This event takes place in our Brooklyn location.
Join some of NYC’s finest strident writers for a special Emily Books edition of Bad Advice From Bad Women! Featuring Lana Del Rey poet laureate Niina Pollari, unapologetic coffee and TV addict Ruth Curry, heroin bard Jade Sharma, Zappos' favorite customer Chloe Caldwell, "not cold, just a New Yorker" Melissa Gira Grant, and bleak fame scholar Natasha Stagg. Hosted by laundry loving feminist failure Charlotte Shane.
Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella, Women and the essay collection Legs Get Led Astray. Chloe’s next essay collection, I’ll Tell You in Person, will release fall of 2016 from CoffeeHouse & Emily Books-- but WORD will have exclusive early release copies for sale the night of!
Natasha Stagg published her first novel, Surveys, with Semiotext(e) / Native Agents this year. She is an editor and writer for several magazines in New York.
Ruth Curry is a writer and the cofounder of Emily Books.
Jade Sharma is a writer living in New York. Her first novel, Problems, was released in July of this year by CoffeeHouse & Emily Books. She has an MFA from the New School.
Niina Pollari is the author of Dead Horse (Birds LLC), which was named a "best independent book of the year" by Flavorpill.. She translated translated Tytti Heikkinen’s The Warmth of the Taxidermied Animal, She also wrote two poetry chapbooks, both now sold out: one called Fabulous Essential (Birds of Lace 2009) and one called Book Four (Hyacinth Girl, 2012). She also organizes the annual organize the POPSICKLE Festival, a day-long Brooklyn lit fest/reading at a different, nontraditional space each year.
Melissa Gira Grant is the author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work. She's a columnist for Pacific Standard, and her reporting and commentary has appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, VICE, Wired, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Dissent, among other publications.
Charlotte Shane is an essayist and author best known for her lyric personal writing, which garnered national attention when distributed in the form of her letters, now collected in the book Prostitute Laundry. The Guardian likened her work to Charles Dickens, and Vice has called it "addictive [and] intimate." She has contributed to many outlets including Matter, The New Inquiry, Pacific Standard, and Playboy, and is a columnist for Fusion.
RSVP on Facebook is encouraged but not required. Seating is provided on a first come, first serve basis.
Praise for Chloe Caldwell:
"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come."--Cheryl Strayed
"I'll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes. She's a rare bird: fearless, dark, prolific, unpretentious, and truly honest."--Elisa Albert
Dark, raw, and very funny, Problems introduces us to Maya, a young woman with a smart mouth, time to kill, and a heroin hobby that isn't much fun anymore.
Poetry. Women's Studies. Populated by the quotidian events and things that punctuate our days (air travel, medical exams, bathrooms, phones, etc.), the poems in Niina Pollari's DEAD HORSE are anything but common.
Recent years have seen a panic over “online red-light districts,” which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid.
A bored twenty-three-year-old woman suddenly leaves her dull suburban job for L.A., becomes Internet-famous, and falls in love--Zelda to a semi-famous Scott.