September is an amazing month for the Tumblr book community. We invite you to join us at these four New York City celebrations for readings, comedy, music, cocktails, and more. All are free and open to the public.
9/4 How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life with Dan Wilbur, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Join stand-up comedian and indie bookseller Dan Wilbur as he hosts a night of live comedy and storytelling in celebration of his first book. With Chris Gethard, Elna Baker, and Adam Newman.
9/13 Hacking the Future: A Launch Event and Panel to Discuss the Web’s Anonymity “Problem,” Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Author Cole Stryker will be joined by Clay Shirky, Whitney Phillips, John Young, and Deborah Natsios for a conversation examining why the identity issue may be the most crucial decision we face in the coming decade.
Three top web-based literary publications (and Tumblr super-users) invite you meet your internet friends in person for chatting, drinking, and dancing to kick off the most bookish week in Brooklyn. Music from DJs Abby Klein and Doc Delay and free drink specials enhance the East Coast vs. West Coast faceoff — and everybody wins!
9/25 Launch Party for Suri’s Burn Book & F*ck! I’m in My 20s, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Meet Allie Hagan, Emma Koenig, and all your Tumblr friends for free drinks, comedy, readings, music and more.
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TUMBLR TUESDAY: DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION EDITION
If you didn’t catch all the Republican National Convention coverage last week on our official Election blog, here’s your chance to catch up — and of course, now it’s the Democrats’ turn. New blogger boots on the ground for the DNC include Aminatou Sow, Jason Oberholtzer, and Tag Savage, as well as Tumblr executive editor Jessica Bennett.
A few highlights from the RNC:
And of course special thanks to Hard in the Paint’s “Hope Nails,” pictured above. Make sure to follow the Election blog for everything DNC-related this week, and all things electioneering in the weeks to come.
As New York Fashion Week kicks into gear, we’re delighted to be partnering with Milk Studios and others and to bring a team of local Tumblr fashion voices to cover the week’s events for the fourth straight season.
For this year’s installment of Fashion’s Night Out we’re helping Berdgorf Goodman celebrate their 111 years with 111 Tumblr creators, astrologers, designer cameos, GIF booths, and limited edition Tommy tee giveaway. Please join us on September 6, 6-10 PM on the 5th floor on the the Berdgorf women’s store on Fifth Avenue.
Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden turned light theme park on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana, Japan.