Around Town | May 8 – 14

Writers & Artists Respond: Dorothea Lasky

When: May 10, 2018 @ 6:30–8:30pm
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Cost: Free (with museum admission)

The Jewish Museum is hosting a reading with poet Dorothea Lasky, followed by a discussion with Associate Curator Kelly Taxter. Lasky earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts and has published three poetry collections: AWE (2007), Black Life (2010), and Thunderbird (2012). She has also had several chapbooks and poems published throughout various journals and magazines, such as the New YorkerParis Review, and American Poetry Review.

The poetry reading will be in conjunction with an exhibition of new paintings by artist Eliza Douglas. Douglas creates paintings “that teeter between realism and abstraction, balletic grace and slapstick humor.” The new works created for the Jewish Museum lobby, Shadow and Light, and Blood and Bones are part of a series Douglas began in 2016. They are titled with lines from the poems of Dorothea Lasky.

For more information about this event and to RSVP, click here. Continue reading “Around Town | May 8 – 14”

Jobs & Internships | April 19th – 25th

Palgrave Macmillan | Editorial Assistant

Location: New York, NY
Position: Full-time
Experience: Entry-level

Palgrave Macmillan, a brand of Springer Nature, specializes in academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It publishes monographs, journals, textbooks, and professional work in a variety of subjects like Political Science, Economics, History, Literature, Linguistics, and Business. Its “mission is to publish high-quality original, peer-reviewed scholarly content for the humanities academic community.” Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | April 19th – 25th”

Alumni News | Lisa Brandenburg

M.S. in Publishing alumna Lisa Brandenburg has hit a big milestone in her life. Her first book Run has been published by Page Publishing. Here is a short synopsis of the new book:

“Run is a coming of age story about a young woman who is strong yet longs to find someone to sweep her off her feet. Is [Lani] desperate enough to forego her own dreams to live out an expectation of her life, or will she have the courage to choose the path less taken?

You’re invited to follow Lani’s roller coaster journey as you enjoy a front row view into Lani’s excitement for a long, overdue first date and all the anxiety that comes from prepping for the big night. Eventually, you’ll wish you could hold her hand as she questions everything she thought was right in the relationship, cheer her on as she asserts her independence and cringe when Richard shows up to her office unannounced. What will she decide? What would you?” Continue reading “Alumni News | Lisa Brandenburg”

Around Town | March 20th – 26th

Malay Sketches | Book Launch

When: March 22, 2018 @ 7pm
Where: Revolution Books, 437 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY, 10037

Malay Sketches is a collection of short stories written by Singaporean author and social critic Alfian Sa’at. Some of its stories include a “hijab-wearing schoolgirl who refuses to shake the president’s hand. The hantu tetek—a ghost who kills children by squeezing their heads between her breasts. A Malay doctor embarrassed by his Malay patient’s teen pregnancy. A sleeping boy on the bus who awakens a sudden feeling of tenderness in a lonely stranger.” Continue reading “Around Town | March 20th – 26th”

Jobs & Internships | Feb. 8th – Feb. 14th

The Center for Communication | Cooper Leibner Editorial Fellowship

Location: New York, NY
Position: Fellowship/Internship
Experience: Entry-level

The Center for Communication is a nonprofit organization sponsored by major media companies and other academic partners. It’s mission? To increase diversity in the media industry and better prepare students for careers “by connecting them with the best minds in media.” Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | Feb. 8th – Feb. 14th”