Oct
15
1:00 pm13:00

Women Who Submit

  • Paragraph Cafe

Join our Women Who Submit Literary Works party. You bring your computer, your work, your insecurities, your love of snacks--and we're going to send our work out into the world together. Please RSVP to WWS NYC Chapter Leader Kirsten Major. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL PARAGRAPH MEMBERS

Oct
17
5:30 pm17:30

Paragraph Roundtable: Sylvie Greenberg

  • Paragraph Cafe

Sylvie Greenberg, an agent at Fletcher and Company, represents literary fiction and general nonfiction, and is looking for strong writing and powerful stories in literary fiction and a wide range of non-fiction topics, including business, science, current affairs, memoir and history. 


Sep
28
5:00 pm17:00

Agent Roundtable: Chris Clemans

Paragraph members, come join us at 5pm on September 28m for a roundtable with Chris Clemans!

Chris Clemans is an agent at The Clegg Agency. He received his BA in English from Duke University, where he also minored in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. After a short stint in journalism, he began his career in publishing at William Morris Endeavor, where as an agent trainee with Bill Clegg he worked closely with award-winning writers such as Rivka Galchen, Lauren Groff, Ottessa Moshfegh, Akhil Sharma, and Matthew Thomas. In 2014, Chris left WME to help Bill start The Clegg Agency, where he has since been working with a growing list of his own writers. His fiction tastes tend toward the literary, gravitating to novels and stories that exhibit unique voices and intrepid imaginations. On the nonfiction side, he’s interested in narrative nonfiction and literary memoir.

Women Who Submit
Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

Women Who Submit

FACT: In top tier literary magazines, women do not get published as often as men.

Women Who Submit came together in response to women’s abysmal publication rates. A group of friends developed literary submission parties to submit literary work in real-time. Not tonight, not tomorrow. Together. Now.

Paragraph is proud to be the host of WWS's New York City chapter.

ALL PARAGRAPH MEMBERS ARE WELCOME at this and future WWS events!

Radio Girls Book Launch
Jun
18
7:00 pm19:00

Radio Girls Book Launch

On Saturday, June 18 we celebrated the launch of Sarah-Jane Stratford's latest book, RADIO GIRLS, in conversation with author Allison Amend.

About Radio Girls:

London, 1926. American-raised Maisie Musgrave is thrilled to land a job as a secretary at the upstart British Broadcasting Corporation, whose use of radio – still new, strange, and electrifying – is captivating the nation. But the hectic pace, smart young staff, and intimidating bosses only add to Maisie’s insecurity.

Soon, she is seduced by the work— gaining confidence as she arranges broadcasts by the most famous writers, scientists, and politicians in Britain. She is also caught up in a growing conflict between her two bosses, John Reith, the formidable Director-General of the BBC, and Hilda Matheson, the extraordinary director of the hugely popular Talks programming, who each have very different visions of what radio should be. Under Hilda’s tutelage, Maisie discovers her talent, passion, and ambition. But when she unearths a shocking conspiracy, she and Hilda join forces to make their voices heard both on and off the air…and then face the dangerous consequences of telling the truth for a living.

Agent Roundtable: Christina Campagnola
Mar
24
5:00 pm17:00

Agent Roundtable: Christina Campagnola

Join us on Thursday, March 24 at 5pm in the Paragraph cafe for a roundtable with literary agent Christina Campahnola from the Independent Film Group. This event is open to current Paragraph members only.

Agent Roundtable: Leah Hamos
Feb
18
5:00 pm17:00

Agent Roundtable: Leah Hamos

Join us on Thursday, February 18 at 5pm in the Paragraph cafe for a roundtable with literary agent Leah Hamos from The Gersh Agency. 

 

This event is open to current Paragraph members only.

Creative Writing Pedagogy Roundtable (postponed)
Dec
21
5:00 pm17:00

Creative Writing Pedagogy Roundtable (postponed)

Join us as Amy Meng leads a roundtable about creative writing pedagogy. Attendees will receive sample lesson plans and engage in discussion about contemporary creative writing pedagogy. This roundtable is intended to be an interaction between peers -- participants are welcome to share their own lesson plans and sample writing exercises. Wine will be served.

Paragraph NaNoWriMo Write-In
Nov
7
10:00 am10:00

Paragraph NaNoWriMo Write-In

Paragraph is excited to host a NaNoWriMo Write-In for the third year in a row! On Saturday, November 7, Paragraph will be open to the public from 10am-6pm. We invite anyone participating in NaNoWriMo to come use our space for the day. 

Jeremy Hutchins, Sophie Jaff and Diane Mehta
May
29
7:00 pm19:00

Jeremy Hutchins, Sophie Jaff and Diane Mehta

  • KGB Bar

On May 29th, members Jeremy Hutchins, Sophie Jaff and Diane Mehta shared their work at KGB Bar for the Paragraph monthly member reading series. The reading also featured the final installment of Write Your Way Into My Heart: A Paragraph-inspired Five-Minute Soap Opera by Kirsten Major.

Jeremy Hutchins, Ryan Sartor and Aurvi Sharma
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Jeremy Hutchins, Ryan Sartor and Aurvi Sharma

  • KGB Bar

On April 24 Paragraph members Jeremy Hutchins, Ryan Sartor and Aurvi Sharma shared their work at another exciting night at KGB Bar in East Village, along with another edition of Write Your Way Into My Heart: A Paragraph-inspired Five-Minute Soap Opera by Kirsten Major.

Agent Roundtable: Marilyn Allen and Rebecca Louie
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Agent Roundtable: Marilyn Allen and Rebecca Louie

  • Paragraph

Paragraph Member Rebecca Louie and her agent Marilyn Allen spoke at an agent roundtable focusing on author-agent relationships on Wednesday, April 8. Marilyn is also the coauthor of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Book Proposals and Query Letters.

Athos Cakiades, Cleve Lamison and Ilana Masad
Mar
27
7:00 pm19:00

Athos Cakiades, Cleve Lamison and Ilana Masad

  • KGB Bar

On Friday, March 27 Paragraph members Athos CakiadesCleve Lamison and Ilana Masad shared their work along with another exciting edition of Write Your Way Into My Heart: A Paragraph-inspired Five-Minute Soap Opera by Kirsten Major. Thank you all for coming out. We look forward to seeing you next month!

Agent Roundtable: Kimberly Brower
Feb
18
6:00 pm18:00

Agent Roundtable: Kimberly Brower

  • Paragraph

Paragraph was honored to host literary agent Kimberly Brower from Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency on February 18. She discussed the importance of finding the right agent for your needs as a writer.

Elizabeth Koster, Ilana Masad and Michael Shari
Dec
19
7:00 pm19:00

Elizabeth Koster, Ilana Masad and Michael Shari

  • KGB Bar

On Friday, December 19 Elizabeth KosterIlana Masad and Michael Shari shared their work at Paragraph’s monthly final KGB reading series of 2014. It was an exciting night right before the holidays arrived.