When: July 14, 2018 @ 11am–1pm Where: Marlton Hotel, 5 W 8th St, New York, NY, 10011 Cost: Free for Members (Membership for students is $20/year)
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) supports “women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season.” If you are a student, you can become a WNBA member for $20, which consists of women and men who want to serve the book community by promoting literacy. This is a great way to network with fellow book lovers and learn what is going on in the book industry.Continue reading “Event | WNBA-NYC Reading Group”
When: May 10, 2018 @ 6:30–8:30pm Where:The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Cost: Free (with museum admission)
The Jewish Museum is hosting a reading with poet Dorothea Lasky, followed by a discussion with Associate Curator Kelly Taxter. Lasky earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts and has published three poetry collections: AWE (2007), Black Life (2010), and Thunderbird (2012). She has also had several chapbooks and poems published throughout various journals and magazines, such as the New Yorker, Paris Review, and American Poetry Review.
The poetry reading will be in conjunction with an exhibition of new paintings by artist Eliza Douglas. Douglas creates paintings “that teeter between realism and abstraction, balletic grace and slapstick humor.” The new works created for the Jewish Museum lobby, Shadow and Light, and Blood and Bones are part of a series Douglas began in 2016. They are titled with lines from the poems of Dorothea Lasky.
When: March 22, 2018 @ 7pm Where: Revolution Books, 437 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY, 10037
Malay Sketches is a collection of short stories written by Singaporean author and social critic Alfian Sa’at. Some of its stories include a “hijab-wearing schoolgirl who refuses to shake the president’s hand. The hantu tetek—a ghost who kills children by squeezing their heads between her breasts. A Malay doctor embarrassed by his Malay patient’s teen pregnancy. A sleeping boy on the bus who awakens a sudden feeling of tenderness in a lonely stranger.”Continue reading “Around Town | March 20th – 26th”
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House 58 W 10th St New York, NY 10003
Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association Moderated by WNBA board member Harriet Shenkman.
• Gayle Forman, am award-winning journalist and author whose many bestselling young adult novels include the New York Times bestsellers I was Here, Just One Day, and If I Stay, which was turned into a major motion picture. Most recently she has written her first adult novel, Leave Me.
• Molly Jong-Fast, the author of three book, the most recent of which is The Social Climber’s Handbook and has contributed to the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and many other newspapers and magazines.
• Betsy Lerner, an agent with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, and the author of The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice for Writers, Food and Loathing, and The Bridge Ladies.
• Nadja Spiegelman, the author of I’m Supposed to Protect you from All This, and co-editor of Resist!, a tabloid newspaper of political comics and graphics by mostly female artists.
If you would like to attend this event, please complete registration.
Saturday,April 1 – Sunday, April 2 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Metropolitan West 639 W 46th St between 11th and 12th Avenues New York, NY 10036
The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.
Admission is $5 per day. Tickets are sold at the door. Children under 10 are free.