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

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

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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Actor James Franco appears at Barnes & Noble – Union Square to sign Palo Alto: Stories on Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 10:45 AM!

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James Franco is an actor, director, screenwriter, and artist. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, the Spider-Man trilogy, Howl, and Eat, Pray, Love. On television, he starred in the critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks. Franco has presented his visual art at the Clocktower Gallery in New York, and his writing has appeared in Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, and McSweeney’s.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NYC – A California Childhood Signing

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James Franco appears at The Strand for a very special evening with Frank Bidart on Friday August 9th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Press Release:

Academy Award Nominated Actor James Franco plays with the concept of memoir in his new book A California Childhood, through personal snapshots, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories.

An actor treads the line between reality and fiction every time he plays a part, and

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for James Franco, that exploration isn’t limited to the screen—he’s also a visual artist with several exhibitions under his belt as well as the author of the widely praised story collection Palo Alto.

On the evening of August 9th, James will join us in the store for a special conversation and signing with legendary poet and academic Frank Bidart. Aside from the achievement of his many collections, Frank’s 2002 chapbook, Music Like Dirt, is the only chapbook to ever be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. James and Frank will be speaking on memoir, California, and their own approaches to their written and visual creative endeavors.

Buy a copy of California Childhood or a $25 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. This event will be located in our fifth floor loft space, accessible through the elevator bank at 826 Broadway. In order to come up to the event, customers must have already purchased tickets either through our website or at our main floor registers. Doors open at 6pm.

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

CA – The Dangerous Book Four Boys Signing

James Franco signs at MOCA on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 3–5pm.

MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please join Oscar-nominated actor, writer, and artist James Franco for a discussion about his work with Francisco Ricardo, PhD., lecturer at RISD, author, and art theorist.

Franco will sign copies of his newly released book at the MOCA Store after the talk.

James Franco: The Dangerous Book Four Boys explores themes of childhood, nostalgia, games, and destruction in multiple media including sculpture, video, photography, and drawing. Each experimental film, suite of drawings, and raw, childlike construction is presented as a window into the artist’s mind. This dense and often diaristic survey reflects Franco’s interest in the contemporary American landscape of male adolescence, young adulthood, sexuality, and the nature of masculinity itself.

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FREE ADMISSION
INFO 213 621 1710

Please note: Franco will only sign copies of The Dangerous Book Four Boys purchased from the MOCA Store (proof of purchase required) on a first-come first-served basis. Due to high demand, early arrival is recommended. The signing will end promptly at 5pm.

 

NYC – The Dangerous Book Four Boys Signing

James Franco signs at The Strand on April 13, 2012 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM.

Press Release:

Begin your weekend with actor, author, and artist James Franco. Franco has appeared in a wide array of films such as Milk, Pineapple Express, Spider-Man, and Howl. His book of short stories, Palo Alto: Stories, was released in the fall of 2010. In June of this year, Franco had his first solo exhibit Dangerous Book Four Boys, a mixed media event at Clocktower Gallery. The show can now be seen its entirety in a new book sharing the same title with the show.

Buy a copy of The Dangerous Book Four Boys (plus Free Strand Tote Bag) or a $20 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. Both options admit one person. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable) will be available for purchase at the event.

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

NYC – Harry Osborn Signs

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James Franco signs Palo Alto Stories on Wednesday October 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007