NJ – An Evening with Will Forte & Joel McHale

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Press Release:

WORD Bookstores and Friends of the Loew’s is very excited to invite Jersey City and beyond to a night of laughter, books, and everything in between with comedians and authors Joel McHale and Will Forte on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

For years, Joel McHale’s stand-up performances have sold out venues across the country, and his role in the beloved cult series Community and as the host of E!’s The Soup have made him a household name in comedy and pop culture. This October, not only is Joel starring in CBS’s new series The Great Indoors, he will also bring his razor-sharp wit to book form with the release of THANKS FOR THE MONEY: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.

You probably know Will Forte best as the creator and Emmy-nominated star of the critically-acclaimed FOX-TV’s hit Last Man on Earth, the lead in the cult-classic movie MacGruber, or as one of your favorite Saturday Night Live alums. But long before he became a famous comedian, a single, twenty-four-year-old Forte found his true purpose in life: giving men dating advice. This August, Forte, a forty-six-year-old bachelor, finally delivered his illustrated magnum opus, the master dating “guidebook” 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK.

Join WORD Bookstore at Loew’s Jersey Theatre in celebration of the release of THANKS FOR THE MONEY and 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK, as Joel and Will take the stage together for a bit of conversation and a lot of comedy.

Each ticket guarantees admission to the event as well as 1 copy of THANKS FOR THE MONEY and 1 copy of 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK!

In addition, ever the community advocates and strong supporters of local public arts programming, Joel and Will are thrilled that $3 of each ticket sold will go directly to our friends and Jersey City arts space staple, Friends of the Loews/Loew’s Jersey Theatre.

Joel McHale is an actor, comedian, amateur knife enthusiast, and television host who starred on the acclaimed sitcom Community, the pop culture-skewering series The Soup, and the revival of The X-Files. He currently stars on the CBS series The Great Indoors – his most high-profile role since a breakout performance as Quicky the Clown on USA Network’s The Huntress. McHale has appeared in the movies Ted, Blended, Deliver Us From Evil, and The Informant!, and hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, McHale lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two sons, and many dangerous edged weapons.

Will Forte is an award-winning American actor, comedian, writer, producer and voice actor. He is best known for his work in television as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live”, and as the creator and star of the sitcom “The Last Man on Earth.” The drawings in 101 THINGS TO DEFINITELY NOT DO IF YOU WANT TO GET A CHICK landed him his first-ever TV writing gig on the Jenny McCarthy sketch show on MTV and then, later, landed him at “The Late Show with David Letterman.” So, they’re not ALL fun and games, just mostly.

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Loew’s Jersey Theatre
Journal Square Plaza, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

 

NJ – Amy Schumer Signs

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Comedian Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck) appears at WORD Jersey City on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign limited copies of THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO.

In order to enter the signing line, you must buy a “ticket” from WORD’s website which will be $28 and will include your copy of THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO. Details on tickets are forthcoming.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NYC – Identity Crisis Panel

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Writers Elyssa East, Erica Wright, and Alex Segura discuss the rewards and challenges of writing in multiple genres at Word Bookstore on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Moderated by Ricardo Maldonado. Sponsored by Guernica Magazine.

Erica Wright’s latest crime novel is The Granite Moth (Pegasus Books). Her debut, The Red Chameleon (Pegasus Books), was one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Summer 2014. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press). She is the poetry editor and a senior editor at Guernica Magazine as well as an editorial board member for Alice James Books.

Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami crime novel Silent City, the first in a series featuring Pete Fernandez. Silent City and its sequel, Down the Darkest Street, are out this year via Polis Books. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets Kiss storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story and the upcoming Archie Meets Ramones. He lives in New York with his wife. He is a Miami native.

Elyssa East received her B.A. in art history from Reed College and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She has received awards and fellowships from The Corporation of Yaddo; the Ragdale, Jerome, and Ludwig Vogelstein Foundations; Columbia University; the University of Connecticut; and the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum. Elyssa’s book, Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, interlaces murder, legend, and history in a Massachusetts ghost town. It was recently awarded the 2010 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for the best work of non-fiction about New England. Dogtown was also named a “Must-Read Book” by the Massachusetts Book Awards and an Editors’ Choice selection from the New York Times Book Review.

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato’s Collateral (Akashic Books/National Poetry Series) and the recipient of fellowships in poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Queer Arts Mentorship. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

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Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
(718) 383-0096

NYC – Chester Brown Signing

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Cartoonist Chester Brown appears at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

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Chester Brown (author of the bestselling Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir of being a john) continues his thoughts on sex work by retelling nine stories from Hebrew scriptures and the Christian New Testament. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus forms a fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. With books for sale from WORD!

About Mary Wept Over The Feet Of Jesus:

The idiosyncratic master Chester Brown continues his thoughts on sex work. The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir about being a john returns with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked-about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown’s fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work.

Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown’s sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown’s advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus.

Chester Brown was born in Montreal in 1960 and is best known for his two recent nonfiction graphic novels: the meticulously researched and Harvey Award-winning Louis Riel and the controversial, critically acclaimed Paying for It. Brown began self-publishing his comic book series Yummy Fur at twenty-three, and has been publishing with D+Q since 1991. He is the author of The Playboy, I Never Liked You, The Little Man, and Ed The Happy Clown. Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for Parliament twice as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3324

NYC – The Caped Crusade Signing

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Join NPR contributor and POP CULTURE HAPPY HOUR panelist Glen Weldon at WORD Bookstore on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM for the launch of his new book, which explores the intersection of Batman and nerd culture.

At once a deep dive into the character’s history and an analysis of how and why Batman has become the focus of a passionate and occasionally toxic breed of nerdery, THE CAPED CRUSADE offers Batman as a lens through which to examine The Way We Nerd Now.

Glen Weldon has been a theater critic, a science writer, an oral historian, a writing teacher, a bookstore clerk, a movie usher, a PR flack, a spectacularly inept marine biologist, and a slightly-better-than-ept competitive swimmer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate, The Atlantic, The Village Voice, and many other places. He is a panelist on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour and reviews books and comic books for NPR.org. The author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography and The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, he lives in Washington, DC.

Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, NPR and Out, among others. He is winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He has taught writing at Wesleyan University, Amherst College, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Texas – Austin. He lives in New York City, where he curates the Dear Reader series at Ace Hotel New York.

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Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
(718) 383-0096

NJ – Underworld Signing

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Cartoonist Kaz appears at Word Bookstore on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new book, Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood, by signing copies of it!

Kaz is an Emmy Award-winning graduate of New York City’s School of Visual Arts. He has been publishing his Harvey Award-nominated, French Prix Alph-Art-winning strip Underworld in alternative papers across the United States since 1992. His comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times magazine, The Village Voice, and many other places. Since 2001, he has worked on animated television shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Camp Lazlo, and Phineas and Ferb.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NYC – Graphic Novel Night

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Graphic artists Sam Alde (New Construction) and Michael DeForge (Dressing) represent their respective presses — Uncivilized Books and Koyama Press — with a night of slideshows and conversation at the Word Bookstore on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM.

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Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
(718) 383-0096

NYC – Felicia Day Signing

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Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015 AT 7:00 PM!

An evening with Felicia Day, including a Q&A and book signing.

We are partnering with WORD Bookstores for this event. Your pre-purchased copy of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a general admission ticket to Felicia Day’s talk at the bookstore and guarantees entry to the bookstore for the event. You will receive your book the night of the event. Note: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bookstore will close at 6PM to setup the event and reopen at 6:30PM. The event will begin at 7PM. WORD Bookstore will be on hand to sell books.

Please visit this link to WORD Bookstore to pre-order your book; your pre-order is a ticket to the presentation.

Please note: Photography is allowed, but Ms. Day will not pose for pictures in the signing line. Ms. Day will sign only copies of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3324

NJ – Mystery Writers Night

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Authors Duane Swierczynski, Dave White, Sarah Weinman, and Alan Finn sign at WORD Bookstore on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NYC – The New York Four Signing

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Writer Brian Wood appears in conversation with Alex Cox, deputy director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, at WORD to present The New York Four on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00pm.

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Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002

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