Deepak Unnikrishnan and Ilan Stavans at the American Writers Museum
Jul
22
2:00 pm14:00

Deepak Unnikrishnan and Ilan Stavans at the American Writers Museum

At a time when immigrants are perceived as a threat to society, particularly from the Arab world, a space for them to deliver their own story is desperately needed. Join Deepak Unnikrishnan, author of the critically acclaimed novel Temporary People, about guest workers in the United Arab Emirate’s capital Abu Dhabi, in conversation with Ilan Stavans, internationally renowned cultural critic and publisher of Restless Books, as well as Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. Temporary People (Restless Books) is the winner of Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. The dialogue, followed by a Q&A, will explore the role that the literature of immigration in the United States plays in our conception of pluralism and tolerance.

Restless Books at the Small Press Flea at Grand Army Plaza
Jul
29
10:00 am10:00

Restless Books at the Small Press Flea at Grand Army Plaza

  • Brooklyn Public Library

On Saturday July 29, Restless Books will be selling books and saying hello outside the Brooklyn Public Library's Grand Army Plaza branch for the third-annual Small Press Flea. Presented by BOMB Magazine. We'll have all of our titles available for purchase at discount prices and maybe even some freebies. Watch this space for more information!


Resist, Rebel, Transgress: Susana Cook & Ana Simo
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Resist, Rebel, Transgress: Susana Cook & Ana Simo

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On Friday June 2, Ana Simo, author Heartland, will be in a discussion entitled "Resist, Rebel, Transgress" with author Susana Cook as part of the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division's The Literary Avengers: 25th Anniversary Exhibition event series. 

The Lesbian Avengers, a multimedia activist exhibit, started in response to the hardcore misogyny, anti-gay, and white Nationalist hate during their time. How fitting, then, to be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year!

Ana María Simo is a New York playwright, essayist, and lesbian activist. Born and raised in Cuba, she was forced to leave the island during the political/homophobic witch-hunts of the late 1960s, and moved to New York in 1973. She co-founded the lesbian theater Medusa's Revenge, the direct-action group the Lesbian Avengers, the national cable program Dyke TV, and the groundbreaking online magazine The Gully. Heartland is her first novel. 

Susana Cook was born in Argentina, and is a New York based performance artist who has been writing and producing original work for over 20 years. She has presented over 17 original plays in New York and around the world. Her cast is comprised mostly of minority and queer women. Within New York City, her works have been presented in spaces such as La Mama, Dixon Place, W.O.W Cafe Theater and The Kitchen.

Where: 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011

When: Friday June 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Admission: Suggested donations of $5 and $10 to help run the exhibition and BGSQD, but all are welcome.

Filip Springer at Lit Crawl's "A Most Exquisite Corpse"
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Filip Springer at Lit Crawl's "A Most Exquisite Corpse"

  • Court Street Grocers

On Friday May 5, Filip Springer and Sean Gasper Bye, author and translator of History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town, will appear at Lit Crawl NYC's "A Most Exquisite Corpse" event with Francisco Cantú and additional writers and translators to be announced shortly. Here’s how the game works: One person writes the first page of a story. We send the final line of that page to the next writer, who continues the story, and so on.

Oddny Eir at Lit Crawl: Auto-Fiction
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Oddny Eir at Lit Crawl: Auto-Fiction

On Friday May 5, Oddny Eir, author of Land of Love and Ruins, will participate in Lit Crawl's "Auto-Fiction" event with Edouard Louis and Bae Suah. The event, at NYU's La Maison Française and hosted by the PEN World Voices Festival, will focus on writers whose work falls on the spectrum of memoir and autobiography. Readings from each author's work will be followed by a brief discussion.

Oddny Eir and Filip Springer at PEN World Voices Festival: PRESS FEST!
May
5
4:00 pm16:00

Oddny Eir and Filip Springer at PEN World Voices Festival: PRESS FEST!

  • King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

On Friday May 5, Restless Books will be sharing a table with Archipelago Books at a block party organized by the CLMP at the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival: PRESS FEST! The event, a literary magazine and small press fair, will take place at the Washington Square Mews. It will overlap with the kickoff of World Voices Festival Lit Crawl events starting at the Mews at 6:00 pm.

Filip Springer at PEN World Voices' Literary Quest: Westbeth Edition
May
4
6:30 pm18:30

Filip Springer at PEN World Voices' Literary Quest: Westbeth Edition

  • Westbeth

On Thursday May 4, Oddny Eir, author of Land of Love and Ruins, and Filip Springer, author of History of a Disappearance, will appear at PEN World Voices' Literary Quest: Westbeth Edition. Residents will open their homes for readings by authors and a party in their legendary gallery. With Moustafa Bayoumi, Giannina Braschi, Rita Mae Brown, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Abeer Hoque, Thomas Meinecke, Haroon Moghul, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Idra Novey, Mayra Santos-Febres, Igor Stiks, Han Yujoo, Filip Springer, Gabby Rivera, and Emanuel Xavier.

Oddny Eir at PEN World Voices' 'Resonances: Writers on the Classics'
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Oddny Eir at PEN World Voices' 'Resonances: Writers on the Classics'

  • Baruch College, Engelman Recital Hall

On Thursday May 4, Oddny Eir, author of Land of Love and Ruins, will appear at PEN World Voices Festival's Resonances event at Baruch College. International award-winning writers read passages from works that influenced them alongside passages from their own writing, with Teju Cole, Marilyn Nelson, and Samanta Schweblin. Moderated by Bridgett Davis.

Filip Springer at Common Good Books on Indie Bookstore Day
Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

Filip Springer at Common Good Books on Indie Bookstore Day

  • Common Good Books

On Saturday April 29, which is Indie Bookstore Day, Filip Springer, author of History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town, will appear at Common Good Books in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Krystyna Borgen, co-head of the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota Library, will join Springer in conversation.

Filip Springer and Sean Gasper Bye at The Booksmith
Apr
26
7:30 pm19:30

Filip Springer and Sean Gasper Bye at The Booksmith

  • The Booksmith

On Wednesday April 26, Filip Springer, author of History of a Disappearance: The Forgotten Story of a Polish Town, will appear at San Francisco's The Booksmith along with the book's translator, Sean Gasper Bye, for a discussion about his work. This event is made possible by The Center for the Art of Translation.

Filip Springer at UIC Polish Studies Annual Hejna Conference
Apr
25
12:00 pm12:00

Filip Springer at UIC Polish Studies Annual Hejna Conference

  • Daley Library

On Tuesday April 25, Filip Springer, author of History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town, will appear at the UIC Polish Studies Annual Hejna Conference to give a presentation with translator Sean Gasper Bye on his work. The event is free and open to the public, although registration is encouraged.

Chris Abani at the University of Vermont
Apr
19
5:00 pm17:00

Chris Abani at the University of Vermont

On Wednesday April 19, Chris Abani, author of The Face: Cartography of the Void, will appear at the University of Vermont for an event entitled "Self and Others: Literature and Empathy." The event will be free and open to the public.

Deepak Unnikrishnan at New York University
Mar
24
12:30 pm12:30

Deepak Unnikrishnan at New York University

  • New York University

On Friday March 24, Deepak Unnikrishnan, author of Temporary People, will appear at New York University to discuss his novel. The event will be free and open to the public, and lunch will be served. Generously co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Please direct all queries to ss162@nyu.edu.

Deepak Unnikrishnan at Unabridged Bookstore
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

Deepak Unnikrishnan at Unabridged Bookstore

  • Unabridged Bookstore

On Tuesday March 21, Deepak Unnikrishnan, winner of the inaugural Prize for New Immigrant Writing and author of Temporary People, will join a special guest at Chicago's Unabridged Bookstore for a reading.