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YPG Word Nerds Vocabulary Bee

YPG Word Nerds Vocabulary Bee
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Join your fellow YPG logophiles, linguists, and armchair lexicographers on Monday, February 27th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Gray Mare (61 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003) for YPG’s first-ever Vocabulary Bee. Grab a beer, bring a friend, and channel your inner Noah Webster as we battle it out to see who will be crowned the biggest word nerd...
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Winter Game Night

Winter Game Night
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It’s winter. It’s cold. So let’s hide indoors and play! Grab your Munchkins and Scrabble and Taboo and Pictionary and Settlers of Catan (shot blue!) and Ticket to Ride and Uno…. and get ready to get competitive. Join us on Wednesday, February 15th at Random House (1745 Broadway) from 6pm to 9pm for a night of boozy* fun**. *The booziness...
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YPG Writers Submission Party

YPG Writers Submission Party
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We know you have a story in your portfolio that’s been gathering dust. Sure, you’ve thought about submitting it to this journal or that magazine, but some excuse came up and you eventually forgot about it. It’s time to send your writing out into the world. Join other writers as we polish our cover letters and...
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YPG HR: Going for the Goal: Career Planning to Put You at the Top of the Podium

YPG HR: Going for the Goal: Career Planning to Put You at the Top of the Podium
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With every New Year come fresh starts, clean slates, and, new goals. And we’re not talking about swearing this will finally be the year you learn a new language. We’re talking career goals, and now is the perfect time to consider your professional objectives for 2017. Join us for a panel discussion with publishing professionals to...
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YPG DISCOUNT: Digital Book World Conference

YPG DISCOUNT: Digital Book World Conference
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Digital Book World (DBW) is offering YPG members discounted admission to their conference SMARTER BOOK PUBLISHING FOR A DIGITAL WORLD. The conference takes place January 17-19, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 6th Ave). Think of it as an industry boot camp, where you’ll learn actionable strategies from industry insiders and engage in premium networking with a representative cross section...
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YPG Book-to-Film: A Series of Unfortunate Events

YPG Book-to-Film: A Series of Unfortunate Events
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Dear Reader, have you heard? Lemony Snicket’s cast of wicked and unfortunate characters are coming to life in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Join us 6 PM, Tuesday, January 17th at Penguin (345 Hudson St.) as we watch Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf and see the Baudelaire children suffer through misfortune after misfortune. We will be providing...
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YPG Write-In

YPG Write-In
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Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop! We’ll do a quick introduction, followed by an hour of writing and optional sharing, then we’ll wrap up the meeting with a flash workshop. If interested in being critiqued, email YPGwriters@gmail.com with a 1,000-1,500 word submission that you’d like feedback on. We’ll email your piece to everyone who...
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YPG DISCOUNT: BIGNY Meeting: President’s Night with Michael Pietsch

YPG DISCOUNT: BIGNY Meeting: President’s Night with Michael Pietsch
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The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) is once again offering YPG members discounted admission to their monthly meeting. The January spotlight meeting is President’s Night with Michael Pietsch on Tuesday, January 10th at Penguin Random House (1745 Broadway, 2nd floor). Michael Pietsch, Hachette Book Group CEO, has worked in book publishing for nearly forty years. As CEO, he has overseen...
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YPG Cares: Gift Wrap Party

YPG Cares: Gift Wrap Party
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On the evening of December 8th, the New York City chapter of our fellow publishing the WNBA came together with members of Young to Publishing Group at the AAP offices to wrap books to be donated to homeless families in upstate New York. A team of twenty, including nine WNBA-NYC members, went through ten rolls...
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No Censors or Book Banning Here: Judy Platt’s Remarks at the 2016 YPG Conference

No Censors or Book Banning Here: Judy Platt’s Remarks at the 2016 YPG Conference
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This speech was delivered by Judith Platt, AAP’s Director of Free Expression Advocacy, at the 2016 YPG Conference. The First Amendment makes us  the freest nation on the face of the earth!  I don’t mean just the  45 words contained in the Bill of Rights.  When we say that the First Amendment protects freedom...
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