CA – Misfit City vol. 1 Signing

Kiwi Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz appear at Skylight Books on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM to sign MISFIT CITY.

Naomi Franquiz is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist working out of delightfully dank Florida. Her original work has been published in the POWER & MAGIC Press anthology, Dark Horse, Image, Kaboom! – as well as self-published online. You can find her online sleep-tweeting or aggressively enjoying video compilations of rude cats.

Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith is known for her work as a screenwriter of female-driven comedies “Legally Blonde” and “10 Things I Hate About You,” in addition to “The House Bunny,” “She’s the Man,” “Ella Enchanted” and “The Ugly Truth.” She is currently writing “Sweet Valley High” for Paramount. She has also written the YA novels “The Geography of Girlhood” and “Trinkets”.

Kurt Lustgarten is a screenwriter and award-winning commercial director. His credits include writing and co-producing the THE DELETED, a digital series created by Bret Easton Ellis.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

CA – Gabrielle Union Signing

Actress Gabrielle Union appears in conversation with Cari Champion at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM for The Real Life Book Club Tour in celebration of We’re Going to Need More Wine.

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase We’re Going to Need More Wine from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning October 23rd at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Personalization will not be available
• Candid photos from the line
• Posed photos and selfies will not be available
• Gabrielle will only sign We’re Going to Need More Wine
• Gabrielle will not sign any memorabilia

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

NYC – Gabrielle Union’s Real Life Book Club Tour

Actress Gabrielle Union appears in conversation with WNYC’s incomparable 2 Dope Queens, Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams at the Gramercy Theatre on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

For years Hollywood had been yearning for an insightful and strong female actor to stand up for the throngs of women harassed and abused in the world of showbiz; Gabrielle Union answered the call and has since become the voice of the victims of sexual violence. Now she’s here with a collection of powerful essays on gender, sexuality, race, beauty, film, and what it means to be a modern woman.

In this series Gabrielle has shared not only wonderful think-pieces, but also deeply personal tales from her life. She covers everything from the unfair beauty standards foisted upon women to how she coped with her parent’s divorce. Intimate and honest, she is a reminder to the world that community and ethics are the keys to a better world.

Gabrielle Union is an actress remembered for her breakthrough role in the film Bring It On. Union has starred in such films as The Brothers, The Birth of a Nation, Daddy’s Little Girls, Think Like a Man, and Sleepless. Union also stars in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane, for which she has received critical acclaim and an NAACP Image Award.

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress whom Vulture.com, Essence, and Esquire have named one of the top comedians to watch. Recently, she created and starred in Refinery29’s web series Woke Bae and, alongside Jessica Williams of The Daily Show, she is the creator and costar of the hit WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens as well as the creator and host of the new WNYC podcast Sooo Many White Guys. You can read her weekly musings about race, gender, and pop culture on her blog, Blaria.com (aka Black Daria). Visit Phoebe’s website at www.phoeberobinson.com

Jessica Williams is a talented comedian, writer and performer who has garnered the attention of television audiences with her influential voice, perspective, and wit around pop culture conversations in media. Williams can currently be seen in The Incredible Jessica James, opposite Chris O’Dowd. In April 2016, Williams launched a podcast, 2 Dope Queens, with her best friend and fellow comedian Phoebe Robinson. In 2012 Williams joined the cast of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show as the first African American woman and youngest correspondent to date. Williams led numerous comedic yet thought-provoking segments on hot button topics such as police brutality, transgender rights, sexism in politics and race. Williams’ other television credits include HBO’s hit series Girls, where she starred as ‘Karen,’ Hannah Horvath’s work friend in season three.

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The Gramercy Theatre
127 E 23rd St, New York, New York 10010
(212) 614-6932

CA – Misfit City #1 Signing

Writers Kiwi Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde) and Kurt Lustgarten appear at Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks, CA on Saturday May 13th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM to sign Misfit City #1 from Boom! Studios.

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590