About This Event
Minimum Age:All Ages
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:30 PM
*Buy an advance ticket and receive a copy of Believer’s 10 Year Anniversary issue at the door*
Hosted by Believer editor Heidi Julavits
-Reading by Believer columnist Nick Hornby
-Multimedia presentation on Borgesian principles in children’s literature by Believer founding editor Ed Park
-Live Believer interview with Sheila Heti, Gabrielle Bell, and Amanda Filipacchi.
-Full dance set by Dawn of Midi
This is a general admission, standing event. Happy hour from 7-8pm including $3 beer and $5 well drinks.
The Believer is a monthly magazine where length is no object. There are book reviews that are not necessarily timely, and that are very often very long. There are interviews that are also very long. We will focus on writers and books we like. We will give people and books the benefit of the doubt. The working title of this magazine was The Optimist.
Nick Hornby is the author of six novels, the most recent of which is Juliet, Naked, and a memoir, Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award for music criticism, and editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. His screenplay for An Education was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in North London.
photo credit: Sigrid Estrada
Ed Park was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1970. He is a founding editor of The Believer and the former editor of the Voice Literary Supplement, and has worked as an editor at the Poetry Foundation. His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Bookforum, and other publications. From 2007 to 2011, he wrote a science fiction column, Astral Weeks, for the Los Angeles Times. He should not waste time by blogging at Disambiguation, tweeting @ThaRealEdPark, and replenishing the shelves of the Invisible Library. At least he can no longer be said to publish the New-York Ghost.
photo credit: illustration by Tina Berning for the New York Times
Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. In 1998 She began to collect her “Book of” miniseries (Book of Sleep, Book of Insomnia, Book of Black, etc), which resulted in When I’m Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics. In 2001 she moved to New York and released her autobiographical series Lucky, published by Drawn and Quarterly. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009 and 2010 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and she has contributed to McSweeneys, Bookforum, The Believer, and Vice Magazine. The title story of Bell’s book, “Cecil and Jordan in New York” has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. Her latest book, The Voyeurs, is available from Uncivilized Books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Dawn of Midi is bassist Aakaash Israni, pianist Amino Belyamani and percussionist Qasim Naqvi. The group’s most recent work, inspired by minimal-electronica, will be released on Thirsty Ear Records in spring 2013.
“Cannot urge you more strongly: go see Dawn of Midi”
- Sasha Frere-Jones, Music Critic at the New Yorker
“An unplugged translation of contemporary electronica…state-of-the-art”
- Time Out New York
“Seriously never seen anything like these guys”
- Jad Abumrad, MacArthur Fellow and founder of Radiolab