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January at WORD Brooklyn:
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Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, and Jeff Salane
Authors Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, and Jeff Salane,
bathed in Christmas light at our Holiday Open House.

 
This past holiday season was a whirlwind. We had a blast helping all of you find your gift books (and your own books); thanks so much for all your support. We're looking forward to a 2014 full of everything you have come to expect -- events, basketball games, book groups, online hijinks, donuts, you know the drill -- as well as new opportunities. Happy new year and happy reading to all!
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This month's featured event:
Pop Culture Phenomena with Alan Light, Glenn Kenny, and Rob Sheffield
Tuesday, January 28, 7 p.m.


Holy or the BrokenTurn Around Bright EyesWhat turns a song into a hit? A musician into an icon? A movie into a classic? Find out with Alan Light (The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah”), Glenn Kenny of MSN, and Rob Sheffield (Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke).

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Coming up at WORD Brooklyn:

Baby Penguins Love Their MamasFor penguin enthusiasts and young'uns:
Penguin Party with Melissa Guion
Sunday, January 5, 2 p.m.


Join Melissa Guion, author of Baby Penguins Everywhere! and Baby Penguins Love Their Mama, for a special reading and drawing workshop. Recommended for ages 3 - 5, all ages welcome.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For SF/F fans:
Chuck Wendig and The Cormorant
Wednesday, January 8, 7 p.m.


Chuck Wendig (Blue Blazes, Mockingbird) returns with the further adventures of ne’er-do-well psychic Miriam Black in The Cormorant. Join him for a reading and discussion of the ins and outs of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy.
 
Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
MasterMindFor novice detectives:
Maria Konnikova on How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
Thursday, January 9, 7 p.m.


Wherever you fall on the Sherlock remakes question, you won’t want to miss Maria Konnikova’s discussion of MasterMind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Meet your fellow Sherlockians and learn to deduce like the great detective himself.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Marvel ComicsSuper GraphicFor fanboys and fangirls:
Interviews and Infographics: Comic Book Night with Sean Howe and Tim Leong
Wednesday, January 15, 7 p.m.


Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the comics world with experts Sean Howe (Marvel Comics: The Untold Story) and Tim Leong (Super Graphic). After a panel discussion, they will take questions and sign.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For fans of a good love story:
Susanna Kearsley, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig
Tuesday, January 21, 7 p.m.


Join authors Susanna Kearsley (The Splendour Falls), Beatriz Williams (A Hundred Summers), and Lauren Willig (The Ashford Affair) as they discuss writing history and romance with Smart Bitches Trashy Books’ own Sarah Wendell. 

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
 
Splendour Falls A Hundred Summers 
S.For literary experimenters:
S. Book Group (1 of 2)
Saturday, January 25, 1 p.m.


J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst's book S. seems destined to be a book group pick -- between the footnotes, the marginalia, and all the extras shoved between the pages, how do you not talk about this book with a group? We'll host two discussions.

In the first discussion on Saturday, January 25, we'll talk about the novel within the novel, The Ship of Theseus, its footnotes, and the ways in which you could (or could not) read the book. During the second discussion on Saturday, February 22, we'll talk about everything else: the marginalia, the extras, the Internet, and more!
For writers at work:
Gotham Writers Fiction Workshop with B.C. Edwards
Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m.


Join Gotham Writers for a fiction workshop taught by B.C. Edwards. Edwards is the author of the short story collection The Aversive Clause (Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc) and the poetry collections From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes (Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc) and To Mend Small Children (Augury Books), and his work is included in the anthologies Diving Divas and Zombiality. He has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in La Petite Zine, Freerange Nonfiction, Sink Review, Pax Americana, and Brooklyn Rail. He also serves as an executive producer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York.

Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Invention of the White RaceFor the historically curious:
Brooklyn For Peace presents The Invention of the White Race
Friday, January 31, 7 p.m.


Editor Jeff Perry presents a discussion of the late Theodore Allen’s The Invention of the White Race, which examines the history of the term “white.” Perry is a writer and scholar, and has taught at the Brecht Forum. Brooklyn For Peace is a nonprofit organization uniting to build peace for future generations.

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
enter
our event book raffle for a signed set of featured books!
Facebook RSVPs appreciated but certainly not mandatory.

Book Groups

 
Upcoming discussions:
Reading for next month:

WORD's December bestsellers:

  1. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt (ebook)
  2. Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh (ebook)
  3. Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton
  4. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris (ebook)
  5. Autobiography, Morrissey
  6. The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner (ebook)
  7. Roberta's Cookbook, Carlo Mirarchi, Brandon Hoy, Chris Parachini (ebook)
  8. This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz (ebook)
  9. The Circle, Dave Eggers (ebook)
  10. The Wes Anderson Collection, Matt Zoller Seitz
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