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.


The Women Writing about the Environment Event

Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change Event


On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the WNBA-NYC chapter partnered with Pace University’s Dyson College to present the panel titled “Women Writing about the Environment: Strong Voices Impacting Change.” Andrew RevkinSenior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, moderated the panel that consisted of five strong-voiced women who each spoke about their environmental passions and the ways in which their art explains these passions to the world. The panel featured Marina Zurkow, Eve Andree Laramee, Amy King, Melanie Dupuis, and Irene O’Garden, all artists and writers with the strong wills of scientists. The science world needs more women like these five to speak fervently about environmental crises, and certainly there are. As Andrew Revkin joked, many have claimed the lack of women in science issue as a “Manthropocene,” cleverly playing off the word of “anthropocene,” the time period that began when human activities began to hugely impact the global environment. With women like those who spoke at this panel, we can rest assured that a “Manthropocene” is farther off.

The first half of the night consisted of each artist showcasing their favorite works and what these works meant to them. Marina ZurkowProfessor in the Interactive Technology Program (ITP) at NYU, led the panel with a taste of her own visual work. Through simple yet beautiful animations, Marina invites viewers to watch their own environmental impacts unfold.

To continue reading and to learn more about what happened at the event click here.

1st Annual WNBA National Writing Contest

The WNBA will be reviewing submissions for their 1st annual Writing Contest. The Women’s National Book Association is a dynamic organization of women and men across the broad spectrum of writing and publishing. Membership includes Editors, Publishers, Literary Agents, Professors, Academics, Librarians, Authors, Book Sellers and many others involved in the world of books.

After years of celebrating published authors, extraordinary book women, and others in the field, we have decided it is time to celebrate emerging writers. Please send only your highest caliber work.


  • Submission Period:  June 1st – November 1st, 2012
  • Fiction: 2,500 word limit – may be a short story, or a stand alone excerpt from a novel in progress
  • Poetry: 35 line limit – or one page double spaced
  • Previously unpublished work only
  • Your entry must be uploaded without your name, address, or contact information on the actual document. Your contact information will be collected on a separate form when you submit your entry.
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • You may submit more than one entry, however, each one must be separately submitted.
  • Acceptable formats are: Word Document 2007, Word Document 2003 or earlier version, RTF (Rich Text Format).
  • Winner will be announced April 1st, 2013. Contest results will be posted online at www.wnba-books.org/contest.



Fiction: Valerie Martin. Valerie is an award-winning author (Kafka Prize, Orange Prize) with 9 novels, 3 short story collections, and one biography. Her website is: www.valeriemartinonline.com.



Poetry: Julie Kane, Poet Laureate, Louisiana, 2011-2013. Julie has authored six books, including three collections of poetry, one volume of non-fiction, and two edited anthologies. Her website is: www.juliekanepoet.com.



Entry: 3 poems or 1 short story

WNBA Members: $10 per entry
Non-Members: $15 per entry

Multiple submissions will be accepted.


$250 cash prize, and the winning entry will be published in The Bookwoman, the official publication of the Women’s National Book Association, with 10 chapters nationwide. 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention prizes in each category, please see website for details.  Proceeds of the contest will go to support scholarships for writing conferences and other professional development training.

Submissions Link:

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.