WA – An Evening with Sean Penn

Actor Sean Penn appears in conversation with Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses at the  Moore Theatre on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present his new novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Books sold via Elliott Bay Book Company.

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Moore Theatre
1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-1414

TX – An Evening with Sean Penn

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Brazos Bookstore presents Sean Penn, discussing his new novel, BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF, on Wednesday, April 4. This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 7:00pm and the event begins at 7:30pm. This event will take place at The Ballroom at Bayou Place. There will be a cash bar.

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The Ballroom at Bayou Place
500 Texas Street, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 400-1299

PA – An Afternoon with Sean Penn

Sean Penn appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday, March 29th from noon till 2:00 PM to present his new novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Get tickets here…

The winner of two Best Actor Oscars for his performances in Mystic River and Milk, Sean Penn is also an acclaimed writer, producer, and director with more than 100 theater and film productions to his name. He is also an acclaimed journalist, with work appearing in The Nation, the San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, among other periodicals. A political activist and humanitarian, he has reported from on the ground during elections in Iran and war in Iraq, and he has conducted exclusive interviews with former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, Cuban President Raúl Castro, and Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. In his debut novel, Penn spins the darkly comic tale of a nondescript, disillusioned jack-of-all-trades—septic tank salesman, pyrotechnics expert, and contract killer for a shadowy U.S. intelligence agency—who decides to fight back against some of America’s most deeply entrenched monoliths.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

MA – An Evening with Sean Penn

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The Harvard Coop and the Hasty Pudding Theatricals are pleased to present: Film Icon, Loudmouth, and Author Sean Penn on Thursday, March 29th at 8:00 PM speaking about his new novel, BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF. Get tickets here…

Ironically named and brilliantly drawn, Bob Honey, the protagonist of Penn’s first novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, is bitter about his divorce, fed up with Tweets, and tired of being mined for Big Data. He has a day job selling septic tanks to Jehovah’s Witnesses but he hires out as a contract killer for a secret government program that gets rid of the elderly, the infirm, and others who draw down society’s limited resources. When a journalist starts asking questions, Honey isn’t sure if he should feel threatened or take it as an opportunity to come clean. With the constant threat of terrorism in the air and an ever more volatile political landscape, anything could happen. Penn, the Academy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, and director, has created an unforgettably outrageous hero for our outrageous time.

DETAILS: Ticket admits ONE (1) and includes ONE (1) Copy of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff with a signed bookplate. Seating is general admission; first come, first served.

The book bundled with this ticket may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event and cannot be picked up beforehand. Note that this event does not a book signing or photo opportunities. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable. Those unable to attend the event will be able to pick up their book at The Coop (as of the day after the event). This offer expires after one month. Additional copies of the featured book will be available for sale at the event.  

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Sheraton Commander Hotel
16 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-4800

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

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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.

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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 – PaleyFest 2016: American Horror Story: Hotel Panel

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Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Chloe Sevigny, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson and additional guests to be announced appear at PaleyFest on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM to talk about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL!

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Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
(323) 308-6300

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.)

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