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BookPeople presents: Sarah Kay, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz & Derrick Brown

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Sarah Kay & Friends

Sunday, February 14 at 8PM

Bestselling Author & Poet
Reading with Poets & Friends

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz & Derrick Brown

Join Sarah Kay on Valentine's Day evening as she performs old and new work, including writing from her latest book, The Type! 

Opening for her will be fellow Write Bloody poets Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz (The Year of No Mistakes) and Derrick Brown (Our Poison Horse). The reading will be followed by a signing.

This event is FREE to attend. If you'd like to have a book signed at this event, we ask that you purchase it (or something of equal value) from BookPeople. 

Please Note: We will have copies of B and No Matter the Wreckage available to purchase at this event. The Type releases March 1st and will not be available the evening of the event.

HOWEVER - you can pre-order a signed, personalized copy of The Type right now! Pre-ordered copies of The Type will ship on or after 3/1/16. We ship worldwide!


Sarah Kay is a New Yorker. A poetry writer and reader. A spoken word poetry teacher. the founder and co-director of Project VOICE. A witty banter enthusiast. a postcard lover. a documentary filmmaker. A foodie. A playwright. A singer. a songwriter. A photographer. A best-selling author of the book B. The author of No Matter the Wreckage. an editor for Write Bloody Publishing. A Gemini. A mediocre driver at best. A musical theater geek. A smoothie expert. The daughter of a Taoist mother and a Brooklynese father. A hapa. Less cool than her little brother. An alum of the United Nations International School and a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. An alum of Brown University. An alum of Brown University Graduate School’s Masters Program in the Art of Teaching Secondary English. A recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Grinnell College.


In The Year of No Mistakes, Aptowicz goes cross country and tackles themes like love, lust, heartache and ambition in poems set in cities across the United States. While the backbone of the book is the slow break-up of her decade-long relationship, the heart remains Aptowicz falling in love with Americana. Sharply observant and unflinchingly truthful, her poems may be funny or heartbreaking, spare or lush, bright or dark, but they are always honest and engaging working class poems. Written during the fellowship year of her National Endowment for the Arts grant, poems from this collection have already been published in over four dozen literary journals and have been performed in venues across the country.


Derrick Brown - former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne, gondolier, magician, and fired weatherman (Flagstaff, AZ) - has performed at over 1500 venues and universities internationally, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, La Sorbonne in Paris and CBGB's in NYC. As president/captain of Write Bloody Publishing, he is dedicated to bringing American poetry into rock and roll status. He has performed with The Cold War Kids, The Flaming Lips and comedian David Cross. His work has been featured in books with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and Billy Collins. He lives on a boat called The Sea Section.

If you cannot attend the event and would like to order a signed copies  of the books below. We ship all over the world!

Thank you for supporting Sarah Kay, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Derrick Brown and your local independent bookstore!