Book Launch: Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul by Jeremiah Moss — in conversation w/ Judy McGuire
Jeremiah Moss comes to POWERHOUSE to launch Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul, in which he reports on the city’s development in the twenty-first century, a period of “hyper-gentrification” that has resulted in the shocking transformation of beloved neighborhoods and the loss of treasured unofficial landmarks.
Trauma: A Collection of Short Stories is a riveting and important book for our time in its telling of horrific suffering in a small and often overlooked culture. Its importance multiplies when we see the fortitude and resilience that sustains the resistance.
The Luster of Lost Things is the poignant story of twelve-year-old Walter Lavender Jr., a lonely bright-hearted boy whose communication disorder renders him virtually speechless, trapping him inside his own world—that is, until he sets out on a brave quest to save his home and his mother’s business.
TRUST NO AUNTY by Maria Qamar, best known for the art she posts to her popular Instagram @Hatecopy, is an incisive, irreverent deep dive into the strange world of meddling, critical, yet oddly comforting aunties—whether they’re family members, annoying neighbors, or just some ladies throwing black magic your way.
SOUR HEART, Zhang’s debut story collection, is an illuminating and innovative collection of seven stories that reveal—through their poetic energy, depth of observation, and intimate exploration of identity and family—what it means to come of age in a society that can’t quite comprehend your unique experience, your otherness.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.