National Book Critics Circle Board Events in NYC September 12-13, 2008


Friday, September 12, 6-9 pm

Theresa Lang Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY

6 pm reception (wine and cheese)

6:30 The Flourishing Long-Form Book Review

With panelists Eric Banks, Marcela Valdes, and editors from Harper’s (Jennifer Szalai), The Nation (John Palattella),  and Virginia Quarterly Review (Ted Genoways). moderated by NBCC president Jane Ciabattari

7:30 Merging Genres

Peter Straub, prolific multiple Bram Stoker award winning author and editor of Poe’s Children: The New Horror and of the Library of America’s H.P. Lovecraft:Tales, moderates a panel on the ever shifting nature of genre. Panelists include Lev Grossman, book editor, Time magazine; Geoffrey O’Brien, poet, editor in chief, Library of America and frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, and Robert Polito, editor ot the Library of America editions Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and 1940s and Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s. Polito directs the Graduate Writing Program at the New School.

Saturday, September 13, 2008, 6:30 pm

National Book Critics Circle, Brooklyn Rail and Melville House invite you to an evening of literary fun and games in advance of Brooklyn Book Day

Melville House Publishing, 145 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn NY 11201. 718 722 9204

NBCC president Jane Ciabattari, Melville House publisher Dennis Loy Johnson, author and Brooklyn Rail book editor John Reed, hosts

“Name that Author,” featuring former winners and finalists of the NBCC awards in fiction, with panelists Brigid Hughes (A Public Space), Brooklyn authors Colin Harrison and (NBCC member) Kathryn Harrison, Lizzie Skurnick (NBCC board member, NPR reviewer, blogger), James Marcus (NBCC board member, author and Columbia Journalism review senior editor), Donald Breckenridge (Author, Brooklyn Rail Fiction Editor). John Reed , NBCC member and Brooklyn Rail Books Editor, emcee.

Drawings for award winning books.

Trains: F, A, C.  Take the A, C, or F trains to their first stop in Brooklyn, which is Dumbo. From the F train, go right down Jay Street to Plymouth, turn left on Plymouth. From the A or C, walk down Washington St. to Plymouth, turn right on Plymouth to 145.