• The 1st Annual Hoboken Literary Weekend is Happening April 5th-7th {2019}

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    Calling all Hoboken bookworms – mark your calendars for April 5th-7th, because the first-ever Hoboken Literary Weekend is almost here. Prepare for three days of talks and storytelling from local authors, old and new. The lineup of speakers will chat intimately with guests about their recently published and upcoming works. Check out the lineup for Hoboken Literary Weekend 2019 hosted by Hoboken’s own Little City Books {but taking place all around the Mile Square}:

    Friday, April 5th

    4:00PM — The weekend kicks off with an event for the kids {ages 10-15} at the Hoboken Public Library with author of The Game Masters of Garden Place, Denis Markell. Markell’s newest novel, The Ghost in Apartment 2R, will be released in November 2019. This event is free.

    7:00PM — Authors Anna Quindlen {One True Thing} and David Levithan {Every Day} will partake in a Q+A style conversation before a book signing and whiskey tasting at Little City Books. Tickets can be purchased here.

    Saturday, April 6th

    11:00AM — Children’s book illustrators Nancy Carpenter {A Letter to My Teacher} and Jessie Sima {Not Quite Narwhal} will entertain children 7 and under. RSVP for this free event by emailing info@littlecitybooks.com

    2:00PM Colm Tóibín will join literary enthusiasts at Little City Books to discuss his newest novel Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce. Tickets can be purchased here and include a copy of the book.

    4:00PM — Head over to Hoboken High School for a talk by author Daniel Pink about WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, an accumulation of research about how much timing really matters for a successful life. Tickets can be found here and a copy of the book is included.

    6:00PM — Comedian and 20-time winner of The Moth’s StorySlam Adam Wade will share the secrets to storytelling with audience members. Tickets are available here.

    7:00PM Local author Veronica Chambers will open up about her recently released book Queen Bey, a series of essays about singer/songwriter Beyoncé. Tickets are available for purchase here. The event will include drinks, clips, and trivia games.

    Sunday, April 7th

    10:00AM — Sunday morning Jubilee families can join children’s book author/illustrators Mahogany L. Browne {Woke Baby} and Floyd Cooper {Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History}.

    11:30AM — Browne and Cooper will read and talk to little ones at Little City Books. Please RSVP for this free event.

    12:30 PM — Writing duo Finn and Michaela Buckley {N.E.R.D.S} will joining guests at the bookstore to discuss their most recent release Lenny the Lobster Can’t Stay for Dinner. Visitors are encouraged to RSVP for this free event.

    2:00PM — Children’s novelist Soman Chainani {The School for Good and Evil} will join New Jersey native Raakhee Mirchandani {Super Satya Saves the Day} for a free children’s event. Please RSVP if you and your little one are planning to attend.

    6:00PM — As a farewell to the weekend of literary fun, join poet Paul Muldoon and his band ROGUE OLIPHANT for an evening of music and mingling among fellow literature lovers. Tickets for this event can be found here.

    If you plan on attending, tag @littlecitybks when posting about the events.

    What event are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!


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    The Louisiana native started at NYU in 2016 and is currently working on her degree in Media and Communication. She is making her way through the Mile Square neighborhood, one coffee shop at a time. When she isn’t writing or getting her caffeine fix, Alyssa enjoys trying out new dessert recipes (especially if there’s chocolate in it) or attending a midnight showing of the newest blockbusters. On a typical Saturday night, you can usually find Alyssa either at a concert or watching Netflix’s newest binge-worthy TV series.


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