This is tonight. Be there, or look like this kid tomorrow.
We are very proud to announce the full schedule for the second annual Downtown Literary Festival on Sunday, April 13! Schedule details, including an opening party on Friday April 11 with free drinks and music, new-this-year children’s programming, and a full day of events at the Bowery Poetry Club, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, and McNally Jackson. And then an after party at Von bar!
Full details at downtownliteraryfestival. Join us on Sunday, April 13 to celebrate the literary culture of downtown New York City!
So excited about this! Teju Cole! Bob Powers! Jen Doll! Tyler Coates! Gabrielle Bell! Saeed Jones! Trisha Low! Rosie Schaap! Elissa Schappell! Heidi Julavits!
Please save the date and spread the word!
Look at those names. Look at them!
In honor of pub day, here are a few photos from A MAN CALLED DESTRUCTION: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton from Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man by Holly George-Warren.
And also, heck let’s go crazy, here’s a review from the New York Times.
Get really crazy and see Holly George Warren talk to Anthony DeCurtis here tonight.
NEXT WEEK AT MCNALLY JACKSON:
Monday: Spread The Gospel of Winter with Brendan Kiely. Colum McCann called it “unflinching and redemptive,” and Kiely is talking to Ruta Rimas.
Tuesday: Richard “I Have Novelist Super” Powers. Orfeo. This new one is about music, and DNA, and maybe even NSA. He’s a powerhouse, this guy. A Richard Powershouse.
And meanwhile, upstairs, our essays book club will be talking about White Girls, which I guess means that this whole store has been an essays book club for the last three months, because all we do is talk about that book.
Thursday: Natalie Diaz and Roger Reeves read you their poems.
Friday: A bilingual event for Naief Yehya’s Pornocultura.
And on Sunday we eat dinner with Gary Shteyngart, but that, alas, is sold out.
As ever, get all the information you could dream of on our events page. You could even start thinking about the week after next. We dare you.
RICHARD POWERS — ON TOUR FOR ORFEO
"If everyone got to talk to Richard Powers for 45 minutes, humanity might go ahead and evolve to its next level. Unfailingly kind and generous, passionate and fiercely intelligent, Powers is as remarkable to speak with as he is a writer." —Jill Owens, Powell’s Books
1/21 — New York —McNally Jackson
1/22 — Boston —Boston Athenaeum (noon) // Harvard Bookstore (7pm)
1/23 — Philadelphia — Philadelphia Free Library
1/27 — San Francisco —Commonwealth Club, with Adam Johnson
1/28 — Los Angeles —LA Central Library
1/29— Seattle —Town Hall, with Nancy Pearl
Your only excuse for not being here on Tuesday is if you’re trapped in the underworld.
Have we talked about how good our January calendar is yet? It’s very good. Look at it. Just look at it. Looooook at it, and let your planners fill.