Out and About: Roulette, Writers, and Poetry


HW-signAsk Roulette: 2nd Anniversary Special Show!

It’s the Second Annual Ask Roulette where strangers ask each other any question they want, big or small, in front of a live audience. You can only ask a question once you’ve answered one. If you prefer, you can just be part of the crowd. Questions are serious or silly, and answers are short or long. Over the course of the evening, you’ll get unexpected connections, surprising anecdotes, and honest conversation. You’ll also laugh. There is also an after party at Botanica Bar, starting at 9pm.


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This will be a night of performance poetix. There will be poetry, music, and remix! Not sure what Remix is? You will just have to check it out! The Line up is: Dan Dissinger, Megan DiBello, Cory Ness, Dean Kritikos and a special musical guest.

  • Friday, January 17th
  • 7pm
  • Astoria Bookshop
  • 31-29 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11106
  • Free


kurt-vonnegutThe Kurt Vonnegut Book Group: GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER

Housing Works Bookstore is joining forces with Vonnegut NYC—the New York chapter of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library—to present a spirited discussion group rooted in the essence of Kurt Vonnegut. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater will be the center of discussion.


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Edgar_Allan_Poe_2_retouched_and_transparent_bgEdgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul

The works of Edgar Allan Poe have frightened and thrilled readers for more than one hundred-fifty years. Terror of the Soul—inspired by the preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque—explores Poe’s poetry, fiction, and literary criticism. The exhibition will feature nearly one hundred items, drawn primarily from the Morgan’s holdings and The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, two of the most important collections of Poe material in the United States. In addition, a number of exceptional private collection loans will also be on view.


And don’t forget the WNBA-NYC Events:reminder-smiley-face

LinkedIn 101 – How to put LinkedIn to work for you

One way to get warm is to get those synapses firing in your brain as you learn something new, such as LinkedIn.

Melissa Rosati, CPCC, Adjunct Professor in Pace University’s MS in Publishing Program will be teaching a special Tech Workshop for the first 12 WNBA-NYC current and in good standing members who sign up.

LinkedIn is the premier business networking site – it can help you advance your professional or writing goals. But… maybe you’re not sure how to make it work for you. Whether you’re a novice, or already have a LinkedIn profile, this workshop will teach you what you need to know. Find out exactly what you will be learning here.

  • Tuesday, January 14th
  • 4:00-5:30pm
  • Computer Lab, Pace University, Midtown Campus, 551 Fifth Ave (between 45-46), 8th floor
  • RSVP to: programs@wnba-nyc.org
  • FREE workshop for WNBA-NYC members only

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Neighborhood Lunch at Saigon Market

Join fellow members for a networking lunch at one of our favorite locations. This is a great opportunity for new and old members to get acquainted. Bring a friend interested in joining the association.

  • Tuesday, January 21st
  • 12:30-2:00
  • Saigon Market, 91 University Place (betw 11th and 12th sts, just a few blocks south of Union Sq)
  • RSVP to: jmazefsky@aol.com

About Blog Editor

The Women’s National Book Association was founded in 1917 by female booksellers who weren’t allowed in the men’s organizations. Nearly 100 years later, the WNBA is still supporting women in the book industry through literary events, networking, literacy projects, workshops, open mic nights, book clubs, and many other entertaining programs throughout the season!

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