Category Archives: book signings

Thank you, Boston Book Festival!

Hurricane Sandy has waylaid our blogosphere a bit, but we had such a good time at the Boston Book Festival and want to send a belated thank you to everyone who pulled the event together. It was especially fun to share a table with BLP author Helen Marie Casey, whose two books–Inconsiderate Madness, a poetry chapbook about Mary Dyer; and My Dear Girl, a biography of the artist Florence Hosmer–demonstrate the kind of intelligence and scope that make our list so exciting. You can buy both titles here. And we’ll see you next year, Boston!

Reminder: BLP at the Boston Book Festival: Tomorrow!

If you’ll be near Boston this weekend, make sure to visit Copley Square and the Boston Book Festival! BLP will be holding court at Booth 14 from 10am-5pm, showing off our ridiculously awesome catalog. Special bonus: author Helen Marie Casey, whose biography of Florence Hosmer is so gorgeous, will sign copies of her book at noon. Hope to see you there!

The Best Literary Weekend, Period.

We may be geographically biased, but we think the Brooklyn Book Festival is the absolute–and this year’s was better than ever! We rocked a reading at BookCourt; we stopped by the BBF Gala; we met thousands of new friends at the book fair; and we sold lots of books. All on one of the most gorgeous fall weekends a New Yorker could ask for. Winwinwin. Thank you to everyone who supported us, and to the talented and superfun BLP authors who made this weekend a success! ‘Til 2013!

Brooklyn Book Festival!

Join Black Lawrence Press in celebrating the Brooklyn Book Festival! We’re hosting a stellar reading on Saturday at BookCourt, and will be showing off our beautiful books at table #54 all day Sunday (with special guests). We can’t wait to see you there!

Bowery Poetry Club and Brooklyn Book Festival: This weekend!

Black Lawrence Press is celebrating Fall with a spectacular literary weekend: on Saturday night, we’ll host a reading at the historic Bowery Poetry Club, featuring Erica Wright, Patrick Michael Finn, and Yelizaveta Renfro. On Sunday, BLP will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival, showing off all of our new and backlist titles! Several authors will stop by to sign books as well.

We can’t wait for the festivities. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 17
6:00 pm; $8 cover
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker)
Yelizaveta Renfro (A Catalogue of Everything in the World)
Patrick Michael Finn (From the Darkness Right Under Our Feet)
Erica Wright (Instructions for Killing the Jackal)

Sunday, September 18
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Booth 144
10am – 6pm; Free admission

Black Lawrence Press at AWP

Black Lawrence Press is excited to be back at AWP, and we invite you to stop by our table: we’ll be with our parent company, Dzanc, at tables A16, A17, and A18. Not only will we feature a ton of fantastic poetry, fiction, nonfiction and translation titles, we’re showing off some of our talented authors, both at table book signings and at our off-site event at Meze on Thursday night.

Book Signings:

Thursday, Feb. 3 @ 1:30pm: Laura McCullough, author of Speech Acts

Thursday, Feb. 3 @ 3pm: Deborah Clearman, author of Todos Santos

Friday, Feb. 4 @ 11am: Shelley Puhak, author of Stalin in Aruba

Friday, Feb. 4 @ 2pm: Michael Hemmingson, author of Pictures of Houses With Water Damage

Saturday, Feb. 5 @ 12pm: Rachel Galvin, author of Pulleys & Locomotion

 BLP Party:

We’re hosting an off-site event at Meze on Thursday, February 3, from 8-11pm. Join us for a cocktail and a fantastic slate of readings: poet Laura McCullough (Speech Acts), fiction writer Michael Hemmingson (Pictures of Houses With Water Damage), poet Marcela Sulak (Immigrant) and nonfiction writer Louella Bryant (While In Darkness, There Is Light). We hope to see you there!

Deborah Clearman to Read in NYC on 2/26

Deborah Clearman, author of the novel Todos Santos, will read in New York City on February 26th at 7:00 PM. Join us for the event!

Address: Greenwich House, 47 Barrow (between 7th Ave. and Bedford St.)

Deborah Clearman to Read on December 2 and 13

Deborah Clearman, author of the novel Todos Santos, has two reading engagements in December. Here’s the info:

Thursday, December 2, 7:00
Ridgewood, NJ Whole Foods
44 Godwin Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ

Deborah will read from Todos Santos and tell you about Trickle Up, a nonprofit organization that helps the poor in Guatemala. You can do some holiday shopping and donate to a good cause (part of the proceeds from book sales will go to Trickle Up) all at the same time! And stock up on gourmet treats.

Trickle Up provides business training, small seed capital grants, and savings programs to the extreme poor to start businesses and increase their livelihoods. Learn the true story of how Juana Vicente Martin, a mother of four abandoned by her husband, used her grant of $100 to start a small butchering business. With the revenue she earns selling chickens, she’s able to feed her children, and buy them shoes and school supplies.

Monday, December 13, 7:00
Chevy Chase Library
(a branch of the DC public library)
5625 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC

In Washington Deborah will be joined by friends from Guatemala. You can ask them for the real story behind the novel! It promises to be a fascinating evening.

Both events are free. We hope to see you there.

BLP Poets Julia Cohen and Michele Battiste to Read in Denver

BLP poets Julia Cohen and Michele Battiste will read with National Poetry Series Award winner Julie Carr on Thursday, November 18 in Denver.

Julia, Michele and Julie are participating in the Umbrella Factory Reading Series held monthly at Fluid Coffee Bar. Fluid is located at 501 East 19th Avenue (corner of Pennsylvania). The reading takes place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 18. This event is free and open to the public.

Julia’s book Trigger Moon Trigger Moon is forthcoming from BLP. Michele’s Ink for an Odd Cartography was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award and was published by BLP in 2009.

Sandra Kolankiewicz Reads In Ohio This Weekend

Sandra Kolankiewicz, Black River Chapbook Competition winner and author of Turning Inside Out, will read as part of the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series this Saturday, November 6th, at 8 PM. Here’s the info:

About the Series

The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series is poised to bring another year of quality programs that highlight locally, nationally and internationally acclaimed lecturers and performers to the Washington State Community College campus and the community at large. The Series strives to bring variety, diversity, information and entertainment to their audiences while remaining committed to programming appropriate for all ages and interests.

The Event

Nov. 6, 2010: An Evening with Creative Women of the Mid-Ohio Valley
Lecture: 8 p.m.
Poets Dr. Christina Veladota and Dr. Sandra Kolankiewicz and authors Nancy Pansing Wyman and Megan Krivchenia will read selections from their latest works in celebration of their recent publications.


Washington State Community College
710 Colegate Drive
Marietta, OH 45750