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Middle Grade Summer Lit Camp

Middle Grade Summer Lit Camp

Welcome back to Powerhouse’s fourth Middle Grade Lit Camp!

Joint Book Launch: The Atmospherians by Alex McElroy and God Spare the Girls by Kelsey McKinney

Joint Book Launch: The Atmospherians by Alex McElroy and God Spare the Girls by Kelsey McKinney

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Join these two hotly-tipped debut authors as they join us for their first in-person, bookstore launch of THE ATMOSPHERIANS and GOD SPARE THE GIRLS!

Book Launch: Breathing Fire by Jaime Lowe

Book Launch: Breathing Fire by Jaime Lowe

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A dramatic, revelatory account of the female inmate firefighters who battle California wildfires.

Book Launch: Made in China by Anna Qu in conversation with Chen Chen

Book Launch: Made in China by Anna Qu in conversation with Chen Chen

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

As a teen, Anna Qu is sent by her mother to work in her family’s garment factory in Queens. At home, she is treated as a maid and suffers punishment for doing her homework at night. Her mother wants to teach her a lesson: she is Chinese, not American, and such is their tough path in their new country. But instead of acquiescing, Qu alerts the Office of Children and Family Services, an act with consequences that impact the rest of her life.

Virtual Book Launch: The Contemporary American Essay by Phillip Lopate in conversation with Margo Jefferson and Leslie Jamison

Virtual Book Launch: The Contemporary American Essay by Phillip Lopate in conversation with Margo Jefferson and Leslie Jamison

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Join Philip Lopate as he talks about his new, one-of-a-kind anthology of American essays, on a wide range of subjects by a dazzling array of mid-century writers at the top of their form. 

Virtual Book Launch: Leave Society by Tao Lin in conversation with Sheila Heti

Virtual Book Launch: Leave Society by Tao Lin in conversation with Sheila Heti

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

POWERHOUSE Arena is thrilled to welcome back TAO LIN for the launch of his new book, LEAVE SOCIETY: a bold portrait of a writer working to balance all his lives–as an artist, a son, and a loner.

Book Launch: What To Miss When by Leigh Stein in conversation with Ali Kriegsman

Book Launch: What To Miss When by Leigh Stein in conversation with Ali Kriegsman

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Poems about pop culture, mortality, and the internet, written during the Coronavirus pandemic—for readers who are more likely to double-tap Instapoems than put their phone down long enough to read The Decameron.

Book Launch: The Shimmering State by Meredith Westgate in conversation with Helen Schulman

Book Launch: The Shimmering State by Meredith Westgate in conversation with Helen Schulman

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

A luminous literary debut following two patients in recovery after an experimental memory drug warps their lives.

YA Book Launch: How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao in conversation with June Hur

YA Book Launch: How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao in conversation with June Hur

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

In a YA thriller that is Crazy Rich Asians meets One of Us is Lying, students at an elite prep school are forced to confront their secrets when their ex-best friend turns up dead.

Virtual Book Launch: Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket

Virtual Book Launch: Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket

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Lemony Snicket’s books are beloved by millions of children all over the world, having sold more than 70 million copies, been translated into 40 languages and adapted for both screen and stage. Now, his devoted readers, so many of whom have grown into adulthood, will be delighted by his upcoming release (his first in six years): POISON FOR BREAKFAST.

Virtual Book Launch: PLENTY: A Memoir of Food and Family by Hannah Howard

Virtual Book Launch: PLENTY: A Memoir of Food and Family by Hannah Howard

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Set in an economic dystopia that’s just around the corner, Sensation Machines is both an endlessly twisty novel of big ideas, and a brilliantly observed human drama that grapples with greed, automation, universal basic income, wearable tech, revolutionary desires, and a broken justice system.

Paperback Book Launch: Sensation Machines by Adam Wilson in conversation with Christian Lorentzen

Paperback Book Launch: Sensation Machines by Adam Wilson in conversation with Christian Lorentzen

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

Set in an economic dystopia that’s just around the corner, Sensation Machines is both an endlessly twisty novel of big ideas, and a brilliantly observed human drama that grapples with greed, automation, universal basic income, wearable tech, revolutionary desires, and a broken justice system.

Book Launch: Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados in conversation with Rachel Tashjian

Book Launch: Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados in conversation with Rachel Tashjian

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

With the verve and bite of Ottessa Moshfegh and the barbed charm of Nancy Mitford, Marlowe Granados’s stunning début brilliantly captures a summer of striving in New York City.

Book Launch: Kompromat: My Story from Trump to Mueller and USSR to USA by Giorgi Rtskhiladze

Book Launch: Kompromat: My Story from Trump to Mueller and USSR to USA by Giorgi Rtskhiladze

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

In April of 2018, Giorgi Rtskhiladze answered the door of his Connecticut home to find two FBI agents bearing a
subpoena waiting for him. Their questions: What was his interaction with Donald Trump, Trump family and the Trump
Organization? What did he know about Michael Cohen’s business dealings?

Book Launch: Image Control by Patrick Nathan in conversation with Marlon James

Book Launch: Image Control by Patrick Nathan in conversation with Marlon James

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

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.

Book Launch: Gentrifier by Anne Elizabeth Moore

Book Launch: Gentrifier by Anne Elizabeth Moore

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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.

Book Launch: I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat by Christopher Gonzalez

Book Launch: I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat by Christopher Gonzalez

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

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.

Virtual Book Launch: Creative Types by Tom Bissell in conversation with Adrienne Miller

Virtual Book Launch: Creative Types by Tom Bissell in conversation with Adrienne Miller

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway

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.