Around Town | Jan. 30th – Feb. 5th

Greenlight Bookstore | Morgan Jerkins

Image courtesy of Morgan Jerkins (Photo by: Sylvie Rosokoff)

When: January 30, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Morgan Jerkins is an author who is most notable for writing about feminism, racism, and pop culture. Her highly-anticipated debut collection of essays, This Will Be My Undoing, is being published and launched at Greenlight BookstoreThis Will Be My Undoing will tackle “one of the most provocative contemporary topics: What does it mean to ‘be’ – to live as, to exist as – a black woman today?” Jerkins uses her essays to expose “the social, cultural, and historical story of black female oppression that influences the black community as well as the white, male-dominated world at large.” At this event, Jerkins will launch and sign her book, which will be followed by a Q&A and wine reception.

YPG | Panel: A World of Translations

When: January 31, 2018 @ 6:30–7:30pm
Where: Simon & Schuster, 1230 6th Ave, New York, NY, 10020

The Young to Publishing Group (YPG) is hosting a panel to discuss “the challenges—and joys—of bringing voices from other cultures into the English-dominant book market.” Panelists will talk about why translated literature is treated as a niche market and how publishers can get their readers to read more books from around the world. Panelists include: Johanna Castillo, Vice President and Executive Editor at Atria Books; Christian Westermann, Sales and Marketing Manager at Europa Editions; and Kendall Storey, Associate Editor and Publicist at Archipelago Books. The panel will be moderated by Madeline Jones, Editorial Assistant at Henry Holt and US Editor for Asymptote, a journal for world literature in translation.

Pace University | The Virginia Woolf Collection

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When: February 1, 2018 @ 1–3pm
Where: Birnbaum Library, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY, 10038

This Thursday, Pace University‘s very own Birnbaum Library is celebrating the opening of the Virginia Woolf Collection. Virginia Woolf was born in 1882 and published her first novel, The Voyage Out, in 1915. She went on to write “classics including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and Orlando, as well as pioneering feminist works, A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas.”

During the event, Pace University’s Archivist Ellen Sowchek will talk and present the rare, unique, and valuable items from Woolf’s collection, including first editions of Woolf’s work originally published by her own press, the Hogarth Press.

Side note: Pace University Press publishes the Woolf Studies Annual journal, which “includes several articles, reviews of new books, and an up-to-date guide to library special collections of interest to researchers” for those interested in Virginia Woolf.

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