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In Conversation: Ruth Ozeki and Carole DeSanti


Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6:00-8:00 pm
Reflections Yoga Studio
250 West 49th St., 2nd floor

We open our program season with a provocative dialogue between two intriguing authors – both WNBA members – with topics ranging from their latest books, their inspirations, and how women authors fare in today’s publishing world.

Ruth Ozeki is the author of the recently Man Booker-nominated A Tale for the Time Being. She is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest.  Carole DeSanti is the author of The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R. As an editor at Penguin, she champions independent voices in women’s fiction.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org


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 Storm KingJane Kinney-Denning, WNBA-NYC president, interviewed John P. Stern, president of Storm King Art Center, the sculpture park in Mountainville, for Chronogram magazine. Read the interview here.

Linda Epstein, literary agent and WNBA-NYC VP, and WNBA-NYC member/author Stefanie Lipsey, are hosting a writing and yoga retreat, July 25–28 in Long Island. WNBA members get a 10% discount. Registration closes June 1st. Includes workshops, optional yoga, dinner with top NYC editors, use of the luxury facilities, and a 10-page manuscript critique. writingandyogaretreat.com.

King of the Class Gila Green‘s King of the Class takes Israel’s deep internal religious and political divisions to their logical dystopian conclusion. It tells a love story satirically set in a post-civil war Israel divided into the religious fundamentalist state of Shalem and the militant secular state of Israel.

The Flame in the MistKit Grindstaff‘s middle grade fantasy The Flame in the Mist is now out! Read more about  the book and see the trailer here on the “Books” page of Kit’s website. “Fast, creepy fun.”–Stefan Bachmann, author of The Peculiar. You can also connect with Kit on Facebook and  Twitter.

 What Changes EverythingMasha HamiltonWNBA Award Winner of 2010, has just published a new book, What Changes Everything.

Daphne Kalotay, co-president of WNBA-Boston, will be celebrating the launch of her new novel, Sight Reading, with a wine and cheese party at Posman Books, Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00PM. Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue.

 Premarital CounsellingPamela Milam released her book  in time for last year’s Rainbow Book Fair. ASD Publishing has been instrumental in helping this book gain an audience. In June, Pamela signed a contract with the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency for her second book which takes a closer look at what happens inside the therapy office.

  A Tale for the Time BeingRuth Ozeki‘s book, A Tale for the Time Being, recently reviewed in the New York Times, is the story of a 16-year-old Japanese girl named Nao, whose diary washes ashore a small Canadian island off the coast of British Columbia. http://www.ruthozeki.com.

Joan Regen-Ramirez had a story, The Last Hurrah of General Jackson, published in www.short-story.me.

Rosalind Reisner will have an article published in the July 15th issue of Library Journal in the Collection Development series on Jewish literature. She is also giving a webinar for New Jersey librarians on July 10th on new and forthcoming literary fiction.

Harriet Shenkman, WNBA-NYC’s Academic Liaison, had a poem, Unrequited Love, featured on the web site BoomerCafe.org. Two of her other poems, Lost in Egypt and Riff on Coupling, have been published in the Spring, 2013 online literary journal www.booksbywomen.org.

Harikleia Sirmans was awarded the George Gaumond Award for exemplary scholarship and service as MLIS graduate student at Valdosta State University. VSU Honor’s Day ceremony was held on 2 May. She is officially a librarian!

Rachel Slaiman has two articles in the print edition of Latin Trends Magazine: Spring Cleaning Feeling and Books.  Her four newest blogs posts are Out of Sight/On the Floor Movie and Discussion Event hosted by El Museo del Barrio; Book Launch Event of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead by Shannon O’Neil hosted by AS/COA in New York; iConomy Expo Recap and Photos; and 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides: Photo Gallery sponsored by Aperture.

 Baby RocketStephanie A. Smith is pleased to announce the upcoming June publication of Baby Rocket, a novel, the  second in a trilogy (Warpaint, Oct. 2012) from Thames River Press which is now available in pre-order online at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Waterstones, i.e. most online venues. www.stephanieasmith.net.

Valerie Tomaselli‘s MTM Publishing: City of the Dead, the first book in the MTM’s middle grade series, Horrors of History, earned a Junior Library Guild citation. Forthcoming in August 2013 by Charlesbridge, and written by T. Neill Anderson (aka Tim Anderson), it is a fictional account–based on extensive research–of the deadly 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas.

 RestrikeReba White Williams‘s mystery novel, Restrike (publication June 1) is highly anticipated following a  positive review by Kirkus. The protagonists, cousins Coleman and Dinah Greene, are young southerners active in New York’s art world. They encounter theft, fraud and murder, and set out to right these wrongs. http://rebawhitewilliams.com.

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