Around Town: Oct. 17th – Oct. 24th

An Evening with the 2017 NYC Emerging Writers Fellows

When: October 18, 2017 @ 7-8:30pm

Where: The Center for Fiction, 17 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

Every year, the NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship selects promising, new writers and grants them money along with a mentorship, in order for them to succeed in their careers. Continue reading “Around Town: Oct. 17th – Oct. 24th”

Around Town: Nov. 7-14


9781250007131_p0_v6_s260x420Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
Bill Nye, Friday November 7 @ 7pm

33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

Bill Nye is so well-known as “the Science Guy” that he has appeared as himself on The Big Bang Theory. Undeniable proves that mere celebrity has not weakened either his intellect or his ability to communicate clearly. His grand tour of evolution demonstrates that this process is not only real; it is still unfolding. In lively, sometimes even humorous style, he displays his debate-winning ability to clarify without overreaching as he describes not only what evolution is, but what it so fascinates us. A winning, accessible read.


CLOG: Unpublished Panel Discussion with Cathleen McGuigan, Fred Bernstein, Alan Rapp & Vanessa Quirk
Monday, November 10th @ 7pm

52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

CLOG will be moderating a panel discussion based on CLOG : Unpublished, which is a critical analysis of the architectural publishing industry.

Panelists will include: Cathleen McGuigan (Editor in Chief, Architectural Record), Fred Bernstein (Journalist), Alan Rapp (Senior Editor, Architecture + Design, The Monacelli Press), and Vanessa Quirk (Managing Editor, ArchDaily)

The panelists will take questions from the audience after the discussion.


Stephen King, Tuesday, November 11th @ 12pm
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

When the new minister arrived in town, little Jamie Morton was swept away by emotion. He was not the only one: Almost everyone in the tiny Maine hamlet fell in love with preacher Charles Jacobs, his beautiful wife, or both of them. Things change all too suddenly when Mrs. Jacobs and her baby die in a gruesome auto accident. Half crazed, the reverend curses God, is banished from the town, and thereafter pursues successive supercharged careers as a sideshow huckster, a faith healer, and a mad scientist. Decades later when Jamie and his former friend again cross paths, all the explosive elements of this archetypal Stephen King novel fall into place. Born to be a number one bestseller.


The Moth
New York StorySLAM
Various locations at various times/dates

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s about-mothdirectors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.
Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.

Moth stories dissolve socio-economic barriers, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome challenges and see with new eyes.

Click Here for a full list of this week’s Moth events.



Links of the Week: Spooky Novels and Horror Stories

The spookiest day of the year is tomorrow. In celebration, here are a handful of books that might be so frightening and scary that you won’t want to turn off the lights…

Check out Flavorwire’s The 50 Scariest Books of All Time to see what met their spooky requirements. Stephen King’s It makes the list, as well as classics like The Exorcist. Some of the titles may surprise you, like Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and William Golding’s The Lord of the Flies. One of my personal favorites on the list is House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. It is a chilling tale about a blind man who dictates a story about a house with the ability to grow, and keep growing. Are you brave enough to read any on the list?

If you are a fan of young adult fiction but still want to read a horror novel that will give you goosebumbs, check out Snappy Pixel’s 22 of the Best Young Adult Horror Books to Read for Halloween. Some of the novels, like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, are simply creepy. Others, though, like Rabbits in the Garden by Jessica McHugh and Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender, really pack the spook factor. Just reading the summaries put me on edge.

If you’re in need for a scary story right this second, check out this list from Blastr of 25 short stories that are currently online now. Stories from both Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft are available as well as stories from more classic authors like Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe. If you’re skipping the parties this year, these stories will be just the thing to put you in the Halloween spirit.