SOCIETY OF CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS AGENT PANEL
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Featuring Linda Camacho, Prospect Agency; Susan Hawk, The Bent Agency; and Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger, Inc. Adria Quiñones, moderator, and hosted by Caron Levis, faculty, The New School Creative Writing Program.
Cost: $20 (Free to SCBWI members and New School students)
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FICTION FORUM: GARRARD CONLEY AND MANUEL GONZALES
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories (Riverhead) and the forthcoming novel, The Regional Office is Under Attack! (Riverhead). He graduated with a BA in English from the University of Texas in 1996 and then with an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2003. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in McSweeney's, Fence, Tin House, Open City, One Story, The Believer, i09.com, and various other publications. He is the recipient of the Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Price for First Fiction and the Binghamton University John Gardner Prize for Fiction. For four years he ran the nonprofit writing and tutoring center for kids, Austin Bat Cave, and in times past he co-owned The Clarksville Pie Company in Austin, TX, where he baked pies for a living.
Garrard Conley’s memoir Boy Erased was published by Riverhead books in May of this year. His fiction and nonfiction can be found in The Common, the Madison Review, Spork, and elsewhere. He has been a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholar and an Elizabeth Kostova Foundation fellow. He currently teaches English literature at the American College of Sofia and promotes LGBTQ equality in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Moderated by Helen Schulman, fiction coordinator, the Creative Writing Program. This event is free and sponsored by The Creative Writing Program.
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EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY
291 Church St.
New York, NY
Works on view from New School Alum Antonia Wright:
POLITICS ON PAPER
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 5 pm - 9 pm
65 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10011
This event is aimed to highlight the importance of creative writing within social justice politics, both currently and historically.Throughout history and in many parts of the world, art and creativity has been used to express politics and culture, and to create movements.However, academics often equate political change with research papers, proposals, and other “formal” writing. Is this the only way to express our knowledge of IR and policy? Can creative writing be valid, academic, and political?
This event will be a two part series:
5-6:30PM: Writing workshop aimed to develop creative writing in the realm of social justice, lead by Christine Yohannes, fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and activist from Ethiopia.
7-9PM: Open mic night and reception where attendees can perform writing and discuss with the larger group the topics that the pieces entail.During the creative expression portion, Christine will share with us some of her work and engage with us as attendees read their work.
For more information and to register for Politics on Paper, please click here.