Next Sackett Street Reading, 3/17 at BookCourt

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Thu Mar 17, 7:00PM

Appearing:
Keija Parssinen
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Kimberly McCreight
Tracy O’Neill
Robin Wasserman

On the Docket:
Reading
Book Signing

About the Event:

The next Sackett Street Writers’ Reading Series event, “Dangerous Lives of Young Women in Fiction,” celebrates the paperback release of The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, the second novel by SSWW alum Keija Parssinen.

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis won a 2015 Alex Award from the American Library Association.

Joining Keija are four authors whose novels illuminate the complexity of young women’s experience in an often violent world — New York Times Bestselling novelists Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (Bittersweet and the forthcoming June), Kimberly McCreight (Reconstructing Amelia, Where They Found Her, and the forthcoming YA series Outliers) and Robin Wasserman (author of more than 10 novels and the forthcoming Girls On Fire); and National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree Tracy O’Neill, a SSWW alum and author ofThe Hopeful.

Next Sackett Street Reading: This Monday at BookCourt

Mon Sep 28, 7:00PM

Host(s):
Amy Shearn

Appearing:
Sophie McManus
Patricia Park
Ioannis Pappos
Tracy O’Neill

On the Docket:
Reading
Book Signing

Author Bio(s):

Sophie McManus is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, The Unfortunates, which is shortlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, a Barnes & Noble 2015 Great Writers Discover Selection, and a Publishers Weekly 2015 buzz book. Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Memorious, Tin House, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Saltonstall Foundation, and the Jentel Foundation. She was born and raised in New York City and is a graduate of Vassar College and Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA program. She teaches writing in Brooklyn, New York.

Patricia Park is the author of the debut novel Re Jane, a Korean-American retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre set in NYC and Seoul (Viking/PDB, Penguin Random House May 5, 2015). She was born and raised in Queens and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. She received her BA in English literature from Swarthmore College and her MFA in fiction from Boston University. She has taught writing at Boston University, Ewha Womans University Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation, and CUNY Queens College. She was a Fulbright scholar to South Korea, an Emerging Writers fellow with The Center for Fiction, and a Fellow with the American Association of University Women. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, the Guardian, Daily Beast, Slice Magazine, and others. She has been interviewed on MSNBC “Book Report,” NPR “Here and Now,” WNYC “Brian Lehrer,” CBS Radio, and others.

Ioannis Pappos is a management consultant and writer from Pelio, Greece. He is a graduate of Stanford University and INSEAD Business School, and has worked in both the U.S. and Europe. Ioannis contributes to blogs and magazines. Hotel Living is his first novel. He lives in New York City.

Tracy O’Neill is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She was awarded the NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship by the Center for Fiction in 2012. You can see her writing online at the San Francisco Chronicle, RollingStone.com, The Millions, TheAtlantic.com, Grantland, Bookforum, The L Magazine, The Collagist, and Publishers Weekly. Her fiction has appeared in Granta, Guernica, The Literarian, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Her novel The Hopeful arrives at bookstores in June 2015.

Amy Shearn is the Assistant Director at Sackett Street and the author of the novels The Mermaid of Brooklyn and How Far Is The Ocean From Here. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, DAME, Poets & Writers, Real Simple, Electric Literature, Five Chapters, Opium, Grist, West Branch, the Found Magazine anthology Requiem for a Paper Bag, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota, and has taught at NYU and Gotham Writers Workshops. She currently hosts an author interview series at the Brooklyn Public Library called BOOKISH: Writers Talking. Amy lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

Website:
http://sackettworkshop.com/
Facebook Page:
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The Brooklyn Small Press Flea Is August 1

Support Brooklyn independent presses a week from Saturday, then head over to the Queens Lit Fest in Long Island City.

Brooklyn Small Press Flea

Saturday, August 1, 2015 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Central Library, Plaza

This pop-up book fair features Brooklyn’s finest indie presses, including A Public Space, Archipelago Books, BELLADONNA*, Electric Literature, Futurepoem, Guillotine, Melville House, One Story, Ugly Duckling Presse, and many more.

Co-presented with BOMB magazine.

The Art of the Chapter at The Millions

Ever edited a large work and wondered how to organize the chapters? This piece by Jonathan Russell Clark in The Millions gives some great insight. The way we authors set up our chapters and sections of our books makes the reading a lot easier for everyone who isn’t us and hasn’t spent time with the story for years. That’s the gist of this piece, and it’s inspiring for those of us embarking on a novel revision. Organizing chapters in a certain way could give the book exactly what it needs to make it a compelling read.

Reading While Writing (or Editing)

Diane Mehta in The Paris Review Daily can’t read while she’s working on a book. I find this is true for me, too. I start to take on the voice or the affects of the writer I’m reading as I’m writing or editing. And I can’t read for pleasure when I’m editing magazines at work, either. I’m not in the right headspace. There’s just not enough room for anything that’s not straightforward, relaying information directly.

Next Sackett Street Reading July 15 at BookCourt

About the Event: Come out for an evening of nonfiction with Sackett Street Writers & PEN American Center! Join acclaimed authors and panelists for readings and discussions!
The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop
Nonfiction Night with SSWW & PEN American Center
Mon Jul 15, 7:00PM
Host(s):
Julia Fierro
Appearing:
Jessica DuLong
Jason Diamond
Brett Martin
Maris Kreizman

Next Sackett Street Reading, 1/14 at BookCourt

From their FB page:

Join us on Monday, January 14th at BookCourt for readings & wine in celebration of these Sackett instructors & friends:
Alex Gilvarry, Amelia Kahaney, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk & Leah Umansky.

The event is free and one copy of each author’s books will be given away in a raffle.