As students in New York City we have access to hundreds of great events every day. It is at these events that we can network, learn more about our favorite topics, and gain exposure to a wider industry. These readings, lectures, and parties will enrich our education beyond what we learn in class. As such we are introducing a new weekly feature here intended to highlight these great functions. A goal of this listing is to choose relevant and affordable events. If you have any recommendations for event listings, please send them to us at the office.
February 2, 2013
At the Soho Gallery for Digital Art (138 Sullivan St., Manhattan), sci-fi enthusiast and radio host Jim Freund hosts an evening of sci-fi readings. Tonight’s event features Paul Witcover and Sarah McCarry.
February 4, 2013
A weekly event hosted by the Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn), the Story Slam is a night of storytelling and fun. For an $8.00 cover charge, patrons are regaled with five-minute spontaneous stories from fellow audience members. The storytellers are then judged. Pace Publishing student Caroline Acebo recommends to get there early!
February 5, 2013
This Tuesday at the Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway, Manhattan) author Teddy Wayne will be discussing fame, the subject of his new book The Love Song of Jonny Valentine. Along with journalist Kate Bolick, this $10.00 event is sure to be illuminating to those interested in the craft of storytelling.
February 6, 2013
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and photographer Jonathan Becker will host a lecture speaking about their experiences with the magazine at the New York Public Library on 5th and 42nd at 6 pm. This free event is in honor of the new photography book Jonathan Becker: 30 Years at Vanity Fair.
New publication the Atlas Review is hosting a party at Housing Works Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan) to celebrate the release of their first issue. Poetry and fiction authors Brandon Kreitler, Sam Allingham, Justin Boening, Robert Ostrom, Kathleen Ossip and Eileen Myles will perform. This free event starts at 7 pm.