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Sunday, May 27, 2012

BEA Related: Book Happenings Open to All (#BEA12 #bookexpo)

Probably most people have seen the posts, tweets and general discussion about the publisher parties happening during Book Expo.  And hey its great if you're invited!  Its a nice treat to show that the Publisher is thinking about you and has you on their radar.

But what about the blogger who's new?  Or maybe the ones who aren't, but don't have firm connections in the Publishing world?  What then?

Thankfully there are a ton of open public events happening during Book Expo (and New York's Book Week) that will still be chocked full of authors, signings and in general fun.  Please note some require registration, free unless otherwise noted. 

Monday June 4th:

Event: Forever Young Adult Fiction Panel (linkage)
Place/Time: McNally Jackson Bookstore @ 52 Prince St 6pm
About: Forever Young Adult Bookstore event with Marie Lu, Ally Condie, Andrea Cremer, Michelle Hopkins, Tonya Hurley, Adele Griffin!

Event: Bookrageous Bash (linkage)
Place/Time: Bookstore Cafe @ 126 Crosby Street 7pm
About: Join Bookrageous, “a podcast about books and why they’re awesome” and co-sponsors Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Small Demons, and FSG’s Work In Progress for a party featuring some of our favorite authors — hijinks guaranteed to ensue.

Event: Lady Jane's Salon (linkage)
Place/Time: Madame X @ 94 West Houston St, Soho, NY 7-9pm
About:  Join us as we welcome the following five guest authors: Cara Elliot, Taryn Rose, Mari Mancusi, Diana Peterfreund and Beatriz Williams, all reading from their latest releases.  
Admission: $5 or one donated romance novel with net proceeds to benefit a New York City based women’s charity. Books available for sale and signing on site at the authors’ discretion. Cash only.

Event: YA Authors Celebrate the Big Apple (Linkage)
Place/Time: New York Public Library @ 5th Avenue at 40th Street 6:30pm
About: Get a peak at New York in all her many diverse guises: historical city, exciting urban landscape, a vibrant metropolis where anything can happen. Leanna Renee Hieber peeks at a paranormal 1880's NYC, Zoraida Cordova hits the boardwalk of Coney Island, Rita Williams-Garcia moves inside high school, and Paul Volponi takes us out to Rikers Island. Join the authors for a quick tour of New York, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Register here for this session.

Tuesday June 5th

Event: Teen Author Carnival (linkage)
Place/Time: Jefferson Market Library @ 425 Avenue of the Americas 6:30-9:30pm
About: More Young Adult authors then you can shake a stick at discussing their books, trends and inspirations followed by a massive author signing book fair.

Event: Dumbo Lit (linkage)
Place/Time: The powerHouse Arena @ 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) 7-10pm
About: Come celebrate BEA's New York Book Week in DUMBO! We're lucky enough to have some of NYC's best indie publishers and literary organizations within walking distance. Join n+1, Verso Books, Melville House, and Cave Canem for an evening of readings and mingling. Beer and wine will be served.
RSVP required

Event: The Not-So-Secret Life of the American Teenager: Bridging the Gap between YA and Adult Fiction (Linkage)
Place/Time: South Court Auditorium (NYPL) @ 5th Ave at 42nd Street 6-7:30pm
About: On this panel, Penguin authors Laura Harrington (Alice Bliss) and James King (Bill Warrington's Last Chance) join forces with fellow YA authors Mari Mancusi (Blood Coven Vampire novels), Veronica Wolff (The Watcher series), and Emily McKay (The Farm) to draw comparisons between Adult literature and the growing YA market. How do these authors craft novels that both teens and adults enjoy?  Whether their characters are parents reconnecting with their teenage children or teens battling high school bullies or vampires, each author offers readers a glimpse into teenage life-the milestones, the angst, the blissful moments-that both teens and parents can relate to.

Moderated by Lev Grossman, author of the New York Times bestselling novels, The Magicians and The Magician King, these authors discuss books that appeal to readers of all ages. In celebration of "New York Book and Media Week", free goodie bags will be given to attendees while supplies last! This is a free event, there will also be goodie bags filled with free books and other fun "book swag" will be given to attendees on a first come, first serve basis.

Wednesday June 6th

Event: Comedians with Books at Union Hall (linkage)
Place/Time: Community Bookstore @ 143 7th Ave 6pm
About: Comedians with Books features the funniest authors in NYC doing anything but reading from their own boring books! Come see a night of great stand-up comedy from humorists who have all penned novels, memoirs, and gift books you got for mom last Mother's Day. Hosted by Better Book Titles creator, Dan Wilbur.

Sponsored by Perigee books and Community Bookstore in Park Slope.   Free and open to the public, but BEA guests can expect some special gifts!  Lineup TBD.


Event: Tumblr Writers Bash (linkage)
Place/Time: Bookstore Cafe @ 126 Crosby Street 7pm
About: Join Tumblr for an official meet up and party in celebration of Book Expo America. Free booze, plenty of swag, and short readings by Tumbling authors Baratunde Thurston, Edan Lepucki, Alexander Chee, and more.

Event: PubDate at BookExpo 2012 (linkage)
Place/Time:  Le Poisson Rouge @ 158 Bleeker Street 8-11:45pm
About: Join DC Entertainment, Graywolf Press, Other Press, Pegasus Books, Quirk Books, Seven Stories, and Steerforth Press in a celebration of books, authors, and publishing.

Open to our friends in the book industry. RSVP appreciated, but not required

Event: Rebel Writers for Teens
Place/Time: Books of Wonder @ 18 West 18th st  6-8pm
About: Join authors HOLLY BLACK (Black Heart), SCOTT TRACEY (Witch Eyes), LEAH CLIFFORD(A Touch Morbid), GRETCHEN MCNEIL (Possess), KARSTEN KNIGHT (Wildefire), VICTORIA SCHWAB (The Near Witch), ZORAIDA CORDOVA (The Vicious Deep) and HANNAH MOSKOWITZ (Gone, Gone, Gone) for a panel and signing! 

Event: BEA NY Book Week SF/Fantasy Event (Linkage)
Place/Time: New York Public Library @ 5th Avenue between 40th and 42nd 6-7:45pm
About: Please join us for an evening of science fiction, fantasy, and music, hosted by Lev Grossman! With readings from: Kristin Cashore N.K. Jemisen Naomi Novik Catherynne M. Valente And book-specific improvisational music by Brian Slattery! This is a free event.

Event: Carolyn Turgeon signing The Next Full Moon
Place/Time: Barnes and Noble @ 97 Warren Street 6pm
About: Carolyn Turgeon is signing her new book The Next Full Moon

Thursday June 7th

Event: Soho Press Author Petting Zoo! (linkage)
Place/Time: Housing Works @ 126 Crosby St 8-10pm
About:  Open bar, author petting zoo, masks optional. No cover

Event: Meet the Class of 2K12
Place/Time: Books of Wonder @ 18 West 18th st 6-8pm
About: Join authors LYNDA MULLALY HUNT (One For The Murphys), A.C. GAUGHEN (Scarlet), SARVENAZ TASH (The Mapmaker And The Ghost), LYNNE KELLY (Chained), MEGAN BOSTIC- (Never Eighteen), SARAH TREGAY (Love And Leftovers), PATRICE LYLE (Lethally Blonde), MEREDITH ZEITLIN (Freshman Year and Other Unnatural Disasters), HUNTLEY FITZPATRICK (My Life Next Door) and REBECCA SERLE (When You Were Mine) for a panel and signing!

(the information in this post was taken from a variety of sources including tweets from the hashtags #BEA12 and #bookexpo, Book Expo America Concurrent Event GuideEvil Wylie's BEA Party Guide and author blogs/websites)