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YPG/AAP DISCOUNT: Slice Literary Writers’ Conference

YPG/AAP DISCOUNT: Slice Literary Writers’ Conference
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Slice Literary’s sixth annual writers’ conference will take place on September 10th and 11th at St. Francis College in downtown Brooklyn. Panels and workshops will cover topics from the craft of writing (plotting, revision, short stories, and more) to the business of writing (pitch letters, landing a book deal, and beyond). Top editors, agents, and authors will discuss...
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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...
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YPG CARES: Book Riot Live

YPG CARES: Book Riot Live
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  Everyone’s favorite blog for book lovers is coming atcha IRL! YPG Cares is looking for volunteers to help with Book Riot Live!, a two day event that brings together readers, authors, and the Book Riot team! Volunteers will be help greet guests and manage author signings. We’re looking for volunteers to fill 2.5...
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YPG Discount: BIGNY Meeting: Chris Jackson in Conversation with Calvin Reid

YPG Discount: BIGNY Meeting: Chris Jackson in Conversation with Calvin Reid
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  Want to mix & mingle with seasoned publishing folks and get the inside scoop from one of book publishing’s superstars? The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) is once again offering YPG members discounted admission to their monthly meeting. The September spotlight meeting is “Chris Jackson in Conversation with Calvin Reid“ on Tuesday,...
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YPG Cares: 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival

YPG Cares: 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival
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Come join YPG Cares at the Brooklyn Book Festival this fall on September 18th, 2016. The festival will take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza (209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201). One of America’s premier book festivals, BBF is the largest free literary event in New York City. This literary marketplace features nearly 200 publishers and...
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YPG WRITERS: Need editorial feedback on your novel? Join our workshop!

YPG WRITERS: Need editorial feedback on your novel? Join our workshop!
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                In response to growing interest, we are starting a novel writing workshop! To get started, please fill out a short questionnaire that will be used to match you into small editorial groups. We will form groups of 3-4 people who are working on similar projects and...
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YPG’s Third Annual Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition

YPG’s Third Annual Town Hall: How to Navigate a Career Transition
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You finally got your foot in the door and landed that publishing gig. But what happens when you think you entered the wrong room? Maybe you dreamed of pitching author events, but can’t see beyond your submissions pile. Or you like adult trade, but still secretly long for the children’s book world. It can be difficult...
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YPG Cares Mid-Summer Happy Hour to Benefit 826NYC

YPG Cares Mid-Summer Happy Hour to Benefit 826NYC
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Have you always felt a deep connection to Lizzie McGuire’s cartoon thoughts? Do you often find yourself in heated arguments about how Rory was ALWAYS meant to be with Jess rather than moody Dean? If so, come embrace your frosted tips and butterfly clips from middle school days by supporting 826NYC! Bring a book or...
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DIYPG: Coloring Edition

DIYPG: Coloring Edition
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DIY and Publishing go hand-in-hand! Let’s celebrate all of the interesting and fun DIY books that hit the shelves topic-by-topic. BYOP (bring your own colored pencils) and BYOB (bring your own beer or beverage of choice). We’ll provide the coloring books, with plenty to bring take home with you! Please feel free to bring...
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YPG Writers: Conversations on Craft

YPG Writers: Conversations on Craft
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Join YPG Writers for our first ever Conversations on Craft on June 23! We are excited to announce that in addition to our bi-monthly meetings, we are launching a series devoted to examining different aspects of writing, including POV, plot, dialogue, and more. This month, we will be examining plot.  We will lead a...
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