Book launch party! Joselyn Takacs with Amy Silverberg

Thu Jun 27 2024 at 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

1113 Montana Ave | Santa Monica

Zibby's Bookshop
Publisher/HostZibby's Bookshop
Book launch party! Joselyn Takacs with Amy Silverberg
In person author event with Joselyn Takacs and Amy Silverberg at Zibby's Bookshop, 1113 Montana Ave, Santa Monica CA 90403!
About this Event

Zibby's Bookshop and Zibby Books Publishing invite you to an exclusive book party celebrating the launch of Joselyn Takacs' novel, PEARCE OYSTERS. Joselyn will be joined in conversation by comedian and author Amy Silverberg. Blue Plate Oysterette will be there selling wine and oysters before and after the event!

About :

A divided family. A devastated community. And the disaster that brings them all together.

Pearce Oysters, a family drama set on the Louisiana coastline during the historic 2010 oil spill, follows the Pearces, local oyster farmers whose business, family, and livelihood are on the brink of collapse.

This is eye-opening, eco-fiction at its best--a story that highlights the grit and beauty of lives lived in an overlooked corner of the American South. Diving deep into the bonds of family, culture, class, and industry, the novel elevates the voices of deeply sympathetic characters: Jordan, the reluctant head of his family's storied oyster company; May, his distressed, widowed mother; and Benny, his beatnik musician brother, who returns from New Orleans in their time of crisis.

The dynamic between Jordan's desperation to live up to, and become the business, and Benny's determination to separate from his family entirely, before the spill, builds the perfect storm.

About the speakers:

Joselyn Takacs holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Southern California and an MFA in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University. Her fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, Narrative, Tin House online, Harvard Review, The Rumpus, DIAGRAM, Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature, and elsewhere. She has published interviews and book reviews in The Los Angeles Review of Books and Entropy. She was featured as one of Narrative magazine’s Top Writers Under 30. She has taught writing at the University of Southern California and Johns Hopkins University.

Amy Silverberg is a writer and comedian based in Los Angeles. Her short stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Paris Review, Granta, and elsewhere. Her debut novel First Time, Long Time is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing in 2025. She also writes television, most recently The Movie Show on the SYFY Channel. Amy's stand up comedy has appeared on Comedy Central, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and NPR. In 2018, she was featured as a "New Face" at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing & Literature from USC, where she currently teaches.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

1113 Montana Ave, 1113 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, United States


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