The Empire State Center for the Book

through October 1
Saturdays, Sundays
Nolan Park

The center will host various literary events including more than ten weekends celebrating authors such as Dorothy Parker, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Kurt Vonnegut. In addition there will be activities including a KidLitTV and Children’s Book Weekends. An exhibit honoring the members of the NYS Writers Hall of Fame will be on display at the Empire State Center for the Book house on Governors Island.


THIS WEEKEND:

Free Lit Party on Governor’s Island for all ages – Saturday, July 8

Pen Parentis LIt Party – flyer, final

On July 8th from 10am to 5pm, Pen Parentis is joining forces with Mutha Magazine at the “Empire State Center for the Book” Governor’s Island Popup! Celebrating storytelling in all its various forms, from poetry to puppetry; novels to comics, Pen Parentis presents an entire day of story-based fun for all ages:

Meet Comic Book Artists In Residence
Hear amazing readings; buy a book if the mood strikes you
Meet the editor in chief of Mutha Magazine and the founder of Pen Parentis – and ask them anything!
Hear Pen Parentis Writing Fellows describe how it changed their lives to win this parents-only writing fellowship
Open Mic from 4pm – 5pm! Sign up during the day!
ALL DAY – (outside) Participate in the Living Lexicon
ALL DAY (inside): Writing on the Wall: Mutha Secrets
ALL DAY (inside and outside) Interactive story-based activities rain or shine!

When: July 8, 2017

Where: House 4B in Nolan Park
GOVERNOR’S ISLAND

Time: 10am to 5pm (drop in or stay all day!)

Other: NO ADMISSIONS CHARGE – $2 Ferries depart from Brooklyn and Manhattan. Show IDNYC for a free ride. Morning ferries (to 11am) also free. Click here for ferry info.

As part of the Empire State of the Book weekend festival, join Pen Parentis and Mutha Magazine for a whole day of interactive, literary-themed activities great for all ages on Governor’s Island. Bring the kids if you have them. Or not. Your call. This is about YOU and your relationship to stories. Drop in or stay all day. No admission fees.

From 10am – 2:30 pm the sessions are appropriate for all ages, with special programming for the very young

From 2:30 – 5pm sessions are PG+ content (kids are allowed, but note that programming is adult-oriented)

11am – 1pm Pen Parentis Fellows Jess DeCourcy Hinds, Frank Haberle, and Orli Van Mourik

11am -1pm Spellbound Theatre: drop-in storytelling puppetry workshop (for the very young and their parents)

1pm – 2:30pm Ginny Wiehardt runs a poetry workshop – drop ins welcome (kids too!)

2:30 – 4pm Live-drawing by Lauren Weinstein, creator of the comics series Normel Person (The Village Voice)

2:30 – 4pm Comics Storytelling Workshop (drop-in) with Joanna Herman and Lisa Wilde and Anna Mudd – Beginners are welcome! Learn to draw comics even if you never thought you could.

4pm – 5pm Readings by featured readers Elizabeth Isadora Gold, Gabriella Belfiglio, Meg Lemke as well as open mic (sign up open throughout the day)


For a schedule of upcoming events, visit http://empirestatebook.com/

Hours

Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier