8-week Fiction Workshop with Bestselling Author Myla Goldberg
Apr
25
to Jun 20

8-week Fiction Workshop with Bestselling Author Myla Goldberg

Myla's next fiction workshop starts on Wednesday, April 25th, and will meet for 8 weeks at Paragraph's Union Square location every Wednesday evening from 6:30-9:00pm, through June 20th (skipping May 23rd).

Designed for writers looking to receive constructive and specific feedback within a supportive and engaged community of their peers, participants range in age from twenty-somethings to sixty-somethings, and represent various experience levels and interests, from flash fiction to the novel.

Everyone will get to present work twice, with additional time to discuss published stories from the perspective of craft, a model based on the workshops she's led over 10 years of teaching at the MFA programs of Brooklyn College, NYU, and Sarah Lawrence.

The workshop is open to 10 students, and will cost $750 (First 4 Paragraph members receive a $50 discount).  Myla is accepting applications (10-15 double-spaced pages of prose, please) through Friday, April 13th, on a first-come, first-served basis. This means an application received on March 25th will be prioritized above one of equal caliber received on April 3rd. 

Applications can be sent to Myla at myla@mylagoldberg.com.  If you've got any questions about this, feel free to drop her a line!

About: Myla Goldberg grew up in Laurel, Maryland, escaping to Ohio to attend Oberlin College. After graduating in 1993, she spent a year living in Prague, before moving to New York City. Her bestselling first novel, Bee Season, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2000, winner of the Borders New Voices Prize, and a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award, the NYPL Young Lions award, and the Barnes & Noble Discover award. It has been adapted to film and widely translated. Her second novel Wickett’s Remedy grew out of her fascination with the 1918 influenza epidemic. Her third novel, The False Friend, concerns a woman trying to untangle a 20-year-old memory and explores the complexities of moral judgment, the fallibility of memory, and the adults that children become.

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Reading at the KGB Bar feat. Alexander Chee, Lisa Ko, and Sunil Yapa
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Reading at the KGB Bar feat. Alexander Chee, Lisa Ko, and Sunil Yapa

Join us at the KGB Bar for our monthly reading, featuring Alexander Chee, Lisa Ko, and Sunil Yapa!

Alexander Chee is the author of the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, (out April 17) and the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh. He is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College, contributing editor at The New Republic, an editor at large at the Virginia Quarterly Review, and a critic at large at the Los Angeles Times

Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, a novel which was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction and won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, O. Magazine, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. Born in Queens and raised in Jersey, she lives in Brooklyn.

Sunil Yapa is the author of the acclaimed novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a FistThe winner of the 2010 Asian American short story award, Yapa’s work has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, The Margins, Hyphen, LitHub and others. The biracial son of a Sri Lankan father and a mother from Montana, Yapa has lived around the world, including The Netherlands, Thailand, Greece, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, China, and India, as well as, London, Montreal, and New York City. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

 

 

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Personal Essay Workshop with Lisa Selin Davis
Apr
30
to May 28

Personal Essay Workshop with Lisa Selin Davis

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In this workshop, we’ll work on both the art of writing powerful personal essays and the craft of placing them. The class is writing-intensive, with exercises to generate ideas; extensive critiques to polish essays that spring from them; and practical tools to get them published. Participants should come prepared to write, read and share. 

We will be covering everything from the literary to the logistical, including titles, potential outlets, query letters, etiquette, and how to talk to your parents the day after you’ve published some ultra-revealing essay about them in a national newspaper. Past participants have published essays in major outlets, including The New York Times.

The class will meet for five weeks on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 pm, starting April 30th. No previous publishing experience is required. Tuition is $245, or $195 for the first four Paragraph members.

To register, email Lisa at lisa@lisaselindavis.com.

Lisa Selin Davis is an essayist, novelist and journalist whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, Time, New York Magazine, and many other publications. Her essay on her name/birthday doppelganger, identity theft and racial justice in The Guardian was one of the paper’s most viral articles last year.

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Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - May
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - May

Join our Women Who Submit (WWS) 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 our new WWS NYC chapter leader Sara Alaica

WWS empowers women writers to submit work for publication. For more information, check out their websiteTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

This event is open to women and non-binary gender writers.

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Agent Roundtable with Ayesha Pande of Pande Literary
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Agent Roundtable with Ayesha Pande of Pande Literary

For our May roundtable, we're thrilled to host Ayesha Pande of Pande Literary.

Ayesha Pande has worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years. Before launching her boutique agency, Ayesha was a senior editor at Farrar Straus & Giroux. She has also held editorial positions at HarperCollins and Crown Publishers. She is a member of AAR (Association of Author’s Representatives), PEN, the Asian American Writer’s Workshop and the Women’s Media Group. She has attended numerous writing conferences and has taught college level courses in editing. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University. Among her many wonderful clients are National Book Award Winner Ibram X. Kendi, PEN/Bingham Prize winner Danielle Evans, PEN/Bellwether Prize winner Lisa Ko, NYT Bestseller Shilpi Somaya Gowda and PEN/Hemingway finalist Patricia Engel. Her interests are wide-ranging and include literary as well as popular fiction, young adult, women’s, African-American and international fiction. She is also seeking authors of nonfiction, including biography, history, popular culture, cultural commentary, and memoir. She is particularly drawn to distinctive, original voices. To learn more, check out Ayesha's Publisher's Marketplace and follow her on Twitter

This event is open to Paragraph members (+1 guest) and alumni. RSVP to info@paragraphny.com to reserve a spot! Space is limited. 

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Williamsburg Launch Party feat. Sergio de la Pava
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Williamsburg Launch Party feat. Sergio de la Pava

Come celebrate the launch of Paragraph Williamsburg with a night of readings and revelry at our Withers Street loft! Doors open at 7pm, reading at 8pm, party follows the reading. Everyone is welcome! 

Sergio de la Pava is the author of A Naked Singularity and Personae. He is a public defender in New York City. In 2008, de la Pava self-published his first novel, A Naked Singularity through XLibris and The University of Chicago Press published it in paperback in April 2012. The book was named one of the ten best works of fiction of 2012 by The Wall Street Journal. A Naked Singularity went on to win the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize from PEN as the best debut novel of that year. On February 10, 2014, it was named one of eight books on the shortlist for the inaugural Folio Prize for the best book published in the United Kingdom in 2013. His latest novel, LOST EMPRESS, is is forthcoming from Pantheon (May 8). 

"The incredible story of Sergio De La Pava is a welcome reminder that talent still counts for something in the often maddening republic of literature.”  —The Washington Post

"De la Pava is a maximalist worldbuilder, and the incredible multiverse he constructs in this book establishes him as one of the most fearsomely talented American novelists working today.” —Publisher’s Weekly.

“[De la Pava is] a writer of mercurial brilliance.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal

“[Personae is].. the most galvanizing meditation on the possibilities and ramifications of artistic process that I have read in recent memory.” —Bookworm

Additional readers to be announced soon! 

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Agent Roundtable with Melissa Flashman of Janklow & Nesbit
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Agent Roundtable with Melissa Flashman of Janklow & Nesbit

For our April roundtable, we're thrilled to host Melissa Flashman of Janklow & Nesbit

Melissa represents award-winning and best-selling fiction and nonfiction. In nonfiction, she is particularly interested in conversation-changing books including journalism, science, technology, business/finance/economics, memoir/narrative, essays and cultural criticism. She is drawn to a range of literary and commercial fiction and is particularly excited about stories that touch on the deeper meaning of life, family, identity and love.

To learn more about what Melissa's looking for, check out her full bio and follow her on Twitter @melflashman

This event is open to active Paragraph members (+1 guest) and alumni. RSVP to info@paragraphny.com to reserve your seat. Space is limited. 

 

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"Building a Platform" Workshop with Julie Trelstad
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

"Building a Platform" Workshop with Julie Trelstad

Today, being a professional writer also means being your own best advocate, maintaining a digital presence online, and building a platform. Julie Trelstad will break down the basics of social media, developing a brand, and conveying your voice across different media—all so you can attract new readers.  

Julie is the Director of Julie Ink, a boutique agency specializing in helping authors grow their online presence. Previously, Julie was an acquisitions editor for nonfiction books at various publishers including Reader’s Digest, the Taunton Press, and John Wiley & Sons; the founder of Plain White Press, a non-fiction independent publisher acquired by Fox Chapel Publishing; and director of digital rights at Writers House, LLC. Find her on Twitter and Medium

This event is open to members (+1 guest) and alumni. RSVP via email to info@paragraphny.com. Space is limited!  

Julie will also hold office hours during the day from 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM, where she'll look at members' digital presences and offer tips on how to improve them. To book a time slot, stop by the office or send us an email. 

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Publicity Roundtable with Gretchen Crary
Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Publicity Roundtable with Gretchen Crary

Join us for a roundtable discussion with February Media's Gretchen Crary about social media, self-promotion, and all the publicity questions that come with publishing a book.  

Gretchen Crary is the founder of February Media, a boutique publicity and marketing firm for authors, journalists, and documentary filmmakers based in New York City.  Before coming to publishing, she was a television producer for the documentary program Frontline, for 60 Minutes, and for ABC News. She has an Emmy and a DuPont Gold Baton for her work with Frontline. In 2004, she became Publicity Director at HarperCollins where she worked for 6 years for both the Harper imprint and the Collins imprint. She was involved in building many bestsellers including Cyber War by Richard Clarke, The Sellout by Charles Gasparino, Conquest of the Useless by Werner Herzog, and Alex and Me by Dr. Irene Pepperberg. At February Media she has grown her roster of fiction authors and built bestsellers including The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs, Three Seconds by Roslund & Hellstrom, and Alex by Pierre LaMaitre.

She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University and also holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She lives in Brooklyn.

This event is open to Paragraph members (+1 guest) and alumni. Space is limited, so RSVP on Facebook or by email: info@paragraphny.com

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Screenwriting Consultations with Jenny Klion
Mar
20
10:30 AM10:30

Screenwriting Consultations with Jenny Klion

Jenny Klion is a New York-based script reader, story analyst, and script consultant for numerous film production companies and literary agencies, including William Morris, Dimension Films, New Line Cinema, The Black List, Walden Media, Scholastic, Jim Henson Pictures, and Homegrown Pictures. She'll be holding office hours on March 20 in the Paragraph Café. Members can sign up for a half-hour slot to discuss your work, writing habits, or submissions process! (Update: all time slots are full!) 

Writers who sign up in advance can send up to 10 pages of double-spaced text ahead of time, including outlines, overviews, plot synopses, chapter summaries, query letters, excerpts from longer work, or complete essays and short stories. Jenny works with all those materials on a regular basis so she's happy to give a range of feedback. 

If you don't want to send work in advance, you can sign up and use the half hour to ask questions 1:1. OR, if you want to submit materials day-of, Jenny will cold-read them if she has time. Either way, please book a time slot so we can gauge interest! (Note: this opportunity is free and open to active members only. Non-Paragraphers and alumni may reach out to Jenny at jenny.klion@gmail.com for a quote on her services.)
 

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Agent Roundtable with Brianne Johnson of Writers House
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Agent Roundtable with Brianne Johnson of Writers House

For our March Agent Roundtable, we're thrilled to host Brianne Johnson, a Senior Agent at Writers House LLC. Bri reps a wide range of fiction, including picture books, middle-grade, YA, and adult. Across genres, she gravitates towards magical realism, quirky love stories, well-researched historical, and thrillers. In 2016, Bri was chosen as one of Publishers Weekly's Star Watch honorees. 

Check out Bri's Publisher's Marketplace page to find out more about what she's looking for, and follow her on Twitter @SecretAgentBri

This event is open to Paragraph members (+1 guest) and alumni. RSVP via our Facebook event, or via info@paragraphny.com.

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Fiction Workshop with Myla Goldberg
Feb
28
to Mar 21

Fiction Workshop with Myla Goldberg

Are you hungry for feedback on your writing?  Myla Goldberg's long-running fiction workshop is now accepting new members.  Participants range in age from twenty-somethings to sixty-somethings, and represent writers of various experience levels and interests, from flash fiction to the novel. Each session is devoted to fostering a workshop environment of thoughtful, insightful critique that will provide motivation and focus, with additional discussions of published work from the perspective of craft.  This model is based on the classes and workshops Myla has led at the fiction programs of Brooklyn College, Columbia, NYU, and Sarah Lawrence.

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February KGB Reading
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

February KGB Reading

Join us at the KGB Bar for a reading by three exciting poets, including beloved Paragraph alum Amy Meng!

Amy Meng’s debut collection, Bridledwas selected by Jaswinder Bolina as the winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in publications including: Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, New England Review, Narrative Magazine, and The Offing. She is a Kundiman Fellow and poetry editor at Bodega Magazine. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Ben Purkert is the author of For the Love of Endings (Four Way Books, March 2018). His poems, essays and book reviews appear in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Tin House Online, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review Online, Guernica, Agni, The Rumpus and elsewhere. A former New York Times Fellow at NYU, he teaches creative writing at Rutgers New Brunswick. For links to recent work, find him at @BenPurkert on Twitter.

Jenny Xie is the author of Eye Level (Graywolf, 2018) and Nowhere to Arrive (Northwestern University Press, 2017), and also the recipient of the 2017 Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets as well as the 2016 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize. Her poems appear in Poetry, Tin House, and the New Republic, among other publications. She teaches at New York University and resides in Brooklyn.

This event is free and open to the public. 

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Agent Roundtable: Stéphanie Abou and Lexi Wangler of Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents
Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Agent Roundtable: Stéphanie Abou and Lexi Wangler of Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents

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Join us at Paragraph for this month's agent roundtable!

Stéphanie Abou is an agent at Massie & McQuilkin (MMQ). Hailing from France but in NYC publishing for almost twenty years, Stéphanie started as an intern at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, before moving on to the agenting side, first at the Joy Harris Literary Agency, and most recently at Foundry Literary + Media. Multi-lingual and multi-cultured, she has developed a dual career as a foreign rights director and a domestic agent. She specializes in character-driven fiction, but in nonfiction and novels alike she is first and foremost interested in hearing from great story tellers. 
 

Lexi Wangler (junior agent and foreign rights associate) holds a dual MFA in Fiction and Writing for Children from The New School. Coming to MMQ from PEN American Center and the Irene Skolnick Literary Agency, she graduated from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2013. Lexi assists Maria on all foreign rights for Massie & McQuilkin, and is looking for books that focus on complex, three-dimensional characters, especially women and non-binary people. She is passionate about representation across the race, class, gender and sexuality spectrum and uplifting voices that historically have had less of an opportunity to resonate. Subverting genre boundaries and strong, distinct voices are appealing to her, as are books that reflect truth back to the reader. Her MFA background is proof of her strong dedication to exemplary writing, and she prizes a clear narrative above all else. She is primarily looking for literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, crime fiction, cultural criticism, narrative nonfiction, essay collections, memoir and young adult fiction.
 

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Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - February
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - February

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Join our Women Who Submit (WWS) 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 our new WWS NYC chapter leader Sara Alaica

WWS empowers women writers to submit work for publication. For more information, check out their websiteTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

This event is open to women and non-binary gender writers.

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Paragraph Alumni Reading with Allison Amend, Amy Brill, and Elyssa East
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Paragraph Alumni Reading with Allison Amend, Amy Brill, and Elyssa East

Join us at KGB Bar for a reading by three prestigious Paragraph alumni! 

Allison Amend, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the author of the Independent Publisher’s Award-winning short story collection Things That Pass for Love and the novels Stations West, A Nearly Perfect Copy, and Enchanted Islands. She lives in New York City. AllisonAmend.com, Facebook, GoodreadsInstagram, Twitter

Amy Brill's short stories and essays have appeared in One Story, The Common, Redbook, Real Simple, Guernica and the anthologies Stories from New York, Before and After, and Labor Day. She has been awarded a 2015 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in fiction, and a Peabody Award in documentary writing. Her debut novel, The Movement of Stars, was published by Riverhead Books in 2013. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters, where she is working on her second novel. AmyBrill.com, Facebook, GoodreadsTwitter.

Elyssa East’s first book Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, won the 2010 P.E.N. New England/L. L. Winship award in Nonfiction. A Boston Globe bestseller, Dogtown was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards and an Editors’ Choice Selection of the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Elyssa’s reviews, reportage, and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Oxford American and newspapers nationwide. Her short fiction has been published in Cape Cod Noir and anthologized in USA Noir: The Best of the Akashic Noir. She currently work on a novel titled, The Cure for Heartache. ElyssaEast.com, Facebook, GoodreadsTwitter

 

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Creative Bootcamp with Myla Goldberg
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Creative Bootcamp with Myla Goldberg

Are you an aspiring writer who is just getting started? A practicing writer who wants to recharge their creative battery? Join bestselling author Myla Goldberg (Bee Season, False Friend) for a four-week course filled with writing exercises and craft discussions that are equally good for generating new writing or finding fresh directions for current work.  Register by January 19th. Contact myla@mylagoldberg.com for more information.

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Agent Roundtable: Henry Dunow of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner
Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Agent Roundtable: Henry Dunow of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner

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Henry Dunow began his career as a literary agent in the early 1980s and founded his own agency in 1997, which has since evolved into Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency.  He works primarily with quality fiction – literary, historical, strongly written commercial – and with voice-driven nonfiction across a range of areas – narrative history, biography, memoir, current affairs, cultural trends and criticism, science, sports, etc. NOTE: This event is open to Members (+ 1 guest) and Alum. RSVP by email: info@paragraphny.com.

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Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - January
Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - January

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Join our Women Who Submit (WWS) 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 our new WWS NYC chapter leader Sara Alaica

WWS empowers women writers to submit work for publication. For more information, check out their websiteTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

This event is open to women and non-binary gender writers.

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Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - December
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - December

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Join our Women Who Submit (WWS) 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 Sara Alaica.  Note: WWS is open to women and non-binary gender writers.

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Agent Roundtable: Amy Tannenbaum & Kathy Schneider of Jane Rotrosen
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Agent Roundtable: Amy Tannenbaum & Kathy Schneider of Jane Rotrosen

November's roundtable at Paragraph will feature two agents from the Jane Rotrosen Agency who have represented authors of general-interest fiction and nonfiction since 1974. The agency's client list reflect a diversity of interests as rich as the marketplace. Their clients have had best sellers in every genre, in every format, in countries around the world.  

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Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - October
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - October

Join our Women Who Submit (WWS) 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.  

WWS empowers women writers to submit work for publication. For more information, check out their website, TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

This event is open to women and non-binary gender writers.

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Karaoke Happy Hour
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Karaoke Happy Hour

Happy hour is coming back from summer hiatus with a bang! We thought it would be fun to belt out some tunes whilst we mingle, particularly partner duets, such as Don’t Go Breakin My Heart (Elton John + Cher), Under Pressure (Bowie + Freddy Mercury), Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye + Tammi Terrell), Dancing in the Street (Bowie + Jagger). You don't have to sing to join us, and you don't have to come with a partner to sing, but we hope you'll come by to blow off some steam and have some non-writing fun. RSVP here so we can make a reservation.

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Agent Roundtable: Stephanie Koven of Cullen Stanley International
Sep
14
5:30 PM17:30

Agent Roundtable: Stephanie Koven of Cullen Stanley International

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September's roundtable features seasoned agent Stephanie Koven of Cullen Stanley International. Stephanie is looking for narrative driven fiction and, in nonfiction, lifestyle & health, memoir, history, popular science, and outdoor / nature / adventure titles. She represents a select number of middle grade books, mainly in nonfiction. Stephanie's recent projects include David Coggins' New York Times best seller Men and Style (Abrams) and Joy Rhoades' debut novel The Woolgrower's Companion (Penguin Random House).  Stephanie also curates for an organization that fights for gender equity and diversity for artists and writers.

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Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - July 2017
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Women Who Submit NYC Party at Paragraph - July 2017

Join our Women Who Submit (WWS) 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.  

WWS empowers women writers to submit work for publication. For more information, check out their website, TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

This event is open to all Paragraph members and alums.

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Paragraph Members Reading Series: Lee Matthew Goldberg & Sophie Jaff
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Paragraph Members Reading Series: Lee Matthew Goldberg & Sophie Jaff

Join us for a night of thrilling (literally!) fiction from Sophie Jaff and Lee Matthew Goldberg as they both celebrate and read from their soon-to-be-released books!

A native of South Africa and the author of Love is Red, and forthcoming Crown of Stars, both from the Night Song Trilogy, SOPHIE JAFF is an alumna of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a fellow of the Dramatists Guild of America. Her work has been performed at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, and Goodspeed Musicals. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Follow her at SophieJaff.com.

LEE MATTHEW GOLDBERG's debut novel Slow Down is a neo-noir thriller. His novel The Mentor is forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press in June and has been acquired by Macmillan Entertainment. The French edition will be published by Editions Hugo. His pilot JOIN US was a finalist in Script Pipeline’s TV Writing Competition. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his fiction has also appeared in The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, Essays & Fictions, The New Plains ReviewVerdad Magazine,BlazeVOX, and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series (guerrillalit.wordpress.com). He lives in New York City. Follow him at leematthewgoldberg.com and @LeeMatthewG.

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Agent Roundtable: Sarah Younger & Natanya Wheeler from Nancy Yost Literary Agency
May
16
5:30 PM17:30

Agent Roundtable: Sarah Younger & Natanya Wheeler from Nancy Yost Literary Agency

We're so pleased to announce that this month's roundtable will feature agents Sarah Younger and Natanya Wheeler from Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sarah E. Younger began her career in publishing at Press53 in Winston Salem, NC. She later attending the University of Denver’s graduate publishing program, and after attending she moved to New York city. Sarah has been with the Nancy Yost Literary Agency since the fall of 2011. She is a member of RWA and AAR. She is specifically interested in representing all varieties of romance (including science fiction and fantasy), women’s fiction, and select non-fiction. You can find her on her personal twitter page @seyitsme and learn more about the Nancy Yost Literary Agency by visiting our website.

 

Natanya Wheeler is an agent at NYLA as well as director of digital rights. She is particularly interested in literary fiction that touches on current events and multicultural issues; dark psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, book club fiction and domestic suspense. Above all, characterization and voice are what grab her attention. She loves to find new writers and does not shy away from debut talent. For nonfiction, Natanya would love to find authors with strong platforms who write about nature, the human mind women’s issues or animals. 

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