May 11-15 – #TwitterFiction Festival LIVE 2015

twitter_fiction_festival_profile45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Time: Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

#TwitterFiction Festival is about embracing, exploring, and developing the art of storytelling on Twitter.

From May 11-15, the Association of American Publishers and Penguin Random House will team up again to present the third industry-wide #TwitterFiction Festival.

  • We will invite authors from across the industry to create original fiction, using the Twitter platform.
  • Writers everywhere can also submit their own ideas once again for the chance to be featured in the author showcase.
  • As in previous years, anyone at anytime can jump in and join the fun by telling stories on Twitter using the #TwitterFiction hashtag.
  • Follow @TwFictionFest for updates on this year’s festival!

This year, watch authors Gayle Forman (@gayleforman), Daniel José Older (@djolder), Anna North (@annanorthtweets), Myke Cole (@MykeCole) and Lyndsay Faye (@LyndsayFaye) create #TwitterFiction stories LIVE on stage! Hosted by comedian Nick Turner (@NicksTurners).

Click here for tickets and more details. 



May 20 – Jean-Christophe Menu: Independent Publishing as Art

972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075, USA

Time: 7:00pm

For more than twenty years, Jean-Christophe Menu has been a vital force in French comics publishing, both as an author of autobiographical comics and as a publisher. In 1990 he co-founded the seminal independent publishing house L’Association, which has published important, internationally-recognized work by artists including Marjane Satrapi, David B., and many more. In 2011 he founded a new independent publishing house, L’Apocalypse, dedicated to tracing the relationships between comics and other art forms. Throughout, he has militantly defended the integrity of independent publishing.

In this special discussion with Best American Comics series editor Bill Kartalopoulos, Menu will discuss his own work as an artist and a publisher, the legacy of publishing that has inspired him, and the ethics of independent production.

For more information about Jean Christophe Menu click here. 

This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP necessary. 


Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 1.32.19 PMBook Forum – Readings is an excellent resource when it comes to finding readings around the city. Be sure to check out this page for the list of authors who are doing signings and readings across the city.