NYC – James Franco Signing

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James Franco returns to the Strand Book Store on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at noon to sign Straight James / Gay James, his latest genre-bending chapbook, featuring poetry that investigates the fluid divide between public and private, real and constructed. Drawing its title from an interview of “Gay James” as conducted by “Straight James,” it breaks down the many personas of James Franco as only the man himself could. Don’t miss the chance to get your copy signed and meet the author!

Please note: James will also sign other books, but no memorabilia/posters/photographs/fan art/etc will be signed. In addition, no photos are permitted.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

CA – James Franco Signing

00000000_Straight-James-Gay-JamesJames Franco appears at Skylight Books on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at noon to sign his book of poetry Straight James/Gay James.

Please note, this is a signing only.

Press Release:

Straight James/Gay James explores the facets of James Franco’s public and private personas.Straight James/Gay James is a poetic bildungsroman—raw, candid, and uninhibited. James Franco writes about life as an actor and provokes questions about identity, sexuality, and gender. Other poems deal with family, Gucci, Lana Del Rey, James Dean, and Hollywood. His poetic style varies from the imagistic to the prosaic. The chapbook also contains an interview of “Gay James” conducted by “Straight James.” Yes, Straight James asks the question: “Let’s get substantial: are you gay or what?”

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this signing is free and open to the public (first come, first served).  But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized:

  • To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of any James Franco title here at Skylight Books. You may bring other titles to have signed from home as long as you purchase a book from the store.
  • James Franco will sign and personalize BOOKS ONLY–no memorabilia, posters, DVDs, fan art, etc. Also, we are not allowing any photographs.
  • For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field if you’d like a signing line ticket.
  • Can’t attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we’ll do our best to get it signed for you. You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
  • Skylight’s Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book.

James Franco is an actor, director, writer, and visual artist. He is the author of two works of fiction, Palo Alto and Actors Anonymous, and two books that collage memoir, snapshots, poems, and artwork, A California Childhood and Hollywood Dreaming. His poetry has appeared in a chapbook, Strongest of the Litter, and the book, Directing Herbert White. His writing has also been published in Esquire, the Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, N+1, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has received MFAs in fiction from Brooklyn College and Columbia, an MFA in film from New York University, an MFA in art from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College.

Franco’s film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, This is the End, Spring Breakers, Oz, and 127 Hours, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed poets Allen Ginsberg in the film Howl, C.K. Williams in The Color of Time, and Hart Crane in The Broken Tower, a film Franco adapted and directed. He has also adapted many poems into films that he has directed, including short films based on “Herbert White” by Frank Bidart, the collectionBlack Dog, Red Dog by Stephen Dobyns, “The Clerk’s Tale” by Spencer Reece, and “The Feast of Stephen” by Anthony Hecht.

Franco has also adapted to film the novels As I Lay Dying, and Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck, The Long Home by William Gay, and Zeroville by Steve Erickson.

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

FL – Dark Sparkler Signing

000000-Amber-TamblynActress and author Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, Joan of Arcadia) appears at Inkwood Books to present her new book Dark Sparkler, on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Press Release:

Amber Tamblyn will discuss and sign her collection of poetry DARK SPARKLER an “emotionally charged collection of poetic portraits of the lives and troubling ends of more than thirty actresses famous and obscure. Featuring subjects like Brittany Murphy, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Mansfield—and paired with original artwork, commissioned for this book, by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—DARK SPARKLER is a surprising and thought-provoking collection from a searching and multi-talented young artist.”

About Amber: Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director who has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She has three collections of poetry and prose, most recently Dark Sparkler which explores the lives and deaths of child star actresses, with accompanying artwork by such luminaries as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch, amongst others. She reviews books of poetry written by women for Bust Magazine and is a contributing writer for The Poetry Foundation and visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Inkwood Books
216 S Armenia Ave, Tampa, Florida 33609
(813) 253-2638

MN – Dark Sparkler Signing

000000-Amber-TamblynActress and author Amber Tamblyn (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, Joan of Arcadia) appears at Magers and Quinn Booksellers to present her new book Dark Sparkler, on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.

Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning film and television actress and an acclaimed poet. As such she is deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the toll exacted from young women whose lives are offered in sacrifice as starlets. The stories of these actresses, both famous and obscure-tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this empathic and emotionally charged collection of new poetic work.

Featuring subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Frances Farmer to Dana Plato and Brittany Murphy—and paired with original artwork commissioned for the book by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—Dark Sparkler is a surprising and provocative collection from a young artist of wide-ranging talent, culminating in an extended, confessional epilogue of astonishing candor and poetic command.

Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director who has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She has three collections of poetry and prose, most recently “Dark Sparkler” (Harper Perennial) which explores the lives and deaths of child star actresses, with accompanying artwork by such luminaries as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch, amongst others. She reviews books of poetry written by women for Bust Magazine and is a contributing writer for The Poetry Foundation and visiting Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She lives in Brooklyn.

Please note the following signing restriction: Amber will sign any book of hers, but she will only sign memorabilia if the customer has purchased a book.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
tel: 612.822.4611

CT – Dark Sparkler Signing

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Join Bank Square Books for an author talk with actress and poet Amber Tamblyn, author of the book Dark Sparkler, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

A lifelong performer from a Hollywood family, actress Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Two and a Half Men, The Ring) is also an established poet who has studied with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, and others.

As a working actress, she is also deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the costs of fame and the demands placed on young women in movies and on television. An initially casual interest in the lives and disappointments of actresses before her time—tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this insightful and emotionally charged collection of poetic portraits of the lives and troubling ends of more than thirty actresses famous and obscure. Featuring subjects like Brittany Murphy, Marilyn Monroe, and Jane Mansfield—and paired with original artwork, commissioned for this book, by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—DARK SPARKLER is a surprising and thought-provoking collection from a searching and multi-talented young artist.

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Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
(860) 536-3795

CA – James Franco Signs

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Actor/writer James Franco signs his new books of poetry at Book Soup on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at noon!

Straight James / Gay James, actor James Franco’s new chapbook of poems, explores the facets of his public and private personas. Straight James / Gay James is a poetic bildungsroman—raw, candid, and uninhibited.James Franco writes about life as an actor, sexuality, questions of identity, gender, family, Gucci, Lana Del Rey, James Dean, and Hollywood. His poetic style varies from the imagistic to the prosaic.

Event Guidelines:

  • Absolutely NO MEMORABILIA.
  • A Purchased copy of Straight James/ Gay James is your line ticket.
  • No posed photos.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

MA – Dark Sparkler Signing

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Harvard Book Store and the Cambridge Public Library host an evening of poetry and conversation with poet and award-winning actress AMBER TAMBLYN and poet, critic, and Harvard professor STEPHEN BURT on Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30). The evening will include readings by Tamblyn and Burt, followed by a discussion of Tamblyn’s latest poetry collection, Dark Sparkler. This event includes a book signing and is free to the public; no tickets are required.

About Dark Sparkler:
The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.

Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning actress and an acclaimed poet. As such she is deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the toll exacted from young women whose lives are offered in sacrifice as starlets. The stories of these actresses, both famous and obscure-tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this empathic and emotionally charged collection of new poetic work.

Featuring subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Frances Farmer to Dana Plato and Brittany Murphy—and paired with original artwork commissioned for the book by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—Dark Sparkler is a surprising and provocative collection from a young artist of wide-ranging talent, culminating in an extended, confessional epilogue of astonishing candor and poetic command.

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

CA – Hollywood Dreaming Signing

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James Franco (The Interview, Spider-Man, Freaks & Geeks) appears at  Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, December 20 at 10:00 AM for a special pre-holiday signing of his new book HOLLYWOOD DREAMING!

(PLEASE NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

NYC – Hollywood Dreaming Signing

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James Franco visits Strand Book Store on Monday, December 8th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM for an exclusive signing of his book, Hollywood Dreaming, a story-picture-poem mashup that blurs lines of reality and fiction in a compelling coming-of-age tale. Buy a copy of Hollywood Dreaming at Strand in order to join the signing line!

Event Rules:
· Guests must purchase Hollywood Dreaming at Strand in order to join the line, but may have additional books by James signed, including A California Childhood.
· No other types of memorabilia, please.
· In order for James to meet as many fans as possible, there will be no photography.
· James will personalize copies of his books.
· A signing line will form at 4:30pm outside Strand along Broadway.

Purchase a copy of Hollywood Dreaming at Strand in order to join the signing line outside the store, which will form at 4:30pm. Strand is located at 828 Broadway, New York.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

UK – James Franco Signs

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James Franco appears to sign his new book Actors Anonymous at Waterstones on Saturday, 22 November 2014 at noon.

Meet the actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author, at this exclusive signing. Please note James Franco will be signing copies of his books only. Copies of ‘Actors Anonymous’, ‘Palo Alto’ and ‘Directing Herbert White’ will be available to purchase on the day at Waterstones Piccadilly, proof of a Waterstones receipt may be required. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Waterstones
203 – 206 Piccadilly, W1J 9HD London, United Kingdom

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