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  • 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

    NYC – Tomboy/Adam Signing

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    Local writers Liz Prince (Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir) and Ariel Schrag (Adam) appear at WORD to discuss gender identity and their newest works on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm. In Tomboy, Prince chronicles her struggle to understand what it means to “be a girl.” In Schrag’s debut novel Adam, a teenage boy gets mistaken for a trans girl — and falls for a lesbian. Join us for what should be a fascinating discussion.

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

    NJ – Rocket Girl Signing

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    Writer Brandon Montclare and illustrator Amy Reeder present Rocket Girl Volume 1 at the WORD Bookstore on Wednesday, July 30th from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Get a behind-the-scenes look at comic creation and Kickstarter crowd-sourcing, and learn about the teen police force of the future.

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

    NYC – Woman Rebel Signing

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    Cartoonist Peter Bagge and more appear at WORD on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

    Press Release:

    Join us for a night of reading and storytelling in honor of activist Margaret Sanger. Featuring a presentation from cartoonist Peter Bagge, author of Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, the evening will also include writer Thomas Page McBee, Karolina Waclawiak (How to Get Into the Twin Palms) and pro-voice activist Kassi Underwood.

    In his signature cartoony, rubbery style, Bagge presents the life of the birth-control activist, educator, nurse, mother, and protofeminist from her birth in the late nineteenth century to her death after the invention of the birth control pill. He creates a fast-paced portrait of a trailblazer whose legacy as the founder of Planned Parenthood is still incredibly relevant, important, and inspiring.

    Thomas Page McBee is a “masculinity expert” for VICE and writes the column “Self-Made Man” for the Rumpus. His essays and reportage have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic online, Salon, and Buzzfeed, where he is a regular contributor on gender issues. Man Alive, his manuscript about violence, forgiveness, and what makes a man won the Mary Tanenbaum nonfiction award from the San Francisco Foundation and was a finalist for the 2012 Bakeless literary prize. He is currently an editor at PolicyMic and at work on a book about forgiveness.

    Kassi Underwood is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic online, The New York Daily News, The Rumpus, The Days of Yore, Publishers Weekly, Exhale’s Pro-Voice blog, and elsewhere. She hosts The Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series at Lolita Bar, and is one of many leaders in the pro-voice movement.

    Karolina Waclawiak is the author of How to Get Into the Twin Palms, the essays editor of the Believer, and is working on a second novel and several screenplays, including one in development.

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

     

    NYC – Astronaut Academy Release Party

    aa052213Cartoonist Dave Roman returns to Word Bookstore on Wednesday May 22nd at 7:00 pm to celebrate the sequel to his popular graphic novel Astronaut Academy with a drawing jam and release party. Anything goes when Dave picks up his pen, so expect the unexpected!

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    The wild and wacky world of Astronaut Academy is back! It’s spring semester at this futuristic institution of learning, and Hakata Soy has lost his heart. Literally. And he’s not the only one . . . something is stalking the halls of Astronaut Academy, impersonating the crush-objects of students and making off with their extra hearts! With a sprawling cast of unforgettable characters, Astronaut Academy Re-Entry is a high-octane, hilarious follow-up to Dave Roman’s quirky Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery, and Teen Boat. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. Astronaut Academy: Re-entry is his most recent graphic novel. Roman worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He lives in Astoria, New York, with his wife, the cartoonist Raina Telgemeier.

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

    NYC – Food is Life, Life is Food

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    Join artist/author Lucy Knisley (Relish) and author/Murray’s Cheese events genius Beth Griffenhagen (Haiku for the Single Girl) for a discussion on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm on the best things to eat, the important moments in life, and the overlap between.

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    126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002

    NYC – Graphic Novel Night

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    Fred Chao (Johnny Hiro), Ryan Dunlavey (Comic Book History of Comics, Action Philosophers, Dirt Candy),  Grady Hendrix (Dirt Candy, Satan Loves You), and Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain), as they present their newest works, discuss the state of graphic novels, sign books, and take questions at Word Bookstore on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 7:00pm until 8:00pm.

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    126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002

    Sailor Twain Signing Tour

     Mark Siegel debuts his new graphic novel Sailor Twain with several signings across the Northeast.

    September 23, 2012 – 1:00 PM

    Brooklyn Book Festival!
    BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL
    209 JORALEMON STREET
    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
    “Make Believe” panel with Derek Kirk Kim,
    Becky Cloonan and moderated by Ellen Kushner.
    St Francis Screening Room
    180 Remsen Street
    & other events!

     

    Tuesday October 2

    SAILOR TWAIN BOOK RELEASE!

    Posman Books Chelsea Market
    75 9th Avenue, New York NY 10011

     

    Friday October 5th 5:30 PM

    SAILOR TWAIN SAIL ABOARD CLEARWATER
    Food and wine and the Hudson River! Departs at 5:30 PM from the 79th Street Boat Basin, NEW YORK Reception continues after the sail, at the dock.
    Reserve your spot now! Limited Space!

     

    Saturday October 6th 7:00 PM

    THE MARK TWAIN HOUSE Sailor Twain Special Author Presentation
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CONNECTICUT

     

    Sunday October 7th 4:00 PM

    Books and Books Westhampton
    130 Main Street Westhampton Beach, NEW YORK

     

    Tuesday October 9th 7:00 PM

    Porter Square Books
    25 White Street Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

     

    Wednesday October 10th 12-1:30 PM

    Bank Square Books
    53 West Main Street Mystic, CT

     

    Thursday October 11th 3:00 -5:00 PM

    THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES
    Guest Speaker
    94 South Main Street, White River Junction, VERMONT

    Thursday October 11th 7:00 PM

    The Norwich Bookstore
    291 Main Street, Norwich, VERMONT
    October 12th–14th

    NEW YORK COMIC CON: First Second Booth #1214

    FRIDAY:

    Steampunk 101 Panel 9:00 – 10:00 PM LATE NIGHT Room 1A06

    SATURDAY:

    From Concept to Comic

    NYCC Stage 11:00 – 12:00pm

    The Unbound Stage 12:45 – 1:45pm – Author Autographing Table 5

    Comics Quickfire 5:15 – 6:15pm NYCC / Variant Stage

    Live-drawing game run by Dave Roman

    SUNDAY: 11:30 – 12:30PM – Author Signing First Second Booth #1214
    Monday October 15th 7:00 PM

    Brookline Booksmith
    279 Harvard St. Brookline, MASSACHUSETTS

     

    Tuesday October 16th 6:00 PM

    Doylestown Books
    16 S Main St. Doylestown, PENNSYLVANIA

     

    Wednesday October 17th 7:00 PM

    The Village Bookstore
    10 Washington Avenue Pleasantville, NEW YORK

     

    Thursday October 18th 7:00 PM

    Oblong Books & Music
    6422 Montgomery Street Rhinebeck, NEW YORK

     

    Friday October 19th 7:00 PM

    Books on the Square
    471 Angell Street Providence, RHODE ISLAND

     

    Saturday October 20th 1:00 PM

    Chester County Book & Music Company
    975 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PENNSYLVANIA

     

    Tuesday October 23rd 7:00 PM

    Newtonville Books
    10 Langley Road/ Newton Centre Newton, MASSACHUSETTS

     

    Thursday October 25th 6:30 PM

    “SECRETS & MYSTERIES OF THE RIVER HUDSON” THE NYPL SAILOR TWAIN EXHIBIT!
    The New York Public Library, Old Maps Division Exhibit opening and special author presentation at 6:30
    RECEPTION/DRINKS to follow

    The New York Public Library
    Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NEW YORK

     

    Saturday October 27th 12:00-3:00PM

    Friendly Neighborhood Comics
    191 Mechanic Street/Route 140, Bellingham, MASSACHUSETTS

     

    Tuesday October 30th 7:00 PM

    WORD BOOKSTORE
    126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NEW YORK

    NYC – An Evening with Craig Thompson

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    Craig Thompson appears with Sarah Glidden at WORD on September 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm.

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    Press Release:

    WORD is delighted to announce that, as our book-end event for the Brooklyn Book Festival, we are presenting an evening with acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson!

    Attendees will be able to meet and mingle with Thompson at a cocktail party, followed by an interview with Sarah Glidden (How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less), Q&A and signing. Tickets are $40 each, include a copy of his new novel Habibi and drinks and hors d’oeuvre, and admit one. The event is capped at 50 attendees, so get your tickets now at the link!

    Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi (which means “beloved” in Arabic) tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection.
     
    At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling. 

    Word Bookstore
    126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY