Posts Tagged ‘readings’

The Corner Bookstore


1313 Madison Avenue
6:00 – 8:00pm

first_affair_cover_imageEmma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus read from their latest The First Affair

September 16, 2013

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are the New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries, Citizen Girl, Dedication, Nanny Returns, and their young adult novels, The Real Real and Over You. They work together in New York City. For more information visit EmmaAndNicola.com.”

Ann Fensterstock reads from her debut Art on the BlockArt-on-the-Block

September 17, 2013

“A fascinating tour of the last five decades of contemporary art in New York City, showing how artists are catalysts of gentrification and how neighborhoods in turn shape their art—with special insights into the work of artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons.”


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Here’s a list of author readings taking place at The Corner Bookstore during the month of July:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013: Peter M. Wolf will be reading from his debut memoir My New Orleans, Gone Away

Wednesday, July 17, 2013: David Cleveland will be reading from his novel Love’s Attraction

Thursday, July 18, 2013: Valerie Sayers will be reading from her novel The Powers

Tuesday, July 23, 2013: David Gilbetr will be reading from his novel And Sons

Tuesday, July 30, 2013: Ben Downing will be reading from his novel Queen Bee of Tuscany

All readings will take place at 6:00 – 8:00 PM and are free to the public.

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Hello WNBA-ers! Need to add events on your literary to-do list? Here’s what happening in and around New York City!

housing worksAmerican Poet Launch with the Academy of American Poets

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Housing Works Bookstore is hosting a poetry reading to launch the spring 2013 issue of American Poet. The event will be held the evening of April 24, 2013, beginning at 7:00pm. Poets Sophie Cabot Black, Cynthia Cruz, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths will read from their work. American Poet is the bi-annual journal of the Academy of American Poets.

Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby St.
New York, NY 10012
world-book-night-logoWorld Book Night US: April 23, 2013; Times TBA

Each year in April,  World Book Night hosts events around the globe to reach light and non-readers in an attempt to spread literacy and the simple joy of reading. Thirty books are chosen by a panel of independent booksellers and librarians. Members of the public then volunteer to hand out 20 copies of a particular title at bookstores and libraries around the world.

This year’s books include works by authors Ray Bradbury, Nora Roberts, Margaret Atwood, and even comedienne Tina Fey. The full can be seen on the organization’s webpage.

You can follow World Book Night US on Twitter @wnbamerica, for updates on events in New York City and around the country.

Want to be a Book Giver in 2014? Complete the application here on the World Book Night website.

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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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Why is now the best time to join the NYC Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA-NYC)? Because new memberships received over the next few months will extend through August 2013! If that’s not enough of a reason, our Membership Chairperson, Rachel Weiss-Feldman, explains all the great benefits below:

If you are a writer, WNBA-NYC offers opportunities to read and get read! You can have your query letter reviewed by literary agents at our annual Query Roulette, entertain members and non-members alike with original prose at Open Mic Night (next one scheduled for May 23), or contribute to our monthly chapter newsletter or daily blog.

If you are a reader, the WNBA initiative, National Reading Group Month/Great Group Reads can introduce you to some of the best books and authors of the year!  National and local chapter events for NRGM are planned every Fall, featuring top authors such as Julie Otsuka, Scott Spencer, and Nayana Currimbhoy. Or get involved with Great Group Reads, an annual booklist selected by a members-only committee.

If you’re an industry professional (or trying to be), WNBA-NYC holds members-only networking functions and houses member profiles in a members-only database to help you connect to others. Our panel events—free for members—offer industry insight into the world of digital/e-publishing, marketing, production, bestselling fiction, and independent book sales, and more. Our social communities on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn offer networking opportunities, as well as promotions for your company, book, or project.

The WNBA-NYC Chapter’s annual year runs from September to August. Members may join all year round, but are up for renewal every August 31. Right now, however, a unique window for membership is open. Those that join between April and August have their membership extended to the following year—a result of up to four additional months!

Join now and take advantage of our upcoming events like The Historical Fiction Panel; Open Mic Night at KGB Bar; the downtown Indie Bookstore Crawl; and a neighborhood lunch at a local NYC restaurant. A full list of programs and events can be found on our website’s WNBA-NYC Program and Event Calendar.

If you’re a lover of books, writing, and publishing, you’ll love us as well! Go to the WNBA-NYC membership page for complete details and how to apply!

If you have questions or need further information, feel free to email Rachel Weiss-Feldman at membership@wnba-nyc.org

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New York City is home to countless bookstores, cafes, and libraries that host literary events. New York City is also home to many  nonprofit institutions with a rich and long history. Very rarely do both things combine, which is where 92Y comes in.

92Y strives to be “an open door to extraordinary worlds. It “is about people” and seeks to “enrich lives, create community, and elevate humanity.” Through a series of lectures and readings, this uptown venue does just that. From a conversation with Anne Rice, to a panel of women authors and bloggers, to a discussion with Jodi Picoult and Katie Couric, 92Y offers events as diverse as the city itself.

For more information on readings, discussions, or lectures, check out the 92Y website.

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Sunday evenings the KGB Bar, located on the Lower East Side, celebrates literature with an ongoing series, ‘KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction.’  Writers of all sorts participate, from debut novelists like Carter Sickles to acclaimed writers like Rick Moody.  This Sunday, January 29th, from 7:00 – 9:00, readers from The Writers Studio will include Rebecca Gee, Lucinda Holt, Martha Qualben, and Rachael Nevins.

Readings and events run on weeknights as well.  For more information, visit the KGB Bar website at www.kgbbar.com.

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