Around Town: Oct. 17th – Oct. 24th

An Evening with the 2017 NYC Emerging Writers Fellows

When: October 18, 2017 @ 7-8:30pm

Where: The Center for Fiction, 17 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

Every year, the NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship selects promising, new writers and grants them money along with a mentorship, in order for them to succeed in their careers. This program is generously funded by a grant from the Jerome Foundation and donations from other individuals. This year, there are nine new fellows and they will be reading for their work for the first time since being selected. The evening includes readings by Amna Ahmad, Charlotte Crowe, Dana Czapnik, Erik Hoel, Andrew Mangan, Crystal Powell, Maud Streep, Alexandra Tanner, and Hubert Vigilla.

To read more about these fellows, click here.

One Day Immersion in Media, Entertainment & Technology (in association with Pace University)

When: October 20, 2017 @ 8:30am–5pm

Where: Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, NYC, NY 10038

One Day Immersion in New York City is an academic initiative that connects students with top media professionals. This event will coach students on how to develop strategic and professional relationships within the industry. This will be a full day of media executives talking about the industry – from cable to broadcast content, from creation and production to program launch.

Open to all current college students and recent college graduates, you can choose whether to attend in person or tune in to the live stream – and there is no charge. The program includes multiple panels and speakers, career workshops, keynote speaker Jeff Bewkes, and networking opportunities. There are will also be scholarship awards and door prizes!

For more information and to register, click here.

It Book-to-Film Event

When: October 24, 2017 @ 6:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Penguin, Room 5172, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

Since Halloween is quickly approaching, anyone who wants to get into the spooky spirit should consider going to this event dedicated to Stephen King‘s It. You will be taken through It‘s journey from book to television to film while rediscovering how Pennywise haunted everyone’s dreams 27 years ago. You will also get to watch Part 1 of the original 1990 TV miniseries starring Tim Curry as Pennywise. 10 copies of the book will also be free to the first 10 people to arrive, so make sure to show up early.

To RSVP to the event, click here.

Street-Level Tea Party for All

*This is a non-publishing event, but we think it is a fun and noteworthy event for everyone to know about.*

When: Every Thursday @ 12pm

Where: Bryant Park

For the past four years, Liz Gannon-Graydon, who lives on Long Island, has been holding weekly outdoor tea parties in Bryant Park. Anyone is invited.

The New York Times posted an article about Gannon-Graydon and her tea parties in the park on October 15, 2017:

“Every Thursday around noon, a cheery woman lugging several large bags stakes out her spot on a busy walkway near the northwest corner of Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan.

The woman, Liz Gannon-Graydon, 54, corrals a few tables and chairs amid the bustle and noise and sets up the kind of tea party that seems more suitable in a formal parlor or a fancy garden.”

To continue reading more, click here.