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Cecilia Ruiz
Fellow Greenpointer Cecilia Ruiz at the launch for her lovely,
enchanting illustrated collection, The Book of Memory Gaps.

As spring approaches its prime, our events calendar is in equally full array. We’ve got a few poetry events to coincide with National Poetry Month, a theatrical play reading, a panel of European comics artists -- and the legendary John Lydon.

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This month's featured event:

anger is an energyFor pistols:
John Lydon at St. Vitus
Tuesday, April 28, 8 pm

WORD is proud to present the legendary John Lydon -- perhaps better known by his former stage name, Johnny Rotten -- at St. Vitus. Lydon will be in conversation with Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork. This is a ticketed event; each ticket includes a copy of Lydon's new book, Anger is an Energy, and admittance to the event. As St. Vitus is a bar, this event is 21 and over only.
PLEASE NOTE: While there will be a Q&A portion of the evening, the questions will be pre-selected. If you would like to submit a question, please include it in the comments field of your order, or email it to (questions must be received by 6 pm Friday, April 24).
Please be aware that memorabilia will not be signed. Lydon will only sign copies of his books, and no other items. 
Doors for the event will open at 7 pm. The event starts at 8 pm, and all guests are welcome to stay for an afterparty beginning at 9:30. 

St. Vitus is located at 1120 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn.

Coming up in Brooklyn:

For makers:
Self-Published Reading Series
Wednesday, April 1, 7 pm

Poet Ona Abelis and friends return for the second Self-Published Reading Series, celebrating NYC’S handmade verse, and starting off National Poetry Month. This month’s readers are Jessy Brodsky, Tracy Faud, Chelsea Claire Harlan, and Joseph Lamport.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For neighbors:
Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint
Thursday, April 2, 7 pm

Revisit bygone Greenpoint with historical archivist, photo collector, and Brooklyn native Brian Merlis along with Riccardo Gomes, a local historian born and raised in East New York. Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint contains hundreds of vintage photos and maps, and a comprehensive, fully indexed history of the neighborhood.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
p4k5For rock lobsters:
The Pitchfork Review Issue 5 Release Party with Fred Schneider of The B-52s
Wednesday, April 8, 7 pm

We're delighted to welcome back The Pitchfork Review to launch their latest issue! Contributor T. Rachel Cole will be in conversation with Fred Schneider of The B-52s. This event is free and open to the public, but reserved seats are available only to the first 40 people to pre-purchase Issue #5.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For ruffians:Half-Resurrection
Jeffrey Salane presents Justice
Thursday, April 9, 7 pm

Local author and children’s book editor Jeffrey Salane celebrates the release of Justice, the second book of his middle grade trilogy. Mystery and mayhem are sure to prevail as the adventures of young M Freeman, master criminal in training, continue.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For 'toonists:
European (Comics) Invasion with Penelope Bagieu, Darryl Cunningham, Sergio Garcia Sanchez, and Nadja Spiegelman
Friday, April 10, 7 pm

The artists are coming! WORD presents a panel discussion with UK and European artists Penelope Bagieu (Exquisite Corpse), Darryl Cunningham (The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis), and Sergio Garcia Sanchez and Nadja Spiegelman (Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure). The night's discussion will be moderated by Heidi MacDonald, co-editor of PW Comics Week.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For monsters:
Marilyn's Monster Picture Book Party with Michelle Knudsen
Saturday, April 18, 3 pm

The singular Michelle Knudsen hosts a celebration of her latest illustrated tale, Marilyn’s Monster, with activities for kids and refreshments for everyone.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For searchers:
Threadbare Theatre Workshop presents Or, The Whale
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm

Brooklyn-based collective Threadbare Theatre Workshop presents a staged reading of Or, The Whale, its new adaptation of Moby-Dick, followed by a reception with comedian and voice actor Jen Tullock.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For equals:
Kenji Yoshino presents Speak Now
Thursday, April 23, 7 pm

Constitutional law scholar (and author of Covering) Kenji Yoshino discusses his new book Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial. Speak Now is an in-depth examination of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial which resulted in Proposition 8 -- the law that rescinded the right of same-sex couples to marry in California -- being declared unconstitutional. 

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Gotham WritersFor writers at work:
Gotham Writers' Workshop: Fiction with Jon Gingerich

Sunday, April 26, 2 pm

Writer Jon Gingerich leads a group workshop on the art of fiction. Gingerich has published fiction in Pleiades, Stand Magazine, Helix Magazine, and Oyez Review and nonfiction in The Nervous Breakdown, the LitReactor Magazine, and Thought Catalog, among many others. He is the editor of O’Dwyer’s magazine, and has previously taught at LitReactor.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For undead heads:
A Night of Zombie Fiction with David Wellington, John Campbell, and Max Brallier
Wednesday, April 29, 7 pm

In honor of the publication of David Wellington's latest novel, Positive, we bring together three writers of the undead for a lively panel: Wellington, Max Brallier (Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?), and John Campbell (Drifters).

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

For explorers:
B. Catling presents The Vorrh with Robert Repino
Thursday, April 30, 7 pm

English sculptor, artist, performer, and novelist B. Catling presents his debut novel, The Vorrh, which Alan Moore called a "phosphorescent masterpiece" and Iain Sinclair dubbed a "work of genius." Catling will be in conversation with writer and editor Robert Repino, whose novel Mort(e) is an apocalyptic jaunt involving a heroic housecat and an army of oversized ants.

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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Upcoming discussions:
Reading for next month:

March Top Ten:

  1. Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest (ebook)
  2. The Book of Memory Gaps by Cecilia Ruiz (ebook)
  3. Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon (ebook)
  4. Brand New Ancients by Kate Tempest (ebook)
  5. How to Write About Music ed. by Ally-Jane Grossan & Marc Woodworth (ebook)
  6. Marilyn's Monster by Michelle Knudsen
  7. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (ebook)
  8. Meet Me in Atlantis by Mark Adams (ebook)
  9. An Exaggerated Murder by Josh Cook (ebook)
  10. Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz (ebook)
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