Image Control explores art, social media, photography, and other visual mediums to understand how our culture and our actions are manipulated, all the while building toward the idea that if fascism emerges as aesthetics, then so too can anti-fascism. Learning how to ethically engage with the world around us is the first line of defense we have against the forces threatening to tear that world apart.
powerHouse Book Launch & Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event: BAM... and Then It Hit Me by Karen Brooks Hopkins in conversation with John Turturro
President Emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music Karen Brooks Hopkins’ inspiring memoir of 36 years at the world-famous cultural institution.
Official U.S. Book Launch: BOURDAIN: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever in conversation with Sara Benincasa
Anthony Bourdain was a great friend to POWERHOUSE Arena – we are proud to have hosted him many times. Join us for an unforgettable night celebrating his legacy and the launch of BOURDAIN: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever.
Virtual Book Launch: The Best Short Stories 2021 with guest editor Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and editor Jenny Minton Quigley
Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year–continuing the O. Henry Prize’s century-long tradition of literary excellence.
In this tender, funny, and sharp companion to her acclaimed memoir-in-essays Amateur Hour, Kimberly Harrington explores and confronts marriage, divorce, and the ways love, loss, and longing shape a life.
From the author of the National Book Award longlisted epic The Great Offshore Grounds, here is the debut novel that launched her career—a story of activism, police violence, and white guilt in a not so distant dystopian America.
A smart, witty, crackling novel of psychological suspense in which a girl from a hardscrabble small town meets a gorgeous Instagram influencer from the big city, with a murderous twist that will shock even the most savvy reader.
Official U.S. Book Launch: The Korean Vegan by Joanne Lee Molinaro in conversation with Dylan Lemay and Chef Jon Kung
Meet TikTok star JOANNE LEE MOLINARO a.k.a THE KOREAN VEGAN as she launches her debut cookbook!
Taking on the thorny ethics of owning and selling property as a white woman in a majority Black city and a majority Bangladeshi neighborhood with both intelligence and humor, this memoir brings a new perspective to a Detroit that finds itself perpetually on the brink of revitalization.
Chosen by Ilya Kaminsky as the winner of the 2020 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize, Shayla Lawz’s debut collection, speculation, n., brings together poetry, sound, and performance to challenge our spectatorship and the reproduction of the Black body. It revolves around a central question: what does it mean—in the digital age, amidst an inundation of media—to be a witness?
“An intimate look at the making of a man, an actor, an advocate—and most importantly—a happy human being. A wonderful book that is funny, honest, fearless, and generous in its vulnerability.” —Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain
There is absolutely no logical reason why I am here. The life trajectory my nationality and class and circumstances portended for me was not even remotely close to the one I now navigate. But logic is a science and living is an art…
Captured by photographer Josh Katz from his Brooklyn rooftop, a unique view of a life-altering moment in history and a testament to human hope and resilience.
From James Beard Award-nominated writer of the Catapult column “Store-Bought Is Fine,” an irreverent and charming debut essay collection about the joys of low culture and bad taste, exploring coming of age in the 2000s in the age of Hot Topic, Creed, and frosted lip gloss.
A deep dive into the role that mass-appeal movies, television, videos, and music played in Donald Trump’s failed reelection campaign, including brand-new interviews with some of the major players.
This wry and visceral debut novel follows a young Turkish-American woman who, rather than grieving her father’s untimely death, seeks treatment for a stubborn headache and grows obsessed with a centuries-old theory of medicine.
Book Launch: I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat by Christopher Gonzalez in conversation with Jean Kyoung Frazier
Long nights, empty stomachs, and impulsive cravings haunt the stories of I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat. A college grad reunites with a high school crush when invited to his bachelor party, a lonely cat-sitter wreaks havoc on his friends’ apartment, happy hour french fries leave more than grease on lips and fingers, and, squeezed into a diner booth, one man eats past his limit for the sake of friendship. Exploring the lives of bisexual and gay Puerto Rican men, these fifteen stories show a vulnerable, intimate world of yearning and desire.
Tom Bissell vividly renders the complex worlds of characters on the brink of artistic and personal crisis–writers, actors, and other creative types who see things slightly differently from the rest of us. Surreal, poignant, squirmingly awkward–and always just a little bit off–this collection is a brilliant new offering from one of the most versatile and talented writers in America today.
Fall Lit Camp “Class Act” w/ Jerry Craft