BINDERY: The Others: A Dramatic Reading by Matthew Rohrer & Special Guests

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
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The Bindery hosts a performance of Matthew Rohrer’s novel in verse, The Others, featuring guest readers Daniel HandlerArisa White, Bridget Quinn, and Matthew Zapruder. Please join us!

 

A gripping, eerie, and hilarious novel-in-verse from poet Matthew Rohrer. In a Russian-doll of fictional episodes, we follow an entry-level publishing assistant over the course of a day as he encounters ghost stories, science fiction adventures, Victorian hashish eating, and robot bigfoots. Rohrer mesmerizes with wildly imaginative tales and resonant verse in this compelling love letter to storytelling. 

 

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Matthew Rohrer is the author of Surrounded by Friends (Wave Books, 2015), Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He has appeared on NPR's All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.

 

Daniel Handler is the author of the novels We Are Pirates, The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, and Why We Broke Up, a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He is responsible for many books for children, including the thirteen-volume sequence A Series of Unfortunate Events and the four-book series All the Wrong Questions. He is married to the illustrator Lisa Brown, and lives with her and their son in San Francisco.

 

Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, a graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of the books Disposition for Shininessdear Gerald, and Black Pearl. Her most recent book is the full length poetry collectionYou’re The Most Beautiful Thing That Happened (Augury Books, 2016).

 

Bridget Quinn is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), an Amazon pick for Best Art & Photography Books 2017. Her writing appears in Narrative Magazine, the San Francisco ChronicleHyperallergicMs. Magazine blog and elsewhere. Her essay “At Swim, Two Girls” was included in Best American Sports Writing 2013. A denizen of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, Bridget is co-host of the Grotto’s weekly podcast, The GrottoPod: Writers on Writing. She’s currently at work on Suffragist City, a history of the 19th Amendment and what happened next, for Chronicle Books.

 

Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Come On All You Ghosts, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Sun Bear, Copper Canyon 2014. Why Poetry, a book of prose, is forthcoming from Ecco/Harper Collins in 2017. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a William Carlos Williams Award, a May Sarton Award from the Academy of American Arts and Sciences, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship in Marfa, TX. An Associate Professor and Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California, he is also Editor at Large at Wave Books. He lives in Oakland, CA.

 

 

Please note: this event will be at The Bindery at 1727 Haight. RSVP appreciated but not required

 

This is an all ages event. The bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.

 

If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of The Others, or any of Rohrer's books, order below and put your request in the comments field.

Books: 
The Others Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781940696409
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wave Books - May 2nd, 2017

The Others Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781940696416
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wave Books - May 2nd, 2017

Surrounded by Friends Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781940696034
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wave Books - April 7th, 2015

Rise Up Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781933517186
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Wave Books - April 1st, 2007

Satellite Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780970367235
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wave Books - January 1st, 2004

A Hummock in the Malookas: Poems (National Poetry Series Books) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393315486
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 1st, 1991

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All the Dirty Parts Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781632868046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury UK - August 29th, 2017

Why We Broke Up Cover Image
By Daniel Handler, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316127264
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - December 3rd, 2013

The Basic Eight: A Novel Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780060733865
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - May 9th, 2006

We Are Pirates Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608197767
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 6th, 2015

Adverbs: A Novel Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780060724429
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - April 24th, 2007

Watch Your Mouth: A Novel Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780060938178
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - February 1st, 2002

You're the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780988735576
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Published: Augury Books - June 8th, 2016

Hurrah's Nest (Cedar Tick Natural History Chapbook) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780944048016
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Virtual Artists Collective - February 3rd, 2012

Why Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062343079
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Published: Ecco - August 15th, 2017

Sun Bear Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556594632
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - March 25th, 2014

Come on All You Ghosts Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556593222
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - August 31st, 2010

The Pajamaist Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781556592447
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - September 1st, 2006

American Linden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780971031098
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tupelo Press - April 8th, 2011

Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) Cover Image
By Bridget Quinn, Lisa Congdon (Illustrator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452152363
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 7th, 2017