Around Town | Nov. 28th – Dec. 4th

While there are a lot of great events going on around New York City this week, we hope to see you at the David Pecker Lecture on Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm. The 2017/18 David Pecker Distinguished Lecturer of Publishing is Bette Rockmore, who will present on “Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America.” (To RSVP and to see an interview with Rockmore, click here.) Meanwhile, here are more awesome events you can attend this week!

Kill Genre: Our Fourth Reading…”(No) Thanks!”

When: November 30, 2017 @ 7:30–9:30pm
Where: The Gallery at LPR, Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

(Le) Poisson Rouge‘s Kill Genre is a reading series that “showcases groundbreaking works that push the boundaries of form and flirt dangerously with hybridity, integrates musical performance, and includes the audience in innovative ways.”

Hosted by (Le) Poisson Rouge, a multimedia art venue, Kill Genre features New York’s best and upcoming writers who “brandish their skills in other genres—from fiction to essays to memoir to more experimental forms—because, when it comes to genre, it’s kill or be killed.”

Kill Genre’s fourth event includes readings from poet Jordan E. Franklin, author and editor Sarah Jean Grimm, author and poet Michelle Yasmine Valladares, and NYC Emerging Writers Fellow Stephen Langlois.

For more information and to reserve tickets, click here.

YPG Holiday Book Drive & Gift Wrapping Party

When: November 30, 2017 @ 6:30–8:30pm
Where: Children’s Book Council Office, 54 W 39th Street, New York, NY 10018

The holiday season is upon us and what better way to get ready than to join The Young to Publishing Group (YPG) for their Holiday Book Drive & Gift Wrapping Party! YPG is partnering with the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) to collect book donations from publishers and readers. Donations will be given to nonprofit organizations Behind the Book and Community Caregivers. Behind the Book “brings books into the classroom,” while Community Caregivers “help[s] neighbors within the community maintain independence.” So, if you have a book you no longer need or want, bring it to the book drive. YPG will make sure it finds a nice home. Wrapping paper and snacks will be provided, so everyone can wrap donated books and spread holiday cheer!

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Three Rooms Press: Prose! Poetry! Party! 5!

When: December 1, 2017 @ 6–8pm
Where: Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (basement), New York, NY 10014

Three Rooms Press “serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama, and art.” It hosts an annual reading featuring its top authors. At this year’s fifth annual event, Three Rooms Press will present readings by award-winning novelist and poet Meagan Brothers, famed mystery and crime author Adam Lance Garcia, and poets Robert Gibbons, Karen Hildebrand, Jane Ormerod, Kofi Forson, Aimee Herman, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, John S. Paul, Constance Renfrow, and Rebecca YS Perez. Audience members will be eligible to win awesome (and free) prizes throughout the night!

For more information and to reserve tickets, click here.