Sunday, December 18th: What the Dickens? Second Annual ‘A Christmas Carol’ Marathon

What the Dickens?
Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan)

Join dozens of terrific writers and performers for a marathon reading of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.

Drop in early and often to catch a few surprise performers or linger through the afternoon for the whole, spirited tale. All books are 10 percent off, and the cafe will be stocked with seasonal specials. Finish your Christmas shopping with unique literary finds, including the reissue of A Christmas Carol thanks to a generous donation from Vintage Anchor, have some festive treats from our cafe with a hot cocoa or a glass of wine and enjoy!

Festivities will kick off at noon with Christmas caroling from members of the New York City Master Chorale. The reading of A Christmas Carol will begin at 1pm inside the bookstore.

Performers include:

Scott Adsit (30 Rock)
Mike Albo
Kurt Anderson (Studio 360)
Sandra Bauleo
Stefan Merrill Block (The Storm at the Door)
Alexander Chee (The Queen of the Night)
Joshua Cohen (Four New Messages)
Jonathan Dee (The Privileges)
Elyssa East (Dogtown)
Ira Glass (This American Life)
David Goodwillie (American Subversive)
Emily Gould (And the Heart Says Whatever)
Lev Grossman (The Magician King)
Kathryn Harrison (The Kiss)
Jill Hennessy (Ghost in My Head)
John Hodgman (That Is All)
Julie Klam (Love at First Bark)
Michael Kostroff (The Wire)
Aryn Kyle (Boys and Girls Like You and Me)
Laura Miller (Salon)
Susan Minot (Rapture)
Eileen Myles (Inferno, a poet’s novel)
Eve Plumb (actress, played Jan Brady)
Said Sayrafiezadeh (When Skateboards Will Be Free)
Martha Southgate (The Taste of Salt)
Lorin Stein (editor, The Paris Review)
Emma Straub (Other People We Married)
Justin Taylor (The Gospel of Anarchy)
Baratunde Thurston (The Onion)
Lynne Tillman (American Genius, A Comedy)
Simon Van Booy (Everything Beautiful Began After)