Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

books_blogFort 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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Be sure to check out some of these events in and around New York City this week!

mcnallyjackson_logoMarch 19, 2013, 7:00pm

Ayana Mathis

Author Ayana Mathis will be promoting her book The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, at McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street, Manhattan.
The event is free and open to the public.

March 20, 2013, 7:30pm

Jonathan Lethem in Conversation with Jessica Hagedorn

New York author Jonathan Lethem will sit down with fellow author Jessica Hagedorn to discuss his previous works, as well as his expected fall release Dissident Gardens. The event is being held at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University and is free to the public.
1 University Plaza, New York

March 22, 2013, 2:00pm

He Said, She Said

nyplThe NYC Teen Author Festival will kick off with the He Said, She Said symposium at the New York Public Library (42nd Street and 5th Avenue). The panel of eight authors includes Ted Goeglein, Gordon Korman, Lucas Klauss, Michael Northrop, Susane Colasanti, E. Lockhart, Carolyn Mackler, and Sarah Mlynowski, and will be moderated by David Levithan.  The event is free and open to the public.

 If any of our members attend any of these events and would like to write a guest blog, please contact Tqwana at the WNBA-NYC blog email.

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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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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 programs@wnba-nyc.org.

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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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We’re big fans of McNally Jackson bookstore here at the WNBA. As we mentioned before, they have a bustling events calendar complete with workshops, author signings, and book clubs. Coming up next Wednesday is a monthly storytelling and performance show, “Real Characters.” Combining some of New York’s best story tellers and comedians,  this month’s “Real Characters” starts at 7:00pm on April 11. Past performers include writers, actors,  and stand-ups who have appeared on This American Life, HBO’s Funny or Die and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

For more information on McNally Jackson, including their self publishing tools, online store, or staff picks, check out their website.

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We can’t wait for tomorrow’s Digital Marketing and PR Panel moderated by Susannah Greenberg!

The event starts at 12:30 PM (Check-in at 12:15 PM) at the Hachette Atrium, located on 237 Park Avenue. Enter @ Lexington between 45th and 46th Streets, 13th floor (Map)

The event is sold out but if you can’t make it, we’ve got you covered. You can watch it streaming live online at http://ustre.am/IBA2. (No registration required to watch online!)

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