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.
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
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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
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.
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.)
Monday, Dec. 12 7:00 pm (sharp!)
Light Club Lamp Shop
12 N Winooski Ave
Burlington VT 05401
Great news! Just in time for the holiday season, we got confirmation of a publication date of December 1st, 2016… and The Button Thief of East 14th Street is now listed on Amazon, which means you can reserve a copy now!
Click here to order the book!
A exciting new addition to our video section — Fay was interviewed for The Wexler Oral History Project at The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
Learn more about the project and watch this amazing interview by clicking here.