New Yorkers: Mark your calendar for Friday, September 10th – The Brooklyn Indie Party will usher in this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival! Held at Greenlight Bookstore (686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY), this is the first of many celebrations part of the Bookends project: a series of events taking place before and after the BBF. On Friday night, Greenlight will play host to some of the best and most exciting literary presences in BK, including A Public Space, Akashic Books, Archipelago, Armchair/Shotgun, BOMB Magazine, Electric Literature, Hanging Loose Press, lg Publishing, Melville House, powerHouse Books, Tin House, and of course – One Story!
With food, drinks and music provided, we can assure you it will be a good time. All we request of you is that you come join us in celebrating all things literary!
This week we are delighted to announce that Ben Greenman, the author of One Story issue 113 The Tremulant, is curating a week of Significant Objects with a rather flattering theme; each of these objects is accompanied by stories written by authors who have also published in One Story. Objects will be on auction for one week and if it just so happens to be your lucky day, you will receive the object accompanied by an original story from the author. Furthermore, the proceeds from this auction will benefit One Story and therefore all of the emerging authors following in Greenman’s footsteps.
The stories will be written in a style similar to that of Greenman’s upcoming book – What He’s Poised To Do (Harper Perennial, June 20) – in the form of letters. The five authors contributing to the project are Irina Reyn, Terese Svoboda, Scott Snyder, James Hannaham, (author of the story of the napkin ring, featured above) and Joe Meno. It gives us great pride to see these authors get yet another chance to have their distinctive voices heard.
We’ll be celebrating the end of this ingenious collaboration at the launch party for What He’s Poised To Do on June 21st at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. We cannot help but borrow the words of Saskia, Irina Reyn’s Monkey, and raise a glass to Greenman along with all of the writers of One Story, past, present and future and promise them this: You will not be forgotten.