Patricia Marx is a staff writer at the New Yorker, who writes children's books, and television scripts, but mainly does errands and looks things up on Wikipedia. Her latest novel is Starting From Happy and her upcoming memoir First Girl tells of being the first woman writer at the Harvard Lampoon.
Join us on Thursday, February 24th for a special "Meet the Author" event! A joint author program will provide you with an opportunity to meet two well-known New York writers. Susan Shapiro author of six books including "Overexposed" and "Speed Shrinking," and Hilary Davidson, author of "The Damage Done" will discuss their latest works, answer questions, and sign copies of their books. Free author program. To be held in the Hibiscus Room. For more information contact the library at 561-868-7701. (theresatrabucco)… (more)
Word for Word Writers: The Secrets of Book Publishing
Moderated by Media Bistro writing instructor Susan Shapiro, ‘Only as Good as Your Word: Writing Lessons from My Favorite Literary Gurus’ Panelists: Elizabeth Kaplan (Literary Agent), Dana Jennings (New York Times) Lisa Monroy (author of ‘Mexican High: A Novel’), Alice Feiring (author of ‘The Battle for Wine and Love’) and Karen Siplin (author of ‘Whiskey Road: A Love Story’)
How do I get an agent? Should I call my autobiographical story a novel or memoir? Do I have to write the whole book or just the proposal? How many pages do I need? What kind of advance can I expect? In this Secrets of Book Publishing panel, a young novelist, a seasoned pro with her third book out, two debut memoirists (one who is a New York Times editor!), a literary agent and the author of 5 nonfiction books will spill all the inside info on how you too can write a great book and nail a publishing deal.
The event is FREE and open to the public. For updates and additional information, please visit the website at www.bryantpark.org The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL & 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue).