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The powerHouse Arena invites you to the paperback release party for:


by Emma Donoghue

Wednesday, May 25, 7–8:30 PM

Drinks will be served

The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049

In her first and only NYC event, Emma Donoghue comes to powerHouse Arena to kick off the paperback release of her acclaimed novel Room. Stick around after the event for a BEA party hosted by Rare Bird Lit.

About Room:

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world...It's where he was born. It's where he and Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack's imagination–the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells; the imaginary world projected through the TV; the coziness of Wardrobe beneath Ma's clothes, where she tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it's the prison where she's been held since she was nineteen—for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven foot space. But Jack's curiosity is building alongside Ma's own desperation, and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely...Told in the inventive, funny and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience, and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.

About the Author:

Emma Donoghue has published six novels, including the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Slammerkin, Life Mask and The Sealed Letter, which was longlisted for the Giller Prize. Her most recent book, Room, won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Governor General's Award and the Man Booker Prize. Born in Ireland, Donoghue lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two children. Visit the author online at

For more information, please contact Lena Valencia, Events Coordinator:
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 718.666.3049 fax: 212.366.5247 email: