Link of the Week: Writers Read NYC



The opportunities for cultural and artistic exposure in New York City are rampant–museums and culture centers, ethnic food of any kind you can imagine, musical performances on stages and subway platforms, and literary events aplenty in book stores and cafes.

One such literary event is part of series put on by Writers Read NYC. In 2001 Writers Read NYC  was established “by a group of writers looking to showcase their work and that of others” (Source). WRNYC puts on six events each year that feature established and emerging writers of both fiction and nonfiction. Attendees to the reading events in the city can expect to hear a mix of form, be it poetry, essay, memoir, or short stories.

The next reading for 2015 is coming up on April 26th at The Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A.

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Be sure to check out the Writers Read NYC website for information regarding featured writers and upcoming events!


WNBA Event: Women Executives in Publishing

Join us next month for our exciting new panel:
Women Executives in Publishing
Wednesday, April 8, 6:00-7:30PM 
The Café Auditorium at Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway (2nd Floor), NYC

Join us for a panel of female publishing executives who will speak about their career paths, the challenges they’ve faced, and the advice they would offer to publishing and media professionals. You’ll hear tips on developing business and management skills while navigating a creative field; career planning and strategy; negotiation and self-branding; and more. 

Panelists  include:

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Register Here with AAP’s Young to Publishing Group. 

For updates on WNBA-NYC programs, blog and more, visit

2015 Student Travel Grants to the Society for Scholarly Publishing

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Society for Scholarly Publishing: 2015 Travel Grants to Annual Meeting
If you are a student in a publishing or library/information science program, or have been working in this field for three years or less, please consider applying for a grant to attend the SSP Annual Meeting (see details below).  If you’re not a potential candidate, but know someone who is, please share this announcement with your fellow-student, colleague, or protégé. 
SSP’s 2015 travel grant program has grants for up to 13 successful applicants. The awards will support travel to and attendance at SSP¹s 37th Annual Meeting, to be held May 27-29, 2015 in Arlington VA, as well as SSP membership for 2015.   The travel grant program is designed to introduce students of publishing and information science and early career publishing professionals to the many educational and networking opportunities available at the popular and informative SSP annual meeting. 
Successful applicants will be granted free registration at the Annual Meeting and will be eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,300 for travel and lodging expenses incurred to attend the meeting.  Higher rates of reimbursement are available for applicants located overseas, and the Society offers special encouragement to applicants from outside North America.
Applications must be completed online; see the link to the online form at, where a list of previous grant winners is also available.
The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.  Grant awardees will be selected and notified as early as possible in April.
The SSP Board has developed several supporting programs that will help grant awardees optimize their experience. Awardees will be paired with mentors who hold senior management positions within SSP member organizations. Mentors will help grantees plug into the educational and networking opportunities available at the Annual Meeting.  Additionally, the meeting program will offer several opportunities designed to engage those who are relatively new to the industry.
SSP Annual Meeting 2015:  “The New Big Picture: Connecting Diverse Perspectives”
To be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington VA, May 27-29, 2015.
Plenary speakers:
 Charles Watkinson, AUL for Publishing, University of Michigan Libraries
 Ken Auletta, author and New Yorker columnist
 Jennifer Lawton, CEO Makerbot Industries
For details of full program, tracks, sessions, abstracts, speakers, and accommodation, see
SSP is a dynamic membership organization, working to advance the development of members through education and networking.

Query Roulette Volunteer Opportunity


On March 3rd, the WNBA is going to be holding their Query Roulette event, and they’re looking for volunteers to help with the following activities:

  • Helping with set-up
  • Checking in participants
  • Appointment “timekeeping” (letting participants know how much time they’ve left before switching to their next 10-minute appointment)
  • Overall helping with any questions, information, hosting.

The Query Roulette is going to be a great night–nearly 30 writers have registered to seek one-on-one advice from 10 literary agents.  We’re looking for a few member volunteers before and during the event. Would you like to help? This fundraiser is an ideal way to meet other members and get involved with the association.

This event will take place at the Association of American Publishers office (71 Fifth Ave @ 15th St.) from 6:30-8:45pm. Volunteers are needed between 5:45pm and 8:30pm. If you are interested for some or all of the time needed, please email me at (Subject: QR Volunteer Help).  Let me know what time you’d be available.