Bookish Events in New York City: February 2nd – 6th

Posted by Jennifer Morell

It’s going to be another icy week in New York City, but there are plenty of bookish events going on to warm your spirits. The Moth and Women of Letters – two great story telling programs – are on again this week. Learn about science at WORD, celebrate a debut novelist at McNally Jackson, or board the Staten Island ferry to hear from a punk rock legend. The weather looks to be a bit better this week, but double check events before you head out just in case.

Monday, February 2, 2015

PEN DIY with Erica Jong at the Ace Hotel
20 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001


It’s the first event of PEN’s DIY series in 2015. Erica Jong will be joined in conversation by Emily Gould to talk about how literature can help us make sense of our lives. Tickets are available here.


The Moth StorySLAM! at The Bell House
149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Doors at 7:30pm/ Stories at 8:00pm

There will be ten stories, three teams of judges, and one winner. This evening’s theme is “Birthday.”

$8 — Limited tickets available. Arrive early and join the line.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Jennifer Niven at McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012


Join author Jennifer Niven and moderator Meredith Turits for a reading and Q&A about Niven’s YA debut, All the Bright Places.


Scott McCloud at the 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128


Comic book artist Scott McCloud will be joined in conversation with Tim Leong. Copies of McCloud’s latest book, The Sculptor, will be available to purchase.

$36 (Tickets are available here)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nick Hornby at Barnes and Noble Union Square
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003


Nick Hornby will be joined by Bill Tipper to discuss his new novel, Funny Girl.


Marky Ramone at Barnes and Noble Staten Island
2245 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

7:00pm (Line will begin at 6:00pm)

Hop on the ferry and head over to Staten Island to hear Marky Ramone talk about his time in the legendary band. Wristbands will be given out with purchase of the book and the line will form based of wristband color. All information is available here.
$28 (Wristband with purchase of the book)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Kelly Link at Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Celebrate the launch of Kelly Link’s new collection of short stories, Get in Trouble. Can’t make it? Kelly will also be reading in Manhattan next week.


Tasneem Husain and Amanda Gefter at WORD
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222


It’s science night over at WORD Brooklyn! Tasneem Husain and Amanda Gefter will discuss their books and talk about the personal side of physics.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Eileen Myles at KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003


Eileen Myles will be the special guest during the NYU Emerging Writers Reading Series. 


Women of Letters at Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Doors at 6:00pm/Show at 7:00pm

I got a chance to attend this event in December and it was well worth it. Hear letters from Molly Ringwald, Maria Popova, Kambri Crews, and others. This evening’s theme is “A letter to the thing that vanished.”

$20 – Tickets are available here.