Young to Publishing Group Happy Hour Reunion


Miss the sherry hours and camaraderie from your days at a publishing program? Wish you could catch up with old friends while meeting new ones from other programs? Join fellow alums from the Columbia, CUNY, Denver, NYU, Pace, Yale, and any and all publishing programs (MAs included!) for a night of drinking, networking, and reminiscing. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30pm at Josie Woods Pub, located at 11 Waverly Place. Please RSVP here. #ypgreunion


World Book Night – April 23, 2014

Why does World Book Night exist?

Reading for pleasure improves literacy, actively engaging emerging readers in their desire to read. Reading changes lives, improves employability, social interaction, enfranchisement, and can have a positive effect on mental health and happiness. Book readers are more likely to participate in positive activities such as volunteering, attending cultural events, and even physical exercise.

Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers.

After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. World Book Night U.S. vets the applications, and the givers are chosen based on their ability to reach light and non-readers. The selected givers choose a local participating bookstore or library from which to pick up the 20 copies of their book, and World Book Night U.S. delivers the books to these host locations.

Givers pick up their books in the week before World Book Night. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography.

There will also be several kickoff events. Quite a few authors, including Tobias Wolff and Walter Dean Myers, will be at the New York Public Library on April 22 from 6:30 to 8pm.

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Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

April 6, 2014

Gertrude Stein

Come to McNally Jackson bookstore for the centennial celebration of Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons. The event is cosponsored by the Gertrude Stein Society at Hunter College and in partnership with City Lights Books. @ McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, 6:00 p.m.

April 7, 2014

Emma Donaghue

Join author Emma Donaghue, acclaimed author of Room, as she discusses her newest novel, Frog Music. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.


Paul Stanley, co-founder and frontman of KISS, will be signing his new book Face the Music: A Life Exposed. @ Barnes and Noble, 97 Warren Street, 6:00 p.m.

April 9, 2014

Bob Saget

Join comedian, and now author, Bob Saget,  as he discusses his new book, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

April 13, 2014

Downtown Literary Festival

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and McNally Jackson Books present a downtown literary festival celebrating the literary culture of NYC – past, present, and future. Featured guests include Hilton Als Edmund White Adam Fitzgerald Francine Prose David Goodwillie John Godfrey Patricia Spears Jones @ Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, 11:00 a.m.

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March 17, 2014

Kevin Cook

Award-winning true crime author Kevin Cook discusses one of the most infamous murders of the 20th century in Kitty Genevese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

March 18, 2014

Harlan Coben

Join author Harlan Coben for a discussion of his new mystery novel, Missing You. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

March 19, 2014

Hillary Clinton Biography

Join author Jonathan Allen as he discusses the new biography of Hillary Clinton, HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

Dinaw Mengestu and Lucas Wittmann

Acclaimed Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Megestu’s latest novel examines the fate of a friendship over two continents and many decades. All Our Names traces the story of two men who come of age during an African revolution–one who stays, one who flees and eventually builds a new life and falls in love in America. Joining Dinaw will be Lucas Wittmann, books editor at The Daily Beast. @ The Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, 7:00 p.m.

March 21, 2014

David Levithan

Join author David Levithan for a discussion of his new novel, Two Boys Kissing. This event is part of the 2014 NYC Teen Author Festival, and you can find more information about the festival here. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.


Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

March 8, 2014

Ben Marcus

Marcus reads from his new short story collection, Leaving the Sea. Recognized as one of the most innovative and vital writers of his generation, Marcus is the author of Notable American Women and The Age of Wire and String. Curated and hosted by Rob Spillman. @ The Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Dweck Center, 4:00 p.m.

March 10, 2014

Phil Klay

This Iraq War vet, whose first story was published in the summer 2011 issue of Granta, copes with battle and its aftermath in his new collection, Redeployment. In spare (and unsparing) prose, Klay lets readers see disturbing moments of overseas service and conflicting emotions that arise afterward. @ The Powerhouse Arena, 27 Main Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.

Patty Marx and Susan Minot

Patricia Marx is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a former writer for Saturday Night Live. She is the author of twelve books, including the novels Starting From Happy and Him Her Him Again The End of Him, both of which were finalists for the Thurber Prize for Humor, and several collaborations with the cartoonist Roz Chast. Susan Minot is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Étranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide bestseller and became a major motion picture. @ Stony Brook Manhattan, 101 E 27th Street, 7:00 p.m.

March 11, 2014

Andy Warhol

Want to know everything there is to know about Andy Warhol? Bob Colacello, who edited Warhol’s Interview magazine, published the definitive Warhol biography, Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, in 1990. Now it’s being reissued by Vintage with more than 60 of the author’s own photos of Warhol and the stars who orbited around him, including Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, Truman Capote, Diane von Furstenberg, Paloma Picasso, and Liza Minnelli. Bring your questions to tonight’s event at the Strand, where Colacello is joined by Factory regular Vincent Fremont, the longtime exclusive agent for the Warhol Foundation, and Billy Name, Warhol’s close friend and collaborator. @ The Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

March 13, 2013

House of Outrageous Fortune

Best-selling author and one of America’s most provocative writers of non-fiction, Michael Gross discusses his latest work, House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World’s Most Powerful Address. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

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March 4, 2014

Chelsea Handler

Join comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler as she introduces her newest book Uganda Be Kidding Me. @ Barnes and Noble, 555 Fifth Avenue, 12:30 p.m.

Jennie Garth

90210 actress and author Jennie Garth joins us to sign her book Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde. @ Barnes and Noble, 97 Warren Street, 6:00 p.m.

Peniel Joseph and Cornell West

Join author Peniel E. Joseph as he introduces his new book Stokley in conversation with Cornell West. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

March 5, 2014

Russell Simmons

Tonight, hip hop mogul and entrepreneur Russell Simmons signs copies of his book Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple. The signing will benefit The Rush Philanthorpic Organization. @ Barnes and Noble, 97 Warren Street, 6:00 p.m.

DISH: Food, Drinks, Stories

DISH is a sumptuous 3-course feast of readings and stories, as told by New York’s hottest chefs, restauranteurs, mixologists, food authors, bloggers and critics, presented by Kimberly M. Wetherell of Spirited and David Gutowski ofLargehearted Boy, the first Wednesday of every month. $5 donation suggested. @ Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, 7:00 p.m.

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February 24, 2014

Tor Books

Join Tor Books authors Brian Staveley, Ramona Wheeler, James Cambias, and David Edison for a casual evening of drinks and nerdy-ness. @ The Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, 7:00 p.m.

Jenny Offill

Join author Jenny Offill at McNally Jackson as she discusses her new book Dept. of Speculation. Joining her will be Lorin Stein, editor of the Paris Review. @ McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, 7:00 p.m.

February 25, 2014

Edwidge Danticat

Join author Edwidge Danticat as this year’s guest speaker for Greenlight Bookstore and LIU Brooklyn’s “Starting from Paumanok” lecture series. She will be reading from her body of work, taking questions, and signing books. @ Kumble Theater, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217, 6:30 p.m.

February 26, 2014

Craft Beer Week

Come to The Strand for an evening that is part of the New York City Brewer’s Guild’s Craft Beer Week. Joining the event will be New York Times contributor, All About Beer Magazine editor, and author of The Great American Craft Beer Cookbook, John Holl. @ The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 6:30 p.m.

February 27, 2014

Lorrie Moore

Join author Lorrie Moore as she introduces her new book Bark: Stories. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

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February 18, 2014

Dept. of Speculation

New York Times notable book author Jenny Offill discusses and signs her exquisitely suspenseful love story. @ Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana

Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub (TV series Monk) joins Broadway star Santino Fontana in conversation with Tom Santopietro and special guest Christopher Hart about the upcoming play, Act One, based on playwright Moss Hart’s autobiography. @ Barnes and Noble, 2289 Broadway, 7:00 p.m.

Southern Cross the Dog

Join us for the paperback launch of Bill Cheng’s novel, SOUTHERN CROSS THE DOG, with a reading, Q&A, and signing. @ Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin St.Brooklyn, New York, 7:00 p.m.

February 19, 2014

Red Light Properties

Meet Miami’s best (and only) previously-haunted real estate agency, in Dan Goldman’s newest graphic novel Red Light Properties. A husband/wife team who run an exorcism/real estate office wherein they “clean” and flip haunted houses, Jude and Cecilia Tobin have to contend with not only the ghostly inhabitants of Miami but their own complicated lives as well. @ Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin St.Brooklyn, New York, 7:00 p.m.

February 20, 2014

Sarah Churchwell

BBC contributor Sarah Churchwell brings us her fascinating new book, Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby, which interweaves the biographical story of the Fitzgeralds with the unfolding investigation into the murder of Hall and Mills. @ Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street, 7:00 p.m.

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February 8, 2014

Sean Qualls

Artist Sean Qualls, who previously appeared at Greenlight to present his illustrative work on the Roxane Orgill ­authored Skit­Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald, will return to read from and discuss his latest work, Lullaby for a Black Mother, for which Qualls added picture-book illustrations to a Langston Hughes poem. @ Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 11:00 a.m.

February 10, 2014

Drew Barrymore

Join now author and photographer Drew Barrymore as she presents her new book Find It in Everything: Photographs. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Secret of Raven Point

Author Lauren Belfer (Fierce Radiance, City of Light) will moderate a discussion with Jennifer Vanderbes about Vanderbes’s third novel, the World War II-set The Secret of Raven Point. McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, 7:00 p.m.

February 11, 2014

YA Authors

Four young-adult authors, Mariah Fredericks, Adele Griffin, Kathleen Hale, and Sarah McCarry, whose collective credits include Season of the Witch, Loud Awake and Lost, No One Else Can Have You, and All Our Pretty Songs, will discuss their experiences in the YA field, in addition to fielding audience questions. @ McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street, 7:00 p.m.

Rachel Kushner

The New Yorker‘s James Wood will moderate a discussion with author Rachel Kushner (Telex from Cuba) about Kushner’s new book, The Flamethrowers. @ Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, 7:00 p.m.


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February 4, 2014

Breaking the Silence

The latest novel from Jesse Ball, a writer with experimental yet minimalist tendencies, is Silence Once Begun, is the story of a Japanese man who refuses to speak on his own behalf after confessing to murders to which he has no apparent connection. He discusses the book with novelist and journalist Christopher Bollen (Lightning Rods). @ McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street,  7:00 p.m.

February 5, 2014

Why Are You So Sad?

National Book Award winner Colum McCann will moderate a discussion with Jason Porter about Porter’s new book, Why Are You So Sad? @ McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street,  7:00 p.m.

February 6, 2014

Andrew’s Brain

Join author E. L. Doctorow as he introduces and discusses his new book Andrew’s Brain. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.

Everyone Wants to Be Me

Join popular bloggers Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez as they discuss their new humorous book, Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me: Tom and Lorenzo’s Fabulous and Opinionated Guide to Life and Style. @ Barnes and Noble, 97 Warren Street, 6:00 p.m.

February 7, 2014

B. J. Novak

Best known for his work on NBC’s The Office, B.J. Novak presents his new collection of funny short stories. @ Barnes and Noble, 33 East 17th Street, 7:00 p.m.