Event | WNBA-NYC Reading Group

Lisa See | The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

When: July 14, 2018 @ 11am–1pm
Where: Marlton Hotel, 5 W 8th St, New York, NY, 10011
Cost: Free for Members (Membership for students is $20/year)

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) supports “women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season.” If you are a student, you can become a WNBA member for $20, which consists of women and men who want to serve the book community by promoting literacy. This is a great way to network with fellow book lovers and learn what is going on in the book industry. Continue reading “Event | WNBA-NYC Reading Group”

Around Town | May 1 – 7

Watch Your Tone: A Reading

When: May 3, 2018 @ 6:30–8:30pm
Location: Cave Canem, 20 Jay StreetSuite #310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free

Nathan McClain’s “Watch Your Tone” is an eight-session writing workshop where “participants focus their attention on the function of tone in their poems as a way of communicating and deepening their emotive charges.” To hear what the participants have been learning about craft in poetry, come out to this reading event to hear their poems that feature both playful and serious tones. Continue reading “Around Town | May 1 – 7”

Around Town | April 24 – 30

Bette Rockmore | David Pecker Lecture

When: April 26, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Pace University, 163 Williams Street, 18th Floor

Bette Rockmore is the David Pecker Distinguished Professor of Publishing for 2017/18. Last semester, she gave an inspiring lecture on transitioning from the classroom to corporate America. This semester, she is coming back to continue providing advice to M.S. in Publishing students on post-graduation and how to prepare for corporate life. Continue reading “Around Town | April 24 – 30”

Around Town | April 17th – 23rd

PEN America | World Voice Festival

When: April 16–22, 2018
Cost: Varies per event (ticket prices can be found here)

PEN America is an organization that “stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide.” Each year, PEN America hosts its World Voices Festival, an international literary festival that brings together well-known writers from across the globe. The festival was founded “in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the United States and the world—a mission that, today, has never been more relevant.” Continue reading “Around Town | April 17th – 23rd”

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”