Around Town | Dec. 5th – Dec. 11th

Utopia / Dystopia: Accidental Dystopia

When: December 6, 2017 from 7–9pm
Where: Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, 10011

This series is presented by Hauser & Wirth Publishers in association with Morbid Anatomy, a blog that surveys “the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture.” At each panel, speakers and readers question whether the idea of utopia is always doomed to become dystopia. “Is there always, truly, a serpent in the garden?” Continue reading “Around Town | Dec. 5th – Dec. 11th”

Around Town | Nov. 28th – Dec. 4th

While there are a lot of great events going on around New York City this week, we hope to see you at the David Pecker Lecture on Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm. The 2017/18 David Pecker Distinguished Lecturer of Publishing is Bette Rockmore, who will present on “Bridging the Gap: From the Classroom to Corporate America.” (To RSVP and to see an interview with Rockmore, click here.) Meanwhile, here are more awesome events you can attend this week! Continue reading “Around Town | Nov. 28th – Dec. 4th”

Around Town: Nov. 7th to Nov. 13th

YPG: Twitter, Trolls, and Social Media Goals

When: November 8, 2017 @ 6pm
Where: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY, 10106
Cost: Free

“How do authors and agents navigate the world of Twitter, trolls, and media backlash? Join Young to Publishing Group for a panel on the intersection of social media, marketing books, and activism. Panel speakers include Katherine Locke, Esi Sogah, and Justina Ireland, and discussion will be moderated by Emily Hughes, Content Development and Social Media Manager at Penguin Random House. Continue reading “Around Town: Nov. 7th to Nov. 13th”

Around Town

around-town2September 11, 2014
7:00pm-8:00pm at The Strand’s 3rd Floor on 828 Broadway at 12th Street

Emily St. John Mandel will be joined by Buzzfeed Books Editor Isaac Fitzgerald at the Strand to chat about her new book Station Eleven, “an ambitious work that is already being hailed as a breakout work. Station Eleven is the story of a near future, where civilization is collapsing and a troupe of actors–witnesses to the entire process–travel through the Great Lakes region, trying to preserve their art. Beautifully written and with a sweeping chronology, Station Eleven will delight Emily’s existing fans, and is sure to create new ones.”

Attendance requires the purchase of either a copy of Mandel’s novel, or a $15 Strand bookstore gift certificate.

 

September 15, 2014
7:00pm at BookCourt 163 Court St. Brooklyn, NY
Happiness: Ten Years of n+1

“A history of happiness is a funny thing since, for a long time, happiness was viewed as merely the absence of history,” write the editors of n+1. “Then came modernity.” Staying true to this observation, which was made almost 10 years ago in their 2005 issue, the editors of n+1 stop by fellow Brooklyn literary institution BookCourt to launch their new anthology, Happiness: Ten Years of n+1. Editors Keith Gessen, Carla Blumenkranz, and Marco Roth, among others, read from the collection and talk about how the fledgling publication that used to pay its writers in beer became what Malcolm Gladwell praises as “the rightful heir to the Partisan Review and The New York Review of Books.” Since n+1 reintroduced us to the intellectually fired spirit of a Viennese coffee house, via thought-provoking articles with titles like “Bed-Stuy: Do or Die?” and “Against Exercise,” a happy celebration is only fair.

Admission is free.

 

September 15, 2014
7:00pm, Location on ticket. 
Books to Movies: This is Where I Leave You
Special advance screening of This is Where I Leave You, based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways. In theaters Friday, September 19. This film has been rated R. Seating is limited to first-come, first serve availability. Please arrive early. Download up to two free passes while supplies last: http://l.gofobo.us/2fJ4kjDd

 

September 17, 2014
6:30-8:30pm, 375 Hudson Street, Room 5172
YPG Special Edition Book Club: Orange is the New Black
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably already binge-watched both seasons of Netflix’s smash hit series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK by now. This riveting dramedy stars Taylor Schilling as Piper, a thirtysomething woman living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in a women’s federal prison for transporting a suitcase full of drug money to her former girlfriend. OITNB was recently nominated for a whopping 12 Emmy Awards! But did you know it was based on a (mostly) true story? Join us as we dissect Piper Kerman’s gritty, humorous, and moving memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” (Spiegel & Grau, 2010) and watch clips from the critically-acclaimed series.

Click here to RSVP!

 

Link of the Week: The Young to Publishing Group

The Young to Publishing Group is an initiative of the Association of American Publishers whose goal is to give entry-level and junior industry employees an opportunity to create relationships outside of their own publishing house as well as to gain important knowledge about the industry. Membership is free and is open to all lesser experienced employees of publishing (about 0 to 5 years of publishing experience) whose house is an AAP member.

The goals of the YPG include:

  • Provide an environment in which individuals new to the industry (0-5 years) feel welcomed and part of a bigger picture.
  • Create opportunities for individuals to learn about the publishing industry as a whole—all the departments and steps that influence the making of a book.
  • Organize opportunities for industry peers (entry/junior level) to mingle, network and get to know one another.

On October 19, 2013, the Young Publishing Group will take part in this year’s New York Cares Day, which is an annual community service event that helps over 100 NYC public schools accomplish what their school budgets can’t.

Keep up to date with the YPG here until you have acquired your first book publishing or agency job, which could be sooner than you think.