Author Series

What’s New Harry? Larkin Square Author Series, February 8, 2017 at 5:30PM

By Leslie Zemsky  
February 02, 2017

The Larkin Square author series is delighted to welcome Paul Ranallo to the Larkin Square Author series to speak about his book, What’s New Harry?, on Wednesday February 8th, from 5:30 pm to 6:45pm.

The book focuses on the columns written by Paul’s father, Phil Ranallo who was a beloved sports writer for the Courier Express.  While his columns focused primarily on sports at the time, they also chronicled life in Buffalo.  Read More

Murder in Buffalo! Larkin Square Author Series, January 11th, 2017, 5:30pm

By Leslie Zemsky  
January 04, 2017

Winter is a great time for reading and the return of the Larkin Square Author Series on Wednesday January 11th  from 5:30pm – 6:45 pm at the Filling Station in Larkin Square.

Kicking off the winter series will be Buffalo based writers Jeff Schober and Matt Smith. Each have written mystery books set in Buffalo.  This will be Jeff’s second appearance in Larkin Square and Matt’s first appearance in the series. Read More

Margaret Creighton to speak at Larkin Square Author Series, November 21, 2016

By Leslie Zemsky  
November 09, 2016

electrifying-fall-of-rainbow-city_978-0-393-24750-3We are delighted to welcome Margaret Creighton to Buffalo and the Larkin Square Author Series. Margaret will be speaking on Monday, November 21st from 5:30 – 6:45 pm about her new book,  The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair  (W.W. Norton).  Margaret will be joined on stage with Buffalo News writer Mark Sommer to talk about her book.  Questions will be welcomed from the audience as well. Read More

Mark Slouka speaks on November 15th.

By Leslie Zemsky  
October 10, 2016

Bestselling author Mark Slouka returns to Buffalo and Larkin Square to speak about his new memoir Nobody’s Son: A Memoir (W.W. Norton & Company; October 18, 2016) .  Mark first spoke in Larkin Square about his best selling, critically acclaimed novel, Brewster.

Nobody's Son_ 978-0-393-29230-5As noted on Mark’s website: “Born in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka’s parents survived the Nazis only to be forced to then escape the Communist purges after the war. Smuggled out of their own country, the newlyweds joined a tide of refugees moving from Innsbruck to Sydney to New York, dragging with them a history of blood and betrayal that their son would be born into.

From World War I to the present, Slouka pieces together a remarkable story of refugees and war, displacement and denial, admitting into evidence memories, dreams, stories, the lies we inherit and the lies we tell—in an attempt to reach his mother, the figure at the center of the labyrinth. Her story—the revelation of her life-long burden and the forty-year love affair that might have saved her—shows the way out of the maze.” Read More