National Reading Group Event

This is a wonderful networking and National Reading Group event hosted by the NYC Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. A great way to meet some great authors, writers and publishing professionals. Charge to students is $5.00 or free if you join as a student member for $20.00 here:  http://wnba-nyc.org/membership/.

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June 29 Bryant Park Event

Bryant Park Author Cli-Fi Panel

Wednesday, June 29, 20169791

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

Hosted by Environmental Journalist and Environmental Fiction Writer Nathaniel RichOdds Against Tomorrow, and featuring Lydia MilletMermaids in Paradise, Sweet Lamb of Heaven.

Is it truth or is it fiction? This panel features environmentally conscious writers with novels on natural disasters, ecological collapse, and the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Reading Room in Bryant Park
Manhattan

Location Details:
Located on the 42nd street side of the park, between the back of the New York Public Library and Sixth Avenue. Look for the burgundy umbrellas.

WNBA Event: Women Executives in Publishing

Join us next month for our exciting new panel:
Women Executives in Publishing
Wednesday, April 8, 6:00-7:30PM 
at
The Café Auditorium at Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway (2nd Floor), NYC
 

Join us for a panel of female publishing executives who will speak about their career paths, the challenges they’ve faced, and the advice they would offer to publishing and media professionals. You’ll hear tips on developing business and management skills while navigating a creative field; career planning and strategy; negotiation and self-branding; and more. 

Panelists  include:

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Register Here with AAP’s Young to Publishing Group. 

For updates on WNBA-NYC programs, blog and more, visit wnba-nyc.org.

Historical Fiction: An Enduring Genre in a Changing Landscape


The NYC chapter of the Women’s National Book Association will be hosting a panel this month entitled, “Historical Fiction: An Enduring Genre in a Changing Landscape.”

Thursday, April 26, 6:00PM – 8:00PM  
Wix Lounge, 10 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

Free admission for WNBA Members
Non-members ~ $10.00

Register Here!

The Red TentCold MountainGirl with a Pearl Earring, and other successful historical novels set off a trend that’s apparent to anyone who follows current fiction. Historical novels are hot! And read by people who never thought they were interested in history. We’ll explore what historical fiction means to today’s readers and publishers, and we’ll examine what it’s like to be a player in this market – agent, author, editor, reviewer, or bookseller – what’s happening now, and what’s likely to happen down the road.

Panelists

Carole DeSanti‘s The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2012) is already receiving great reviews. Carole is also is Vice President, Editor at Large at Viking Penguin, where she is well known as a champion of outstanding, original voices in women’s literature, including those of  Dorothy Allison, Tracy Chevalier, and Melissa Banks. (Photo © Sigrid Estrada.)

Kathryn Harrison is the author of thirteen books, including the bestselling memoirs The Kiss and The Road to Santiago. Her historical novels include The Binding Chair, Poison, and The Seal Wife. Her latest novel, Enchantments (Random House, 2012) takes place during the final days of Russia’s Romanov Empire. She is also a frequent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review. (Photo ©J.Ravid.)

Barbara Hoffert is a fiction editor at Library Journal and the author of LJ’s long-running weekly Prepubs Alert column. She is a past-president of the National Book Critics Circle, for which she now serves as Awards Chair. In 2006, she won ALA-RUSA’s Louis Shores-Greenwood Publishing Group Award for excellence in reviewing. (Photo courtesy of Library Journal.)

Daniel Lazar is a senior agent at the Writers House literary agency. He represents a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, but he especially loves historical fiction of all kinds. Some recent and forthcoming books include NYT bestseller Juliet by Anne Fortier, The Bells by Richard Harvell, Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran, and The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O’Melveney.

Heather Lazare joined Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, as a senior editor in 2011 after six years working at the Crown Publishing Group. Prior to that, she was with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. Heather acquires historical fiction, upmarket women’s fiction (book club books), narrative nonfiction, humor, pop culture and memoir. (Photo courtesy of HNS Conference 2012.) 

 

Moderated by Rosalind Reisner, WNBA-NYC member and author of Read On…Life Stories, a readers’ guide to the memoir genre, and the award-winning reference book Jewish American Literature: A Guide to Reading InterestsRosalind is a former librarian; she speaks about books and reading and blogs at www.areadersplace.net.

 

This event is being held at Wix Lounge, a free co-working and event space sponsored by Wix.com. Launched in 2008, Wix.com is a free online platform that allows users to create their own Flash website, Apple-compatible mobile sites, and customized Facebook pages. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Women’s National Book Association, register here!

 

Free Tickets to “The Making of a Bestseller: From Acquisition to Market”

Professors Jane Kinney-Denning and Manuela Soares will be moderating an exciting event next week with the Women’s National Book Association called “The Making of a Bestseller:  From Acquisition to Market.”

The event features Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. The panel will include Helen Simonson, her literary agent, and the Random House publishing team responsible for making Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand a success.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about how a book becomes a bestseller, directly from top Random House executives.

This event will take place on Wednesday, November 9, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Wix Lounge.  Pace University has a number of comp tickets available to students.  If any students are interested in attending this panel for free, please contact Professor Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu by Monday, November 7th.

For more information about this WNBA event, please see their website:  http://goo.gl/nEHhN.  (Students obtaining a ticket through Professor Kinney-Denning do not need to register for the event online.)