Upcoming Event: 30th Annual New York Book Show!

Book industry guild of new yorkbigny book show posterThe Book Industry Guild of New York’s 30th Annual New York Book Show will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Battery Gardens.

1 Battery Place, Battery Park,
New York, NY, 10004
6:00 pm–9:00 pm

The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) event encourages, recognizes, and celebrates excellence in print and electronic book production and design. The 30th Annual Book Show awards include the following categories:

  • Books
  • Book Series
  • Covers
  • Covers/Self-Published Books
  • Cover Series
  • Magazines and Journals

As part of an ongoing commitment to enhance literacy, BIGNY will donate all books in the book show to organizations dedicated to promoting literacy.

Ticket prices are $100. Ticket prices include event admission, a buffet dinner and open bar. The event space will feature a display of the show’s award winners.

BIGNY President Jody Saunders Ray
BIGNY President Jody Saunders Ray

BIGNY is a New York-based organization that serves the publishing industry and community. Since its inception in 1926, the Guild has provided professional development opportunities by hosting social and educational events, seminars, industry trips, and more. The Guild produces the annual New York Book Show, which celebrates outstanding achievements in book design and manufacturing. BIGNY also proudly organizes charitable events to promote literacy in the New York City metropolitan area

 

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To purchase tickets, visit newyorkbookshow.com

For additional information, please contact Tim Hoey:
publicrelations@bigny.org, timhoey95@gmail.com
Phone: 973.714.0707

Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 pm

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street

JoyceJoyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Her books include the national bestsellers “We Were the Mulvaneys” and “Blonde” (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the New York Times bestsellers “The Falls” (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and “The Gravedigger’s Daughter.” Her essay collection “Soul at the White Heat” is new from Ecco Press this fall.

 

Admission is free.

Cave Canem Presents: New Works

Friday, September 30th at 5:00 pm

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street

RodaleRodale Inc. is an independent, healthy, happy living company based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and New York, New York. Known for launching the organic movement in the U.S. in 1942, the company operates today with a mission to “inspire health, healing, happiness and love in the world. Starting with you.” Through a broad portfolio of best-in-class brands, Rodale reaches more than 100 million people globally through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, and video.

Rodale Books is currently seeking a Full-Time assistant for the New York City office, who will provide editorial and administrative support for both an executive editor and the director of subsidiary rights.

Responsibilities include:
-General administrative support to the executive editor and the director of subsidiary rights
-Communicating with authors, agents, writers, photographers, foreign publishers, translation co-agents, rights contacts and other clients
-Book fair scheduling and general support
-Evaluating book proposals and writing readers reports
-Fielding unsolicited submissions
-Drafting correspondence
-Creating fact sheets, catalog copy, sales scripts, and P&L requests
-Checking and trafficking page proofs
-Mailing packages
-Trafficking of internal materials
-Submit check requests for author payment
-General editorial and subrights research
-Ordering books/office supplies
-Handling production requests and submitting invoices for the sale of files to sublicensees

Ideal candidate will possess:
-Bachelor’s degree
-At least one year of experience working as an editorial assistant/intern
-Excellent written communication skills
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
-A creative thinker who is always on the lookout for new, more efficient ways of doing things
-Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
-Flexible, personable attitude; Ability to develop cordial and professional relationships
-Ability to publicly present ideas and information
-Proven ability to accommodate evolving responsibilities and last minute changes
-Must be a team player and have the ability to multitask
-Demonstrated interest in sports and active-lifestyle activities

Contact Stephanie Schoenly
stephanie.schoenly@rodale.com

Banned Books Week 2016

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Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge

The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage

various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship.

This year, Banned Books Week is celebrating diversity.Image result for banned books week nyc

 In addition to our sponsors, Banned Books Week received generous support from Penguin Random House and DKT Liberty Project.


The 2016 celebration will be held September 25-October 1.

A series of events are held in honor of Banned Books week in libraries, bookstores and though online webinars (some can be found below). Follow these link to see some interesting events being held in New York City:

Bannedbooksweek.org
American Library Association
New York Public Library

Also, to get an understanding of what kinds of books do get banned or challenged, take a look at this link listing the top ten banned or challenged books in 2015.Image result for banned books week nyc

Image result for banned books week 2016Reading Without Walls: Author Event with Gene Luen Yang and Sesame Street

Sunday, September 25, at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (doors open at 10:15am)

53rd Street Library

Join the New York Public Library in partnership with Sesame GroverWorkshop (the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street!) as we welcome the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, joined by his furry friend, Sesame Street’s Walkaround Grover, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Sesame Street classic storybook,The Monster at the End of this Book. Yang will read aloud this time-honored tale (first published in 1971 by Little Golden Books) and will discuss his ‘Reading Without Walls‘ initiative, which encourages readers to explore books of diverse voices, genres, and formats. Gene Luen Yang

Sesame Street’s Walkaround Grover will greet attendees, followed by Yang’s read-aloud of The Monster at the End of this Book. Yang will then participate in a short Q&A and discussion about his  ‘Reading Without Walls’ initiative. This event will conclude with a book signing by Yang and a photo opportunity with Walkaround Grover.

In the spirit of celebration, each attendee will receive their very own copy of The Monster at the End of this Book, courtesy of Random House Children’s Books.

Admission is free. RSVP is recommended

Banned Books Week Open Mic: Celebrating Diversity

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Tuesday, September 27,  at 7:00 pm

Housing Works
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

A reading and open mic celebrating inclusivity in literature, with banned, challenged, and disenfranchised voices. Join the sponsors of Banned Books Week for an inspring evening of readings celebrating the work of diverse writers and authors. Scheduled readers so far include Daniel José Older, Ibi Zoboi, Taran Matharu, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Mariela Regalado.

This year’s Banned Books Week – the annual celebration of the freedom to read – is focusing on diversity and will celebrate literature written by diverse writers, especially those that have been banned or challenged. It is estimated that over half of all banned books are by authors of color, or contain events and issues concerning diverse communities, according to ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Admission is free.
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Battling Bannings: Authors discuss intellectual freedom and
the freedom to read

Thursday, September 29,  11:00 am – 12:00 pmWendy Dolinger

Online Webinar

What’s it like to be an author of a banned or challenged book? How do they respond and how can librarians support the freedom to read? In honor of Banned Books Week, three authors will address these questions and more during a free webinar. Moderated by Vicky Baker, Deputy Editor of Index on Censorship magazine, the webinar will include perspectives from:

-Jessica Herthel, a graduate of Harvard Law School and a co-author of I Am Jazz, a children’s picture book about a transgender girl.
-Christine Baldacchino, a former early childhood educator, and the author of the widely-acclaimed book Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress.
-Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, and author of The Hindus: An Alternative History; and On Hinduism, which portrays the history of Hinduism outside of mainstream perspectives.

Following the three presentations, there will be some time for Q&A. Register to attend the live webinar session.

Free Script of Chris Crutcher’s The Sledding Hill

Chris CrutcherTalented playwright Jarrett Dapier has offered his complete stage adaption of Chris Crutcher’s YA novel,The Sledding Hill to the Office for Intellectual Freedom in support of Banned Books Week. There are no limitations to reading, sharing, or printing Dapier’s play.

It is available here to download and read freely.

 

Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos) Book Launch

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Saturday, September 17, 4:30 pm

535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York City

A conversation with the artists, Molly Nesbit and Yasmil Raymond will occur at 4:30 pm. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Admission is free. Reservations encouraged.

Pat Cummings: The Art of the Book: Creating Children’s Books

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Saturday, September 17 at 1 pm-3 pm

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
New York, NY

Coretta Scott King Award winning book illustrator and Katowitz-Radin Artist-in-Residence, Pat Cummings, details the creative process and craft behind picture books, with distinguished panelists Rudy Gutierrez, Evan Turk, and Rachel Vail. Each speaker will exhibit slides of their work; audience questions will follow.

Admission is free. RSVP Here

When Strangers Meet

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Monday, September 19 at 12:00 pm

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave

Join author Kio Stark as she explores the rich meanings and the transformative possibility of talking to people you don’t know — and how these beautiful interruptions in daily life can change you and the world we share.

Admission is $25

Poetry Reading with Tim Tomlinson and Barry Wallenstein

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Wednesday September 21 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway

Tim Tomlinson has lived and published work all over the world, including his recent poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (Winter Goose Publishing, 2016). He currently teaches in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program.

Barry Wallenstein is an emeritus professor of literature and creative writing at City College (CUNY), an editor at American Book Review, and the author of nine books of poetry. His poetry has been recorded with jazz accompaniment: At the Surprise Hotel and Other Poems (Ridgeway Press, 2016) is his most recent poetry collection.

Admission is free

Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl!

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Today marks the 100th birthday for the late, great Author, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot, Roald Dahl. Dahl lives on through his amazing work such as James and the Giant PeachCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe WitchesFantastic Mr FoxThe BFG, and The Twits among otherssome of which were adapted into successful screenplays and films.

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Dahl had a way with words throughout his writing career, which the Huffington Post compiled in an article titled “50 Amazing Words Roald Dahl Made Up” You can click the link and read some interesting words that Dahl used in his stories.

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it,” Roald Dahl

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl!happy birthday road dahl

 

Upcoming Event: Brooklyn Book Festival

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Sunday, September 18 (10am-6pm, rain or shine), FREE

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

AUTHORS INCLUDE Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Faith Erin Hicks, Russell Banks, Phoebe Gloeckner, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Libba Bray, Stephanie Danler, Gayle Forman, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Angela Flournoy, Helen Garner, Karin Slaughter, Bruce Schneier, Rebecca Traister, Marjorie Liu, Sayed Kashua, Esmeralda Santiago, Thomas Frank, Ralph Nader, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Yusef Komunyakaa, Joyce Carol Oates, A.O. Scott, Hua Hsu, Rob Sheffield, Yoss, Jessica Valenti, Cecily von Ziegesar, Ocean Vuong, Ed Yong and hundreds more.

authors     Margaret Atwood                 Joyce Carol Oates           Yusef Komunyakaa

The Brooklyn Book Festival will also have several “Bookend” events leading up to the festival starting today including:

  • After Adderall, a movie about what happens when James Franco makes a movie about you. Directed by Stephen Elliott, featuring Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Jerry Stahl, Susan Orlean and Michael C. Hall at Videology Cinema Bar (Brooklyn). The Opening Night Party will be at Bell House (Brooklyn). See the New York premiere of Monday, September 12
  • R.L. Stine reads from his newest book  Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story, followed by a book-signing at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Tuesday, September 13
  • Greenlight Books and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses host the Seventh Annual Brooklyn Indie Party to celebrate the literary independence of the borough and its Festival Friday, September 16
  • Children’s Day: Literary Celebration for Families and Children
    Saturday September 17th (10am-4pm, rain or shine)

To see a full list of “bookend” events for the Brooklyn Book Festival Click Here
Also to see the Brooklyn Book Festival homepage  Click Here

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For those of you who would like to gain some volunteer experience at the Brooklyn Book Festival,  the Women’s National Book Association-NYC (WNBA  http://www.wnba-nyc.org/) is looking for volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email  Professor Denning at jdenning@pace.edu for details.

An Evening with FREEMAN’s

FreemansThursday, September 8 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Come for a night in celebration of Freeman’s new issue, centered around the theme of “Family,” from the former editor of Granta and lecturer at the School of Writing, John Freeman. Featuring readings, conversations and performances by Valeria Luiselli, Sharon Olds, Tracy K. Smith, Garnette Cadogan, Ruddy Roye, Alexander Chee, and Aminatta Forna, presenting stories about family life, by turns amusing, heartbreaking, and probing. This second issue of FREEMAN’S: Family circles the globe and collects the most amusing, heartbreaking, and probing stories about family life emerging today. Co-sponsored by The New School Creative Writing MFA Program and McNally Jackson Booksellers.

Admission with a $16 (+tax) purchase of the book.

Miriam Horn & Ian Frazier: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

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Friday, September 9 at 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway and 12th Street, 3rd floor, Rare Book Room.                                     Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Environmental Defense Fund veteran Miriam Horn challenges pervasive and powerful myths about American and environmental values. Join Miriam in the Rare Book Room as she paints a powerful picture of the hidden stewards of America’s natural legacy.

Joining Miriam in conversation is Ian Frazier, author of Hogs Wild and Great Plains.

Admission with a $15 purchase of the book that comes with a $15 gift card at Strand Books.

Against Everything with Mark Greif and Wesley Morris

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Monday, September 12 at 7:00PM

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 

n+1 founding editor Mark Greif launches his newest book of cultural criticism and argument, Against Everything.

Mark Greif received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard in history and literature; an M.Phil. from Oxford in English as a British Marshall Scholar; and a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale. In 2004, he co-founded n+1, and has been a principal at the magazine since. In 2005 and 2007 his essays were chosen for The Best American Essays. His scholarly book, The Age of the Crisis of Man, was published in 2015 by Princeton University Press. In 2013–2014, he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, in its School of Social Science. In 2015, he was awarded the Charles Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

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Julissa Arce: My (Underground) American Dream
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Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway and 12th Street, 3rd floor, Rare Book Room.                                     Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Thousands of people work on Wall Street, coming from various backgrounds and parts of the country, but Julissa Arce is the only one who can say that during her time as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs she was an undocumented immigrant.

Now that she’s left Wall Street, Julissa has become an advocate for rights for undocumented immigrants. She will be joined by award-winning writer and filmmaker Alberto Ferreras, who most recently directed HBO Latino’s Habla y Vota, in the Rare Book Room as she discusses and signs her memoir, My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive.

Admission with a $15 purchase of the book that comes with a $15 gift card at Strand Books.

 

 

 

Sudaquia Internship!

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Publishing Marketing Internship

Sudaquia Editores is looking for an unpaid, part-time publishing marketing intern, to work in our dynamic team. Ideal candidates are self-starters who can work independently and collaboratively; have writing, research and communication skills in English and Spanish; are creative thinkers; and have a strong interest in contemporary Latin-American literature in Spanish.

We don’t have formal “departments” at Sudaquia Editores, so our interns have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of tasks –ranging from editorial to publicity / marketing, to production, and everything between.

The ideal candidate should be familiar with various social media platforms (including but not limed to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Goodreads, Booklikes). As intern, you will be asked to:

  • Write press releases for books, events and promotions.
  • Create and manage online marketing campaigns targeting readers (of books in Spanish), libraries, bookstores, and college students and teachers.
  • Contribute in the management of ours social media platforms, creating engaging content, most of it in Spanish.
  • Write and publish original content in Spanish including books reviews, and updates in our website, Sudaquia.net

Note that publishing marketing intern will not work exclusively on publishing and marketing and will be ask to do other administrative chores around the office.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree related to Communications
  • Outstanding knowledge of Spanish and English languages. Better if Spanish native speaker.
  • Active interest in Latin-American literature and books in Spanish.
  • Experience designing promotional and marketing material.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Microsoft Office.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to multitask while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Natural to Internet research and Social Media interaction.

Si estás interesado envianos tu carta de presentación, y una copia de tu currículo a central@sudaquia.net.

If you are interested send your cover letter, and a copy of your CV to central@sudaquia.net.