May – June 2013
A new regular storytelling show throughout New York City about the lives of Muslim Americans living in the area.
10 stories, 3 teams of judges, 1 winner. $8 at the door
Writers Series: A Collaboration between Community Bookstore and PS 321 PTA
Investigative Journalism with Motoko Rich of The New York Times, Dionne Searcey of The Wall Street Journal, and Susan Berfield of Bloomberg Businessweek.
Three investigative journalists will talk about books written by investigative journalists.
With Rick Moody, Charles Bock, Wesley Stace, Rob Roberge, Marc Weingarten, and more. Featuring music, readings, and signing.
TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS
When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice
in conversation with
Please join us for a special book signing and reception between 7 and 8pm.
Karen Green has created a profoundly beautiful and intensely moving lament. In this unusual narrative constructed of crystalline fragments of prose interspersed with miniature collages, Green conjures the urgency and inscrutability of a world shaped by love and loss.
In charting her passage through grief, she summons memories and the machinations of the interior mind with poetic precision, a startling sense of humor, and an acute awareness of contradictory truths and of the volatility of language.
In counterpoint, tiny visual collages punctuate the text, made of salvaged language and scraps of the material world: pages torn from both beloved and obscure books; bits of love letters, medical records, condolences, and paper refuse; old postage stamps and the albums which classify them. Made not to illustrate the words but as a parallel process of invocation and erasure, pilfering and remaking, each collage—and the creative act of making it—evinces the reassembling of life.
Karen Green is an artist and writer living in Northern California.
An excerpt from Bough Down is featured in the Winter 2012-2013 issue of BOMB Magazine.