Fay Webern

Author of The Button Thief of East 14th Street

Events

Events, including readings and appearances

Rare NYC reading & book party! Fay Webern at City Lore on Friday May 12th 7pm!

Mark your calendars — Fay is coming to NYC!   Fay will be reading selections of her acclaimed memoir, The Button Thief of East 14th Street, at the famous City Lore Gallery on Friday, May 12, 2017.   Book signing to follow!  Admission is free.

Photo: City Lore Gallery, NYC

City Lore Gallery, NYC

New Yorkers — you won’t want to miss this rare appearance by Fay in her hometown!  The Button Thief is Fay’s vivid and moving chronicle of her youth on the Lower East Side during the Great Depression, and her young adulthood in the Forties and Fifties, when Fay became involved with the emerging  art and jazz scene of New York City’s electrifying post-war renaissance.

City Lore Book Party for The Button Thief
Friday, May 12th, 7:00pm
City Lore Gallery
56 East 1st Street (bet. 1st Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

RSVP:  Contact Abby
abrajazzbra AT aol DOT com
(646) 206-2080


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Reading #2 – Fay Webern reads from The Button Thief at VCFA on Friday Dec 16 at 7pm!

If you couldn’t make Fay’s book launch, don’t worry!

Vermont author Fay Webern, age 89, will be reading again on Friday evening, December 16 at 7:00pm — this time in Montpelier at the Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA)!

Come join us for an unforgettable evening in Noble Hall on VCFA’s beautiful campus as Fay Webern reads from The Button Thief of East 14th Street — a look back at her youth growing up in New York City and living at the Lavanburg Homes, the first experimental utopian housing community for low-income and immigrant families.

Fay’s story is remarkable and the book, published by Sagging Meniscus Press, is receiving rave reviews!

Friday, December 16
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), Noble Hall
36 College Street
Montpelier VT 05602

(For directions, click here.)

For further info, contact:
  Carly Abrams, Coordinator of Campus Services
  802.828.8580

 

Official BOOK LAUNCH! Join Fay at the Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington VT on Mon Dec 12 7:00pm!

Join Vermont author Fay Webern at Burlington’s Light Club Lamp Shop on Monday evening, December 12 at 7:00pm for the official launch of The Button Thief of East 14th Street, Fay’s moving, novelistic chronicle of her youth on New York’s Lower East Side during the Great Depression, where she grew up in Lavanburg Homes, the first experimental utopian housing community for low-income and immigrant families.  

Cover for The Button Thief of East 14th Street: Scenes from a Life on the Lower East Side 1927-1957 (Sagging Meniscus Press 2015)By the post-war years, Fay became involved with the emerging New York art and jazz scene of the Forties and Fifties, the electrifying years when a new American creative renaissance burst onto the world stage.

Fay will give a short reading, followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

Fay is an thoroughly engaging reader, and the Light Club Lamp Shop is one of Burlington’s most celebrated venues, famous for music and events as well as food and drinks, so you won’t want to miss this!

(P.S. Can’t make it? Fay will be also be reading at VCFA in Montpelier on Friday 12/16.)

Book Launch!
Monday, Dec. 12 7:00 pm (sharp!)
Light Club Lamp Shop
12 N Winooski Ave
Burlington VT 05401
(802) 660-9346

A shout-out for Fay’s book launch from Montepelier’s The Bridge


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Fay’s upcoming Dec 12 book launch at Light Club Lamp Shop (Burlington) and subsequent Dec 16 reading at the Vermont College of Fine Arts (Montpelier) got a nice write-up in The Bridge, Montpelier’s independent newspaper!

Fay Webern reads live at Burlington’s Light Club Lamp Shop

Fay Webern reads chapters from The Button Thief of East 14th Street at Burlington’s famous venue The Light Club Lamp Shop. This remarkable public reading was filmed and edited by Meghan O’Rourke, and moderated by Peg Tassey. This reading was broadcast multiple times on television by the Center for Media & Democracy.

Vermont’s Seven Days “LiveCulture” highlights Fay’s June reading in Burlington

In the “Live Culture lit news” section of Vermont’s Seven Days, Fay’s June 23 reading in Burlington got a great mention.

In the print edition, Fay’s photo was highlighted on the “Magnificent 7” page (click to enlarge):

Magnificient 7 page featuring Fay Webern

 

At 8 p.m., you could ramble over to the Light Club Lamp Shop to be transported in a rather different way: Eighty-eight-year-old Fay Webern will read from her soon-to-be-published The Button Thief of East 14th Street: Scenes From a Life on The Lower East Side 1927-1957.

A New York native, Webern studied writing after retirement and used to read her stories at the Knitting Factory; she moved to Vermont in 2002.

Seven Days LiveCulture Lit News