Bookish Events: February Edition

If you’re not too busy working on your submission for the WNBA Writing Contest (don’t forget, entries are due March 1st), break up the tedium of February with bookish events around the city!

 

February events

Image Courtesy of BRIC Brooklyn Poetry Slam

FEBRUARY 12th

7:00 PM
BRIC

First, listen to the poets of the Brooklyn Poetry Slam. Then sign up for the Open Mic after the slam (or just come to listen and appreciate)!

Free!

 

Image Courtesy of Caveat

FEBRUARY 13th

7:00 PM
Caveat

Grab a drink and prove your spelling chops at the New York City Spelling Bee (for adults). You can enter as a speller or sit back and watch.

Spellers: $15
Viewers: $7

 

Image Courtesy of NYPL

FEBRUARY 16th

12:30 – 2:30 PM
Jefferson Market Library, Willa Cather Room

The American Book Producers Association is hosting a brown bag lunch about “Making and Marketing Kits for Adults.” The three panelists have extensive experience in book publishing as well as in creating and selling kits.

ABPA Members: Free
Non-members: $20
RSVP at office@abpaonline.org

 

Image Courtesy of JCAL

FEBRUARY 16th

7:00 PM
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

Part of an ongoing effort to introduce US audiences with writers from the Caribbean diaspora, this staged reading in the Caribbean Reading Series features young playwrights and actors.

Free!

 

Image Courtesy of Women of Letters

FEBRUARY 20th

Doors: 6:00 PM

A panel of women celebrate letter-writing, with this month’s letters dedicated to the writers’ secret powers. One of the letter-writers this month is Margo Jefferson, author of Negroland, who you may remember seeing at the WNBA Centennial back in October.

Tickets: $20-40

 

 

FEBRUARY 21st

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Astoria Bookshop

Join the Astoria Bookshop’s Feminist Book Club for a discussion of Mary Beard’s manifesto Women & Power, which traces how women throughout history have been denied positions of power and discusses concepts of power itself.

Free!

 

FEBRUARY 23rd

6:00 – 7:30 PM
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library

This screening of the documentary Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth will follow Alice Walker’s life from her origins in Georgia to her recognition as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Color Purple.

Free!

 

FEBRUARY 27th

7:00 PM
WORD Brooklyn

Anca Szilágyi presents her debut novel Daughters of the Air, which follows Pluta as she navigates Brooklyn alone in the 1980s after her father disappears as a result of Argentina’s Dirty War and her mother sends her away.

Ticket: $5 toward anything in the store

About Blog Editor

The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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