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AJ Jacobs, Charlaine Harris & Stephen Savage Get Booked

Here are some literary events to jump-start your 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.

Janie Hendrix, the sister of legendary rock star Jimi Hendrix, will appear at a signing event for the Jimi Hendrix: The Ultimate Lyric Book. See her on Tuesday, January 8th at Barnes & Noble Northwest starting at 7 p.m. (Las Vegas, NV)

Pen Parentis will host a night of readings, signings and wine. Join in on Tuesday, January 8th at the Andaz Wall Street starting at 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Mediabistro Course

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!

Goodreads Choice Awards Open For Voting

Goodreads has opened up voting for the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards, a contest in which readers can decide on the best books of the year. Books up for nomination include titles from Junot Díaz, Barbara Kingsolver, Damien Echols, Cheryl Strayed, Baratunde Thurston and many more.

The site, which now counts 12 million members, has nominated 15 books in each category and users are invited to vote on their favorites. The nominees are based on the number of ratings and average ratings on the site. Here is more from the Goodreads blog: “We analyzed statistics from the 170 million books added, rated, and reviewed on the site in 2012 and nominated books based on the number of ratings and average rating. A nomination is truly an honor because it comes straight from the readers!”

This opening round of voting lasts through November 12th. Readers will have two more chances to vote after this round.

Join the Love & Heartbreak Story Slam

On February 14th, Smith Magazine will sponsor a Six-Word Memoir Story Love & Heartbreak Slam. So far, readers include: Deb KoganRachel Sklar, Baratunde Thurston, Darin Strauss, Michele Carlo, Sara Barron, and Elizabeth Wurtzel.

You can buy tickets to the reading here. Here’s more about the interactive event: “Everyone will have the chance to share a Six-Word Memoir during the audience participation Six-World Slam. Then we invite you to hang out by the 92YTribeca’s beautiful bar and share more stories and drinks.”

In addition, we are hosting a six-word memoir contest, giving one GalleyCat reader a chance tell the backstory behind their six-word memoir onstage at the New York City reading. Submit your six-word memoir on the GalleyCat Facebook page for a chance to win. Follow this link to read the complete rules and details.