Quote of the Week | Ursula K. Le Guin

“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.” These are words from the renowned science-fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away last Monday at the age of 88. Over the course of her life, Le Guin authored more than 20 novels, 12 books of poetry, 100 short stories, seven essay collections, 13 children’s books, and five volumes of translation. American literary critic Harold Bloom, the Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, described Le Guin as a “superbly imaginative creator and major stylist,” and credits her for raising “fantasy into high literature.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Ursula K. Le Guin”

Welcome Back to Pace University, from Professor Sherman Raskin

Dear Colleagues and Graduate Students,

I hope you all enjoyed your winter break. I would especially like to welcome the 21 newly-admitted students to the program. One student is visiting all the way from Wuhan University, and another is a professional research scholar from Beijing. Our faculty and staff look forward to working with you and assisting you this semester. Continue reading “Welcome Back to Pace University, from Professor Sherman Raskin”

Welcome back to the Spring 2018 semester, from Prof. Jane Denning

(Photo: Rachael Kelly)

I hope you all had a restful holiday break and that you are ready for an exciting semester in the M.S. in Publishing program! We have a number of great opportunities for you this semester, including the opportunity to apply for the Edgell and Littleford Scholarships and an on-site visit to Hachette Book Group (date and time TBA). Last semester, we visited the Big 5 publisher Simon & Schuster. Continue reading “Welcome back to the Spring 2018 semester, from Prof. Jane Denning”

Join BIGNY for Volunteer Happy Hour on Jan. 25

The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) is hosting a happy hour event for prospective volunteers TOMORROW at Foxy John’s Bar and Kitchen, a “clubby hangout with new American eats & handcrafted cocktails, plus live music & TVs showing sports.” Unfamiliar with BIGNY? Check out our November Link of the Week profile.


If you would like to attend this event, email Jody Ray (ray@maplepress.com) or Steve Bedney (sbedney@gmail.com).


WNBA NYC Board Meeting | Jan. 24

The Women’s National Book Association is hosting its NYC chapter board meeting on WednesdayJanuary 24th from 6:30–8:30 pm. It will be held at the Thieme offices at 333 7th Avenue on the 18th floor (located between 28th and 29th). If you are interested in volunteering with the WNBA, feel free to stop by – and bring friends! If you would like to attend, please contact with Hannah Bennett. Continue reading “WNBA NYC Board Meeting | Jan. 24”