Book Event & Reading: Double Bird by Bud Smith — Readings by Brian Alan Ellis, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, & Keri Smith

Book Event & Reading: Double Bird by Bud Smith — Readings by Brian Alan Ellis, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, & Keri Smith

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Book Event and reading for Double Bird by Bud Smith, a book that “stumbles and falls into the Twilight Zone, and then freaks out and jumps out a window and falls to its death in a Denis Johnson story, only to be brought back to life in a Richard Brautigan day dream.”

Featuring readings by Brian Alan Ellis, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, & Keri Smith!

Brooklyn Paperback Launch: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Brooklyn Paperback Launch: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Overflowing with inventiveness and humor that fans of Rushdie will recognize, The Golden House is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with an incomparable daring, elegant wit.

Dumbo Lit Book Club: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Dumbo Lit Book Club: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

One of the most anticipated and thunderously greeted books of 2017: an astonishingly timely love story that brilliantly imagines the forces that transform ordinary people into refugees and the impossible choices that follow, to the uncertain embrace of new lands.

Book Launch: A Diet of Worms by Erik Rasmussen — in conversation w/ Chris Campanioni

Book Launch: A Diet of Worms by Erik Rasmussen — in conversation w/ Chris Campanioni

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

At times exultant, at others misanthropic, A Diet Of Worms tells the story of a young cynic’s misadventures on the hunt for something to believe in.

Books Beneath the Bridge with Chelsea Hodson & Julie Buntin

Books Beneath the Bridge with Chelsea Hodson & Julie Buntin

Granite Prospect at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Experience two essential female voices while overlooking the iconic New York skyline at our annual Books Beneath the Bridge reading series! This year POWERHOUSE ARENA presents Chelsea Hodson & Julie Buntin. The outdoor event will feature a reading, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

Book Launch & White House Panel: Obama: An Oral History by Brian Abrams — in conversation w/ Rob O’Donnell & Rachel Racusen

Book Launch & White House Panel: Obama: An Oral History by Brian Abrams — in conversation w/ Rob O’Donnell & Rachel Racusen

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Obama: An Oral History is the first ever comprehensive oral history of President Obama’s White House, an immersive chronology of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency.

Book Launch: To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder by Nancy Rommelmann

Book Launch: To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder by Nancy Rommelmann

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River. Forty minutes later, rescuers found the body of four-year-old Eldon. Miraculously, his seven-year-old sister, Trinity, was saved. As the public cried out for blood, Amanda was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to thirty-five years in prison. The case was closed, but for journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the mystery remained: What made a mother want to murder her own children?

Book Launch: Evolution of Goddess by Emma Mildon

Book Launch: Evolution of Goddess by Emma Mildon

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Bestselling spiritual author of The Soul Searcher’s Handbook, Emma Mildon—the “goddess-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru” (Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author)—provides a fascinating, fun, and inspiring exploration of female divinity throughout history, myth, and religion to help women understand, embody, and celebrate their inner goddess. Evolution of Goddess: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Activing Your Feminine Superpowers is a practical introduction to the goddess realm, digging up the histories of long-forgotten myths of goddesses of love, war, death, the sun, the moon, and more.

Book Launch: Open Mic Night in Moscow by Audrey Murray

Book Launch: Open Mic Night in Moscow by Audrey Murray

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

The raucous and surprisingly poignant story of a young, Russia-obsessed American writer and comedian who embarked on a solo tour of the former Soviet Republics, never imagining that it would involve kidnappers, garbage bags of money, and encounters with the weird and wonderful from Mongolia to Tajikistan.

Joint Book Launch: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy & Girls' Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke — in conversation w/ Brenda Janowitz

Joint Book Launch: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy & Girls' Night Out by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke — in conversation w/ Brenda Janowitz

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Author Aimee Molloy and writing duo Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke will launch their new psychological thrillers — THE PERFECT MOTHER and GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT — in a joint reading, conversation, and audience Q&A at POWERHOUSE Arena! Joined by moderator Brenda Janowitz, this book event is not one to be missed.

Book Launch: If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim

Book Launch: If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love—the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they’re forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that still haunts us today. Richly told and deeply moving, If You Leave Me is a stunning portrait of war and refugee life, a passionate and timeless romance, and a heartrending exploration of one woman’s longing for autonomy in a rapidly changing world.

Double Book Launch: Horse Crazy & Gone Tomorrow by Gary Indiana

Double Book Launch: Horse Crazy & Gone Tomorrow by Gary Indiana

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Join novelist, poet, and artist Gary Indiana launch the reissues of HORSE CRAZY and GONE TOMORROW, from Seven Stories Press. The evening will feature a reading by Indiana, an audience Q&A, and book signing.

Book Launch: Who Will Speak for America? Edited by Stephanie Feldman & Nathaniel Popkin — Featuring Readings by KC Trommer, Sam J. Miller, Nancy Hightower, & Herman Beavers

Book Launch: Who Will Speak for America? Edited by Stephanie Feldman & Nathaniel Popkin — Featuring Readings by KC Trommer, Sam J. Miller, Nancy Hightower, & Herman Beavers

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Who Will Speak for America? inspires readers by emphasizing the power of patience, organizing, resilience and community. These moving works advance the conversation the American colonists began, and that generations of activists, in their efforts to perfect our union, have elevated and amplified.

All royalties will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Book Launch: Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval

Book Launch: Paradise Rot by Jenny Hval

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

A lyrical and uncompromising debut novel from a highly acclaimed musician and artist who has achieved renown for the sharpness of her work and its sexual and political imagery.

Book Launch: How to Leave by Erin Clune — in conversation w/ Sari Botton

Book Launch: How to Leave by Erin Clune — in conversation w/ Sari Botton

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

When Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys said that if you could make it in New York, you could make it anywhere, they probably weren’t talking about the middle of nowhere or whatever suburb you used to make fun of. Erin Clune regales readers with priceless stories of her own experiences leaving New York for her hometown in Wisconsin, and provides a jocular but useful guide—for anyone leaving, or thinking about leaving, their own personal mecca—to finding contentment while staying true to yourself in a place far, far away from The City.

Book Launch: Photographers on Photography by Henry Carroll

Book Launch: Photographers on Photography by Henry Carroll

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Think you know photography? Think again. Through a carefully curated selection of quotes and images, this book reveals what matters most to the masters of photography. With accompanying text by Henry Carroll, author of the internationally bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, you’ll learn what photography actually means to the giants of the genres and how they developed their distinctive visual styles.

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Good Trouble: Stories by Joseph O’Neill | June 13, 2018
I’m Sad by Michael Ian Black & Debbie Ridpath Ohi
The Book of M by Peng Shepherd | June 7, 2018
Wild Embers by Nikita Gill | June 5, 2018
Memoir Monday | May 21, 2018
Pigeon Pages Literary Reading | May 20, 2018
When the Beat Drops by Anna Hecker | May 16, 2018
One-Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway by Philip Ashforth Coppola, Ezra Bookstein & Jeremy Workman | May 10, 2018
Animals Eat Each Other by Elle Nash (Featuring Readings by Nicola Maye Goldberg & Mila Jaroniec) | May 9, 2018
Alternative Remedies for Loss by Joanna Cantor (in conversation w/ Joanna Hershon) | May 8, 2018
How to Deal by Sami Main | May 4, 2018