Malay Sketches | Book Launch
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”
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”
Rachael Kelly is a second-semester student in the M.S. in Publishing program. In January, she became the WNBA’s second youth representative to the United Nations (Department of Public Information). The Women’s National Book Association has been a 503c NGO at the United Nations since 1959, when author Pearl S. Buck secured the NGO status for the organization. For almost 60 years, the WNBA has been instrumental in distributing information about the UN through its publications and programs, and has participated in activities at the UN’s main campus in New York City.
Continue reading “Publishing Graduate Assistant a new youth rep to the United Nations for the WNBA”
Unbound Worlds & YPG | Sci-Fi & Fantasy Trivia Happy Hour
When: March 5, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Penguin Random House (2nd Floor), 1745 Broadway, New York, NY, 10019
Young to Publishing Group (YPG) and Unbound Worlds is coming together to host a “March-Madness inspired event” for all publishing industry professionals. YPG is an organization dedicated to helping junior publishing industry professionals. Unbound Worlds is a Penguin Random House site dedicated to sci-fi and fantasy literature.
At this event, you will have the opportunity to “kick off Cage Match 2018, Unbound Worlds’ annual original fiction bracket tournament, with a happy hour and sci-fi/fantasy trivia event.” You will get to test your knowledge of outer worlds, magical creatures, and more as you compete to win prizes. Plus, you will get to mingle with publishing colleagues while grabbing free drinks and snacks!
For more information and to RSVP for this free event, click here.
Continue reading “Around Town | Feb. 27th – March 5th”
The Women’s National Book Association is hosting its NYC chapter board meeting on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:30–8:30 pm. It will be held at the Thieme offices at 333 7th Avenue on the 18th floor (located between 28th and 29th). If you are interested in volunteering with the WNBA, feel free to stop by – and bring friends! If you would like to attend, please contact with Hannah Bennett. Continue reading “WNBA NYC Board Meeting | Jan. 24”