Upcoming Event! New Literature From Europe Festival

New Literature from Europe FestivalNow in its 13th consecutive year, The New Literature from Europe Festival is an annual celebration of writing from across the European continent. Featuring readings and discussions between leading and emerging literary voices from Europe, and some of America’s foremost writers and critics, the Festival celebrates important new European literature in translation. Founded in 2003, the NLE Festival has quickly become one of New York City’s top literature in translation events, attracting award-winning, best-selling and new authors from many diverse European countries each yescreen-shot-2016-11-30-at-11-52-02-amar. The NLE Festival is jointly organized by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) and New York-based European cultural institutes. Most Festival events are free and open to the public.

The festival will have events throughout each of the three days in December. If you would like to see the full list of events please click this link. To see the full list of venues as well please click this link. The festival will also consist of many guest speakers, writers, actors, translators and more.

Featured below are some of the speakers that will be at the festival. To see a full list of speakers, check it out here.


Slice Literary Writers’ Conference

Slice is hosting its second annual writers’ conference on July 20 and 21 at St. Francis College in downtown Brooklyn. This year, they’ve expanded their reach beyond a first book deal. Top editors, agents, and authors will discuss the crucial steps that help launch a writer’s career. But a book deal is just the beginning of a writer’s professional journey. Slice has invited leading professionals to offer trade secrets about how they transform a great story into a bestselling book. These discussions will cover essential elements of the publishing process, all with the emerging writer in mind. Participants include an all-star cast from the publishing world, including:

Bestselling authors Lev Grossman, Kurt Andersen, Jami Attenberg, and Evan Hughes talking about the literary view from Brooklyn

Lynne Tillman (FENCE), Brigid Hughes (A Public Space), and Mary Gannon (Poets & Writers) conversing about the curious world of literary magazines

Byrd Leavell (Waxman Literary Agency), Richard Nash (Cursor), and Erin Malone (WME Entertainment) chatting about getting lost and found in social media

And so much more from writers, authors, agents, and publishing professionals.

The standard conference fee is $300. Slice is pleased to offer a special rate for Publishing Program students to attend panels on Friday and Saturday for $100. Panels are open to all—you do not need to register for specific time slots. To sign up, just provide your name, school name, and payment info on our PayPal registration form, which can be found at http://www.slicemagazine.org/2012-publishing-program-student-offer.html.

The $100 fee includes a networking lunch, where agents, authors, and editors will be on hand to chat with attendees.

Panel descriptions and schedules can be found at www.slicemagazine.org/conferences.