The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War, a novel based on a Brothers Grimm story with echoes into both familiar and obscure legends, will be published June 5.
Jane Rosenberg LaForge, the author, will embark on a reading and book-signing tour in the United States this summer.
The first two readings will be sponsored by Why There Are Words, a literary reading series begun in 2010 to host both new and established writers. The group oversees readings in six cities across the country, and events feature multiple authors, usually reading on the same theme.
Why There Are Words Los Angeles will host Jane and The Hawkman at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Kaffebaren, 1000 South Olive Street, DTLA; consult the WTAW LA website for details. Thanks to Ashley Perez for making this reading possible.
In Northern California, Jane will be reading on Thursday, June 14, at 7 pm, in Sausalito at Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street. For more information, check the WTAW Sausalito site or the Studio 333 site.
Back on the East Coast, the official launch of the novel will be June 18 at 7 pm at BookCulture 112th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Book Culture has four locations; the signing party will be at 536 West 112th Street, just east of Broadway. For more information, you can go to the Book Culture events calendar. Jane would like to thank Jay Neugeboren for his help in arranging this reading.
On Saturday, August 4, at 3 pm, The Hawkman will be among the featured readings at Timothy Gager's Dire Literary Reading Series in Cambridge, Mass. These readings, now in their 17th year, are held at the Middle East Corner/Bakery at 480 Massachusetts Avenue, and they include an open mic. Sign-up or the open mic begins at 2 pm. For more information, you can go to the Dire Reading site.
We're hoping to add more readings in the Northeast and elsewhere. You can check back on this site or the publisher's events page for more information.