Next Sackett Street Event, 12/5 at BookCourt

 

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From BookCourt:

Sackett Street Literary Series, 7 pm

Host(s):
Sackett Street Writers Workshop

Appearing:
Khaliah Williams
Daniel Castro
Diane Cook
Arianna Ribolini

On the Docket:
Reading
Drinks Served

Please join Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop for our December Literary Series with fiction instructors Khaliah Williams, Daniel Castro, Diane Cook and featured student Arianna Rebolini!
Author Bio(s):

DANIEL CASTRO’S work has appeared in Tampa Review, Gambit Weekly, Miami Herald, and Salon. He is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has received awards from the Cintas Foundation, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, and fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the MacDowell Colony.

DIANE COOK is the author of the story collection Man V. Nature, and was formerly a producer for the radio show, This American Life. Man V. Nature was a finalist for the Believer Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, received Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway award, and was recently longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Her stories have appeared in Harper’s, Tin House, Granta, and elsewhere and anthologized in Best American Short Stories.

ARIANNA REBOLINI is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn with her partner and two perfect rescue cats. Her focus is primarily on books, mental health, and women’s issues, and her work can be seen at The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Hairpin, Atlas Obscura, and elsewhere. Her debut novel, Public Relations, will be out May 2017.

KHALIAH WILLIAMS is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has been published in Hawaii Women’s Journal, Frontier Psychiatrist, and Day One, and her non-fiction at Buzzfeed, American Short Fiction and Book Country. She is a current fellow at the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction and an Instructor and Advisory Board member of Writers in Baltimore School. Originally from Philadelphia, she lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is at work on a novel and collection of short stories.

Next Sackett Street Event: 10/24 at BookCourt

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Nonfiction Night Features:
Garrard Conley (BOY ERASED: A MEMOIR)
Elizabeth Isadora Gold (THE MOMMY GROUP)
Heloise Chung (Lenny Letter)
Christina Wallace (Forbes.com, Elle)
Join us for a reading of the most recent work of the newest Sackett Street instructor Garrard Conley and talented alums!
Wine will be served. Event is free and open to the public—bring your literary-loving friends!

Brooklyn Book Festival, Next Week/Next Weekend

In case you haven’t heard:

bkbf-logo-headerBrooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 18 (10am-6pm, rain or shine)
BKBF Children’s Day: Literary Celebration for Families and Children
Saturday September 17th (10am-4pm, rain or shine)
Full Week of Literary “Bookend” Events
September 12th – 18th

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

AUTHORS INCLUDE Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Faith Erin Hicks, Russell Banks, Phoebe Gloeckner, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Libba Bray, Stephanie Danler, Gayle Forman, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Angela Flournoy, Helen Garner, Karin Slaughter, Bruce Schneier, Rebecca Traister, Marjorie Liu, Sayed Kashua, Esmeralda Santiago, Thomas Frank, Ralph Nader, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Yusef Komunyakaa, Joyce Carol Oates, A.O. Scott, Hua Hsu, Rob Sheffield, Yoss, Jessica Valenti, Cecily von Ziegesar, Ocean Vuong, Ed Yong and hundreds more.

Next Sackett Street Event: The Realities of Publishing, 6/27

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This is happening 7pm at BookCourt, Monday June 27.

Appearing:
Jennifer Baker (Moderator)
Todd Hunter
Ebony LaDelle
Diana Pho
Connor Goldsmith
Stephanie Jimenez
On the Docket: 
Audience Q&A
Panel Discussion

Join Sackett Street Writers Workshop and the Minorities in Publishing podcast for a discussion and Q&A with publishing professionals.

About the Event:

What exactly is the difference between marketing and publicity? Will my editor hate me if I need more time on edits? What will an agent expect when I sign with them? How do I query an agent? How do I even get my foot in the door of publishing? Questions like these along with many others will be tackled in “The Realities of Publishing” talk moderated by Jennifer Baker (creator of Minorities in Publishing, production editor) with Todd Hunter (editor, Atria Books), Ebony LaDelle (marketing manager, Simon & Schuster), Diana Pho (editor, Tor), Connor Goldsmith (literary agent, Fuse Literary Agency), and Stephanie Jimenez (associate publicist, Riverhead Books) on their experiences as well as what to expect as someone climbing the ranks in publishing or as a writer entering the business. A Q&A will be held after the panel and wine will be served.

Next Sackett Street Event: Fiction Luminaries, 5/2 at BookCourt

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Appearing:
Tony Tulathimutte
Lynn Strong
Rebecca Schiff
Caroline Zancan
Kaitlyn Greenidge
Jessica Tom

On the Docket:
Reading
Audience Q&A
Book Signing
Panel Discussion

Sackett Street Writers Workshop founder Julia Fierro hosts a celebration for the book-releases of SSWW instructors and alums, and some of this year’s most anticipated and acclaimed novels and story collections.

Wine and words free and open to the public!

Author Bio(s):

Tony Tulathimutte is the author of the novel Private Citizens. He has written for VICE, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, n+1, AGNI, Salon, Threepenny Review, and others. A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has received an O. Henry Award, a Truman Capote fellowship, a MacDowell Colony fellowship, and the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award.

Lynn Steger Strong was born and raised in South Florida. She teaches at Columbia and Pratt and lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Rebecca Schiff graduated from Columbia University’s MFA program, where she received a Henfield Prize. Her stories have appeared in n+1, Electric Literature, The American Reader, Fence, and Guernica. She lives in Brooklyn.

Caroline Zancan is a graduate of Kenyon College and holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Zancan is an editor at Henry Holt, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Kaitlyn Greenidge received her MFA from Hunter College. She was a Bread Loaf scholar, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Artist-in-Residence, a Johnson State College Visiting Emerging Writer and received a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature. Her work has appeared in Transition Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kweli Journal, the Believer, The Feminist Wire, At Length, Green Mountains Review and American Short Fiction. Originally from Boston, Kaitlyn now lives in Brooklyn and is a NY Writers Coalition Workshop Leader. Her debut novel is We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books).

Jessica Tom is a writer and food blogger living in Brooklyn. She has worked on initiatives with restaurants, hospitality startups, food trucks, and citywide culinary programs. She graduated from Yale University with a concentration in fiction writing and wrote the restaurant review for the Yale Daily News Magazine. Food Whore is her first novel.

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Manhattanville Coffee Reading, Tomorrow

New Crown Heights reading series, from their FB page:

Hope you can join us for great lit and brews at the 4th edition of the Manhattanville Reading Series, a monthly happening for emerging writers at Crown Heights cafe Manhattanville Coffee.

April’s featured reader is innovative short fiction star and Electric Literature editor-in-chief Lincoln Michel (Upright Beasts). He’ll be joined by up-and-comers Kyle Lucia Wu (Joyland, The Rumpus), Annabel Graham (Atticus Review, Corium), and Julia Phillips (The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Quarterly).

Manhattanville is a sister series to Crown Heights’s long-running lit event, the Franklin Park Reading Series. If you’re interested in reading at an upcoming event, please send 3-5 pages of prose and a short bio to manhattanvillereadingseries@gmail.com. We’re seeking writers who’ve published work online or in print but haven’t yet released a book.

Details:

Manhattanville Reading Series
Tuesday, April 26, 7:30-9pm
Manhattanville Coffee
167 Rogers Ave, at the corner of St. Johns
Brooklyn, NY 11216

More on our authors:

LINCOLN MICHEL is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature and the co-editor of Gigantic. His fiction has appeared in Granta, Oxford American, NOON, Tin House, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and elsewhere. His essays and criticism have appeared in The Believer, the New York Times Book Review, the Guardian, and elsewhere. He’s the author of Upright Beasts, a collection of short stories, and the co-editor of Gigantic Worlds, an anthology of science flash fiction.

KYLE LUCIA WU is a writer living in New York. She has an MFA in fiction from The New School. Her work has appeared in Joyland, The Rumpus, and Interview Magazine, among other places. She is the managing editor of Joyland.

ANNABEL GRAHAM is a Los Angeles-based writer, photographer, filmmaker and artist. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in CutBank, Cosmonauts Avenue, Corium, and Atticus Review, among other places. Her essays and journalism have appeared in Autre, Surface, and Out of Order. A finalist for the 2015 Montana Prize in Fiction and the 2015 SLS-Disquiet Literary Prize, she is the assistant fiction editor of No Tokens.

JULIA PHILLIPS has published short stories in Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Quarterly, and the Antioch Review. A Fulbright grant recipient in Creative Writing, Pushcart Prize nominee, and finalist for the Glimmer Train Short-Story Award for New Writers, she lives in Crown Heights.

Next Sackett Street Event, 4/22 at BookCourt

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Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop — Nonfiction Night
Hosted by Michele Filgate
Fri Apr 22, 7:00PM

Host(s):
Sackett Street Writers Workshop

Appearing:
Jennifer Baker
Xeni Fragakis
Yashica Dutt
Michele Filgate

On the Docket:
Reading
Book Signing

Author Bio(s): 

Jennifer Baker is a writer of fiction & nonfiction, and an editor with over 14 years’ experience in the publishing industry. A native New Yorker she’s a graduate of The New School’s MFA Creative Writing Program. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in Eclectic Flash,Boston Literary Magazine, Newtown Literary Journal, Poets & Writers magazine, The Female Complaint (Shade Mountain Press), and The Daily Worth. She has been a contributor to e-zines AroundHarlem.com and DinnerReviews.com, and is currently a contributing writer of monthly articles on books, publishing, and the intersections of media for Forbes.com. She’s received scholarships from the Postgraduate Writers’ Workshop, Napa Valley Writers’ Workshop, and the Glen West Workshop, and has been an artist-in-residence at Jentel Artist Residency, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and Ragdale. Jennifer is a long-time member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books in addition to creating and hosting the podcast Minorities in Publishing. Jennifer has done various interviews/panels on diversity in media as well as podcasting.

Xeni Fragakis received her BA in English from Yale University and her MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. At Iowa, she was awarded an Iowa Arts Fellowship and taught Creative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and Salon, and she is a winner of the Moth GrandSLAM Championship.

Yashica Dutt is a New York-based writer covering gender, identity and culture. She was previously a principal correspondent with India’s leading English daily, Hindustan Times and is the founder of dalitdiscrimination.tumblr.com, a safe space for ‘lower caste’ Dalits to discuss  their experiences of discrimination and struggle and is currently working on a book based on it. Her work has been featured in Vice and HuffingtonPost, among other publications. She was a part of Michele Filgate’s
Sackett Street Nonfiction class last fall.

Michele Filgate is an essayist, critic, and freelance writer. She is a contributing editor at Literary Hub and VP/Awards for the National Book Critics Circle. Her work has appeared in Slice,The Paris Review Daily, Tin House, The Rumpus, Salon,Buzzfeed, The Barnes & Noble Review, Poets & Writers, The Boston Globe, Fine Books & Collections Magazine, DAME Magazine, Biographile, The Brooklyn Quarterly, Time Out New York, The Daily Beast, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vulture, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Capital New York, The Star Tribune, Bookslut, The Quarterly Conversation, The Brooklyn Rail, and other publications.

Camus: A Stranger in the City

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Just realized I’ve been reading about these events for a few days, and they’re all tied to a program celebrating Albert Camus’ one and only visit to New York, 70 years ago. From the sound of it, he wasn’t too taken with the city, but was greeted warmly. I’m hoping to make it to one of these before mid-April.

Sackett Street Writers’ Student Showcase, This Friday at BookCourt

From BookCourt:

This month The Sacket Street Writers Workshop presents a special a special student showcase celebrating the work of six participants in our advanced fiction workshops. The readers will be introduced by the Sackett Street instructors who nominated them.

Fri Nov 6, 7:00PM

Host(s): 
Julia Fierro

Appearing: 
Elizabeth Brus
Clarke Levidiotis
Bejamin Olnis
Su Shekar
Pitchaya Sudbanthad

On the Docket: 
Reading
Book Signing

Next Sackett Street Reading, 7/13

This is at 7pm, at BookCourt:

Editors from NYC publishing houses talk about what really goes into the complex process of creating a book.

Brenda Copeland, Executive Editor, St. Martin’s Press
Emily Graff, Editor, Simon & Schuster
Anya Lichtenstein, Editor, St. Martin’s Press
Maya Ziv, Editor, Harper Collins

Author Bio(s):

Brenda Copeland is an Executive Editor at St. Martin’s Press, where she has worked since 2010.  Brenda publishes a vibrant mix of fiction and non-fiction, from the commercial to the literary, and looks for strong stories told with a strong voice.  Current authors include Matthew Dicks, author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Ann Leary, author of The Good House, and Amy Sue Nathan, author of The Glass Wives. Over the course of her career Brenda has published such bestselling authors as Dean Koontz, Claire Cooke, Cecily Von Ziegesar, Melissa de la Cruz, as well as Gotham and Deepak Chopra. Brenda teaches book editing at New York University and has a weakness for cheese.

Emily Graff is an editor at Simon & Schuster. She previously worked as an editorial assistant at The Penguin Press. Recent and forthcoming titles include Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes by Dominique Ansel, The Sweetheart by Angelina Mirabella, and Tales from the Back Row by Amy Odell. She is acquiring books across genres, including literary and upmarket commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, food, and memoir. She graduated with honors from Harvard College.

Anya Lichtenstein came to St. Martin’s Press as an editorial intern. After a second summer at Macmillan working at Picador, she made her way back to SMP, initially as a publicist. She’s back to editorial these days, and is the U.S. editor of bestselling Israeli author Yochi Brandes. Anya is acquiring in all sorts of categories, from accessible literary fiction and upmarket and commercial women’s fiction to narrative nonfiction with a quirky, feminist, or Jewish voice and pop-science that fixates on a singular topic.

Maya Ziv knew she wanted to work in publishing from the day her aunt, an editor at Scribner at the time, took her to “Take Your Daughter to Work Day.” A Manhattan native, Maya began her career as an intern at Brandt & Hochman. After a year and a half on the agent side at Brandt & Hochman, she moved over into editorial at HarperCollins. An editor now, she has been with the company for more than six years.