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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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Forever Young (To Publishing)

Forever Young (To Publishing)
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After five years on the YPG planning committee and two and a half years as your Chair, it’s time to hang my hat up. It’s been a wild ride, and it feels fitting to step down as I begin a new job as Production Manager at Simon & Schuster. But first, I thought I’d...
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YPG DIVERSITY: Pride Happy Hour

YPG DIVERSITY: Pride Happy Hour
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Celebrate Pride Month with YPG’s 4th annual Pride Happy Hour at Kettle of Fish, the iconic West Village bar once frequented by Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan! Mingle with your publishing colleagues as we celebrate the vital role of LGBTQI people in the industry. Be sure to check the Gay Liberation sculpture in Christopher...
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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 August 10thand August 24th. 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....
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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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Representation Matters Mentorship Program

Representation Matters Mentorship Program
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According to Lee and Low’s 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey, only 21% of publishing staff describe themselves as African-American, Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic, Latino, Middle Eastern, or Multiracial. An industry that contributes to the cultural conversation, and often creates it, should reflect the culture.  An industry that is in service to artists and cultural...
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*Rogue* World Book Night Giveaway

*Rogue* World Book Night Giveaway
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World Book Night (WBN) is a super-fun, global effort for book lovers like us to spread the joy of reading by giving away books. While the US’s official partnership with WBN ended in 2014, we at YPG have continued the tradition. This year, we are having our very own ROGUE World Book Night, so all you need to do...
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YPG Book-to-Film: The Handmaid’s Tale

YPG Book-to-Film: The Handmaid’s Tale
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Calling all Book-to-Film fanatics, dystopia devotees, and Hulu enthusiasts! In less than a month, THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Margaret Atwood’s classic tale of military dictatorship in a near-future New England, comes to life in an all-new Hulu original series starring Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, Gilmore Girls’s Alexis Bledel, Orange Is the New Black’s Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, and...
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