The Afterword Party
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2011, 8PM-11PM
20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn
$10; $30 for 4; $30 with Festival day pass
The Saturday before Halloween join us for music, drinks, dancing, and fine company for the raucous afterparty for the Page Turner Literary Festival. We’ll have a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline at night, a killer playlist for your dancing shoes, cake, noisemakers, glitter, a giant piñata, and infinite quantities of beer and wine. Special guests include former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee and two special guest DJs: Baohaus celebrity chef Eddie Huang, star of upcoming show TV Dinners, and Sujatha Fernandes, author of Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation (Verso), a book Jeff Chang calls "a classic of hip hop writing." ?
Additional playlist selected by some of New York's hottest cultural figures: Kris Chen (head of XL Recordings in America, the label of Vampire Weekend, the XX, Sigur Ros), hip hop trio Das Racist, sports blogger Nathaniel Friedman (The Classical, Free Darko), literary enfant terrible Tao Lin, Jefferson “Chairman” Mao (Ego Trip NYC), writer Luc Sante (author of Low Life, Factory of Facts), novelist Lynne Tillman, music journalist Dave Tompkins (author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach), Michael Vazquez (Senior Editor, Bidoun magazine), music critic and DJ Oliver “O-Dub” Wang (soul-sides.com). Before the dancing starts, we’ll also honor the winners of the Fourteenth Annual Asian American Literary Awards: Amitava Kumar, winner of our nonfiction award which will be presented by past honoree Suketu Mehta, and Kimiko Hahn, our poetry award-winner. The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, one of the country’s premiere literary arts spaces, is throwing the party to end all parties. We want you there. Celebrate our twentieth anniversary and reserve your space today. Co-sponsored by MTV World, Verso, Granta, Guernica, Beerlao, NoveRoma wines.
*** Day-passes and tickets will be available for sale at the door. If you have already purchased a ticket, your name will be at the door.