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In Conversation: Ruth Ozeki and Carole DeSanti

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6:00-8:00 pm
Reflections Yoga Studio
250 West 49th St., 2nd floor

We open our program season with a provocative dialogue between two intriguing authors – both WNBA members – with topics ranging from their latest books, their inspirations, and how women authors fare in today’s publishing world.

Ruth Ozeki is the author of the recently Man Booker-nominated A Tale for the Time Being. She is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest.  Carole DeSanti is the author of The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R. As an editor at Penguin, she champions independent voices in women’s fiction.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org

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Happy Monday, WNBA-ers and Happy Labor Day! As you enjoy the last official BBQ day of summer, take time to mark your calendars for our chapter’s upcoming fall events. Be sure to return to the blog for more information as each event approaches.

September

WNBA-NYC Chapter invites members to our annual Networking Party!
Wednesday, September 11
6:00–8:30 pm
(We’ll send the East Side address when we get your RSVP.)

Our fall members party is an opportunity for us to get reacquainted, learn about a new year of programs, and bring along friends interested in joining the association. We have a special treat for paid-up members. We’ll be raffling some very beautiful books at the end of the evening. And we are initiating this fall’s community service project—a book drive for the Kids Research Center. (More about this coming in a separate email.)

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org

In Conversation: Ruth Ozeki and Carole DeSanti
Wednesday, September 18
6:00–8:00 pm
Reflections Yoga Studio
250 West 49th St., 2nd floor

We open our program season with a provocative dialogue between two intriguing authors, both WNBA members—with topics ranging from their latest books, their inspirations, and how women authors fare in today’s publishing world. Ruth Ozeki is the author of the recently Man Booker-nominated A Tale for the Time Being. She is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest.   Carole DeSanti is the author of The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R. As an editor at Penguin, she champions independent voices in women’s fiction.

Light refreshments. Book signings.

RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org

Brooklyn Book Festival 2013
Sunday, September 22
10:00 am–6:00 pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
WNBA Booth 390
(Take the 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; R to Court Street; or A, C, F to Jay Street/Borough Hall)

Once again, WNBA-NYC chapter will be sharing a booth with the National Reading Group Month folks at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Last year’s event was a great success and we hope to continue the positive experience this year.  We will be distributing our promotional materials to the public and promoting WNBA. We hope to sign up some new members! Join the fun—be a booth volunteer!

From their website – “The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City” www.brooklynbookfestival.org

October

Members Neighborhood Lunch
Wednesday, October 16
12:30–2:00 pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. (4 blocks south of Grand Central)

Join fellow members for a networking lunch at one of our favorite locations. Lunches are a great opportunity for new and old members to get acquainted. Bring a friend interested in joining the association.

RSVP to: jmazefsky@aol.com

National Reading Group Month Author Panel
Wednesday, October 23
7:00–9:00 pm
Strand Bookstore, Rare Book Room
12th and Broadway

A celebration of National Reading Group Month and Great Group Reads! Join us for a lively panel discussion with these renowned authors about their latest books and their writing lives—Michèle Forbes, Caroline Leavitt, Bernice McFadden, Roxana Robinson, John Searles, and moderator Elizabeth Nunez.

WNBA members receive free admission PLUS a $15.00 Strand gift card!

Non-members welcome ($15 tickets at the door).

RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org

Light refreshments. Book signings.

November

How I Got the Story: Women Writing Women’s Lives
November 12
7:00–9:00 pm
Pace University, downtown campus, Bianco Room, 1 Pace Plaza

Join panel authors Jean Fagin Yellin, Marnie Mueller, Nancy Rubin Stuart, and Diane Jacobs as they discuss the hows and why of writing biographies. Deirdre Bair, moderator.

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children readingThis fall, the WNBA-NYC is partnering with Kids Research Center to collect new and gently-used books for children.

Not sure what books to contribute? Here is a list of KRC likes to collect and what the Housing Authority stocks in their reading rooms:

  • Picture books
  • Early readers
  • Chapter books
  • Middle-grade books
  • Children’s reference books
  • “Who was…?” biographies
  • Magic Tree House, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter

Bring your donations or bookstore gift cards to all fall WNBA-NYC events.

The Book Drive will kick-off at our Networking party on September 11th.  All donations will go to a Reading Room for a spring 2014 opening.

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Season Kick-Off and Networking Party

September 11, 2013
6:00 – 8:30pm
Location to be provided upon RSVP

Join us for a chance to network and catch up with your fellow WNBA-NYC members. Bring friends who may be interested in joining our organization. There will be book give-aways for all paid-up members and those who join that evening.

We’ll also be launching our fall community service project  – a book drive to benefit the Kids Research Center. So bring your new and/or gently used children’s books to donate to this cause.

For more information, keep your eye on the blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages. To RSVP, click here or send email to programs@wnba-nyc.org.

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wnbaNYC-150Summer is winding down, and the WNBA-NYC is gearing up for a season full of events and outings. Don’t miss out on our Neighborhood Lunches, author panels, and networking parties.  Click here for a partial list of upcoming events. And be sure to check the blog for more details on future member events as they approach.

Not yet a member? Now is the time to join the WNBA-NYC and be a part of our member exclusive events.

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Gottesman Exhibition Hall
NYPL, Schwarzman Building (5th Ave. and 42nd St.)
Wednesday, July 10 2013, 6:00-6:45 pm
“The ABC of It draws on collections across the Library to present the literature for children and teens against a sweeping backdrop of history, the arts, popular culture, and technological change. The books and related objects on view reveal hidden historical contexts and connections and invite second looks and fresh discoveries. They suggest that books for young people have stories to tell us about ourselves, and are rarely as simple as they seem.”
If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org. We are limited to 25 people and the chapter is paying per person for this tour, so an RSVP is a must!
All attendees need to arrive by 5:50pm. The Schwarzman Building and the tour are handicapped accessible.

 

 

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BEAlogoBEA Dinner
Thursday, May 30,  2013
Pepe Giallo (253 10th Ave.)
5:45pm – 8:00pm

NYC Chapter (WNBA-NYC) will be hosting a dinner for chapter members attending Book Expo America (BEA). This is a fun opportunity to make new connections with fellow book professionals and book lovers, talk about industry trends, compare notes from the BEA floor, and take a break from the page-turning madness that is BEA.
Dinner (at your own expense) will be at 5:45PM, but starting at 4PM we will be having pre-dinner snacks and drinks at a member’s apartment close to the restaurant, where we can put down the our bags of galleys for a while and rest those weary feet. The address will be given at the time of your RSVP.Please join us for a fun dinner with new friends and old, and a welcome break from walking the floor at The Javits Center!

RSVP programs@wnba-nyc.org

lunch picJune Neighborhood Lunch
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Bombay Palace
(30 W. 52nd St.)
12.30PM–2:00PM

Our last Neighborhood lunch of the season will be held at Bombay Palace, a sumptuously decorated midtown eatery which boasts “a hodgepodge of culinary styles, each with its own distinctive spices, herbs, ingredients, and techniques, many of which are evident in our efforts. Dishes can contain a blend of 20, 30, 40, or more spices and herbs.”
Come and recap WNBA-NYC’s 2012/13 season and share your plans for the summer. Neighborhood lunches are a great opportunity to network, so bring your business cards. And if you have a friend who’s interested in joining the chapter, please bring them along too!

RSVP Janet Mazefsky: jmazefsky@aol.com

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