Reading Room

Thursday January 22

Rick Whitaker, author of “The First Time I Met Frank O’Hara: Reading Gay American Writers,” and Tobias Schneebaum, author of “Wild Man,” will read from their books, answer questions and sign copies. 7 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St., 212 334 3324.

Thursday January 22

Calvin Baker reads from and discusses “Once Two Heroes,” a novel of two men during World War II. Two men – one black and one white-are called upon to fight against the oppression and fascism of the Nazi regime in the Second World War. Both men return home as war heroes, only to realize that the lessons learned on the battlefield were hardly enough preparation for the brutal violence capable in times of peace. 5:30 p.m. at Borders Wall Street, 100 Broadway, 212 964 1988.

Friday January 23

Clara Nieto will discuss her controversial new book “Masters of War: Latin America and U.S. Aggression from the Cuban Revolution through the Clinton Years.” 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Chelsea, 675 6th Ave. at 22nd St., 212 727 1227.

Monday January 26

“Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend” by Graham Hodges brings the star’s life into sharp focus. Join the author for a discussion of his book tonight. 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Chelsea, 675 6th Ave. at 22nd St., 212 727 1227.

Thursday January 29

The community of gay publishing has a new neighbor on the block. BLOOM, a journal devoted to queer prose, poetry, and art made its debut this month with a January 13 launch party at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center. A second party and reading will be held at Creative Visions Bookstore on Thursday, January 29 and contributors Patrick Donnelly, Richard Tayson, Bea Gates, Elena Georgiou, and Steve Turtell will read. Founded by longtime director of the Publishing Triangle, Charles Flowers, the journal’s first issue features fiction by Andrew Holleran as well as poems by Adrienne Rich and Mark Doty, and an essay by Bernard Cooper. 7 p.m. reading at Creative Visions, 548 Hudson St., 212 645 7573 .

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