Book Expo America is the largest annual book trade fair in the United States. (It is generally referred to as the “BEA.”) Almost “all significant book publishers in the United States, and many from abroad, have booths and exhibits at BEA, and use the fair as an opportunity to showcase upcoming titles, sell current books, socialize with colleagues from other publishing houses, and sell and buy subsidiary rights and international rights. Authors, librarians, and buyers for book retailers also attend the event.”
When: April 16–22, 2018 Cost: Varies per event (ticket prices can be found here)
PEN America is an organization that “stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide.” Each year, PEN America hosts its World Voices Festival, an international literary festival that brings together well-known writers from across the globe. The festival was founded “in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the United States and the world—a mission that, today, has never been more relevant.”Continue reading “Around Town | April 17th – 23rd”
When: April 10, 2018 @ 7–9:30pm Where:The Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall Street, New York, NY Cost: Free
Pen Parentis Literary Salons “break the stereotype of parent-author by presenting the vast diversity of creative writing by authors who happen to also be parents.” However, you don’t have to be a parent or writer to enjoy its events, including this evening filled with questions about heroes and superheroes. Authors Lex Williford, Andrea Lawlor, and Donna Levin will read their own works, while also answering these questions: What is a superhero? When does a bigger-than-life character become hard to believe? How can you take a fresh look at a trope?Continue reading “Around Town | April 10th – 16th”
What: Women’s Leadership in Publishing Workshop When: Friday, April 27 | 9am – 5pm Where: Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st Street Tickets: General admission is $30 and student admission is free.
On Friday, April 27, Marymount Manhattan College’s Institute for Pre-College and Advanced Study will host a “Women’s Leadership in Publishing Workshop.” Part of the university’s Women in Leadership Series, the one-day event will feature presentations and panel discussions from prominent women in the industry, including M.S. in Publishing Adjunct Professors Kathy Sandler (senior manager of content applications at Penguin Random House), Veronica Wilson (director, business development at The Nielsen Company), and Jennifer Perry (the keynote speaker is the vice president of Media Products & publisher of Sesame Workshop). Full-time faculty member Manuela Soares, who is the incoming director of both the M.S. in Publishing program and Pace University Press, will act as the workshop’s convener.