Literaryswag Book Club returns for the month of June with a discussion about Nelson A. Denis' War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror In American's Colony (Bold Type Books). This meeting is free and open to the public. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO READ THE BOOK TO ATTEND THE EVENT. If you appreciate good conversation and great community: you're welcomed. Seating is first come, first served basis so get there early!
Literaryswag Book Club celebrates its 3rd year anniversary with a discussion about Kent Babb’s biography about Allen Iverson! One of the most iconic, and game changing figures in sports culture. The meeting is free, open to the public, and is hosted by Yahdon Israel.
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Writer, editor and LGBTQ activist Darnell L. Moore joins Yahdon Israel this month to talk about his memoir, No Ashes In The Fire: Coming Of Age Black And Free In America, how style informs identity and the politics and power of presentation at DUMBO House in Brooklyn. Books will be sold onsite by Books Are Magic. This is a private event. Please RSVP.
PEN America and the Brooklyn Book Festival present “Toxic Masculinity: Where Do We Go From Here?” hosted by the New York Public Library. Brendan Kiely, author of recently released Tradition, Yahdon Israel, writer and creator of Literaryswag, Lynn Melnick, author of the new poetry collection Landscape with Sex and Violence, and Donna Freitas, author of Consent on Campus: A Manifesto will join in conversation to discuss the ways they as writers and activists have reckoned with #MeToo, toxic masculinity, rape culture, and privilege, as well as where they think we need to go from here. Panelists will consider the literary world and the roles authors and journalists have to play in giving voice to and supporting those who have been silenced and are now speaking up.
On Wednesday, September 12th, I'll be in conversation with Wayétu Moore about her debut novel, She Would Be King at Housing Works in NYC. Event is free and open to public. Link below to RSVP.
This month the Literaryswag Book Club returns with a conversation about Valeria Luiselli's National Book Critics Circle Finalist book, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. The meeting is free and open to the public. RSVP below to attend!
Literary Talks is a monthly conversation series featuring talented voices in literature, hosted by Yahdon Israel. This month, New York Times Reporter Dave Itzkoff discusses his biography on Robin Williams, the role performance played in William’s life, and the work it took Itzkoff to bring this biography to life. Books Are Magic will be selling in books on site.
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The Literaryswag Book Club returns with a conversation about Margo Jefferson's On Michael Jackson. Pulitzer Prize winning critic and 2016 National Book Critics Circle winner, Margo Jefferson will be joing the discussion. RSVP by hitting the button below!
Join the Literaryswag Book Club and The Food Book Fair in an intimate conversation with renowned culinary historian and writer, Jessica B. Harris, as we discuss food as a form of self-care, and the role it played in James Baldwin's legacy. The tickets are $35 and include a copy of Dr. Harris's memoir, along with access to Foodieocals, along with refreshments from Harvest & Revel. The event is sponsored by Scribner. Seating is limited! Click below to purchase your ticket!
The Literaryswag Book Club hosts its second meeting in February, discussing Olivia Laing's deeply considered essay collection, The Lonely City. We meet Wednesday, February 15th at The Brooklyn Circus, 150 Nevins St., at 7pm. The book club is free and open to public.
On Friday, September 16th, I will be dropping literary bars alongside Molly Crabapple, Stephanie Danler, Eliah Eason, Morgan Jerkins, and Matthew Yeager at the H.I.P. LIT and The Rumpus co-sponsored "Dark Nights, Bright Words" Reading at Be Electric Studios in Williamsburg. There's a $5 cover. But it'll be lit, so come through.