Come to the Forgotten Borough Book Party!

forgotten-borough-cover.jpgI was thrilled when Nicole Steinberg asked me, close to two years ago, if I would be interested in participating in an anthology of essays by writers living in Queens (or who had lived here in the past); I brainstormed some fancy literary ideas on what I would write about, and then reality came crawling out of the woodwork to set me straight. If you want to find out what I mean by that, you should pick up Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens—but I’m amng the least of the attractions in a collection that gives you original writing by Julia Alvarez, Marcy Dermansky, Victor LaValle, Arthur Nersesian, Jill Eisenstadt, and a bunch of other writers besides.

You will find many of us at LIC Bar in Long Island City Saturday, February 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., for the official Forgotten Borough release party. Nicole Cooley will join Dermansky and Nersesian in reading from their contributions, and I’m sure the rest of us who are there will be happy to sign books, too. If you’re on Facebook, you can RSVP that way, but really we’ll be delighted to see you without any advance warning, of course. If you can’t make it that night, don’t worry: Nicole assures me that other events are being planned around Queens throughout the spring. (I’ve volunteered to read at one of them, and if that comes to fruition I’ll be sure to let you know!)

24 February 2011 | events |