Posts Tagged ‘Diana Altman’

Emily Albarillo has been appointed member coordinator for the NYC-Metro chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association, and is looking forward to a year full of fun and educational events for chapter members. For more information on the EFA: http://www.the-efa.org.

Diana Altman is reading from her short story The Farm, Wednesday, March 13, at 6:00 PM at The New York Society Library‘s Open Mic Night. Reservations required. Cost $10. Tickets and information here.

the man in the black top hatJulia E. Antoine, writing under her pen name, Ju Ephraime, re-released her paranormal romance, The Man in The Black Top Hat, on December 19, 2012. She also released her second paranormal adult romance on December 21, 2012. Find all her books on Amazon.com or on Envisionschoolpublishing.com.

Deborah Batterman answers the question so many writers ask themselves—and more—via an interview on Carl Purdon’s blog, Fiction, Lies, and Carpal Tunnel: “What drives me to keep doing this, day after day, week after week, year after year?” Find her at www.deborahbatterman.com. (Also check out Deborah’s report on WNBA-NYC’s Facebook workshop!)

Between two eternitiesBarbara Brett published the e-book version of her novel  Between Two Eternities on Smashwords.com, and it is now available directly from all e-book vendors. The book was originally published by Avon. You can find all of Barbara’s books on her website: www.brettbooks.com.

Jerusalem maidTalia Carner‘s novel, Jerusalem Maiden, will be taught in Ethnic & Cultural Literature at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.  The novel is a story of a young woman in a strict religious society who struggles between passion and faith. Find her at www.taliacarner.com.

Jennifer Cunningham-Lozano, WNBA-NYC’s newly appointed Corresponding Secretary and owner of AAPA Concepts, is available for web design and social media projects. Recent projects include Book Blog www.areadingjournal.com. Designs range from simple brochure sites to complex WordPress designs.

Linda Epstein, Associate Agent at The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency, is teaching a workshop, Writing a Top Notch Query, at Hofstra University on March 13 at 6:00 PM. Registration is still open.

greenhornAnna Olswanger‘s Greenhorn, an illustrated children’s novel, tells the story of a young Holocaust survivor who comes to a Brooklyn yeshiva in the 1940’s, where his obsessive attachment to a mysterious box excites the curiosity and unkind attention of the other boys. Anna is also the author of Shlemiel Crooks.

Anne-Marie Sutton has posted her book trailer on YouTube. Newport RI – Discover Fun & Mystery promotes her Newport Mystery Series. The third book, Keep My Secret, is due out this spring. Find her at www.newportmystery.com.

Women in american politicsValerie Tomaselli, WNBA’s National President, reports that her company MTM Publishing’s latest book on women’s history, Women in American Politics by women’s history expert, Doris Weatherford (CQ Press), received recognition on Booklist’s Editors’ Choice: Reference Sources, 2012 list. See also, A History of the American Suffragist Movement by the same author.


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Diana Altman, author of the novel In Theda Bara’s Tent, speaks about the creation of the Hollywood studio system at the Harvard Club, October 24 at 6:45 PM. Come see rare footage of Ava Gardner, Bob Hope, and Henry Fonda screen tests inherited from Diana’s father, a famous MGM talent scout. 27 West 44th between 5th & 6th avenues.

Julia E. Antoine was interviewed on the Mom’s Choice Award.

Deirdre Bair’s new book, a biography of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker’s most iconic artists, will be published by Nan A. Talese, November 20, 2012. Read a review of the book in Publishers Weekly’s print edition which praises Deirdre’s writing as working “subtly and slyly to unearth psychological depths beneath the amusing surface of Steinbergian picaresque.” (Deirdre will be the guest author at our 2013 Spring Brunch. All members in good standing are invited to attend.)

Gabrielle Barnes held Poetry Performance and Publishing workshops for high school poets at Northeastern Academy. The resulting poetry has been published as a part of the Northeastern Academy Not The Average Thinker Anthology.

Linda Epstein, Associate Agent at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, announces the sale of  Openly Straight, a YA manuscript by her Lambda award-winning client, Bill Konigsberg, to Cheryl Klein at Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, for a June 2013 publication. Linda also contributed to the October issue of Writer’s Digest as one of the 25 Agents Who Want Your Work (pgs. 26 and 31).

Susan C. Finelli announces publication of her  novel, Fading Shadows, by PublishAmerica. Get a 20% discount on the book online at http://www.publishamerica.net/product48087.html with the coupon code: Discount20.

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Join us tomorrow, May 23rd for WNBA-NYC Open Mike Night at KGB Bar!  We’ll be reading from  7:00 – 9:00 PM at KGB Bar, located at 85 East 4th Street, NYC.  The list of readers has been finalized, the authors are prepared, and now they just need an audience!  Look who’s reading:

Even if you’re not reading, come on down for a fun evening! Order a drink from the bar, sit back, and enjoy an evening of original work by your fellow WNBA-ers!

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It’s exciting to see WNBA-NYC members showcased at literary events, especially ones organized by the oldest cultural institution in Manhattan. This month at the New York Society Library on the Upper East Side—a haven for writers and literary buffs—three WNBA-NYC chapter members were part of the November event lineup, featuring poetry, fiction and the history of Hollywood.
On Tuesday, November 8, the New York Society Library hosted their seasonal Open Mic Night. About 40 patrons gathered to hear 17 members read original fiction, poetry, memoir and short story excerpts. Included in the lineup were chapter members Phoebe Hoss and Yuliana Kim-Grant. Phoebe Hoss is a former scholarly book editor, as well as an award-winning writer of poetry, children’s fiction, and memoir. Her Open Mic reading featured original poetry. Yuliana Kim-Grant is a writer of fiction and award-winning creative non-fiction. Her Open Mic reading featured an excerpt from her novel A Shred of Hope, a novel involving tragedy between a young Korean-American woman and her African-American husband.
On Wednesday, November 9, Diana Altman gave a presentation about the Hollywood studio system, the subject of her successful book Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the Origins of the Studio System. Diana, the former President of the WNBA Boston Chapter, is a film historian and award-winning novelist. Ms. Altman described the growth and fall of the Hollywood studio system and the role her father, an MGM talent agent, played within it. The event included screen tests from 16mm footage, shot at a New York City newsreel studio, which included Joan Crawford, Bob Hope, Henry Fonda and other stars from yesteryear.

New York Society Library features an impressive book and periodical collection, as well as spacious rooms for members to write, study, and research in. They host several writing groups and present over 50 art, literary and music events a year.

This post is by Rachel Weiss-Feldman, membership co-chair and Social Media Coordinator for the WNBA-NYC chapter. Rachel is currently interviewing for positions in marketing, advertising and corporate communications.

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