Memoir Monday: Featuring Tessa Fontaine, Kavita Das, Lacy Warner, & Brittany K. Allen — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger
Memoir Monday is a collaboration between Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, The Rumpus, Granta, Guernica, and Longreads to bring the very best first-person writing together all in one place. This month will feature Tessa Fontaine, Kavita Das, Lacy Warner, & Brittany K. Allen!
Forage, Harvest, Feast—featuring hundreds of color photographs as well as cultivation tips for plants easily grown at home—is destined to become a standard reference for any cook wanting to transform wildcrafted ingredients into exceptional dishes, spices, and drinks. Eating wild food, Viljoen reminds us, is a radical act of remembering and honoring our shared heritage. Led by a quest for exceptional flavor and ecologically sound harvesting, she tames the feral kitchen, making it recognizable and welcoming to regular cooks.
Pigeon Pages Literary Reading: Featuring Rae DelBianco, Nathan McClain, Alcy Leyva, Christine Quattro, & Katie Bockino — Hosted by Alisson Wood
Please join us for our 🎉 AUGUST READING! 🎉 Featuring Rae DelBianco, Nathan McClain, Alcy Leyva, Christine Quattro, & Katie Bockino, hosted by Alisson Wood. Fly by & say hi!
Why do things in moderation when you can just do everything? Cartoonist Dami Lee’s hilarious four-panel comic collection illustrates her experience navigating identity, relationships, pop culture, and misunderstandings about basic human interactions, from growing up as a South Korean immigrant kid in the foreign land of Texas to finding her home as a professional cartoonist in cyberspace. Be Everything at Once is earnestly relatable and endlessly funny, full of (mostly) true stories for anyone who obsesses over their favorite snacks, struggles to take the best selfie, tears up at the sight of a perfect dog, or is maybe just trying to find their place.
A woman is plunged into a bizarre case of stolen identity in this ambitious and riveting thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica. For readers of psychological suspense and fans of Ruth Ware and Shari Lapena.
Machines malfunction, fall short of our expectations, or behave in weird and unhelpful ways. Software makes demands of us we can’t possibly fulfill. Startups die, and their founders fail up—or down. Venture capitalists lose money, and call it the cost of innovation. A win for some is a loss for others: technical and financial successes breed social and ecological failures.
Please join Logic to celebrate the release of our new issue, FAILURE.
From a bright new talent, a witty, moving, and inspirational coming-of-age debut novel set in 1970s Brooklyn about a teenager and his abusive father whose obsession with broken down vintage cars careens wildly out of control. Narrated with humor and a rueful awareness, Car Trouble is an exhilarating novel about acceptance, regret, compassion, and finding your authentic adult self amid the rubble and rumble of growing up.
Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.
Manhattan Beach is now available for purchase at POWERHOUSE Arena with a 15% discount for book club members.
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: Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas — in conversation w/ MSNBC's Joy Reid
DEAR AMERICA is as much about the excruciating state of existence of undocumented immigrants as it is about the politics of immigration. It is about being forced to lie to survive; about not having a home; about passing as an American in the face of condescension and discrimination; and about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones who will take their own risks to help you survive and thrive in this country. It is about hiding from the government, and in the process, hiding from yourself.
Join us for this timely and crucial book event.
Book Launch & Reading: Pretend We Live Here by Genevieve Hudson — Featuring Readings by T Kira Madden, Alisson Wood, & more TBA
POWERHOUSE Arena is thrilled to be launching Pretend We Live Here by international writer Genevieve Hudson, published by Future Tense Books. In this debut collection of stories, Genevieve explores the idea of home and what it means to find one: in the body, in the world, in other people. Her characters are seekers, whose actions are influenced by their slippery identities and by the strange landscapes that surround them. Set in Amsterdam, the Pacific Northwest, and the Deep South, these stories hum with sexual tension, queerness, displacement, longing, humor, and dark nostalgia.
After growing up in a dysfunctional and emotionally abusive home, Tanya Marquardt runs away on her sixteenth birthday. Her departure is an act of rebellion and survival—whatever she is heading toward has to be better than what she is leaving behind. Struggling with her inner demons, Tanya must learn to take care of herself during two chaotic years in the working-class mill town of Port Alberni, followed by the early-nineties underground goth scene in Vancouver, British Columbia. She finds a chosen family in her fellow misfits, and the bond they form is fierce and unflinching. Told with raw honesty and strength, Stray reveals Tanya’s fight to embrace the vulnerable, beguiling parts of herself and heal the wounds of her past as she forges her own path to a new life.
Book Launch: Who Will Speak for America? Edited by Stephanie Feldman & Nathaniel Popkin — Featuring Readings by KC Trommer, Sam J. Miller, Nancy Hightower, Edwin Torres, & Herman Beavers
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.
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.
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.
From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared—including her uncle—with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town.
Book Launch: How to Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives by David Priess
A vivid political history of the manifold schemes, plots, and conspiracies to remove unwanted presidents, from the founding fathers to today’s headlines. How To Get Rid of a President presents the dark side of our nation’s political history, from the Constitutional Convention into the 21st century, mixing a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential exits with party intrigue, political betrayal, and backroom scheming. It is a briskly paced, darkly humorous voyage through historical events relevant to today’s historic times, highlighting the many ways that presidents have been undermined and nearly kicked out.
Authors Jaclyn Gilbert (Late Air) and Blair Hurley (The Devoted) will discuss the slippery slopes of perfectionism in elite distance running and spirituality, interrogating both themes across questions of point-of-view and craft essential to writing their debut novels.