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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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Foreign Rights Happy Hour

Foreign Rights Happy Hour
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Are you a foreign rights or scouting professional? Do you have absolutely no idea what literary scouts do, but want to learn more? Are you looking to break into the exciting world of foreign rights? If any/all of these apply, this is the mixer for you! Join us to chat and share some delicious...
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YPG BBL: Books on the Big Screen

YPG BBL: Books on the Big Screen
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  Love or hate them, movie adaptations of books are a huge part of the publishing industry. But have you ever wondered what happens when a film studio decides to make a movie or TV show out of a book? Get the inside scoop on book-to-film adaptations from multiple sides of the business—from editorial,...
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YPG Book-to-Film: Life of Pi

YPG Book-to-Film: Life of Pi
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Come ring in the summer with YPG’s first outdoor book-to-film event of 2017, sponsored by NYC Parks and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment! Join us uptown on Wednesday, June 14 at Recreation Center 54 (348 East 54 Street between 1st and 2nd, near Sutton Place) for a free showing of the 2012 film adaptation of the imaginative classic LIFE OF PI by...
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YPG CARES: Story Pirates

YPG CARES: Story Pirates
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Interested in helping keep youngsters writing and creating? On Wednesday, June 14th, from 7:30-9:00PM 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. While chowing down on free snacks, enjoy kids’ incredibly funny...
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BEA On a Boat

BEA On a Boat
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BEA is back in New York this year (thank goodness) and is just around the corner! So join us for YPG’s annual BEA on a Boat Party at The Frying Pan on Wednesday, May 31 from 6-8pm. Celebrate another year of book-centric panels, librarians hauling huge tote bags, and standing on your feet for...
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YPG WRITERS: Write-In and Critique

YPG WRITERS: Write-In and Critique
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Join YPG Writers for our signature write-in and flash workshop on July 13 and 27. 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...
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BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices

BBL Recap: VIDA and Diverse Voices
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On Monday, March 27, YPG members convened at Penguin Random House for an intimate Brown Bag Lunch conversation around the ever-important issue of inclusivity in publishing. Sharon Watson, copyright assistant at Penguin Young Readers Group, moderated a discussion with Lynn Melnick and Camille Rankine, who are VIDA executive board members and published authors. VIDA...
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