Link of the Week | Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a professional organization for authors and illustrators. Acting as a “consolidated voice” for YA and children’s book producers, SCBWI works to “support the creation and availability of quality children’s books in every region of the world.” Continue reading “Link of the Week | Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators”

Around Town | April 10th – 16th

Pen Parentis | Heroes & Superheroes

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”

Quote of the Week | George North, the Original Bard?

In February, Shakespearean purists sat a little straighter in their chairs.
Independent researcher Dennis McCarthy and English scholar June Schlueter had just announced what Michael Witmore, the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, called a “once-in-a-generation – or several generations – find.” Stashed away in the British Library, the pair had discovered a previously unpublished manuscript that, when scanned using the open-source plagiarism program WCopyfind, revealed extremely-likely source material for eleven of Shakespeare’s plays, including King Lear and Macbeth. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | George North, the Original Bard?”

My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media

Image courtesy of Susan Knopf and Scout Books & Media.

In Fall 2017, I began frantically looking for an internship when I realized I could graduate a semester early. When I first heard about the internship opportunity at Scout Books & Media from Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, I had no idea what book packagers were or what they did. But after some research, a great phone interview, and a lovely meeting, I was happy to be hired because it has been a great opportunity to explore all aspects of the publishing industry. Plus, a 16 hours/week internship at Scout Books & Media works well with my 20 hours/week graduate assistantship at Pace University. Continue reading “My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media”

Event | The Book Industry Guild of New York

STM & STEM: What Are They and How Are Publishers Responding

When: April 10, 2018 @ 5:15–7:30pm
Where: Penguin Random House (2nd Floor), 1745 Broadway (bt. 55th & 56th Streets), New York, NY, 10004
Cost: $40-$60 ($5 just to attend the panel)

The Book Industry Guild of New York is hosting a panel on STM & STEM. Questions will be answered about what these are and how they relate to the publishing industry. Continue reading “Event | The Book Industry Guild of New York”