Diana Altman, author of the novel In Theda Bara’s Tent, speaks about the creation of the Hollywood studio system at the Harvard Club, October 24 at 6:45 PM. Come see rare footage of Ava Gardner, Bob Hope, and Henry Fonda screen tests inherited from Diana’s father, a famous MGM talent scout. 27 West 44th between 5th & 6th avenues.
Julia E. Antoine was interviewed on the Mom’s Choice Award.
Deirdre Bair’s new book, a biography of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker’s most iconic artists, will be published by Nan A. Talese, November 20, 2012. Read a review of the book in Publishers Weekly’s print edition which praises Deirdre’s writing as working “subtly and slyly to unearth psychological depths beneath the amusing surface of Steinbergian picaresque.” (Deirdre will be the guest author at our 2013 Spring Brunch. All members in good standing are invited to attend.)
Gabrielle Barnes held Poetry Performance and Publishing workshops for high school poets at Northeastern Academy. The resulting poetry has been published as a part of the Northeastern Academy Not The Average Thinker Anthology.
Linda Epstein, Associate Agent at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, announces the sale of Openly Straight, a YA manuscript by her Lambda award-winning client, Bill Konigsberg, to Cheryl Klein at Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, for a June 2013 publication. Linda also contributed to the October issue of Writer’s Digest as one of the 25 Agents Who Want Your Work (pgs. 26 and 31).
Susan C. Finelli announces publication of her novel, Fading Shadows, by PublishAmerica. Get a 20% discount on the book online at http://www.publishamerica.net/product48087.html with the coupon code: Discount20.