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

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

NYC – Mr. Show Creators Sign

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hsnBob Odenkirk and David Cross with Brian Posehn appear at the Powerhouse Arena on Tuesday September 10, 2013 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm! Tickets available at the link! SOLD OUT!!

Press Release:

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, the co-creators of the highly influential, Emmy-nominated HBO sketch program Mr. Show, will discuss their collection of never-before-seen scripts, storyboards and unaired sketches with co-star and co-writer Brian Posehn. Tickets are $8 and can be applied as credit towards the purchase of a copy of the book. The authors will not sign anything other than copies of HOLLYWOOD SAID NO!

About HOLLYWOOD SAID NO!:

This fall, Bob & David are finally back together after all these years (and embarking on their first official tour together since a sold-out national tour in 2002 following the end of Mr. Show, their highly influential, Emmy-nominated HBO sketch program) with a collection of never-before-seen scripts that were so funny they made Hollywood wet its ninny-pants. HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! reveals the amazing full-length scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and Hooray For America!: a satirical power-house indictment of all that you hold dear.

And there’s more! HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! will also include a section of “constructive” notes written by a “studio executive,” a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, suitable for performance by church groups that aren’t all “koo-koo” about religion. And last but not least (well, possibly least), Bob & David provide a section of reminiscences to add context and back story on what went right and what went wrong. For the first time ever, take a peek at the scripts that didn’t get the green light from Hollywood and ponder a world we can only dream about.

About the Authors:

cross-odenkirkBob Odenkirk and David Cross created, wrote and starred in the highly influential, Emmy-nominated sketch program, Mr. Show, which aired for four seasons on HBO from 1995 to 1998.

Bob Odenkirk is an actor, writer, film director and comedian who wrote for Saturday Night Live and The Ben Stiller Show, amongst others. He writes humor pieces for The New Yorker and is currently starring on the Emmy award-winning show Breaking Bad.

David Cross is an actor, writer and comedian known for his stand-up comedy as well as roles in film and television, including the character of Tobias Fünke on Arrested Development. David wrote, produced, directed and starred in the acclaimed IFC show The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of I Drink for a Reason.

Brian Posehn has most recently been seen on Comedy Central’s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program and on tour as one of the original members of the “Comedians of Comedy.” Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Friends.

The PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

IFC Brings Fred Armisen, David Cross & more to NYCC 2011

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IFC’s hit comedy series, Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret will make their first ever New York Comic Con appearances for two back-to-back panels on Sunday, October 16th starting at 11:00am.

Portlandia’s creators, writers and stars, Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) and Jonathan Krisel (Saturday Night Live, Tim and Eric Awesome Show) will appear to discuss the show’s highly anticipated second season and take questions from the audience. They will also unveil a special sneak peek from season two. The panel will be moderated by actor and comedian Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live). Portlandia is set to make its return to IFC in January 2012 with a slew of new characters and notable guest stars along with some of last season’s favorite residents.

Creator, writer and star of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr. Show) will be at New York Comic Con to tell fans about the second season of this raucous misadventure. The conversation will be moderated by actor and comedian H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Jon Benjamin Has a Van). Todd Margaret, played by Cross, is a corporate nobody who bluffs his way into a position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle, and manages to get himself into increasingly outlandish and dire situations along the way. The show also stars Will Arnett (Up All Night, Arrested Development), Sharon Horgan (Pulling), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) and this season Jon Hamm (Mad Men) guest stars.

Be sure to follow @ifcportlandia and @IFCtv on twitter for all the latest information on both shows.

PANEL SCHEDULE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

PORTLANDIA & THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET PANELS

11:00AM-12:30PM

JAVITS CENTER- ROOM 1A10

Join star David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr.Show) from The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and Portlandia stars Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater Kinney) and Jonathan Krisel (Saturday Night Live, Tim and Eric Awesome Show)  for two separate panels, Q&A’s and sneak peeks at the new seasons coming back in January 2012 on IFC.