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.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

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.