay Comstock, & Molly Tolsky, hosted by Alisson Wood! Our readings are always free & open to the public.
Equal parts This Is Spinal Tap and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Adios, Motherfucker is a riotous and unbridled testament to rock and roll being at its best on the brink of disaster.
In his debut book, Jim Curtis provides a comprehensive program steeped in personal experience and science. Readers both with and without chronic illness will find the knowledge needed to achieve better health and an abundance of happiness.
Book Launch: Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life by Chelsea Martin — in conversation w/ Chloe Caldwell
In a fresh, subversive voice that charts her trajectory from a dead-end California town to a burgeoning career as an author and illustrator, cult favorite Chelsea Martin returns with her debut essay collection, Caca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow Life.
Book Launch: The German-Jewish Cookbook by Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman & Sonya Gropman — in conversation w/ Jane Ziegelman
The Gropmans – a mother-daughter author team – have gathered the recipes of German-Jews as they existed before WWII in Germany and continued in the U.S. after emigration. Stories from an array of people enliven the cultural history aspect of this book. Join them to launch this first German-Jewish Cookbook in a century at POWERHOUSE.
SLICE Literary has lined up #1 New York Times bestsellers and literary superstars right alongside some of this year’s biggest debut authors for an Exquisite Corpse unlike any you’ve ever seen (LIVE!).
Book Launch: The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser — in conversation w/ Amy Leigh Mecree, Michelle Goldblum, Alison Leipzig, & Primavera
Let Shannon Kaiser help you put a stop to self-sabotage and overcome your fears so that you can gain the confidence you need to reach your goals and become your own best friend.
Red Ink Series: FEAR, hosted by Michele Filgate with Alice Anderson, Julia Fierro, Pascale Kramer, Megan Stielstra and Carmen Maria Machado
Red Ink is a quarterly series curated and hosted by Michele Filgate. This dynamic series focuses on women writers, past and present. Red Ink makes one think of vitality, blood, the monthly cycle, correcting history, and making a mark on the world. The next discussion, “Fear,” will feature Julia Fierro, Megan Stielstra, Pascale Kramer, Alice Anderson, and Carmen Maria Machado. Co-sponsored by Literary Hub and the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2017 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT.
Buying into the dream that education is the road out of poverty, a teen mom takes a chance on bettering herself, gets on welfare rolls, and talks her way into college. But once she’s there, phallocratic narratives permeate every subject, and creative writing professors depend heavily on Freytag’s pyramid to analyze life. THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2017 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT.
Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc. is proud to announce that Susanne König, executive director of The POWERHOUSE ARENA and POWERHOUSE on 8th, two independent bookstores in Brooklyn, will receive the first Frankfurter Buchmesse U.S. Booksellers Prize.
While everyone knows of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral craze that swept the nation in summer 2014, too few know the truly inspirational story behind it. Pete Frates was a man at war with his own body. A man who refused to fight alone, and in so doing mobilized a global army to combat one of the most devastating diseases on earth: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. When disease crippled Frates, the former Boston College baseball star turned tragedy into inspiration. Pete’s story is a testament to the power of love, the steadfastness of family, the generosity of strangers, and the compassion of crowds.
Candid, poignant – and at times darkly hilarious – Michael Ausiello’s SPOILER ALERT: THE HERO DIES: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words chronicles a fourteen-year love affair that culminated in a final year of illness, resilience, and, tragically, death.
Born soon after fascism was invented in the early 20th century, the anti-fascist movement — aka “antifa” — has a long, fascinating history that is surprisingly little known. As it makes a dramatic and widespread reappearance in Trump’s America, this book is both a rivetting history, and an accessible guide to methods used over the years to fight repressive demagogism.
In The Book of Separation, a moving memoir drawn from the author’s brave and widely-praised New York Times Opinionator essay about leaving the only life she’s ever known, Tova Mirvis chronicles her courageous journey of walking away from her marriage and her faith.
A riveting memoir and a fascinating investigation of the history, uses, and controversies behind lithium, an essential medication for millions of people struggling with bipolar disorder, stemming from Jaime Lowe’s sensational 2015 article in The New York Times Magazine: “I Don’t Believe in God, but I believe in Lithium: My 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder.”
The photographs in Street were taken by Carrie Boretz in New York City from the mid 1970s through the 1990s. It is common knowledge that the city was on rocky ground for many of those years but these are not pictures filled with drama or strife. Instead Boretz was always more interested in the subtle and familiar moments of everyday life in the various neighborhoods where she lived, before much of the graffiti was scrubbed away and the city sanitized and reborn to what it has since become.
Slow cookers are a Pinterest staple and a nostalgic favorite, but traditional slow cooker food can be bland, overcooked, and underwhelming. Food writer Sarah DiGregorio has reinvented slow cooking for a generation that cooks for fun and flavor. Adventures in Slow Cooking takes a fresh approach to reclaim this versatile tool without sacrificing quality or taste. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Damaris Phillips is a Southern chef in love with an ethical vegetarian. Growing up, greens were made with pork, and it wasn’t Sunday without fried chicken. So she had to transform the way she cooks. Phillips shares 100 recipes that embody the modern Southern kitchen: food that retains all its historic comfort and flavor, but can now be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.
Book Launch & Panel: Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore by Freddy Alva — in conversation w/ Sacha Jenkins, EZEC, KR.ONE, JERE, & SMOG
Urban Styles, a unique tale of two very similar factions of subculture, is also a study in sociology and youth culture. It is a story about New York City and its boroughs; it is the preservation of a culture and a history many have dedicated their lives to, and it celebrates a time when the city was a wild playground for some of the art form’s greatest visionaries.
The creator of the massively popular, award-winning podcast series “The History of Rome” brings to life the story of Rome’s unrivaled domination of the known world and the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Republic.
Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz’s L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home is both an escapist delight and easy to digest—a timeless Parisian story tempered by small, sardonic spoonfuls of reality.
Kristen Iskandrian’s stunning debut, MOTHEREST, is a vivid literary novel that redefines our notions of motherhood, family, and friendship.
Join POWERHOUSE as we launch Ross Simonini’s The Book of Formation, the stunning debut of a new literary talent, and a fascinating take on the cult of personality: about celebrities need to destroy and recreate themselves to stay relevant, public personalities coming to belong to everyone, and about our need to see everyone as a kind of celebrity.