Around Town | Feb. 27th – March 5th

 Unbound Worlds & YPG | Sci-Fi & Fantasy Trivia Happy Hour

When: March 5, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Penguin Random House (2nd Floor), 1745 Broadway, New York, NY, 10019

Young to Publishing Group (YPG) and Unbound Worlds is coming together to host a “March-Madness inspired event” for all publishing industry professionals. YPG is an organization dedicated to helping junior publishing industry professionals. Unbound Worlds is a Penguin Random House site dedicated to sci-fi and fantasy literature.

At this event, you will have the opportunity to “kick off Cage Match 2018, Unbound Worlds’ annual original fiction bracket tournament, with a happy hour and sci-fi/fantasy trivia event.” You will get to test your knowledge of outer worlds, magical creatures, and more as you compete to win prizes. Plus, you will get to mingle with publishing colleagues while grabbing free drinks and snacks!

For more information and to RSVP for this free event, click here.

Tomi Adeyemi | Children of Blood and Bone

When: March 7, 2018 @ 6pm
Where: Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007

Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone is set to hit the shelves on Tuesday, March 6th. A big buzz in the reading and YA community, Children of Blood and Bone is “a stunning world of dark magic and danger” inspired by West African lore. (To read more about Children of Blood and Bone and its author, check out the Quote of the Week.)

Adeyemi will be sitting down with Zoraida Cordova to discuss Children of Blood and Bone, and will be signing books afterwards.

For more information, click here.

WNBA | Time’s Up Panel

When: March 8, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Random House Auditorium, 1745 Broadway, NYC, NY

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) is hosting a panel for the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement. The panel is “designed to empower and inform anyone who has found themselves encountering or witnessing sexual harassment and discrimination in the publishing workplace.” The WNBA was established in 1917, before women had the right to vote in America. Fifteen women booksellers were excluded from an all-male Bookseller’s League and decided to come together to create the WNBA, an organization that is open to women of the book publishing world. It was built on the belief “that books have power and that those involved in their creation gain strength from joining forces.”

The Time’s Up panelists will include: Sunu Chandy, Legal Director of the National Women’s Law Center; Paige McInerney, Vice President of Human Resources at Penguin Random House; and Collier Meyerson, Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute and investigative fellow at Reveal. In addition, the panel will be moderated by Rachel Deahl, columnist and news director at Publisher’s Weekly

For more information on this event and to register, click here. Admittance is free for WNBA members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for Young To Publishing Group members.