Welcome to the World’s Most Literary Rent Party Ever.

Why a Rent Party?

We're coming together to support Charles Bock, author of the novel Beautiful Children, and his young family.

What to Expect?**

- Rollicking songs by John Wesley Harding and the English UK. Special guest singers: Claudia Gonson of the Magnetic Fields, Rick Moody, and Tanya Donelly, formerly of Throwing Muses, The Breeders, and Belly. Introductions by Sean Wilsey.

- Brilliant, funny performance artist John Kelly.

- Short but entirely winsome readings by Mary Gaitskill and Jim Shepard.

- Completely unprofessional guidance from the experts at our literary advice booth: Susan Cheever, Joshua Ferris, Rivka Galchen, Amy Hempel, A.M. Homes, Alison Smith, Hannah Tinti, John Wray.

- IQ-enhancing raffle prizes like a brand new Ipad and a bouquet of books signed by America's favorite authors, including Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Franzen, Nicole Krauss, Richard Price, and George Saunders.

- Silent auction items that are so original, they almost defy reality. Amy Hempel walks your dog; Gary Shteyngart flatters you shamelessly and buys you hot dogs; Joshua Ferris bakes you a key lime pie, and more.

- Roving magicians and clowns, potent cocktails, delectable treats, and surprises too wondrous to mention in advance.

What to Bring?


*For bios of all our performers, click here.

*Program subject to change, so please forgive us if it does.

You're invited to
The World's Most Literary Rent Party Ever
to benefit The Bock Family

Sunday, February 6, 2010
PS 122 @ 150 1st Ave New York, NY 10009

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