2018-03-07 / Front Page

Astoria Bookshop’s Upcoming Events

March is Women’s History Month, and Astoria Bookshop’s (31-29 31st St., Astoria) got some exciting events to celebrate their “lady pride.” Head over on March 8 and be a part of their International Women’s Day open mic. They also have some fantastic authors passing through. Below is a list of upcoming events for March, and remember that you can always see the full calendar on their website, www.Astoriabookshop.com.

RSVP for all events via their Facebook page.

Women’s History Month Open Mic Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Astoria Bookshop’s first-ever Women’s History Month Open Mic. Theyʼd like to give you the space to celebrate International Womenʼs Day and Womenʼs History month for an evening of your fiction, poetry, and original works by and about women. All artists are welcome: poets, spoken word, writers, singers, musicians, dancers, actors, comics, visual artists. If you are interested in participating in the Open Mic, please email zora@astoriabookshop.com for information.

Abby Norman, author of “Ask Me About My Uterus” in conversation with Michele Lent Hirsch Friday, March 16, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Abby Norman will visit Astoria Bookshop and discuss her book, “Ask Me About My Uterus.” Humorous, infuriating, and triumphant—a gripping medical mystery and an inspiring story of the power of perseverance and empowerment. With a science writerʼs fierce commitment to truth and a profound literary sensibility, Norman puts her own trials into a broader historical and political context to refute the belief that being a woman is a preexisting condition.

Storytime with children’s author and illustrator Dana Wulfekotte Saturday, March 17, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Childrenʼs author and illustrator Dana Wulfekotte leads a childrenʼs storytime with her newest book, “Rabbit & Possum.” Best friends Rabbit and Possum are always looking for fun—even if it lands one, or both, of them in a jam! Like Frog and Toad or Toot and Puddle, debut author-illustrator Dana Wulfekotteʼs dynamic duo will charm every young reader. A funny picture book debut about friends and friendship.

Brandon Hobson on “Where The Dead Sit Talking” Thursday, March 22, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Brandon Hobson will discuss his novel, “Where the Dead Sit Talking.” Set in rural Oklahoma during the late 1980s, “Where the Dead Sit Talking” is a startling, authentically voiced and lyrically written Native American coming-of-age story.

YA Book Club: “The Hazel Wood” Sunday, March 18, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The club will be reading books published for readers ages 12 and up. The book club is open to everyone. On March 18 at 1pm, you will be discussing “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert.

Creative Writing Workshop: Creating Character Windows Sunday, March 18, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Creating Character Windows: How do you give the reader a peek inside of what is going on with your character emotionally without just flat-out saying how they are feeling? Through a mixture of discussion and writing exercises, this workshop will explore how to create windows into your characters through moments of interaction, dialogue, contrasts, point of view, and even setting. $10 suggested contribution. BYO Pen & Paper!

Feminist Book Club: “The Perfect Nanny” by Leila Slimani Saturday, March 24, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Astoria Bookshop’s focus is on an intersectional exploration of women’s rights and status worldwide. The book is available for purchase at the Bookshop at 10% off all month long. Questions about this group? Email Jen at AstoriaFeministBookGroup@gmail.com.

General Book Club: “Her Body and Other Parties” Sunday, March 25, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. The club will be discussing “Her Body and Other Parties,” available in-store at 10 percent off up until the date of the discussion. Questions about this group? Email Zora at zora@astoriabookshop.com.

The Astoria Bookshop’s Best Sellers List

1. “111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss” by Joe DiStefano

2. “A Wrinkle In Time” by Madeleine L’Engle

3. “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones

4. “The Perfect Nanny” by Leila Slimani

5. “The Power” by Naomi Alderman

6. “Call Me By Your Name” by Andre Aciman

7. “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead

8. “Dog Man #4: Dog Man and Cat Kid” by Dav Pilkey

9. “Women & Power: A Manifesto” by Mary Beard

10. “Pachinko” by Min Jin Jee

Astoria Bookshop’s first-ever Women’s History Month Open Mic will be held on Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Abby Norman will visit Astoria Bookshop and discuss her book, “Ask Me About My Uterus” on Friday, March 16, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

 

 

 

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