Book Launch: A is for Advice by Ilana Stanger-Ross in conversation with Sarah Lux-Lee

Book Launch: A is for Advice by Ilana Stanger-Ross in conversation with Sarah Lux-Lee

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There is an abundance of “advice” for pregnant and post-partum women on the internet—but what good has come from googling your worst-case-scenario fears? Written in the approachable and friendly tone of a best-friend blogger but informed by the insight of a Registered Midwife, A is for Advice seeks to comfort and inspire, providing realistic and soothing advice at a time when most women desperately seek out information.

Whether you prefer a water birth at home or a scheduled C-section in a hospital, whether you believe in painkillers or an all-natural labor, breast milk or formula, this book speaks to concerns common to all women as they approach birth and motherhood. Eschewing the “birth wars” for a women-centered, feminist perspective, A is for Advice does not argue for any one type of birth experience, but rather empowers each woman to be her own advocate. Through 26 letters of the alphabet (C is for Control; F is for Fear; W is for Water), this book offers a compelling call for well-informed, judgment-free, and forgiving birthing and mothering.

Festival Neue Literatur presents Another Country: Distant Lands Up Close and Personal

Festival Neue Literatur presents Another Country: Distant Lands Up Close and Personal

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Powerhouse is once again proud to be hosting a panel for the esteemed Festival Neue Literatur, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Another Country: Distant Lands Up Close and Personal will discuss how the interplay of geography and time alters the identity of a person, a character, a city, or even a nation. With Daniela Emminger, Pierre Jarawan, Dana Grigorcea, and Min Jin Lee, moderated by Liesl Schillinger.

Book Launch: The Fruits of Your Labor: A Baby-Sized Guide To Your Baby's Size by Andrew Tobin

Book Launch: The Fruits of Your Labor: A Baby-Sized Guide To Your Baby's Size by Andrew Tobin

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THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR is a board book that explores the size progression of a baby in the womb in relation to a fruit or vegetable.

Beginning at the size of a sweet pea and growing to the size of watermelon, each week of pregnancy is documented as a watercolor painting next to a fun, and also true fact about that specific fruit or vegetable, mixed with a playful quip. With its endearing illustrations and droll humor, THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR makes a perfect gift for expectant families.

Book Launch: A Lily In The Light by Kristin Fields

Book Launch: A Lily In The Light by Kristin Fields

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For eleven-year-old Esme, ballet is everything—until her four-year-old sister, Lily, vanishes without a trace and nothing is certain anymore. People Esme has known her whole life suddenly become suspects, each new one hitting closer to home than the last. Unable to cope, Esme escapes the nightmare that is her new reality when she receives an invitation to join an elite ballet academy in San Francisco. Desperate to leave behind her chaotic, broken family and the mystery surrounding Lily’s disappearance, Esme accepts.

Eight years later, Esme is up for her big break: her first principal role in Paris. But a call from her older sister shatters the protective world she has built for herself, forcing her to revisit the tragedy she’s run from for so long. Will her family finally have the answers they’ve been waiting for? And can Esme confront the pain that shaped her childhood, or will the darkness follow her into the spotlight?

Dumbo Lit Book Club: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Dumbo Lit Book Club: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

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Join us in the Dumbo Lit Book Club, where we’ll be reading and discussing the acclaimed memoir The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. With our cozy, swanky new lounge area, catching up on the latest books with your neighbors has never been so fun or easy. Members get a 15% discount for purchase of the book club book […]

Book Launch: TO OBAMA: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Book Launch: TO OBAMA: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope by Jeanne Marie Laskas

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In TO OBAMA, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, several of the letter writers themselves, and the White House staff who sifted through the powerful, moving, and incredibly intimate narrative of America during the Obama administration. The book features more than 100 original letters—some filled with fierce disappointment; others determined optimism—which deeply affected not only the president but also the policies he pursued.

Book Launch: The Ghost Manuscript by Kris Frieswick

Book Launch: The Ghost Manuscript by Kris Frieswick

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A page-turning, edge-of-your-seat thriller, THE GHOST MANUSCRIPT combines electrifying suspense, perilous adventure and ideal romance as rare-book authenticator Carys Jones sets out to find a mysterious tomb that could drastically change the history of Western civilization.

Debut Authors Panel: Kate Hope Day, Andrea Bartz, Megan Collins, & Julie Langsdorf

Debut Authors Panel: Kate Hope Day, Andrea Bartz, Megan Collins, & Julie Langsdorf

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Come meet four new authors and hear how they navigated the world of publishing and discovered the subjects of their novels, including former powerHouse Books editor Kate Hope Day. Ranging from the parallel realities of Day’s If, Then to Bartz’s Brooklyn hipster thriller The Lost Night, to White Elephant, Julia Langsdorf’s perceptive tapestry of suburban D.C, to Collins’ gripping familial thriller The Winter Sister, these authors represent a wide swath of what’s hot today in fiction, and the kinds of subject matter that is closest to the pulse of publishing. See them discuss their paths to becoming first time novelists, ask them questions, and follow along as they recount the inspiration and hard work that went into crafting their hotly tipped debuts.

Book Launch: Pick Up the Pieces  Excursions in Seventies Music By John Corbett

Book Launch: Pick Up the Pieces Excursions in Seventies Music By John Corbett

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Rock. Disco. Pop. Soul. Jazz. Folk. Funk. The music scenes of the 1970s were as varied as they were exhilarating, but the decade’s diverse soundscape has never been captured in one book before now. Pick Up the Pieces gives a panoramic view of the era’s music and culture through seventy-eight essays that allow readers to dip in and out of the decade at random or immerse themselves completely in Corbett’s chronological journey.

Reading: Unpublishable

Reading: Unpublishable

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Unpublishable is writing that excites you, that scares you, things that you delete from your browser history. The piece you can’t submit but can’t stop thinking about either, burning a hole in the bottom of your desk drawer. Writing from any genre that is uncharacteristic, outré, or offending of sensibilities, that is impossible to place or be published in some fashion. Contributors are creative writers, academics, artists & scientists living in the New York City area.

Book Launch: How to Bullshit Your Way To Number 1: An Unorthodox Guide To 21st Century Success by Oobah Butler

Book Launch: How to Bullshit Your Way To Number 1: An Unorthodox Guide To 21st Century Success by Oobah Butler

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Less than a year ago, Oobah Butler was living in a garden shed in London, struggling to pay rent and living on a diet of boiled eggs. It’s safe to say that he hadn’t achieved much with his life. Yet just a year on, on the back of three Vice documentaries that have been viewed over 150 million times, he’s won awards, been featured on TV all over the world and has been lauded by critics, commentators and serial achievers across the globe. How did everything turn for him? With an idea.

Book Launch: REVOLUTIONARIES by Joshua Furst

Book Launch: REVOLUTIONARIES by Joshua Furst

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In his second novel, the acclaimed author of The Sabotage Café leads us on a long, strange trip through the heart of the sixties and beyond, as seen through the eyes of the revolution’s poster child.

Book Launch: Exiles of Eden by Ladan Osman

Book Launch: Exiles of Eden by Ladan Osman

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Exiles of Eden looks at the origin story of Adam, Eve, and their exile from the Garden of Eden, exploring displacement and alienation from its mythological origins to the present. In this formally experimental collection steeped in Somali narrative tradition, Osman gives voice to the experiences and traumas of displaced people over multiple generations. The characters in these luminous poems encounter exile’s strangeness while processing the profoundly isolating experience of knowing that that once you are sent out of Eden, you can’t go back.

Memoir Monday: Featuring T Kira Madden, Deena ElGenaidi, and Svetlana Kitto — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger

Memoir Monday: Featuring T Kira Madden, Deena ElGenaidi, and Svetlana Kitto — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger

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Exiles of Eden looks at the origin story of Adam, Eve, and their exile from the Garden of Eden, exploring displacement and alienation from its mythological origins to the present. In this formally experimental collection steeped in Somali narrative tradition, Osman gives voice to the experiences and traumas of displaced people over multiple generations. The characters in these luminous poems encounter exile’s strangeness while processing the profoundly isolating experience of knowing that that once you are sent out of Eden, you can’t go back.

Book Launch: Democracy May Not Exist But We'll Miss It When It's Gone by Astra Taylor

Book Launch: Democracy May Not Exist But We'll Miss It When It's Gone by Astra Taylor

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Astra Taylor’s new book, Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone, is a quest – through history, philosophy, and interviews–to answer the question. Her answers are surprising: democracy exists in the tension between many contradictions; it is always being realized and is never in a finite state; we in the United States have far less experience with it than we think. As Masha Gessen notes in a New Yorker review of Astra Taylor’s companion documentary, What is Democracy?, “Taylor’s project seems to be to show just how much we don’t know about what we mean when we say ‘democracy’.” Astra Taylor, who has been called “a rare public intellectual, utterly committed to asking humanity’s most profound questions yet entirely devoid of pretensions and compulsively readable” by Naomi Klein, takes a radically democratic approach interviewing philosophers, activists, and everyday people. Her project is not so much a polemic as it is a celebration of ideas and what it means to think about them.

Book Launch: Loudermilk by Lucy Ives

Book Launch: Loudermilk by Lucy Ives

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It’s the end of summer, 2003. George W. Bush has recently declared the mission in Iraq accomplished, the unemployment rate is at its highest in years, and Martha Stewart has just been indicted for insider trading. Meanwhile, somewhere in the Midwest, Troy Augustus Loudermilk (fair-haired, statuesque, charismatic) and his companion Harry Rego (definitely none of those things) step out of a silver Land Cruiser and onto the campus of The Seminars, America’s most prestigious creative writing program, to which Loudermilk has recently been accepted for his excellence in poetry. Loudermilk, however, has never written a poem in his life.

Wickedly entertaining, beguiling, layered, and sly, Loudermilk is a social novel for our time: a comedy of errors that deftly examines class, gender, and inheritance, and subverts our pieties about literature, authorship, art-making, and the institutions that sustain them.

Book Launch: Eyes In The Sky by Arthur Holland Michel

Book Launch: Eyes In The Sky by Arthur Holland Michel

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Since before George Orwell’s classic 1984 introduced the quote “Big Brother is Watching You,” we’ve long been unsettled by the possibility of being watched, either by the government or private companies. But what if what was once fiction is now a reality? Journalist Arthur Holland Michel gives us the authoritative account of how the Pentagon developed Gorgon Stare, a godlike surveillance system that’s already patrolling American skies. Eyes In The Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All dives into this new technology that can track 1,000 moving targets at once. Big-data analysis can easily examine thousands of hours of footage, or even trace a target backward in time to find out where it came from—like playing a movie in reverse to see how it begins.

Photos from recent events

Book Launch: Negrophobia by Darius James in conversation with Michael Gonzales
Book Launch: Oculus by Sally Wen Mao, in conversation with Tavi Gevinson | January 17, 2019

Sally Wen Mao in conversation with Tavi Gevinson for the Launch of Oculus at our POWERHOUSE Lounge.

Valerio Piccolo presents his conceptual album @powerHouse Arena

Italian musician Valerio Piccolo performs his conceptual album Adam and the Animals written by Hiram Frederick “Rick” Moody III at our POWERHOUSE Lounge.

New York Times Exclusive Tour @powerHouse Arena | December 08, 2018

Seth Kugel gave a VIP Tour for The New York Times Travel section series “36 Hours in Brooklyn” at our POWERHOUSE Lounge.

Book Launch: Late Air & The Devoted | November 20, 2018

During this book launch night, Authors Jaclyn Gilbert and Blair Hurley 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. Jaclyn Gilbert’s Late Air is the story of a marriage, cleft by loss and the unsaid, woven anew in a search for lost time; A hypnotic and daring debut,The Devoted asks what it takes, and what you’ll sacrifice, to find enlightenment.

NYC Lit Mag Celebration by Pigeon Pages| November 18, 2018

Our annual NYC Lit Mag Celebration, supported by Pigeon Pages and hosted by Alisson Wood, features some of our favorite writers representing our favorite literary magazines. We’re showcasing Elissa Schappell (Tin House), Joanna Scutts (Catapult), Justine Champine (No Tokens), Marisa Siegel (The Rumpus), and Amanda Claire Buckley (Pigeon Pages NYC).

SLICE Literary Exquisite Corpse | September 8, 2018
Open Mic Night in Moscow by Audrey Murray | July 24, 2018
Obama: An Oral History 2009-2017 by Brian Abrams | July 10, 2018
Books Beneath the Bridge with Chelsea Hodson & Julie Buntin | July 9, 2018
The Golden House by Salman Rushdie | June 28, 2018
Book Event & Reading: Bud Smith, Brian Alan Ellis, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, & Keri Smith| June 26, 2018