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Bibliophile Socials & Writing Workshops Get Booked

Tongue & GrooveHere 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.

The Book’d in Burbank social gathering will feature mystery, romance, and young adult author readings. Join in on Thursday, July 24th at Theatre Banshee from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Los Angeles, CA)

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Martin W. Sandler & Einat Admony 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.

Meet five of this year’s National Book Award finalists at the Books of Wonder panel event. Check it out on Monday, November 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (New York, NY)

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David Dinkins & Rachel Kramer Bussel 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.

McSweeney’s and Voice of Witness will celebrate their collaborative book, High Rise Stories – Voices from Chicago Public HousingCheck it out on Tuesday, September 24th at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum starting 7 p.m. (Chicago, IL)

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Brooklyn Book Festival, McSweeney’s & Nicholas Sparks Get Booked

Here 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.

Harlan Coben and Nicholas Sparks will come together for a conversation on Sparks’ latest novel, The Longest Ride. Hear them on Thursday, September 19th at Barnes & Noble Union Square starting 7:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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9-Year-Old Author Throws Cupcake Book Party

Nine-year-old author and cupcake blogger Carrie Berk just co-wrote Peace, Love and Cupcakes with her mom, former Life & Style Weekly editor-in-chief Sheryl Berk.

To celebrate the release of the novel (published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky imprint), Berk (pictured) hosted a book party at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City. Author and cupcake blogger Rachel Kramer Bussel covered the event at Cupcakes Take the Cake.

Check it out: “[The book] is about a group of little girls who form a cupcake club at their school, start a cupcake business, fight bullies and have fun baking, decorating and learning about each other … [the candy store] was set up with a chocolate fountain where you could get Peeps, marshmallows, Rice Krispie treats, pretzels, strawberries or bananas dipped in it, a cupcaketini cocktail, which had Frangelico, Bailey’s and Kahlua (adults only, obviously) and adorable custom mini cupcakes courtesy of Georgetown Cupcake, which managed to replicate the book cover exactly, with glitter!”

Michele Carlo Mixes Holiday Drink in Video Tutorial

In the mood for something different from the usual eggnog? Try the Puerto Rican version, “coquito.”

In the video embedded above, author Michele Carlo shows off her mixology skills with a tutorial on how to make the drink. Carlo published her memoir, Fish Out of Agua: My Life On Neither Side Of The (subway) Tracks in August. Carlo was recently spotted at the “In the Flesh” erotic reading series.

While extremely generous with her rum pour, she doesn’t give measurements. For more exact instructions, click here.

Rachel Kramer Bussel Ends In the Flesh Reading Series

Author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel (pictured, via) has been running In the Flesh for five years, but the reading series will end tonight.

We caught up with Bussel before her event to find out why she is ending the series. She also shared advice about how to run a better literary reading.

Q: Why are you ending this reading series?
A: It was not an easy decision to end ‘In The Flesh,’ but I realized that I’ve been losing money on it, because I pay for food, photography and videography. I do get a cut of the bar, but that doesn’t cover everything, and then once I decided to end it, I realized just how much time it takes each month to book readers, promote the event, and generally organize it.

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Booked: Digital Book Party Tonight

ebooksummit02.gifNovember is high event season in the publishing world. To keep you posted about upcoming events, we’ve launched a new Booked feature–building a literary event calendar for GalleyCat readers.

First, we must mention the GalleyCat-sponsored eBook summit party tonight (Nov. 16) at NYC’s Bubble Lounge. Join GalleyCat writers and readers for a drink and a chance to win a free ticket to the eBook Summit. The party runs from 6:30 until 8:30, moving this virtual conversation about publishing into the real world. Click here to RSVP for a spot.

On Nov. 17, Stephen Elliott will host Eugene Mirman, Jonathan Ames, Rick Moody, Vanessa Hidary and the kid-core band, Care Bears on Fire for a literary night sponsored by The Rumpus and Tin House literary event at the Highline in Manhattan.

On Nov. 19, join Lily Burana, Isobella Jade, and Rachel Kramer Bussel for the fourth anniversary party for the In the Flesh Erotic Reading Series.

On Nov. 19, author Greil Marcus will visit Columbia University to perform his his book, “Lipstick Traces”–incorporating visual material, props and monologue in the 20th anniversary celebration performance.

To include your literary event in future postings, email GalleyCat.

Remembering the Stonewall Riots

stonewall2.jpgAs the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots on June 28th, author Kate Clinton reflected in Beacon Broadside what the gay pride landmark means for people around the country.

Her post comes as New York City is hosting Pride Week, an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender pride–a movement born as brave individuals stood up for their rights in 1969 outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City (pictured, via). Earlier this week author Rachel Kramer Bussel discussed pride week on the Morning Media Menu.

Here’s more from the essay: “It used to be hard to find a NY gay person of a certain age who did not claim to have been at the Stonewall Riots. I am a New Yorker of that certain age, but I most certainly was not at the Stonewall Riots. In 1969 I had just graduated from a small Jesuit college in upstate New York. Insert ‘Class of 69′ joke here. I was a member of the Gay Resistance. I was trying not to come out. Because of that resistance, I could not and then would not hear the news of gay liberation spreading upstate from Greenwich Village.” (Via Colleen Lindsay)

Chris Anderson’s Sourcing Slip-Up

Yesterday the Virgina Quarterly Review discovered a few Wikipedia passages included in the text of Chris Anderson‘s new book, “Free: The Future of a Radical Price,” without attribution.

Anderson, who also edits Wired magazine, said the final process was rushed: “As you’ll note, these are mostly on the margins of the book’s focus, mostly on historical asides, but that’s no excuse. I should have had a better process to make sure the write-through covered all the text that was not directly sourced.” His publisher added a note yesterday, saying they were “completely satisfied” with his explanation. Edward Champion and Carolyn Kellogg have continued the investigation.

Today on mediabistro.com’s Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog and Agency Spy editor Matt Van Hoven discussed this sourcing problem with Lusty Lady writer Rachel Kramer Bussel.

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