September BBL: Facts of Fanfiction

September BBL: Facts of Fanfiction
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Cassandra Clare, E.L. James, Anna Todd. What do these authors have in common? Before they published bestselling books, they wrote fanfiction and gained a dedicated following of fans. How does fanfiction go mainstream? What’s the process behind editing something that was originally published as fanfiction? Join us for a panel on the intersection between...
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YPG Cares: Back-to-School Happy Hour

YPG Cares: Back-to-School Happy Hour
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Summer—believe it or not—is almost over. We may not be hitting the books anymore, per se, but kids throughout the city are heading back to school (and you know what that means: fewer tourists and fewer rowdy kids interrupting your commute!). So let’s celebrate this wonderful change of the season by getting together for...
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Publishing Profile: Rakesh Satyal, Senior Editor at Atria Books

Publishing Profile: Rakesh Satyal, Senior Editor at Atria Books
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In publishing, editors and authors can seem like they belong to two separate worlds, but some people, like Rakesh Satyal, bridge that gap with grace and success. Satyal is perhaps best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning novel, Blue Boy. He released a new novel, No One Can Pronounce My Name, this May. Satyal...
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August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing

August BBL: The Recipe Behind Cookbook Publishing
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What ingredients and steps go into the intricate processing of publishing a cookbook? How do editors decide which restaurants or chefs to approach? What goes into recipe testing and how do you publicize a cookbook? More importantly, who gets to eat all the scrumptious food after they’re done taking the photos and how do...
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Book Trivia Happy Hour

Book Trivia Happy Hour
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Join us for a competitive and engaging book-themed trivia night! Test your literary prowess against fellow YPGers as only true book lovers and wordsmiths can. Booze will be served, teams will battle it out, and prizes will be won! Where: Juke Bar (196 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003) When: Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30pm RSVP Here
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Summer Game Night

Summer Game Night
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In February we hid from the cold by hiding indoors and playing games. Well, now it’s time to hide from the heat! Whether it’s Settlers, Cards Against Humanity, Candyland, or Uno, grab your best games and join your fellow YPGers for a night of friendly competition. This event is BYOB, so feel free to...
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Networking for Introverts

Networking for Introverts
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Calling all introverts! Do publishing pitches make you tremble in fear? Does just the mention of a mixer make you break out in a cold sweat? Then join YPG for a panel on Networking for Introverts! The 45-minute panel discussion will feature publishing professionals (and self-proclaimed introverts!) who will speak on the strategies that...
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Trivia Night at the NYPL

Trivia Night at the NYPL
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Join your fellow YPGers for a meetup at the Mid-Manhattan Library! Come and test your knowledge in a challenging, though entertaining, 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between.  Doors open 6:15 and we’ll divvy...
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DIYPG: Potterpalooza!

DIYPG: Potterpalooza!
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Come celebrate the Boy Who Lived’s birthday with #DIYPG: Potterpalooza, Monday, July 31 from 6:30-8:30pm! We’ll be making three Harry Potter-themed crafts (but no Horcruxes), sipping on that sweet butterbeer, watching one of the movies, and complaining about how we’ll never be able to afford Cursed Child tickets when it moves to Broadway. A...
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