UPCOMING EVENTS:

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PAST EVENTS:

DECEMBER, 6 2006
WEDNESDAY 7 pm
THE GRACE COMICS SHOWCASE!
Girly Stories, Teenage Diaries, and Other Marvels of Women's Graphic Fiction
Presenting: Ariel Schrag, author of the autobiographical comics books Awkward, Definition, Potential and Likewise.
And FLY, author of many comics and zine titles including: CHRON!IC!RIOTS!PA!SM! and PEOPs.
At Mo Pitkin's, guest-curated by: Ariel Bordeaux

Mo Pitkin's is located at 34 Ave. A between East 2nd and 3rd streets.
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NOVEMBER 7, 2006 TUESDAY 7 pm
SEATTLE!
Join This Is Not Chick Lit editor Elizabeth Merrick, short story writer Holiday Reinhorn, founder and editor of Swivel magazine Brangien Davis, and Seattle author Rebecca Brown at University Bookstore for a reading and signing of This Is Not Chick-Lit: Original Stories by America's Best Women Writers.
At 4326 University Way NE
Seattle, Washington


NOVEMBER 4, 2006 SATURDAY 7 pm
THE GRACE COMICS SHOWCASE!
Guest Curated by: Ariel Bordeaux
Presenting at Bluestockings Bookstore
An open mic celebration of the intense, hilarious, visceral and sublime qualities that women bring to the medium of comics. Women cartoonists are invited to perform whatever they wish (readings? music? belly dancing?), and the readers who love them are invited to speak out in praise of their power and charms. Browse a great selection of books and comics by women cartoonists, and get books signed by some of the best artists working in comics today! Join: FLY, Lauren Weinstein, Megan Kelso, Sara Edward-Corbett, Heidi MacDonald, Allison Cole, and Gabrielle Bell!


NOVEMBER 1, 2006 WEDNESDAY 7 pm
THE GRACE COMICS SHOWCASE!
Girly Stories, Teenage Diaries, and Other Marvels of Women's Graphic Fiction
Guest Curated by: Ariel Bordeaux
Presenting at Mo Pitkin's
Allison Cole: author of Never Ending Summer.
& Lauren Weinstein: author of Girl Stories, Notes from Vineyland.


OCTOBER 4th, 2006
WEDNESDAY 7 pm
THE GRACE COMICS SHOWCASE!
Girly Stories, Teenage Diaries, and Other Marvels of Women's Graphic Fiction
Guest Curated by: Ariel Bordeaux
Presenting at Mo Pitkin's
Megan Kelso: author of The Squirrel Mother and Queen of the Black Black.
& Gabrielle Bell: author of When I'm Old reads from her forthcoming graphic novel Lucky.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
MONDAY 7pm
THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT at Mo Pitkin's - The Readers Room!
Contributors Binnie Kirshenbaum, Samantha Hunt, and editor Elizabeth Merrick read and discuss their work

Mo Pitkin's is located at 34 Ave. A between East 2nd and 3rd streets.
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AUGUST 23, 2006
WEDNESDAY 12:30pm
Lynne Tillman, Jennifer Egan, and Elizabeth Merrick will discuss THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT At Word for Word In the Bryant Park Reading Room alongside 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.


AUGUST 4, 2006
FRIDAY 7pm
Join contributing authors to THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT:
Jennifer Egan * Carolyn Ferrell * Binnie Kirshenbaum * Dika Lam * Curtis Sittenfeld * Lynne Tillman and editor Elizabeth Merrick

at Barnes and Noble on the Upper West Side
2289 Broadway @ 82nd St. NY NY 10024

With a fabulous party to follow at 420 Bar and Lounge!
(420 Amsterdam Avenue @ West 80th NY NY 10024)


May 24, 2006
CHICAGO!
Elizabeth reads with Michelle Tea at the Bookslut Reading Series


March 5, 2006
Elizabeth reads at the Atomic Reading Series at the Lucky 13 Saloon


February 21, 2006
Myla Goldberg and Elizabeth Merrick at Mo Pitkins
hosted by Jessa Crispin of Bookslut.com

Myla Goldberg is the author of the bestselling BEE SEASON, which was named a New York Times Notable Book in 2000 and made into a film; TIME'S MAGPIE, a book of essays about Prague; and WICKETT'S REMEDY (2005). Her short stories have appeared in Harper's and McSweeney's and on Failbetter.com.

Elizabeth Merrick is the author of the acclaimed epic novel GIRLY and the founder of the Grace Reading Series and Book Club. She is editor of the forthcoming Random House anthology THIS IS NOT CHICK LIT.

Jessa Crispin is the founder and editor of Bookslut.com.


February 8, 2006
Million Poems Show at the Bowery Poetry Club with Jordan Davis and
Stickerbook


Wednesday September 14, 2005: Mo Pitkins, 34 Ave. A, 9pm

A TINY LADIES EXTRAVAGANZA with Jill Soloway, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor, Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler, and more: join us for this debut evening of the GRACE READING SERIES brought to you by Elizabeth Merrick. Jill Soloway , a writer and Co-Executive Producer of Six Feet Under, hosts a night of her favorite ladies joining her to read from her brand new wildly anticipated womanifesto, TINY LADIES IN SHINY PANTS! Also with Jackie Hoffman, Jodi Lennon and Tina Holmes, plus whichever other super surprise Six Feet Under actresses are in NY.


May 30, 2005: Elizabeth reads from GIRLY at the SMUT series at Galapagos in
Williamsburg:

With special guest filmmaker Fritz Donnelly

70 North 6th Street between Kent and Wythe, Williamsburg 718 782-5188

Directions:
http://www.galapagosartspace.com/directions.html


May 11, 2005: Elizabeth reads with Darcey Steinke:

An evening with two novelists exploring the intersection between spirituality and sexuality: Elizabeth Merrick will be reading from GIRLY and Darcey Steinke, whose writing TIME magazine calls " Erotic…beautifully crafted prose," will be reading from her acclaimed new novel MILK.

7:30 pm Lolita, 266 Broome St. at Allen. 212-966-7223


June 23, 2005: Sneak Preview Party for GIRLY at Lolita!






"Merrick has overturned the log of pop-culture-driven fare to uncover a riot of women's voices--writhing, colorful, and alive."
ELLE magazine

This Is Not Chick Lit



"Yes, editor Elizabeth Merrick is female, and the short stories she's collected are written by women, but marketplace be damned, This Is Not Chick Lit (Random House)."
Vanity Fair HOT TYPE

"This Is Not Chick Lit is important not only for its content, but for its title. I'll know we're getting somewhere when equally talented male writers feel they have to separate themselves from the endless stream of fiction glorifying war, hunting and sports by naming an anthology This Is Not a Guy Thing."
Gloria Steinem



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