Upcoming Event! New Literature From Europe Festival

New Literature from Europe FestivalNow in its 13th consecutive year, The New Literature from Europe Festival is an annual celebration of writing from across the European continent. Featuring readings and discussions between leading and emerging literary voices from Europe, and some of America’s foremost writers and critics, the Festival celebrates important new European literature in translation. Founded in 2003, the NLE Festival has quickly become one of New York City’s top literature in translation events, attracting award-winning, best-selling and new authors from many diverse European countries each yescreen-shot-2016-11-30-at-11-52-02-amar. The NLE Festival is jointly organized by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and New York-based European cultural institutes. Most Festival events are free and open to the public.

The festival will have events throughout each of the three days in December. If you would like to see the full list of events please click this link. To see the full list of venues as well please click this link. The festival will also consist of many guest speakers, writers, actors, translators and more.

Featured below are some of the speakers that will be at the festival. To see a full list of speakers, check it out here.

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Upcoming Event: Brooklyn Book Festival

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Sunday, September 18 (10am-6pm, rain or shine), FREE

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

AUTHORS INCLUDE Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Faith Erin Hicks, Russell Banks, Phoebe Gloeckner, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Libba Bray, Stephanie Danler, Gayle Forman, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Angela Flournoy, Helen Garner, Karin Slaughter, Bruce Schneier, Rebecca Traister, Marjorie Liu, Sayed Kashua, Esmeralda Santiago, Thomas Frank, Ralph Nader, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Yusef Komunyakaa, Joyce Carol Oates, A.O. Scott, Hua Hsu, Rob Sheffield, Yoss, Jessica Valenti, Cecily von Ziegesar, Ocean Vuong, Ed Yong and hundreds more.

authors     Margaret Atwood                 Joyce Carol Oates           Yusef Komunyakaa

The Brooklyn Book Festival will also have several “Bookend” events leading up to the festival starting today including:

  • After Adderall, a movie about what happens when James Franco makes a movie about you. Directed by Stephen Elliott, featuring Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Jerry Stahl, Susan Orlean and Michael C. Hall at Videology Cinema Bar (Brooklyn). The Opening Night Party will be at Bell House (Brooklyn). See the New York premiere of Monday, September 12
  • R.L. Stine reads from his newest book  Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story, followed by a book-signing at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Tuesday, September 13
  • Greenlight Books and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses host the Seventh Annual Brooklyn Indie Party to celebrate the literary independence of the borough and its Festival Friday, September 16
  • Children’s Day: Literary Celebration for Families and Children
    Saturday September 17th (10am-4pm, rain or shine)

To see a full list of “bookend” events for the Brooklyn Book Festival Click Here
Also to see the Brooklyn Book Festival homepage  Click Here

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For those of you who would like to gain some volunteer experience at the Brooklyn Book Festival,  the Women’s National Book Association-NYC (WNBA  http://www.wnba-nyc.org/) is looking for volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email  Professor Denning at jdenning@pace.edu for details.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

around-town2Thursday, September 18th, 8pm-9pm
Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre, 155 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
If fast-paced, competitive, humor-centric readings are up your alley, the Literary Death Match might be the perfect event for you to check out. Read more on Literary Death Matches.

Strand teams up with Symphony Space for a fantastic installment of the popular series Literary Death Match. Featured writers for this round include Joshua Ferris, Julie Klam, Nick Flynn, Rivka Galchen and Bill Scheft. Hosted by Literary Death Match creator Adrian Todd Zuniga, this event will take place at Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre… stick around after the show for a special signing with the Death Match authors!

 

Sunday, September 21st, 10am-6pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaze, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Rain or shine, the show must go on! Spend the day visiting booths and enjoying the lively literary marketplace. Children and adults alike will enjoy the events of the day, from readings and discussions on a variety of topics like narration types, starting  reading groups, and cover design. But those don’t even scratch the surface of what’s available. Click here for a list of Sunday’s events.

This is an event you do not want to miss!

 

Monday, September 22nd, 6pm
Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007.|
Author and artists Michael Cho and Charles Burns will chat with Chip Kidd about their new graphic novel, Shoplifter. Purchase book for entry. Join us!

Corrina Park used to have big plans.

Studying English literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. But she’s been working at the same advertising agency for the past five years and the only thing she’s written is . . . copy. Corrina knows there must be more to life, but and she faces the same question as does everyone in her generation: how to find it?

Here is the brilliant debut graphic novel about a young woman’s search for happiness and self-fulfillment in the big city.

 

Lauren-Oliver30410865Tuesday, September 23rd, 6pm
Barnes & Noble, 97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007.|
Author Lauren Oliver will discuss and sign her new book, Rooms. She is the bestselling author of Panic and the ‘Delirium Series.’ Purchase a copy of Rooms at Barnes & Noble Tribeca for entry.

After a number of highly acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, including the Delirium trilogy and the standalone novels Before I Fall and Panic, Lauren Oliver returns with a spellbinding tale that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Fueled by the same inspired feel for plot and character that drew readers to Oliver’s earlier works, Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story of guilt, love, and family secrets.

Link of the Week: Brooklyn Book Festival

BBFhomepagelogo-2014Make sure to mark your calendars, because the Brooklyn Book Festival is coming to town this Sunday!

Many serious readers, if asked, would tell you that there are few ways to better spend a day than to be surrounded by books in a cozy environment, enveloped in a world they can hold in their hands. There is also the kind of reader who forays into the realm of nature with just a book, no library or comfy couch needed.

Books unite us, despite our genre, reading device, and environmental preferences. And what better way is there to celebrate the book than by checking out the Brooklyn Book Festival? As the largest free literary event in New York City, the Festival promises events for every kind of reader and book professional, and even the causal passerby. From author readings and Q&A’s, trivia night and scavenger hunts, workshops, talks from top professionals and panel discussions, with music, art and food thrown in, attendees have a wide range of events to choose from. Click here to see the full list of events.

Events will be organized around the Brooklyn Borough Hall, but be sure to check out confirmed locations for any events you’re particularly interested in.

Events run from Sept. 15th until Sept. 22nd; main event is Sunday, Sept. 21st from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Take some time to check out the WNBA’s booth at the Festival on Sunday, the 21st. They’re currently looking for interns, so drop by their booth (#703) and meet some new people from this fabulous organization! Read about this event.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

September 15, 2013

Radical Librarians Book Club

Come to Bluestockings (172 Allen St) at 2 pm to meet with a group of aspiring librarians, current librarians, and others who are invested in re-envisioning the library. Occurs on the third Sunday of every month. Free.

September 16, 2013

Poetry Reading

Come to Bar 13 (35 E. 13th St) at 7 pm – 11 pm to attend the louderARTS Project’s cure for the common poetry reading with 2-for-1 drinks all night. Occurs every Monday.

September 19-22, 2013

Vintage Books at The Strand

The Strand will be heading to the Upper East Side for an exclusive charity sample sale in The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Thrift Shop. From Thursday, September 19th to Sunday, September 22nd, we will showcase select vintage books for your home – ranging from art to cooking to travel to biographies. On Thursday, Strand’s Rare Books Specialist, Darren Sutherland, will be on hand to help you find the perfect addition to your library or living room coffee table. Customers can expect signed copies and first editions, among other literary treasures.

For four days only, The Society of MSKCC’s Thrift Shop will be transformed into a book lover’s boutique. Purchase titles culled from over 20 miles of books from Strand’s downtown flagship alongside the Thrift Shop’s home furnishings, accessories and merchandise for sale. There will surely be something for any reader. Build your personal collection with carefully curated titles from Strand’s rare books vault.

Shop for a good cause at Strand’s first pop-up shop and first collaboration with The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Thrift Shop. A portion of proceeds will benefit cancer patient care, education and research programs.

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September 20, 2013

Brooklyn Indie Party

The Brooklyn Book Festival has become one of the premier literary festivals in the country, featuring great authors and publishers from within the borough and around the world. Greenlight is proud to be a vendor at this year’s BKBF, and to participate in the Bookends project: a series of events before and after the Festival to extend the celebration of all things literary throughout the borough. On Friday night, Greenlight once again partners with some of Brooklyn’s best independent book and magazine publishers to throw a Brooklyn-sized party celebrating the spirit of literary independence in Brooklyn with food, drinks and music – DJ’ed for the 4th year in a row by Literary Council Chair Johnny Temple! Partygoers will mingle with the borough’s great authors and publishers, discover new works, and kick off Brooklyn Book Festival weekend. This year, enter at the Indie Party for a chance to win a gift bag with a featured book from each of the featured presses! Event takes place at 686 Fulton Street at 7:30 pm.

September 22, 2013

Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. The main event is on Sunday September 22 from 10 am – 6 pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

A Report from the Trenches: Volunteering at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn’s Borough Hall hosted a fantastic event for Publishing on Sunday – the Brooklyn Book Festival.  But for the wind, which persisted in blowing bookmarks across tables, it was a beautiful day for over 160 vendors to congregate in the name of books.  Authors, publishers, and literary groups lined the sidewalks with booths dedicated to selling, promoting, or just talking about books.  I attended as a volunteer for the Women’s National Book Association, a non-profit organization of women (and some men) who work with and value books. It was one of many organizations there to promote reading and publishing.

The vendors in attendance were diverse, including everything from the Jane Austen Society to Harper Perennial to independent publishers advertising a single book.  Some of my personal favorites included the McSweeney’s booth (a publisher of books and literary journals, founded by Dave Eggers), and Joseph Koch’s Avalanche of Wonder (whose booth included an array of comics, graphic novels, and pop-culture paraphernalia).  The vendors were eager to talk about their projects, and everywhere you turned there were people discussing their new favorite publications.

The other main feature of the festival was a wide selection of events.  These events included workshops, readings from authors, book signings, and discussions on topics affecting the literary world.  The events were popular, and the line for tickets reached farther and farther back as the day progressed, into the crowd of book lovers and food vendors.  For students of publishing, this festival is a glimpse of what is happening now in publishing, from the smallest independents to the most famous authors.  I would highly suggest taking a walk to Borough Hall next year, and spending a few hours with the books.

WNBA-NYC Member Volunteers & Authors Needed!

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When: Sunday, September 18th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Where: Brooklyn Book Festival

The Women’s National Book Association – New York City Chapter is going to the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival! Volunteers are needed to man the booth and help represent the WNBA. We’ll be promoting this year’s (pretty awesome) lineup of events, including National Reading Group Month and Great Group Reads. We’re also hoping to sign up new members!

Promote your book titles at the fair as well! While we are not selling any books this year, WNBA-NYC members are invited to promote their books with on-hand giveaways, such as bookmarks, postcards, etc. Just bring your promotional items to the festival for display and giveaway at the booth.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Linda Epstein at: programs@wnba-nyc.org, with the following subject line: BBF2011.