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Posts Tagged ‘Karl Taro Greenfeld’

Marcus Samuelsson, Zadie Smith & David Bukszpan 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.

The Franklin Park Reading Series will feature five authors at tonight’s events. Check it out at the Franklin Park Bar & Beer Garden starting 8:00 p.m. (Brooklyn, NY)

This year’s final two conversation events of  NYPL Live! will star Yes, Chef author Marcus Samuelsson and legendary writer Zadie Smith. See them at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on December 10th and December 11th. (New York, NY)

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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!

Karl Taro Greenfeld: ‘Journalism is self-policing itself probably better than ever, but meanwhile, journalism isn’t getting any better’

Veteran journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld talked about his new novel, Triburbia on the Morning Media Menu today, sharing advice for journalists and writers coping with a dramatically evolving landscape.

Follow this link to read a Byliner excerpt from his book, a section about a journalist caught fabricating chunks of his memoir. It arrived as a timely piece of writing after Jonah Lehrer‘s recent scandal.

Press play to listen, but we’ve included quotes from the interview below: “Even though we seem to be able to unmask journalistic frauds with greater and greater regularity, is that really improving journalism at all? That’s a funny thing that’s happening. Journalism is self-policing itself probably better than ever, but meanwhile, journalism isn’t getting any better for all of that.”

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