Posts Tagged: New York City
Books make being an editorial assistant seem pretty glamorous. Meghan Daum discusses the unromantic realities of being an editorial assistant in book publishing, in an excerpt from the new reprint of her essay collection My Misspent Youth:
To the dewy eye of the editorial assistant, there is something about this mythos — the stiff patent leathers tromping around Madison Square, the particular literary drunkenness that seemed obtainable only from the taps of the White Horse Tavern, where Dylan Thomas met the shot glass that killed him — that feels lost, abandoned in nostalgia’s inevitable recycling bin…Nonetheless we persevere, dreaming of the day when we’ll become an assistant editor, and wondering how we’ll survive the ensuing years until that fabled associate editor position is dangled before our eyes.
Electric Literature’s Dan Sheehan interviews Eagles Prize finalist DW Gibson, whose recent book The Edge Becomes Center explores the gentrification of New York City neighborhoods through the oral histories of those who experienced it firsthand:
I wanted to find a way to make the subject meaningful and alive for the layman… Oral history makes that possible because it gets away from the idea of one person explaining the phenomenon and plants us squarely inside the phenomenon.
The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society is a New York-based book club founded five years ago. The club, with dozens of members, meet bare-chested in public places around the city. New York law allows women to be topless anywhere men can be, and the book club takes advantage of the fact to challenge expectations and the double standards of gender norms....more
At Hyperallergic, Claire Voon breaks down a report from New York’s Center for an Urban Future. The report’s findings include evidence that New York City has outpaced Los Angeles for sheer number of workers in the creative sector, while higher rents and lower grants and wages make it increasingly difficult for workers in that sector to actually live....more
Sunday 7/12: Claudia Cortese, Alice B. Fogel, Chris Slaughter, and Jason Takayuki Ueda join the Cross Poetry series. WORD Jersey City, 5:30 p.m., free....more
Saturday 6/13: Norte Maar reads Tobacco Hour. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.
Newtown Literary celebrate the launch of Issue 6. Queens Council on the Arts, 7 p.m., free.
Erika Swyler, Ted Thompson, and Sarah Gerard join the H.I.P. Lit series along with immersive theater from Tara Isabella Burton, Jim Stark, and Jordan Rose Donohue....more
Sunday 6/7: Bill Roorbach and Heidi Pitlor discuss their new novels with Kathy Pories, senior editor at Algonquin....more
Tisa Bryant and Divya Victor join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Jerry Stahl talks with Lydia Black about Old Guy Dad, a collection his Rumpus columns along with new material and never-before-told tales....more