This March, the Larkin Square Author Series is thrilled to host three local authors for an evening of sharing their recent books all set in Buffalo: Michael Farrell, John Howell and Michael Burns Haggerty. The discussion will take place in the Filling Station restaurant on Wednesday, March 8th, from 5:30 pm to 6:45pm. Read More
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
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
We 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
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.
As 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