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Poetry Connects Us In Troubling Times: Why Poets Write and What We Can Do to Support Them

Poetry Connects Us In Troubling Times: Why Poets Write and What We Can Do to Support Them

Poetry has a pulse, a transformative power. It embodies rather than dictates, prefers to examine instead of observe. It waits to be cracked open and enjoyed. There is little poetry cannot do, no topic it won’t address. It is bold, innovative, insightful. It is raw, truthful, revealing. We need it now, more than ever. The...
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Diversify Your Shelves: Diverse Book Awards

Diversify Your Shelves: Diverse Book Awards
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While diversity in publishing has been at the center of conversations in the industry as of late, we still have more work to do to achieve it. As Marlon James, author of the Booker-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, noted in a recent essay, “Maybe we will stop failing so badly at true...
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2016 Annual Young to Publishing Group Conference

2016 Annual Young to Publishing Group Conference
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Mark your calendars, because it’s finally here! The AAP’s Annual Young to Publishing Conference will be on Tuesday, December 6th at Penguin Random House (1745 Broadway). This is YPG’s premier event of the year, and we look forward to seeing all of our young professional members there. Planned topics for the conference include how...
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Literary Landmarks: Jefferson Market Library

Literary Landmarks: Jefferson Market Library
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Literary Landmarks is a series that invites YPGers to visit a place of literary significance in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or San Francisco. What combines books, fashion shows, prison, labor union strikes, Gothic architecture, Greenwich Village history, and more? The Jefferson Market Library, of course. Allow me to elaborate. As I approach this...
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New Year, New Brew! / New Beer, New You!

New Year, New Brew! / New Beer, New You!
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Trying to think of a New Year’s resolution (that you won’t give up on by January 2nd)? Well we’ve got the perfect one: stop ordering the same old beer! Join us at Peculiar Pub for our second annual New Year’s happy hour as we explore options outside the standard Bud, Coors, and Miller. With...
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YPG December BBL: Freelancers

YPG December BBL: Freelancers
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What’s it like to be a freelancer working in the publishing industry? YPG is offering an informative Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) meeting on Wednesday, December 14th, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Simon & Schuster. Bring your lunch with you, and join us for a lively conversation on international publishing. Speakers are still being...
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YPGCares’ Holiday Book Drive and Gift Wrapping Party

YPGCares’ Holiday Book Drive and Gift Wrapping Party
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In the spirit of giving, YPG Cares is collaborating with the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) and Family Promise of the Capital Region to host a fun book drive and book-wrapping party on Thursday, December 8th. The Women’s National Book Association was established in 1917 and was founded on the idea that books have...
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YPG Tacky Holiday Sweater Party

YPG Tacky Holiday Sweater Party
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Don we now our worst! Dust off your tackiest, ugliest, most festive holiday sweater (let’s get thrifty) and pay homage to a much-loved tradition with fellow YPGers. In collaboration with the Children’s Book Council, join us for a holly, jolly night of booze and the tackiest displays of winter wear imaginable. Come eat, drink,...
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YPG Book-to-Film and Happy Hour: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

YPG Book-to-Film and Happy Hour: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Has your wizarding obsession gotten a little bit riddikulus? We’ve got good news—the magical wizarding world is BACK and we’re switching things up with our Book-to-Film outings! Join us after work on Tuesday, November 29th at Regal Union Square Stadium 14 (850 Broadway) to watch the 7:30 PM showing of J.K. Rowling’s fantastical world...
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DIYPG: Canvas and Cocktails and Book Covers

DIYPG: Canvas and Cocktails and Book Covers
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Join some do-it-yourself-minded YPGers on Monday, November 14 at 6pm for a night of canvas and cocktails! We’ll provide canvases, paint, and other supplies– you just bring a book whose cover will be your crafting inspiration, and drinks/snacks/etc. to share. Supplies will be $5-10. See you there! RSVP here and contact heather.job@macmillan.com with any questions. Event...
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