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”

Around Town | March 6th – 12th

Kelly Barnhill | Dreadful Young Ladies

When: March 7, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Avenue (at Fenimore), Brooklyn, NY, 11225

Kelly Barnhill is a World Fantasy Award and Newbery Medal winner. Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, she will be presenting her newest collection of short fiction, Dreadful Young Ladies (which include witches, pirates, evil stepmothers, and invisible girls). The stories in Dreadful Young Ladies “feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.” Barnhill will present and read from her new short story collection, followed by a signing and Q&A. Continue reading “Around Town | March 6th – 12th”

Around Town | Feb. 13th – 19th

Irene Smalls | Storybook Reading: Ebony Sea

When: February 13, 2018 @ 6–7pm
Where: Whole Foods Market, 100 West 125th Street, New York, NY, 10027

To celebrate Black History Month, author Irene Smalls will be hosting a storybook reading of Ebony SeaEbony Sea is based on a true story in South Carolina where a group of African Igbos refused to be enslaved. It is “their account of Black Power, love of family, and love of country.” Continue reading “Around Town | Feb. 13th – 19th”

Around Town | Dec. 12th – Dec. 18th

Since the holidays are almost upon us, here are some great events to get you into the holiday spirit! (If the snow on Saturday didn’t already hype you up.) Continue reading “Around Town | Dec. 12th – Dec. 18th”

Around Town: Nov. 7th to Nov. 13th

YPG: Twitter, Trolls, and Social Media Goals

When: November 8, 2017 @ 6pm
Where: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY, 10106
Cost: Free

“How do authors and agents navigate the world of Twitter, trolls, and media backlash? Join Young to Publishing Group for a panel on the intersection of social media, marketing books, and activism. Panel speakers include Katherine Locke, Esi Sogah, and Justina Ireland, and discussion will be moderated by Emily Hughes, Content Development and Social Media Manager at Penguin Random House. Continue reading “Around Town: Nov. 7th to Nov. 13th”