Around Town | April 3rd – 10th

An Evening with Akashic Books and Feminist Press

When: April 5, 2018 @ 7–9pm
Where: Red Room at KGB Bar, 85 E 4th Street3rd Floor, New York , NY 10003

The New York Writers Workshop is hosting a reading by four authors from two independent publishers–Akashic Books and Feminist Press. From Akaschic Books, the readers will be: Adam Smyer, author of Knucklehead; and Lauren Stahl, author of The Devil’s Song. From Feminist Press, the readers will be: YZ Chin, author of Though I Get Home; and T Kira Madden,  author of the Go Home! anthology. Come out and support these authors while having some drinks and mingling with fellow book lovers. Continue reading “Around Town | April 3rd – 10th”

Volunteer Opportunity: The Folio Show

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The Folio Show is the major national trade show for magazine publishers in the US.  There are three days of sessions in NYC on Oct. 19-21.  Professor Baron has contacted the organizers and the show has offered our students the opportunity to volunteer to assist at the show in return for the opportunity to attend some sessions at no cost. This usually involves checking ID badges at the beginning of a session.  This is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders on many aspects of magazine publishing.

They can use a handful of students.  Students who are interested should send Professor Baron their name and email address at and the organizers of the conference will then contact them directly to work out the day and time they prefer to attend.

For more information, see their website.



Announcing a VIDA Fellowship for The Home School Conference

In August 2014, The Home School launched in Hudson, New York—an annual six-day intensive writing conference for poets interested in radicalizing their poetic craft through a consideration of other art forms (music, dance, visual arts, cinema). Home School’s curriculum is centered around four daily activities: morning calisthenics lead by acclaimed teaching artists; afternoon workshops lead by a renowned experimental poetry faculty (approx. 14 participants each); afternoon artist talks from contemporary masters centered around collaboration; and evening poetry readings by faculty and visiting poets.

Home School Miami 2016 will provide one VIDA fellow with full tuition waiver (1175 USD) plus an honorarium (500 USD) for travel or hotel accommodations within walking distance of their Miami Beach campus. While in residency, the selected fellow will participate in all Home School activities (including readings by Natalie Diaz, Renee Gladman, Jorie Graham, and Mira Gonzalez) and select their choice of workshop leader with one of the core faculty workshop instructors: Timothy Donnelly, Adam Fitzgerald, Dorothea Lasky, Cathy Park Hong, Tan Lin, Maggie Nelson or Mónica de la Torre.

Applicants will be vetted by the VIDA Board of Directors and results will be announced in September 2015.
Deadline to apply:
Applications must be submitted by August 15, 2015 through this Submittable link:
How to apply:
We welcome applications from all women, including trans, genderqueer and non-binary.

Through Submittable, applicants provide:

  • contact information and cover letter
  • 3-5 pages of creative work

Looking to get involved at Pace? Check out The Left Forum!

Looking to get involved at Pace? Check out The Left Forum!


The Left Forum is one of the largest gatherings of progressive intellectuals, activists, academicians, and organizations from around the world.   The Left Forum will be at Pace’s NYC Campus from June 7–9. There will be guest speakers and panels to learn from and participate in!  


The conference is also looking for volunteers!  You can help with the registration and admission process, give directions to panels and exhibits, guide people through the events, assist with media and video recording, as well as closing operations.  Click here to become a volunteer!

BISG Volunteer Opportunity

 eBooks: Great Expectations for Web Standards

A W3C Workshop on Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform


Dates: Mon, Feb 11th from 1 PM to 6 PM  &  Tues, Feb 12th from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Location: Marriott Hotel – 1535 Broadway, New York 10036 USA


The workshop will be collocated with the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference.  The goal of the workshop – organized in partnership with W3C, IDPF, and BISG – is to “bring together major players of the e-book market, including publishers, standardization organizations, booksellers, accessibility organizations, etc, in an effort to bring e-book publishing to its full potential through standardization.”


The planning committee has organized 5 discussion sessions around important e-book standardization issues, including:

  • Text Presentation (CSS, Fonts)
  • EPUB & Open Web Platforms
  • Accessibility
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • Metadata


The committee is currently scouting volunteers volunteers to take minutes during each session on an open, collaborative online platform, in real-time as the workshop progresses.  Up to 7 volunteers can be accepted.


This is an excellent opportunity for Pace MS in Publishing students with a strong interest in eBooks to meet and learn from leading industry professionals as they discuss current standards issues and opportunities in eBook publishing today.


Description of Volunteer Responsibilities:

The scribe will take notes during the presentation and the discussions that follow. They should also scribe the wrap-up sessions. We will ask the attendees going to the microphone to clearly say their name and company name before raising a question or proposal.


The scribe will also take notes using an online platform called IRC.  This can be done:

 1.  with a IRC client (there is a large number of these some are free)


Available ports (choose one): 6667, 6665, 21

We will have to decide on a channel, something like #ebook.


2.  using the Web interface:

One only needs to type in Nickname and the name of the channel to join. The scribe will type in the input field. Anyone connected to the channel can add, correct, and collaborate to the minutes.

The agent provides a few useful Editing Commands, an easy way to correct simple mistakes or add clarifications Refer to section “Commands.”


If interested, please email Professor Jane Denning ( your resume by Friday, January 25th.