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Jesus Lizard
David Yow, Mac McNeilly and David Wm. Sims talking The Jesus Lizard Book.

Yeah, not gonna lie, March was pretty great. April has a lot to live up to! Luckily, it brings the return of two of our favorite community events: the Game of WORDs fandom spelling bee (on Saturday the 5th) and World Book Night (pick-up party on April 16). We've also got a brand new Indie Press book group, the second meeting of the also-new Food Writing book group, and authors both local and visiting. Tallyho, readers! Tallyho.
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This month's featured event:

Game of WORDsA Game of WORDs Returns

Saturday, April 5, 5 p.m.

Calling all genre fans: bring your love of nerdery and your language skills to A Game of WORDs: You Spell or You Die! We’re throwing a multi-fandom spelling bee, moderated by Geoffrey Golia of A Trivia of Ice and Fire. Spellers can sign up for either the Swords (including epic fantasy vocabulary) or Space (including science fiction vocabulary) preliminary round; finalists will go head to head in an all’s-fair-in-fandom face-off. Email to sign up; spaces are limited for spellers, and studio audience members are welcome. Bragging rights and prizes will be awarded.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Coming up in Brooklyn:

For the peripatetic:
Matthew Algeo and Paul Lukas
Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m.

WORD is delighted to welcome back Matthew Algeo for his new book, Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport. He’ll be in conversation with Paul Lukas of Uni Watch.
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

For the wry of heart:
Sara Barron, Ophira Eisenberg, and Diana Spechler

Wednesday, April 2, 7 p.m.

The hilarious Sara Barron presents her new essay collection The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race in an event with fellow authors Ophira Eisenberg (Screw Everyone) and Diana Spechler (Skinny, Who By Fire). Come get your sides split!

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For futurists and adventurers:
Georgia Clark and Parched
Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.

Local author Georgia Clark presents her debut teen novel, Parched.

After the death of her scientist mother, sixteen-year-old Tessendra decides to combat the inequality she sees around her by joining a rebel group called Kudzu. Together they uncover a shocking government plot to carry out genocide in the Badlands using artificial intelligence. Robots, renewable resources, and romance get tangled together as Tess risks her life to bring justice to Eden.
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For attentive amblers:
Siobhan Wall and Quiet New York
Sunday, April 6, 4 p.m.

Go off the beaten (and noisy) path with Siobhan Wall and discover New York’s hidden quiet zones in a presentation and signing of Quiet New York, followed by a walking tour of Greenpoint’s own silent spots.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For wild westerners:
Timothy Schaffert in conversation with Jami Attenberg
Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m.

Take a trip to the 1898 World’s Fair with Timothy Schaffert and his new novel The Swan Gondola. Schaffert will be in conversation with local author Jami Attenberg (The Middlesteins).
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For pioneers:
Ben Montgomery and Grandma Gatewood's Walk
Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m.

Discover Emma Gatewood, the first woman to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail, with Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery and Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required. 
For the moody pragmatist:
Douglas Watson and A Moody Fellow
Thursday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.

Join Douglas Watson at a launch party and signing for his new novel A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies, published by Outpost19.
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For the charitable reader:
World Book Night Pick-Up Party
Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m.

It’s the third year of World Book Night! Stop by to pick up your books, get tips on the best way to hand out books, meet your fellow givers, and grab some snacks.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For the urban Emily Post:
NYC Etiquette with Nathan Pyle

Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m.

How much do you tip your tattoo artist? How long should you honk your horn? Answer these and other questions with illustrator/designer Nathan Pyle and NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Be Safe I Love YouFor these times:
Women and War: Helen Benedict and Cara Hoffman

Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m.

Join writers Helen Benedict (Sand Queen) and Cara Hoffman (Be Safe I Love You) for a discussion on women, violence, war, and the dominant literary culture.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For writers:
Gotham Writers Workshop: Memoir with Stacy Pershall
Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m.

Author Stacy Pershall presents a memoir writing workshop, sponsored by Gotham Writers. Pershall is the author of the memoir Loud in the House of Myself, and her work is included in the anthology Lost and Found (W.W. Norton). She has taught at Writopia, Pratt Manhattan, and City College of New York.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
All events are in our Brooklyn store, and free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Every time you attend an event, you get a chance to
our event book raffle for a signed set of featured books!
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Reading for next month:

WORD's March Bestsellers:

  1. The Jesus Lizard Book, The Jesus Lizard
  2. Bibliocraft, Jessica Pigza
  3. Sitcom, Saul Austerlitz
  4. Bark, Lorrie Moore (ebook)
  5. Annihilation, Jeff Vandermeer (ebook)
  6. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (ebook)
  7. The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner (ebook)
  8. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Mohsin Hamid (ebook)
  9. Three Weeks with Lady X, Eloisa James (ebook)
  10. 33 1/3 Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II, Marc Weidenbaum
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