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Scribd Recruiters Will Join Mediabistro’s San Francisco Networking Party Tomorrow

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For a chance to meet and chat about career opportunities with media company recruiters, head to Mediabistro’s networking party tomorrow, Dec. 16 at Harlot (46 Minna Street). From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. PT, you can discuss openings with recruiters from organizations such as Scribd. The subscription-based audio and eBook provider seeks developers and editorial assistants to join its team. 

The event is hosted by Camille Schmidt of Camille Schmidt Public Relations

To register for this free event and to check out the full listing of employers in attendance, go here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Memoir Writing

Memoir WritingStarting January 7, work with a published memoir writer to tell and sell the story of your life! In this course, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create your story around a marketable premise, hone your narrative voice, write a memoir with a solid structure, and sell your memoir before you've even finished writing it. Register now!

ReedPOP & We Need Diverse Books Team Up For BookCon

BookCon EventReedPOP and We Need Diverse Books have established a partnership. The collaborators plan to organize two panels that will take place during BookCon 2015.

The first panel, scheduled for May 30th, will focus on the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre with participation from Kameron Hurley, Ken Liu, Nnedi Okorafor, Daniel Jose Older, and Joe Monti. The second panel, scheduled for May 31st, will feature appearances from Jacqueline Woodson, Sherman Alexie, Libba Bray, David Levithan, and Meg Medina.

Here’s more from the press release: “We Need Diverse Books was part of last year’s inaugural BookCon playing host to a standing room only panel full of thought-provoking conversation and enthusiastic readers. The overwhelming response from fans and the rapid ascent of We Need Diverse Books, which grew from a social media awareness campaign into a global movement, set the stage for the partnership to expand at this year’s show.”

James Franco, Teju Cole, & Salman Rushdie Get Booked

francoHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Actor James Franco will sign copies of his new book, Hollywood Dreaming. Meet him on Monday, December 8th at The Strand from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Brooklyn Borough Hall to Host the ‘Friar Francis: Traces, Words and Images’ Exhibit

BK Borough HallBrooklyn Borough Hall will host the “Friar Francis: Traces, Words and Images” exhibition.

This event marks the first time Saint Francis’ manuscripts have left Italy in 700 years. These papers will be on display in the rotunda of this New York City-based building until mid-January 2015.

Here’s more from The New York Times: “The signature of the saint of the poor and neglected, who inspired Pope Francis to choose his name, is nowhere to be seen. Historians agree that he most likely dictated his writings, but certainly his hand touched the papal bulls that in the 1220s registered the pope’s messages to the order. However, these 19 artifacts are the most ancient documents of St. Francis’ life and theological tradition.”

Bay Area Book Festival Launches IndieGogo Campaign

bayareabookfestBay Area Book Festival has created an IndieGogo campaign to help raise $50,000 to support its inaugural event in June.

Earlier this year, Cherilyn Parsons, the former director of development and strategic initiatives at the Center for Investigative Reporting, revealed plans to launch the book festival in the San Francisco Bay Area. The festival’s program will have a wide scope with 150 authors from across genres invited. The festival will take place in the Berkeley, CA June 6-7. The festival planners are hoping that 100,000 people will attend.

The Indiegogo campaign is intended to help the event planners raise the funds to pull off this festival. Check it out:

Your tax-deductible contribution will help us pay the hard costs and logistics of bringing 150 authors to the festival and mounting the physical event. We have an extraordinary team that has taken on this big task. You’ll help support this team, most of whom are matching your support by charging a fraction of what they would be paid elsewhere.

Check out this video to find out more details about the event.

City Lights, The Strand, & McNally Jackson Get Booked

bowHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Writer Bill Berkson will headline a reading for his new poetry collection, Expect Delays. Hear him on Tuesday, December 2nd at City Lights Booksellers starting 7 p.m. (San Francisco, CA)

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The Contemporary Jewish Museum Hosts Exhibit On J. Otto Seibold

Mr LunchThe Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting an exhibit shining the spotlight on children’s books illustrator J. Otto Seibold.

The “J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch” art show was organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mr. Lunch book series. It focuses on the three books: Mr. Lunch Borrows a CanoeFree Lunch, and Mr. Lunch Takes a Plane Ride.

Pieces of original artwork have been put on display. Seibold designed an interactive area so that visitors can explore new Mr. Lunch content. A closing date has been set for March 08, 2015.

Indies First & Gloria Steinem Get Booked

Indies FirstHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

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Children’s author Maureen Kanefield will appear at the University Avenue Discovery Center to deliver a reading. See her on Monday, November 24th starting 3 p.m. (Madison, WI)

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The Grolier Club is Hosting the ‘Quotations of Chairman Mao’ Exhibit

getImageThe Grolier Club is hosting an exhibit focused on the “Quotations of Chairman Mao.”

Here’s more from The New York Times: “The exhibition begins at the beginning, and even before, with several precursor anthologies that can be seen as steppingstones to the Quotations, first issued with a white paper cover in spring 1964. Vinyl bindings in three shades of blue were tried out, but within a few months, the red vinyl cover with an incised red star in the center, now familiar, appeared, and red it remained, all over the world. One of the more arresting display cases includes nearly identical copies of the Quotations in dozens of languages, from Albanian to Uighur.”

Justin G. Schiller, a collector and rare bookseller, loaned many items for this display. It was organized in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Communist leader’s little red book. A closing date has been scheduled for January 10, 2015. Follow this link to read an English translation of some of the text.

The Joslyn Art Museum Hosts Exhibit On Graphic Novels

PrintWhat does it take to create artwork for comic books?

The Joslyn Art Museum is hosting an exhibit called “BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels.” This art show shines the spotlight on works by Smile graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier, Akiko series creator Mark Crilley, Big Nate series creator Lincoln Peirce, Lunch Lady series creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka, and Babymouse series artist Matthew Holm.

Attendees will see sketches, ink drawings, mixed media pieces, computer-generated illustrations, storyboards, and cover art. A closing date for this exhibition has been set for March 29, 2015.

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