The Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) is one of the biggest festivals in New York City and this year it is featuring over 300 authors. Originally meant to showcase the unique “voice” of Brooklyn, because of the variety of authors that resided there, the event has taken off allowing other authors outside of Brooklyn to be celebrated as well.
The Festival starts on Monday, September 10 and will primarily be in downtown Brooklyn. There will be different panels, themed readings, author signings, and vendors that will be present. More recently, the festival has gown to include two special days during the festival: Children’s Day (Saturday, September 15) and Festival Day (Sunday, September 16th).
They are also presenting the Bobi Award, which is the Best of Brooklyn award for the author “whose work best exemplifies or speaks to the spirit of Brooklyn”. This year, the winner is N.K Jemisin who is the first author to win with speculative fiction.
The full schedule for the Brooklyn Book Festival can be found here.
If you’ve ever written a paper, chances are you’ve thanked the writing gods (and Purdue University) for Purdue OWL. The free writing service shares resources and materials with Google-ers around the world, whether they’re looking for help with an academic assignment, a specific citation format, or a job application. If you’ve never heard of OWL before…you’re welcome. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Purdue Owl”
Is your job search yielding less-than-fruitful results? Are you stressed from preparing summer and fall internship applications? (Contrary to popular belief, it is not too early to start applying for fall positions, especially if they’re with the Big 5!) Here’s our advice: book an appointment with Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, the publishing program’s Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach, or someone in Career Services. They’re here to help you navigate the big wide job world out there.
Handshake is another resource you should definitely be using (Pace subscribes to the program). The talent-recruitment start-up calls itself a “democratizing opportunity…because building [a] career shouldn’t depend on where you go to school, what you’re majoring in, or who your parents know.” The platform posts job and internship listings, advertises events, and allows employers to message students directly if they meet the criteria for certain jobs. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Handshake for publishing students at Pace University”
If you are a graduate student in the M.S. in Publishing program, you will (eventually) be required to write a graduate thesis paper. Graduate theses are completed over the course of PUB 699A and B, or as part of the two-sequence Graduate Seminar course (690 A and B). If you’re planning on writing your paper this summer or fall, don’t forget to use the Pace University Library!
Continue reading “Link of the Week | Pace University Library”
The Young to Publishing Group (YPG) is built on the understanding that entry-level employees – people with 0-5 years of publishing experience – generally need a little help networking outside the publishing house where they work. The brainchild of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the organization helps “baby publishers” learn about the publishing industry. Membership is blessedly free and open to young, i.e. junior-level, employees. (Membership is contingent on being employed by an AAP member book-publishing house. Don’t worry, though. The list is quite long.) Continue reading “Link of the Week | Young to Publishing Group”