Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

February 26, 2013

George Saunders and Dick Cavett

Legendary talk-show host Dick Cavett interviews author George Saunders at the New York Public Library (42nd Street and 5th Ave, Manhattan) at 7pm. Saunders is promoting his new work Tenth of December. Tickets cost $15.00.

February 27, 2013

Michelle Orange and James Lasdun

At Power House Books (37 Main St., Brooklyn) authors Michelle Orange and James Lasdun will discuss their various works. Orange will present her first essay collection This is Running for Your Life, while Lasdun will talk about his latest Give Me Everything You Have. The event is free and starts at 7pm.

Jeanie Bassinger and Sam Wasson

A night of cinema history will unfold at the Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway, Manhattan) when film historians Jeanie Bassinger and Sam Wasson talk about marriage in the movies. Bassinger is promoting her new book I Do and I don’t: The History of Marriage in the Movies.


 The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook

This exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan) examines the role of photography in cutting edge, avant-guarde art movements. The exhibition highlights the medium in response to Dadaist, Bauhaus, surrealism, and conceptual art.  Students get in for $14.00, and the exhibition stays open until April 29th.

“Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles”

The Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Pl., Manhattan) is hosting a special exhibition honoring American poet Emma Lazarus, the author of “The New Colossus”- the poem featured on the Statue of Liberty.  Tickets for students are $7.00.

Scholastic Inc. Internship Opportunity

Book Production Intern – Scholastic Inc.

Scholastic Inc. is looking for a qualified intern to assist our book production group. Our team handles a variety of children’s books, from picture books to middle-grade and YA novels to Spanish titles, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of the print book and ebook. This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and will finish the internship having gained a broad experience in learning how a book evolves from manuscript to published work.


The position is open for the Spring and Summer, 10–14 hours per week, with potential for more hours.  The internship can continue indefinitely, so those who will be available long-term are particularly encouraged to apply.  This is a paid internship opportunity.




– Reviews text proofs

– Proofreads jacket and cover materials, as well as other materials as needed

– Performs ebook quality review

– Distributes meeting agendas and attends relevant department meetings

– Performs other tasks to support the book production team



We’re looking for a hard-working, energetic graduate student in the New York City area who is interested in learning about children’s book publishing. This person should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work independently, handle responsibility, and manage time well. Previous experience with copyediting or proofreading is highly desirable but not required, as is familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, and with standard proofreading symbols. A strong command of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and an eye for detail are essential!


To Apply: please send résumé and cover letter addressed to Jackie Hornberger to  If you intend to apply, please also email Prof. Jane Denning at