Thursday, June 21, 2012

Read Maggie Jackson's Blog!

NYSL member Maggie Jackson's blog is one you should be reading. Forbes Magazine just named it one of the Top 100 Websites for Women 2012.

Maggie is an author and journalist who posts about the balancing acts of working parents and how technology is changing the way we live and work. She is the author of the books Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age and What's Happening to Home?: Balancing Work, Life, and Refuge in the Information Age

Congratulations Maggie!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What's a Writer?

This is late notice, but definitely should be of interest to all of you:

What's a Writer?

The Coffin Factory editor Laura Isaacman in discussion with (and readings by) contributors Bonnie Nadzam, Jacques Strauss and John Reed.

Tuesday, June 12th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Room 108
The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
(Please use 5th Avenue entrance)
Admission is free.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Richard Ford and Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation

I want to give you all a gentle nudge toward a great upcoming program focused on the writing life. Our sister membership library, The Center for Fiction (in partnernship with the City University of New York), will host Richard Ford and Joyce Carol Oates, two of America's most interesting contemporary writers, in conversation about their latest books and the writing life. I'm looking forward to a fascinating discussion and an opportunity to discover how these prolific, award winning writers work. I hope I'll see you there.

Richard Ford and Joyce Carol Oates in Conversation
Wednesday June 6, 7:00 pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

899 10th Avenue (betw. 58th & 59th)

Ticket pricing for this program includes your choice of either author's latest book:
- Ticket and Richard Ford's Canada or Joyce Carol Oates's Mudwoman, $28 ($25 for members, seniors, and students)
- Ticket without book, $15
- Ticket buyers also have an option to donate an additional $5 to The Center for Fiction’s Books for NYC Schools program

For more information and to buy tickets, click here