Art in the Basin Open Mic

When: January 23, 2018 @ 8
Where: Mon Amour Coffee and Wine, 234 West 238th Street, Bronx, NY, 10463

If you are interested in poetry and spoken word, then join hosts Amy Joy Robateau and Tim W. Brown (novelist of Second Acts) at Mon Amour Coffee and Wine. Art in the Basin is a biweekly open mic night for spoken word performers.

As Robateau says on Art in the Basin’s Facebook:

Come in.
Sip and unwind.
Come in.
Take center and chime.
Come in.
It’s always a delightful time.

For more information, contact Robateau (

BIGNY | Happy Hour

When: January 25, 2018 @ 5:30–8pm
Where: Foxy John’s, 143 East 47th Street, New York, NY, 10017

The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) is a member-operated professional organization composed of professionals from every aspect of the book publishing and book manufacturing industries. It sponsors educational seminars and trips, holds monthly informational programs, and helps raise money for the Literacy Assistance Center. (Check out more about BIGNY here!)

If you are curious about what BIGNY does behind the scenes, you should attend their Happy Hour, which will provide information on any volunteer opportunities you might be interested in.

If you would like to attend this event, email Jody Ray ( or Steve Bedney (

Independent Publishing in a Time of Disruption

When: January 29, 2018 @ 7:30–10:30pm
Where: Quimby’s Bookstore NYC, 536 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

During a time of advances in technology, how are independent bookstores and publishers able to stay afloat when print is supposedly becoming obsolete? Hosted by Quimby’s Bookstore NYC, The Mag Mob (“a powerhouse collective of like-minded indie magazine publishers”) will hold a discussion panel about the business, impact, and future of independent publishing.

For more information and to register for this event, click here.