Literary Valentine’s Day Links

By Jason Boog Comment

valentineapped23.jpgAs we head into Valentine’s Day weekend, we had a few recommendations for literary activities for our readers.

First up, authors Kendra Grant Malone, Monica Fambrough, and Travis Nichols will read at the Zinc Bar Reading Series at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in NYC. The night will also feature a performance by Brooklyn-based performance artist Sheila Donovan.

If you are looking for the perfect gift, GalleyCat reader Jeff Gordinier suggested that Cole Porter: Selected Lyrics makes for a lovely Valentine’s Day present. Here’s more about the collection: “Of the masters of twentieth-century American songwriting, Porter was one of the few who wrote both music and lyrics, and, even in the absence of his melodies, his words distill an unmistakable mixture of poignancy and wit that marks him as a genius of light verse.”

Finally, check out Valentine (pictured), a fantasy/thriller graphic novel series translated into different languages with a unique, multilingual interface. Here’s more from the site: “Valentine is currently available in 13 languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Serbian, Irish, and Dutch. A 14th language, Russian, is in progress. How did we find these translators? We are lucky enough to have friends around the world who volunteered when we put out a call via Twitter and Facebook. I think the fancy term for this is ‘crowdsourcing.'”

Add your own Valentine’s Day links in the comments section.