Posts Tagged ‘event’

SPLATT! BLAM! KA-POW!  As Guardians of the Book, the Women’s National Book Association hereby forgives DC Comics’ crimes against the English language in gratitude for the decades of thrills they’ve given the world in return.

Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels, and magazines each year, including Mad Magazine, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

How do they do it? Do they get paid for having that much fun? Come and find out on this very special tour for members of WNBA-NYC!

Tuesday, February 19, 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
DC Entertainment, 1700 Broadway, between 53rd and 54th streets

For paid-up members only. Limit to 25. Strictly first come, first served basis!

If you’re interested in attending this special tour, RSVP to programs@wnba-nyc.org.


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It’s becoming something of a tradition to start our year with a Neighborhood Lunch at Smorgas Chef, and once you take a look at their Northern European-inspired menu, you’ll understand why this restaurant is a WNBA-NYC favorite.

Join your fellow WNBA-ers for the first Neighborhood Lunch of the new year at Smorgas Chef @ Scandinavia House, located at 58 Park Avenue, between 37th & 38th Streets.  The lunch will take place on Tuesday, January 22, from 12.30 PM–2:00 PM, so treat yourself to a long lunch with some delicious food and great company!

Neighborhood lunches are a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and of course to network, so bring your business cards.  And if you have a friend who’s interested in joining the chapter, be sure to bring them along too!

If interested in attending, please RSVP to Janet Mazefsky by 1/20 at jmazefsky@aol.com.

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Wix LoungeWix Lounge, a free co-working and event space in NYC, will be hosting an excellent event next week on Tuesday, January 15th, from 7 – 9 PM. The NY Independent Publishing meetup is presenting “Designing the Bestseller,” a presentation on what makes a truly great book cover design. This will be a two-hour event, which will include a demo from Wix on their website software, followed by a panel discussion on cover design.  Three accomplished publishing art directors will share their experiences:

  • Kirk Benshoff (Love Minus Eighty, Staff Art Director at Orbit Books and Yen Press)
  • Lynn Buckley (On the Noodle Road, The Preppy Cookbook, The Corrections)
  • Robin Bilardello (Flyaway, Shutter Island, Lake Overturn)

This event is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the book cover process, including authors, designers, and publishing pros.  A $5 RSVP confirmation charge will cover wine, coffee, and snacks, and time at the end will be set aside for meeting your fellow book lovers.

Interested in attending this event? RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/The-New-York-Independent-Publishing-Meetup-Group/events/94134982/.

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The Center for Fiction‘s first event of the new year is called “Author & Editor & Agent: Luis Alberto Urrea, Geoff Shandler, & Julie Barer.”  This panel will be a discussion of the process authors go through in publishing their books, from finding an agent to working with an editor, and more.  Taking the audience through the process will be Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea, his editor, Geoff Shandler of Little, Brown & Co., and his agent, Julie Barer.  Barer will be a familiar name to those of you who attended the WNBA-NYC’s Making of a Bestseller panel, as she joined us as a panelist in that event.

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of the bestseller The Hummingbird’s Daughter, as well as The Devil’s Highway and Into the Beautiful North. His newest novel is the much-anticipated sequel to The Hummingbird’s Daughter, entitled Queen of America.  The trio will discuss the roles of authors, agents, and editors in taking a book from idea to bookshelf.  The panel will take place on Thursday January 10, at 6:30 PM at the Center for Fiction.  For more information on the event, visit their website here!

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Even though it’s not Tuesday, we couldn’t resist posting this last minute Around Town feature to tell you about an amazing educational series based in New York.  The Center for the Study of Women and Society has promoted feminist scholarship since 1977, as part of the City University of New York.  According to their website, “The focus of the Center’s research agenda is the study of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and nation in relationship to the experiences of women and men in societies around the world.”  This agenda is partially expressed through their lecture series, which showcases CUNY and visiting scholars.

Next Monday, the CUNY Women’s Studies Certificate Program co-sponsors with the Center for the next event in their series, “Women Writing Women’s Lives: The Dorothy O. Helly Lecture.” Diane Jacobs will be discussing the lives of Abigail Adams, the second First Lady of the United States, and her two sisters.  The women were outspoken, New England activists in a time of great change.  The event takes place on Monday, October 29th from 4:00 – 5:30 PM at The Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue).

For more information, visit the Graduate Center website here!

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Young Adult fiction has exploded in popularity in recent years, with many adults embracing the books just as eagerly as teens.  Also embracing YA fiction this week is Greenpoint’s independent bookstore WORD.  WORD aims to sate the literary appetite of the Brooklyn community with its excellent calendar of events.  This Thursday, August 30th, WORD will be hosting a YA Night with Meagan Brothers, Patricia Dunn, and Louise Rozett.  There will be a joint reading from the three authors, followed by a Q&A session.

Meagan Brothers is the author of Supergirl Mixtapes, which was a 2012 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominee. Patricia Dunn is the author of the anticipated Rebels by Accident.  Louise Rozett is the author of Confessions of an Angry Girl, the first in her Confessions series.  Together, these women represent some of the best new talent in the genre.

This event will be held at 7:00 PM at WORD, which is located at 126 Franklin Street in Greenpoint.  For more information on the event, visit the WORD website here!

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Le Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret dedicated to the fusion of popular culture in film, theater, literature, dance, music, and fine art.  Their mission is to “establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences,” and as such, the venue hosts a variety of high-quality programming.  This Friday, August 24th, The Inspired Word presents All-Star Storytellers Night at Le Poisson Rouge, a night with some of New York City’s finest storytellers.

The featured all-star storytellers of the evening will be Dave Hill, Robin Gelfenbien, and Giulia Rozzi.  Dave Hill is a writer, performer, musician, actor, artist, and comedian.  Robin Gelfenbien is a comedian who wrote and performed the critically-acclaimed solo show, “My Salvation Has a First Name (A Wienermobile Journey).” Giulia Rozzi is a writer and performer who currently hosts the storytelling show Stripped Stories at the Upright Citizens Brigade.  Following the three performers will be a 15-slot open mic (5 minutes in each slot). Doors open at 7:00 PM, and admission to the event is $10.  The evening will be hosted by performance poet Aimee Herman.

For more information, visit the Poisson Rouge website here!

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