Around Town: Nov. 7th to Nov. 13th

YPG: Twitter, Trolls, and Social Media Goals

When: November 8, 2017 @ 6pm
Where: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY, 10106
Cost: Free

“How do authors and agents navigate the world of Twitter, trolls, and media backlash? Join Young to Publishing Group for a panel on the intersection of social media, marketing books, and activism. Panel speakers include Katherine Locke, Esi Sogah, and Justina Ireland, and discussion will be moderated by Emily Hughes, Content Development and Social Media Manager at Penguin Random House.

Katherine Locke lives and writes in a very small town outside of Philadelphia, where she is ruled by her feline overlords and her addiction to chai lattes. She writes about what she cannot do: ballet, time travel, and magic. When she is not writing, she is probably tweeting. She not-so-secretly believes most stories are fairy tales in disguise. Her YA debut, The Girl with the Red Balloon, arrived in September 2017 from Albert Whitman & Company!

Esi Sogah joined Kensington Publishing in January 2013 as a Senior Editor, working with such authors as Lynn Cahoon, Alyssa Cole, Kate Clayborn, and Casey Barrett. When not reading or editing, she can be found on Twitter at @esisogah.

Justina Ireland enjoys dark chocolate and dark humor and is not too proud to admit that she is still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, and dog in Pennsylvania. She is the author of Vengeance Bound and Promise of Shadows.”

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Random House Special Event: Off the Page

When: November 9, 2017 @ 9am–5:30pm
Where: The New School at Tishman Auditorium, 63 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10003
Cost: $90-$120

We try to steer clear of events that cost a lot of money because we understand that cash may be tight, but we thought this event was worth mentioning.

Random House will present authors in thought-provoking conversation, including exclusive access to the hottest books, tips for the holidays, and a chance to connect with other avid readers. In attendance will be author Salman Rushdie, bestselling memoirist Kelly Corrigan (The Middle Place; Glitter & Glue), CNN commentator Van Jones, Food52 co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, Lucy Kalanithi (widow of author Paul Kalanithi), and DNC speaker Khizr Khan. Plus, discover new books to read at the fiction lovers panel featuring novelists Elizabeth Berg, Emily Ruskovich, and Lisa Wingate.

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The Future of Publishing is Audio

When: November 9, 2017 @ 6:30–8pm
Where: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY, 10011
Cost: Free

The School of Media Studies (a part of The New School), in partnership with the Center for Communication, presents “The Future of Publishing is Audio” panel discussion and Q&A. With smartphones allowing audiences to consume shows on demand anywhere, audio storytelling is more popular than ever. Audio producers share new opportunities and how they are creating so many audiobooks and podcasts ready to stream.

The following speakers will make up the panel:

Jon Fine– newly appointed Senior Vice President & President of Open Road Integrated Media Inc.; Principal, Jon Fine Law & Media; former director, author & publishing relations, Amazon

Molly Barton– Founder & CEO, Serial Box

David Blum– Editor, Audible Original Publishing

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Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees

When: November 10, 2017 @ 5–7pm
Where: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY, 10011
Cost: Free

If you are interested in historical and literary poetry and prose, this event is for you. Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees is an anthology set to go on sale today, November 7th. This panel will consist of readings from contributors, including Emily Brandt, Cathy Linh Che, Martha Collins, Brandon Courtney, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gardner McFall, Josephine Rowe, Monica Sok, and Paul Tran. They will read poetry and prose that “confronts war and its aftermath.” The event will be hosted by the anthology’s editor Laren McClung.