Sunday, July 9, 2017

VALLEY BOOK WORKS TAKES FLIGHT!

It's with the deepest sense of gratitude that I announce the next evolution of Valley Book Works. Its pop-up birth at the ArtFull Bean Café has been a wonderful experience, and all thanks are due to ValleyArts and everyone who supported this endeavor along the way.
In order to keep the brand healthy and strong, Valley Book Works will be re-opening this Fall as an online store, offering a much larger collection of the diverse authors and fascinating titles that has defined this idea from the start. Over the past several months there was a lot of positive feedback during VBW's first "chapter," if you will. The most consistent was this: People loved that there was a little bit of everything on the shelves.
So now, a lot more of that! (Look for a splashy announcement in the coming weeks.)
And although Valley Book Works will only be a few convenient clicks away no matter where its patrons are, a strong connection to the Valley Arts District remains the goal. To that end, Literary Town Hall events will continue to pop up, as well, in the continuing effort to unite neighbors through the written word.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

LITERARY TOWN HALL TONIGHT!







Ananda Lima’s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Rattle, Rattle - Poets Respond, The Offing, Public Pool, Origins and other publications She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA, was selected for the AWP Writer to Writer Program, and has attended workshops at Bread Loaf, Tin House and Sewanee, where she will return as staff in 2017. Ananda has taught at UCLA, Montclair State University and elsewhere. She is currently working on a full-length poetry collection centered on immigration and motherhood.

Roberto Carlos Garcia's first full collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press and his chapbook amores gitano (gypsy loves) was published by Červená Barva Press in 2013. His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The New EngagementPublic Pool, Stillwater Review, Gawker, Barrelhouse, Tuesday; An Art Project, The Acentos Review, Lunch Ticket, Bold As Love Magazine, Entropy, PLUCK!: The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, The Rumpus, 5 AM Magazine, Wilderness House, Connotation Press- An Online Artifact, Poets/Artists, Levure Litteraire, and others. Roberto is the founder of Get Fresh Books, LLC, a cooperative press. Roberto holds an MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University, and is an Instructor of English at Union County College. 

Andrew Blais is a stagehand who writes, with work published by The Brooklyn ReviewWV MagazineEdge City and elsewhere. Teaching: Brooklyn College; Marymount Manhattan College; and City Tech College, where his poetry won the inaugural Charles Hirsch Award for faculty writing. MFA, Brooklyn College; BA, SUNY-Binghamton. Andrew is working on his first volume of poetry and is the founder of Valley Book Works. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

LITERARY TOWN HALL # 3 TOMORROW NIGHT!!


Robert Ostrom is the author of two books, Ritual and Bit (Saturnalia Books, 2016) and The Youngest Butcher in Illinois (YesYes Books, 2012). He lives in Queens and teaches at New York City College of Technology and Columbia University. 
Diana Marie Delgado is a 2017 NEA Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in Poetry.  Her poetry chapbook, Late-Night Talks With Men I Think I Trust, selected by Cornelius Eady, won the Center for Book Arts 2015 Chapbook Award. She has published poetry, nonfiction and plays in over twenty nationally recognized literary journals. She was the Frost Place Conference on Poetry’s 2016 Latin@ Fellow.
Photo by: Ana Leiva
Michael Passafiume is a Brooklyn, NY-based writer whose work has appeared in Black Heart MagazineDrunk MonkeysMadHat LitMeat for Tea and The Subterranean Quarterly, among others. His chapbook, archipelagos, was published by Blue Hour Press in 2015. A graduate of Antioch University Los Angeles’ MFA in Creative Writing program, he also holds a BA in English and an MA in Theater from Binghamton University. Michael is currently at work on his first novel, All the Wrong Choices for All the Right Reasons.
Photo by: Rachael Warecki/CameraRAW Photography.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

LITERARY TOWN HALL #3


Poetry Month EXTRAVAGANZA!

Save the Date--

This Saturday April 22nd 
7 p.m.

ArtFullBean Café
400 S. Jefferson in Orange, NJ

Readings given by Robert Ostrom, Diana Marie Delgado, Michael Passafiume and More!!!

Plus Open Mic and informal Roundtable Discussion, and as always

FREE BEVERAGES!!

Valley Book Works is NJ’s newest independent bookshop. 

We sell exclusively:
The Most Interesting 100 Books Allowable By Law*




*Assortment Changes Daily!
ValleyArts
#NationalPoetryMonth
#NJsNewestIndieBookshop

Friday, March 31, 2017

LITERARY TOWN HALL #2

APRIL IS THE CRUELEST MONTH....


DANGER POETRY! Readings from Brooklyn, Virginia, Beyond

OPEN MIC -- Read your favorite, or one of your own



With Special Guest Lec/Dem:

BERG, ON GOLDSTEIN


THIS SATURDAY, 4/1/17 Event starts at 7 p.m.

Valley Book Works
at the ArtFull Bean Café
400 S Jefferson
Orange, NJ


FREE BEVERAGES!!



Valley Book Works is NJ’s newest independent bookshop. 

We sell exclusively:
The Most Interesting 100 Books Allowable By Law*




*Assortment Changes Daily!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ANNOUNCING LITERARY TOWN HALL #2!

SAVE THE DATE 

SATURDAY APRIL 1, 7 P.M — 9 P.M.  


Come join your neighbors, friends and frenemies; hear great readings from Social Bold Authors*

Open-Form Panel Discussion to follow in which we Talk About an Assortment of Relevant Things.

All Ages / Political Stripes Welcome 

FREE LEGAL BEVERAGES!   LIMITED SPACE!!!

VALLEY BOOK WORKS
KELLI COPELAND ARTS BUILDING 
400 S. JEFFERSON ST. IN ORANGE, NJ


LTH # 1 was a smash, with two great authors and a full house.

There are only 4 more of these special events on the books (so to speak). 

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS UNIQUE VALLEY ARTS CULTURAL GATHERING!




Valley Book Works is NJ’s newest independent bookshop. 

We sell exclusively:

The Most Interesting 100 Books Allowable By Law**



*Featured author announcement coming soon

**Assortment Changes daily!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LITERARY TOWN HALL # 1



Last Saturday's Inaugural LITERARY TOWN HALL, a smashing success!
 Authors Aram Sinnreich and Krystal A. Sital treated a packed room at the Community Gallery of ValleyArts.

They both read brand new work--one of the best aspects of an evening such as last night---equally beneficial for Authors and their Audiences!



Save the date for Literary Town Hall #2--APRIL 1!!