October 13, 2013

James Franco

While James Franco’s writing has spanned the poetic form, autobiography, essay, and short stories, October’s release of Actors Anonymous marks his debut as a novelist. Called “..Electrifying” by Amy Hempel and “provocatively honest” by Gary Shteyngart, Actors Anonymous is a powerful first novel modeled loosely on the twelve traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous; it explores in great scope the societal implications behind what happens when our public personas overtake our private ones. Join us in the Strand’s fifth floor loft for a special meet-and-greet to celebrate the release of Actors Anonymous.

  • James will ONLY be signing copies of Actors Anonymous. No other books or memorabilia, please.
  • There will be no posing for photos with James, though cameras are okay to have in the event space.
  • James will personalize books with guests’ names.
  • Please, no gifts.
  • Due to time constraints, one book per customer will be signed.

@ The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 8:00 p.m.

October 16, 2013

Christopher Rice

Join Christopher Rice as he introduces his new novel The Heavens Rise. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Anne Rice

Also join Anne Rice as she introduces her new novel in The Wolf Gift Chronicles, The Wolves of Midwinter. @ Union Square Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is interviewed by NYC based author Beverly Gologorsky about his long career as a poet, author, and screenwriter, and the inspiration behind his character Roy, who has appeared in several of Gifford’s story collections. @ Barnes and Noble 150 East 86th Street, 7:00 p.m.

October 17, 2013

Edgar Allen Poe

Poet Robert Pinsky reads from select works of Edgar Allen Poe in conjunction with the Morgan Library’s Edgar Allen Poe: Terror of the Soul exhibit. @ Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Ave, 6:30 p.m.