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* BBL: TwitterBBL: Twitter

Time: 6:00 PM

Date: November 8th, 6 PM Location: Room 901 at PRH, 1745 Broadway How do authors and agents navigate the world of Twitter, trolls, and backlash? Join us for a panel on the intersection of social media, marketing books, and activism.

* Mid to PubMid to Pub

Time: 6:00 PM

Mid to Publishing Wants YOU! To help create programming for the future leaders of publishing! The iconic Uncle Sam poster may have turned 100 this year, but MPG is turning 3 and we’re looking to YOU for ideas, volunteers, and some fun conversation over drinks on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Revival (15th St. between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place). If you have 6+ years of experience in publishing, then we want to hear from YOU about the kinds of events YOU’D like to see and attend: Love happy hours? Looking for management tips? What panel discussions sound fun and useful? We want to know! And if YOU’RE in the spirit to volunteer, we’re looking for a few intrepid individuals to help us carry out our future programs! So swing by and let us know what YOU want from MPG! Busy on the 8th but have ideas you'd like to share? Email them to steven.boriack@flatironbooks.com and don't forget to sign up for the MPG newsletter to stay up to date on the programs and events YOU are excited to see! What: MPG’s Recruitment Happy Hour Who: Publishing employees with 6+ years of experience Where: Revival, 129 E 15th Street (between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place) When: Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Why: Because someone’s gotta do it, why not YOU?!

* YPG CaresYPG Cares

Time: 7:15 PM

Interested in helping keep youngsters writing and creating? On Wednesday, November 8th, from 7:15 to 8:30P pm at The Drama Book Shop (250 W. 40th Street), we’ll be reading through short stories written by elementary school children and writing personalized notes back to encourage their love of arts and learning. Enjoy kids’ incredibly funny tales and find quotable one-liners for the Story Pirates’ Twitter feed (@StoryPirates). If your line is voted the funniest of the night, you’ll receive a prize! Tell your friends and bring them along! RSVP here! Email eseochand@prh.com with any questions. Can't make this one? Don't sweat—our next Story Pirates session will be on December 13th. Story Pirates, founded in 2003, is a nationally respected education and media organization that celebrates young people’s words and ideas. Its mission is to provide loving and encouraging feedback on every story submitted, and the Story Pirates need editorial-savvy YPG Cares volunteers like you to help! #ypgcares

* YPG CaresYPG Cares

Time: 7:15 PM

Interested in helping keep youngsters writing and creating? On Wednesday, November 8th, from 7:15 to 8:30P pm at The Drama Book Shop (250 W. 40th Street), we’ll be reading through short stories written by elementary school children and writing personalized notes back to encourage their love of arts and learning. Enjoy kids’ incredibly funny tales and find quotable one-liners for the Story Pirates’ Twitter feed (@StoryPirates). If your line is voted the funniest of the night, you’ll receive a prize! Tell your friends and bring them along! RSVP here! Email eseochand@prh.com with any questions. Can't make this one? Don't sweat—our next Story Pirates session will be on December 13th. Story Pirates, founded in 2003, is a nationally respected education and media organization that celebrates young people’s words and ideas. Its mission is to provide loving and encouraging feedback on every story submitted, and the Story Pirates need editorial-savvy YPG Cares volunteers like you to help! #ypgcares

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* YPG WritesYPG Writes

Time: 6:00 PM

Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop. As always, 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 has RSVP’d, and will also provide printed copies at the meeting. If you prefer NOT to be critiqued, that is perfectly fine too—we encourage you to come read, drink, and meet cool people! November 9, 2017 and November 30, 2017 6:00 to 7:30 pm Simon & Schuster 1230 Avenue of the Americas 13th Floor Large Conference Room/The Vince Flynn Room Please contact YPGwriters@gmail.com with any questions. RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrmcKWLP6As3_-YqnbQ1EG7wL9I21lENX8dAJzM-akd4d2GA/viewform

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* YPG Cares: NBA Teen PressYPG Cares: NBA Teen Press

Time: 9:00 AM

YPG Cares: Volunteer with the National Book Awards Teen Press Conference The National Book Foundation is seeking two volunteers for their upcoming Teen Press Conference. The conference brings the excitement of the most prestigious literary award in the country to New York City’s middle and high school students. Held during National Book Awards week, Teen Press Conference invites school groups to attend a free literary event that is curated just for them. The Teen Press Conference centers around short readings by each of the year’s five National Book Award finalists in Young People’s Literature (volunteers will be able to attend the reading). Participating schools receive free copies of the nominated titles in advance of the event, and then interact with authors during a Q&A and an optional book signing. Please be aware that this is a daytime event. Date & time: Tuesday November 14th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Location: 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Avenue) Contact: Sharon Watson at ypgcares@gmail.com by November 3

* Audio BooksAudio Books

Time: 5:15 PM

BIGNY DISCOUNT: Listen Up! An Update on Audio Books How do you enjoy your morning commutes? When was the last time you were read to? Audiobooks are booming, thanks to easily accessible apps. Come hear how they are made, how they are sold and marketed, as well as other relevant and interesting information. A must for those only familiar with print books! Speakers include: • Michele Cobb, Audio Publisher’s Association • Ana Maria Allessi, HarperAudio • Chris Lynch, S&S Audio • Michele McGonigle De Young, Hachette Audio • Dan Zitt, PRH Audio Publishing The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 14th at Random House (1745 Broadway, 2nd Floor) with beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres at 5:15 pm and the program at 6:15 pm. Admission is $40 for BIGNY members, $60 for nonmembers, or $5 for the speaker portion of the event only. Use the code YPGNOV17 for a special 50% off discount exclusive to YPG. And don’t forget—YPGers are entitled to a 100% discount off the yearly membership dues with the code YPG2017. So become a member for free, and then this event is only $20! For more info and to purchase tickets go to www.bigny.org. All major credit cards are accepted online and at the door. Cash and checks are also accepted at the door.

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* NBA Happy HourNBA Happy Hour

Time: 6:30 PM

YPG National Book Awards Happy Hour Extravaganza Fall is here and awards season is upon us! We’ll all be waiting to see who comes away with one of the most celebrated prizes in the industry, the National Book Award! Join us for a live stream of the awards ceremony and celebrate the fantastic books that made this year’s list. There will be fun, there will be drinks, and for those who arrive early, there will be free copies of some of this year’s nominees! Come out to Professor Thom's (219 2nd Ave) on Wednesday, November 15th for a great, book-filled evening with great, book-crazy people. Who: YOU! What: YPG NBA Happy Hour Extravaganza When: Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm Where: Professor Thom's, 219 2nd Ave between 13th and 14th Streets Why: Because books are awesome!

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* Volunteer for Book FairVolunteer for Book Fair

Time: 9:00 AM

YPG CARES: Volunteer for the Goddard Riverside Community Center Book Fair YPG is partnering with Goddard Riverside Community Center for a sixth consecutive year! We have several openings for volunteers at this year’s annual book fair. GRCC needs volunteers for various dates so there are plenty of chances for you participate. They will need volunteers for all categories during the Book Fair on November 18th and 19th, but they are especially looking for volunteers who can help in the mystery and hot title categories. Here are the volunteer opportunities for this year: Book Fair Sorts: Come help us sort donated books • Saturday, November 11th: 10am - 3pm Book Fair Set-Up: Come help us setup for book sales • Thursday, November 16th: 5pm - 9pm Book Fair: Come help us sell books and raise funds • Saturday, November 18th: 9am - 2pm & 1:30pm - 6pm • Sunday, November 19th: 10am - 3pm, 2:30pm - 7pm, & 5pm - 8pm (clean-up) Don’t forget to write “YPG” in the company line of the registration form. If you have any questions, please email Sharon Watson at ypgcares@gmail.com.

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* Volunteer for Book FairVolunteer for Book Fair

Time: 9:00 AM

YPG CARES: Volunteer for the Goddard Riverside Community Center Book Fair YPG is partnering with Goddard Riverside Community Center for a sixth consecutive year! We have several openings for volunteers at this year’s annual book fair. GRCC needs volunteers for various dates so there are plenty of chances for you participate. They will need volunteers for all categories during the Book Fair on November 18th and 19th, but they are especially looking for volunteers who can help in the mystery and hot title categories. Here are the volunteer opportunities for this year: Book Fair Sorts: Come help us sort donated books • Saturday, November 11th: 10am - 3pm Book Fair Set-Up: Come help us setup for book sales • Thursday, November 16th: 5pm - 9pm Book Fair: Come help us sell books and raise funds • Saturday, November 18th: 9am - 2pm & 1:30pm - 6pm • Sunday, November 19th: 10am - 3pm, 2:30pm - 7pm, & 5pm - 8pm (clean-up) Don’t forget to write “YPG” in the company line of the registration form. If you have any questions, please email Sharon Watson at ypgcares@gmail.com.

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* YPGCON 2017YPGCON 2017

Time: 8:45 AM

YPGCON 2017: Building the Future of Publishing This year's Young to Publishing Group's annual conference is packed with sessions that provide insider tips to employees with less than six years of experience. The all-day event focuses on marketing, career advancement, and diversity. Sessions include: • Welcome and Opening Remarks from Maria Pallante, President & CEO, Association of American Publishers (AAP) • Breaking the Glass Ceiling (Editorial) with Sarah Crichton from Sara Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux • Life As a Sales & Marketing Person with Michael Selleck, EVP, Sales & Marketing, Simon & Schuster • On Being a Bookseller with Joe Gonnella, SVP, Barnes & Noble • What Makes Your Book So Special, with Andrew Duncan, Director of Digital Marketing and Amanda Pritzker, Associate Director of Marketing, Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group • Building Direct to Consumer Relationships, with Kate Rados, VP, Community Development, Crown/Penguin Random House. • Don’t Ban (or Burn) that Book (Freedom of Expression), with Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director, and Chip Rolley, Director, World Voices Festival PEN America • Diversity Is About All of Us, with Tracy Sherrod, Editorial Director, Amistad/HarperCollins in conversation with National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson Seats are limited and AAP members receive a discount. To register contact tjordan@publishers.org. Location: Penguin Random House Office: 1745 Broadway, New York, NY Date: November 29, 2017 8:45 am - 4:35 pm

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* YPG Writers: Write-InYPG Writers: Write-In

Time: 6:00 PM

YPG Writers: Write-In Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop. As always, 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 has RSVP’d, and will also provide printed copies at the meeting. If you prefer NOT to be critiqued, that is perfectly fine too—we encourage you to come read, drink, and meet cool people! November 30, 2017 6:00 to 7:30 pm Simon & Schuster 1230 Avenue of the Americas 13th Floor Large Conference Room/The Vince Flynn Room Please contact YPGwriters@gmail.com with any questions.

* YPG Cares Holiday Book Drive YPG Cares Holiday Book Drive

Time: 6:30 PM

In the spirit of giving, we are partnering with the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC) to host a fun book drive and book wrapping party! We will have donations from various publishers and you should feel free to bring a book or two of your own. This year, donations will go to two wonderful organizations: Behind the Book, a literacy nonprofit that brings books into the classroom, and Community Caregivers, a volunteer-focused nonprofit in upstate New York with the mission to help neighbors within the community maintain independence. We all know the power of a good story and its ability to inspire, so head out on Thursday, November 30th to the Children's Book Council office located on 54 W 39th Street, New York, NY 10018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM with a book or two to donate, and help wrap for the children and adults serviced by Behind the Book and Community Caregivers. We're providing the wrapping paper and snacks as we all get together to spread a little holiday cheer through specially gift-wrapped books. There will be wine, music, and a whole lot of yuletide cheer.

     
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