Are you coming to the AWP Writing Conference? Or do you live in Boston and like reading, writing, and the internet? Or drinking booze someone else paid for? Let’s high five each other, drink cocktails, and talk about books! Please join Electric Literature, Lapham’s Quarterly, and Tumblr for a celebration of virtual friends and real world meetings at Sweetwater Tavern in Boston on March 7th.
Come flex with us.
Celebrate Tumblr Book Success! Woo!
Celebrate the launch of Jen Adams’ The Books They Gave Me with a night of literary education starring Jen as English, Jason Oberholtzer of I Love Charts as Math, Phil Edwards of Fake Science as Science, and Michelle Legro of My Daguerreotype Boyfriend as History.
Free drinks, school picture day with laser backdrop (courtesy of Have Booth Will Travel), brown bag PBJ/PBR specials, and more! Books will be for sale to benefit Housing Works, as will a Limited Edition My Daguerreotype Boyfriend 2013 Pin-Up Calendar. Enter the #bookstheygaveme contest for a chance to read on stage!
Trapped in the Tumblr Closet: Cole Stryker
Net culture book dude Cole Styker today finds himself Trapped in the Tumblr Closet. You may know Cole from his first tome, Epic Win for Anonymous — or his new one, Hacking the Future, which comes out September 13. While firmly ensconced in our closet, Cole freely discusses the joys of anonymity, pseudonymity, and blue fairies.
Come see Cole on 9/13 with Clay Shirky, activists and Cryptome founders John Young and Deborah Natsios, NYU professor Whitney “Dr. Troll” Phillips, and social media scholar danah boyd for a discussion and launch party at Housing Works!
Three top web-based literary publications (and Tumblr super-users) invite you meet your internet friends in person for chatting, drinking, and dancing to kick off the most bookish week in Brooklyn. Music from DJs Abby Klein and Doc Delay and drink specials enhance the East Coast vs. West Coast faceoff — and everybody wins!
Monday 9/17 at 7pm, Public Assembly, 70 N 6th Street, Brooklyn NY. See you there!