The celebrated poet Alice Notley is the spring 2017 reader in the Poets @ Pace series.
The reading, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday April 18th from 6-8 pm in the Bianco Room, Level B, One Pace Plaza. It will include a Q & A, book signing, and refreshments.
MS in Publishing Program alumni Kristin Dolan will be speaking at Pace University’s Dyson Dialogues event alongside of Professor Aditi Paul’s Intro to Communications class. Hosted by Dean Hermann, this talk will focus on the accomplishments Dolan has accumulated throughout her career—many aspects which are relevant to publishing industry positions.
As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 605, Dolan is in charge of the overseeing the daily aspects of running a business, including leading sales, research, finance, marketing, and more. She is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Dolan Family Ventures, and is also a member of the Board of Directors for AMC Networks and The Madison Square Garden Company.
Date/Time of Event: Tuesday, April 4th 10:40am to 12:00pm
Location: Lecture Hall North, 2nd floor, 1 Pace Plaza
To RSVP for this event, please email Ben Gordon at BGordon2@pace.edu.
Inkluded champions diversity in publishing by supporting like-minded organizations toward actualizing their missions and goals and, in doing so, encourages along inclusivity amongst publishing professionals and readers of all ages.
WNDB’s Internship Grant Program provides economic assistance to applicants of diverse backgrounds interested in pursuing highly valuable, but low-paying children’s publishing internships—internships that might not be accessible otherwise. Without internships on their resumes, applicants are always disadvantaged when pursuing careers in publishing. Already, eleven participants of the program have landed entry-level positions in publishing; so, the program is working. Inkluded would like to help WNDB expand their program.
Tickets are $20. Due to limited space, only 40 tickets available for this event.
The Graduate Center Public Programs (CUNY) 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016
What can today’s activists learn from the successes and failures of their precursors? First in this series, we welcome Larry Kramer, an award-winning playwright (The Normal Heart) and author, and a celebrated public health and gay rights advocate. As a pioneering AIDS activist, he co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 1982 and founded ACT UP in 1987. He speaks with Charles Blow, New York Times Op-Ed columnist and author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
Part of the series “The First 100 Days.” Presented with the CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), and the Ph.D. Program in History.
Admission is free, reservations are required. To make a reservation, click here.
The Strand Bookstore 828 Broadway (& 12th Street) New York, NY 10003
Unexpected, humorous, sometimes dark, and surprisingly heartfelt, here are tales that explore the secret life of men as they pass into adulthood, middle age, and old age confronting lust, pain, guilt, bewilderment, and mortality. O’Leary has won numerous literary awards for his stories and his title story was a finalist for the Mark Twain Award for Humor Writing. The collection fearlessly distills for the reader tinctures of joy, pain, madness, heartbreak, greed, and other components of the human capacity for good and evil, for beauty and ugliness. O’Leary showcases humanity in a fluent, fun read, which will let you peek into the most intimate and the well familiar entrails of existence. Few books around these days possess the capability to bring both a tear to your eye and smile to your lips, within the span of a few chapters, such as this work does.
Tim will be joined in conversation by Stuart Elliott, former advertising/media reporter turned freelance writer at Media Village.
Prior to the talk guitarist Christopher White will perform his song “Dick Cheney Shot Me In The Face.”
Admission is $15. Please click here to purchase admission.
The Center for Fiction 17 E. 47th St New York, NY 10017
A must for emerging writers: we’ve partnered with Electric Literature and The Authors Guild to present a series of events aimed at giving you the essentials when it comes to your career. In this first of the series, our panelists Yuka Igarashi (Soft Skull Press, Catapult,) Michelle Legro (formerly of New Republic,) and James Yeh (VICE) will discuss how to pitch for online, and the ways in which writing for the web differs to print. Moderated by Dwyer Murphy of Electric Literature.
Admission is free. Feel free to RSVP for this event.
Researching and looking through sources to make informed opinions and fact-check has been made more difficult with the influx of fake news. Fake news, which is the publishing of false information online for the malicious intent to mislead, has gained more notoriety since the PizzaGate, where social media became a carrier of misinformation on a pervasive scale.
In an effort to discuss fake news, its impact on society, and the strategies—if there are any—to fight against it, the Daily News is hosting part of their Conversations events on the topic in regard to media and tech circles, though the issue stretches out far beyond.
Christina Ricci stars as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in this period drama series for Amazon, and depicts Zelda’s ascent from southern belle to her status as an icon of the 1920s and wife of famed author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Take a look at the trailer for the series.
The pilot for the series is available to view for Amazon Prime subscribers.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to: ZRSVP@swisherproductions.com. Please note space is limited, and your RSVP must be confirmed for a seat.
Join the Women’s National Book Association-NYC for a $20 annual fee for students; $50 for regular membership.
Last week I was one of the lucky ones who was able to attend the Random House’s 10th OPEN HOUSE. Pace MS in Publishing Professor and RH employee Kathy Sandler also attended and was great company to spend the day with. The event is so popular that it sold out in 5 minutes!
Held in the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (instead of RH headquarters because of the large turnout), the day was inspiring, thought-provoking, funny and a great reminder why I love this industry so much.
Featured authors at this Open House include Diana Gabaldon, Jodi Picoult, Trevor Noah, George Saunders, Jon Meacham, Fannie Flagg, Lindsey Lee Johnson, Allison Pataki, Sana Krasikov, and Laura McHugh.
The day started with a fascinating conversation with Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, whose new book, BORN A CRIME: Stories from a South African Childhood, is a fascinating read and a #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller stating that, “It is a compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.”
George Saunders is the author of Lincoln in the Bardo and he spoke with his editor, Andy Ward, about a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln.
Jon Meacham is the author of Destiny and Power, a biography of Bush 41. He and Willie Geist discussed the “First 100 Days” of Presidents and what we might see in the first 100 days of the new administration.
It was also a real treat to see Fannie Flagg (who did not love Fried Green Tomatoes?) discussing her new book, The Whole Town is Talking.
Jodi Picoult shared the fascinating story of how she came to write her latest (and 24th book!), Small Great Things, in which she tackles the profoundly challenging yet essential concerns of our time: prejudice, race, and justice.
The day ended with the wildly popular Outlander series author, Diana Gabaldon, whose historical fiction as filled with, “history, warfare, medicine, sex, violence, spirituality, honor, betrayal, vengeance, hope and despair, relationships, the building and destruction of families and societies, time travel, moral ambiguity, swords, herbs, horses, gambling (with cards, dice, and lives), voyages of daring, journeys of both body and soul…” There were a lot of fans in the audience!
Overall it was a great day of being immersed in the world of books and getting to see listen to the stories of some remarkable authors and publishing professionals. I can’t wait until the next Open House!