Fort Greene Park Literary Festival
August 24, 2013
2:00 – 6:00pm
Fort Green Park Martyr’s Monument
Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Enjoy readings by Writers Foundry faculty members Chris Adrian, Ayana Mathis, Timothy Small, Jackson Taylor, and Joseph Torres, and young writers from the New York Writers Coalition workshops. The after party will be held at Greenlight Bookstore.
Hosted by Laurie Cumbo and Angel Nafis
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This has certainly been a year of ups and downs for all of us. But as the holidays begin, and with them the excessive pie eating and nap taking, I cannot help but to feel incredibly grateful.
I am grateful for New York City, in all of its resilient splendor. I am grateful for this city that bounces back and helps out in a crisis. This city that took in a girl from North Carolina and made her feel welcome and alive. This city that surprises me daily through the simple acts of kindness and generosity and love that I witness on the streets.
And I am grateful for this community of women whose lives are so touched by their shared passion: books. I am grateful for their commitment to literacy and education, and for their obvious joy in reading. For their exuberantly bookish company, and for their overwhelming support. How lucky am I, to have met this community of extraordinary book women?
To the New Yorkers, the book lovers, and everyone else: Happy Thanksgiving from the WNBA-NYC!
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Posted in WNBA Wednesdays, tagged Books, Borough Hall, Brooklyn Book Festival, Erica Misoshnik, Great Group Reads, Hannah Bennett, literary event, National Reading Group Month, New York City, WNBA, WNBA-NYC, Women's National Book Association on September 19, 2012 |
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There are a lot of excellent reasons to drop by the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, including the WNBA-NYC booth! We will be there from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, September 23rd, at Booth 130, representing the New York chapter. Thank you to the many women who have volunteered to help out at the booth and spread the word about the organization!
The WNBA will be sharing the booth with representatives from National Reading Group Month, who will be there to promote this year’s Great Group Reads. Apart from our (*ahem* awesome) booth, there will be a huge variety of vendors—from small presses to big six publishers, from independent bookstores to literary magazines and book clubs. The festival also has a program schedule jam packed with events of every type. You can find the full list of program events on their website here!
The Brooklyn Book Festival is located at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street. Come for the free books and SWAG. Come for the chance to meet authors and take workshops. Come to be surrounded by like-minded literary folk who think there is no better way to spend a Sunday than at a book festival! And if you do come, we hope you will stop by to support the WNBA volunteers and the organization, eat some candy, and talk about books!
Follow @WNBANYC on Twitter the day of the festival for giveaways, live tweets, and festival information from our Social Media Chair, Erica Misoshnik!
Questions about the festival? Email Hannah Bennett and Erica Misoshnik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted in Around Town, tagged around town, Bil Wright, Books, Events, fiction, KGB Bar, Neesha Meminger, New York City, NY literary events, Patricia McCormick, Paul Griffin, WNBA-NYC, Women's National Book Association, Young Adult Fiction on May 8, 2012 |
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It’s no secret that Young Adult fiction is hot right now – and the genre offers more than just supernatural romances, apocalyptic societies, or steampunk tales. It’s also no secret that we’re big fans of KGB Bar – we’ve written about them and are having our Open Mic Night there. So when we found out that one of our favorite NYC spots holds an annual Young Adult Fiction Evening*, we couldn’t wait to share!
Come by on May 10 from 7-9, to hear from four fascinating Young Adult novelists. Patricia McCormick, a finalist for the National Book Award, is the author of the forthcoming novel, Never Fall Down. Paul Griffin, an Amelia Bloomer Project Award Winner, is the author of a highly anticipated new mystery novel, Burning Blue. Neesha Meminger’s latest novel, Into the Wise Dark, is a time-travel fantasy that further cements her critical success, such as a spot on the Smithsonian’s Notable Books for Children list. Bil Wright’s acclaimed recent novel, Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy, joins the ranks of his other works, which include a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age, and a feature on the American Library Association’s list of Books for Gay Teens.
Click here for more information about the event and its authors.
Click here for more information about KGB Bar.
*Please note: all event attendees MUST be 21+ years old.
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