I will be doing FOUR very cool and exciting things for this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival:
- Monday 9/16: An Opening Night Party for bookends week, hosted by Tumblr, Electric Lit, and Gigantic! 7pm - midnight at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Dancing! Drinking! DJing! Galactic Gimlets! Bookish conversation!
- Sunday 9/22: Brooklyn Book Fest panel about books about love with Jess Row and J. Courtney Sullivan, whom I fangirl real bad. 10am in the Borough Hall Community Room.
- Sunday 9/22: Brooklyn Book Fest panel about whether technology is making our lives awesomer or sad with Clive Thompson and Jenna Wortham. 1pm on the North Stage.
Please come to one or all of these events and give me a high five. (No stalkers.)
Can’t wait to see you!
Navel-, shoe-, and stargazers unite! Electric Literature, Gigantic,and Tumblr present Literary Worlds, a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends opening night party featuring the most dancing, sparkling conversation, reasonably priced cocktails, and bookish fun this side of the Milky Way.
DJing by Planet Rump. All-night specials include $4 pints and $5 specialty cocktails. Beer compliments of Brooklyn Brewery. Liquor compliments of Greenhook Ginsmiths.
T minus 3 days!
“Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”
So John Green reviewed Eleanor & Park inThe New York Times this weekend, and I don’t have enough exclamation points to express how I’m feeling.
If you’d like to read my book, you can find it in lots of great bookstores — and online here:
PSST! You have exactly one chance to see Rainbow Rowell at a public appearance in NYC. Don’t miss it!
Next Thursday, Tumblr will be celebrating Book Expo America at our favorite bookstore with three of our favorite authors! This is a meet up for readers and writers of all ages, with drinks for the adults and swag and short, funny readings for everyone! Here for BEA? Work at a publisher? Love Tumblr? Love books? Love people? Any of the above — this party is for you!
Ruth wrote Defriended, a creepy mystery about murder and online romance. Eliot wrote Endangered, a National Book Award finalist about bonobos in The Congo. Rainbow wrote the NY Times bestseller Eleanor &Park, a Tumblr favorite about weird kids in love. They are all terrific, so don’t miss it!
Hey New York adults — y’all should come! It’s going to be loads of fun. Wear your best grown-up clothes (or pajamas!) and join us. And Portland people, I hope you’re free from 7 to 9 p.m. on May 21, because there will be something fun happening. And a zillion trillion thank yous to Tumblr for putting these on!
Congratulations to Kelly and her brilliant editor, Tumblr star Meredith Haggerty! We are going to do it up right like the grown-ass people we are! Save the date and spread the word!
Join Tumblr, ABRAMS, and the Academy of American Poets for a Live PoetryBomb Event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Featuring Paul Muldoon, Melissa Broder, Leigh Stein, Cathy Park Hong and selected poets from the Tumblr community, Faith Hahn & Kevin Grijalva.
Now with Tumblr poets!
So proud to welcome Faith and Kevin to the lineup! This is going to be an amazing evening, and I hope to see you there!
Join Tumblr, ABRAMS, and the Academy of American Poets for a Live PoetryBomb Event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Featuring Paul Muldoon, Melissa Broder, Leigh Stein, Cathy Park Hong and selected poets from the Tumblr community.
If you’re a Tumblr poet based in or near New York City and you’d like to be considered as a reader, send your Tumblr URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
See you tonight?? I am so excited!