powerHouse Arena28 Adams St Brooklyn, NY 11201
Welcome to The POWERHOUSE ARENA—a laboratory for creative thought. Home to world-renowned art book publisher POWERHOUSE BOOKS, the Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24- foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor (with over 175 linear-feet of glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), The POWERHOUSE ARENA showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle.
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Joing journalist & author Kayleen Schaefer at POWERHOUSE to launch her new book, TEXT ME WHEN YOU GET HOME. Featuring a talk, Q&A, and book signing. Free access. _____________________ About the Book: Text me when you get home. Those six words are a parting ritual for countless female friends, whether they’re spoken after a night out or an afternoon coffee. Yes, it’s about safety and keeping an eye out for each other, but those words also represent the solidarity, strength and love that goes into these friendships. It’s another way of saying I’m here for you, or I’ve got your back. Journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s new book TEXT ME WHEN YOU GET HOME: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship, explores the cultural importance of the shift in favor of female friendships and the empowerment that they provide. Schaefer examines public celebrations of girlfriends and digs into her personal experiences navigating these very same relationships, using her journalistic skills to explore this terrain like never before. From Mean Girls’ Regina George to #squadgoals, the narrative surrounding female friendships is changing. Girls who grew up in a world of Queen Bees and cliques, competition and cattiness, are increasingly rejecting this construction—and the shift is as apparent in our daily lives as it is in academia and pop culture. Everyone from scholars to Hollywood actors are speaking out about why friendships between women carry as much weight and significance as any other relationship. The proof is probably in your Netflix queue right now: think Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins (Parks and Recreation), Abbi and Ilana (Broad City), or the infamous Sex and the City quartet. It’s a truth women have known for ages: female friendships can be just as rich, intimate, and complex as any other relationship, and society is taking notice. _____________________ About the Author: Kayleen Schaefer is a journalist and author of the bestselling Kindle Single memoir Fade Out. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, and many other publications. She currently lives in New York City, and Text Me When You Get Home is her first book.
Join author Clarissa Harwood at POWERHOUSE for the launch of her new book, IMPOSSIBLE SAINTS. Feauturing a talk, Q&A, and book signing with the author and moderators Elizabeth LaBan & Elizabeth Stauffer in conversation. Free access. ___________________ About the Book: Set in England in 1907, Clarissa Harwood’s Impossible Saints is a novel that burns as brightly as the suffrage movement it depicts, with the emotional resonance of Tracy Chevalier and Jennifer Robson. Escaping the constraints of life as a village schoolmistress, Lilia Brooke bursts into London and into Paul Harris’s orderly life, shattering his belief that women are gentle creatures who need protection. Lilia wants to change women’s lives by advocating for the vote, free unions, and contraception. Paul, an Anglican priest, has a big ambition of his own: to become the youngest dean of St. John’s Cathedral. Lilia doesn’t believe in God, but she’s attracted to Paul’s intellect, ethics, and dazzling smile. As Lilia finds her calling in the militant Women’s Social and Political Union, Paul is increasingly driven to rise in the church. They can’t deny their attraction, but they know they don’t belong in each other’s worlds. Lilia would rather destroy property and serve time in prison than see her spirit destroyed and imprisoned by marriage to a clergyman, while Paul wants nothing more than to settle down and keep Lilia out of harm’s way. Paul and Lilia must reach their breaking points before they can decide whether their love is worth fighting for. ___________________ About the Authors & Moderators: Clarissa Harwood holds a PhD in English Literature with a specialization in Nineteenth-Century British Literature. In addition to being a proud member of the Historical Novel Society, Clarissa is a part-time university instructor and full-time grammar nerd who loves to explain the difference between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses. She lives in London, Ontario. Elizabeth LaBan is the author of The Tragedy Paper, which has been translated into eleven languages, and The Grandparents Handbook, which has been translated into seven languages. She lives in Philadelphia with her restaurant-critic husband and two children. Amanda Stauffer is a thirty-something graduate of Yale University and Columbia University who works as an architectural conservator, restoring historic landmarks across the country. When she grew frustrated with New York City’s dating scene in her twenties, Amanda headed to www.match.com. Even though no successful relationships came out of it, her experiences provided her with a lifetime of warm and fuzzy memories, a few friends, and an abundance of material should she ever decide to pursue a career in comedy. An erstwhile expat who has lived in Bangalore, Sicily, and Paris, Amanda currently lives in Manhattan, where she is busy writing her second book.