WORD will be jam-packed this January, boasting a schedule of eleven events to kick off the new year. WORD’s first 2013 event, taking place January 9, features a joint paperback release and conversation between writers Heidi Julavits and Hari Kunzru. The following Monday, January 14, Brooklynite Emma Straub will speak with writer Lauren Groff as part of Booktalk Nation, a program that allows the public to phone in and listen to author talks and interviews. Straub will discuss her recent novel “Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures.” Later in the month, WORD will be hosting a Springsteen trivia night and New York Times columnist Rosie Schaap, among other exciting events and writers. Stay tuned for further updates.