Link of the Week | Brooklyn Book Festival


Alright everyone, mark your calendars tout de suite. The Brooklyn Book Festival is THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 17th at 10am at Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza 209 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn, NY. The largest free literary event in New York City, is a great way to “casually run into” new voices and literary powerhouses in the publishing industry. To name-drop just a few, five authors participating in the event include:

The Women’s National Book Association, NYC chapter (WNBA-NYC) and National Reading Group Month will also be exhibiting at the fair. (Pace Publishing Professor Jane Kinney Denning is the President of WNBA-National.) Located at Booth 345, they will be showcasing:

  • Membership Benefits
  • Events Calendar
  • Reading Group Guides
  • NRGM Great Group Reads Information and Lists 
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Giveaways
  •  … and more!

Member Volunteers are also needed for the festival! Volunteers will get a chance to meet new people, promote the organization, and spend time with other WNBA members. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please register here (organizers have asked that you include times that you’re available).

Now is the best time to join the WNBA. As a member during the organization’s Centennial year, you’ll get free admission to WNBA Centennial celebrations and other publishing events throughout the season. Student membership is $20, a great value in the city for aspiring publishers and writers. For more information on membership, you can visit the WNBA membership page.

Link of the Week: WNBA’s National Reading Group Month

It’s National Reading Group Month at the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA), and everyone is invited to celebrate women in books!

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One of the first events of this month that students (and guests) can attend is a panel hosted by the WNBA on October 6th.

The WNBA Presents the National Reading Group Month Author Panel

Bookmark your calendars on October 23 for the Women’s National Book Association National Reading Group Month Author Panel. The event will take place at The Strand Bookstore, Rare Book Room from 7-9 p.m. Members of the WNBA receive free admission and a $15 Strand gift card. Nonmembers can attend by purchasing a ticket for $15. Join the WNBA as student member for only $20. Join here!

National Reading Group Month Panel!

October is National Reading Group Month!

The WNBA-NYC, with event partner Strand Book Store, is celebrating National Reading Group Month by hosting a National Reading Group Month Panel.  Join NRGM Great Group Reads Chair Rosalind Reisner in conversation with an amazing line-up of authors:

Ben Ryder Howe—My Korean Deli: Risking It All for a Convenience Store, Picador

David Maine—Great Group Reads 2012 Recipient—An Age of Madness, Red Hen Press

Elizabeth Nunez—Boundaries, Akashic Books

Marisa de los Santos—Falling Together, William Morrow Paperbacks

Alix Kates Shulman—Ménage, Other Press

The panelists will discuss their own books, reading groups, and this year’s Great Group Reads selections. Take a look at the official press release for the event.  The panel will take place on:

October 17th
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003)

This event is open to the public, and all Pace Publishing MS students are strongly encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Rosalind Resiner and Jill Tardiff at programs@wnba-nyc.org (subject line: NRGM 2012) and mention you are a Pace student. For a list of events happening in other states, click here .

WNBA-NYC Hosts National Reading Group Month Event!

When: Thurday, October 20th, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Where: Asian American Writers’ Workshop

The NYC chapter of the Women’s National Book Association would like to invite you to attend their event to celebrate National Reading Group Month. You will meet such renowned authors as Scott Spencer (author of Man in the Woods, A Ship Made of Paper, and Endless Love) and Julie Otsuka (author of The Buddha in the Attic), among others.

For more details, please read this informative flyer. If you are interested, kindly e-mail nrgm@wnba-nyc.org by October 18 to reserve your space.