JR in Atlanta // photos by Dustin Chambers
will you be in or near atlanta next thursday? you should come see me and a bunch of awesome people read words written by middle schoolers at the second annual vouched books birthday party!
there’s also a raffle and a silent auction featuring a VERY SPECIAL PIECE OF ART i made that was also DELICIOUS until i ate so much i EXPERIENCED SOME VERY REAL MALAISE.
come support vouched, the wren’s nest publishing company, and my decision to use ham as an artistic medium!
I have seen a grainy iPhone photo of Brooke’s raffle art and it is indeed SO special, y’all. I will also be reading something written by a mega-smart and wonderful middle-school writer at this thing and believe that it will be a really great way to spend a Thursday night!
It’s another cute Caturday, courtesy of the legendary Beatrix Potter. This 1907 Potter image is currently in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Like Beatrix Potter? Then head to our new free exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. It’s at our 42nd Street building, and discusses the history and impact of children’s literature on people and societies. It’s chock full of amazing items from our collection - including an original Beatrix Potter drawing. So go! Visit! Check it out! Have some fun this Caturday!
spot my grandpa! (it’s not the squirrel, I WISH.)
Important field work from friends of the Wren’s Nest.
Flannery O’Connor bought this Hotpoint refrigerator in 1956 after she sold the TV rights to “The Life You Save May Be Your Own.” Apparently she was not very into the eventual adaptation. But her food was cold.
Have you seen our Spring 2013 issue on bookshelves yet? Well then you’re in for a treat! ANIMALS includes readings from John Audubon, Willa Cather, Aesop, and essays from John Jeremiah Sullivan, Jack Hitt, and much more.
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The Wren’s Nest - 2.21.13