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.
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, Connecticut 06355
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
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Steven Molaro, Bill Prady and Chuck Lorre appear at PaleyFest on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM to talk about THE BIG BANG THEORY!
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
NOTE: As with all Skylight Books events, this reading 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 Silver Screen Fiend here at Skylight Books. Tickets will be available starting January 6th, 2015. They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the “Order Comments” field. We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. In addition to books, Patton Oswalt will sign one additional item and will pose for one photograph with individual attendees, though you are welcome to take photos during the event and from the line (no flash please). Lastly, we ask that you please refrain from making an audio or video recording of the event. Thank you for your cooperation!
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Patton Oswalt (Agents of SHIELD, The King of Queens) appears at Powell’s City of Books to sign Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction on Thursday January 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651
Patton Oswalt (Agents of SHIELD, The King of Queens) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction on Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
Event guidelines are subject to change. Please re-visit page for event updates.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Chuck Lorre, creator of Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, appears on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM. He will discuss and sign What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Bitter, an amazing new book containing hundreds of witty and insightful musings revealing a hilarious, thought-provoking and scandalous body of work unlike any other creative endeavor.
Please Note: This is a wristbanded event.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036