SAVE THE DATES: PEN World Voices, NBCC Membership Meeting and ‘Beyond the Buzz’ Panel

By Kate Tuttle


SAVE THE DATES! Take note, as there's been a slight adjustment to the BEA events. The May 31-June 1 events take place during BookExpo (aka BEA), so there will be plenty of literary happenings and festivities in the area.

April 30-May 7, 2017: PEN World Voices 2017

NBCC members will be given a 10% discount code when purchasing tickets to any of the PEN World Voices events through the PEN website. On each event page, you will be able to click “Buy Tickets” and then enter the discount code included in the membership NewsWire just sent to you by email when prompted.

May 2, 2017, 7:30 pm:
PEN World Voices 2017. Former NBCC President, John Freeman will be discussing “home” the current theme of his literary journal, Freeman's, with contributor and Board member, Kerri Arsenault, alongside Barry Lopez, Emily Raboteau, and Lawrence Joseph. The event is at Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. More information HERE.

May 4, 2017, 7:30-9 pm: PEN World Voices 2017. NBCC award winner Margo Jefferson and NBCC autobiography finalist Honor Moore will be discussing “Legacies: Militancy and Sisterhood” with Alix Kates Shulman as part of the PEN World Voices. 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. More information HERE.

May 31, 2017: General Membership Meeting, from 10-12 at the Center for Fiction in New York City. The meeting is open to all members, but is not required. Address: The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th Street,
New York, NY 10017

June 1, 2017: NBCC panel at 4 pm with a wine reception to follow, both at the Center for Fiction. The panel topic will be “Beyond the Buzz: Finding Hidden Gems, from Small Press Books to Translations and More,” and it will be moderated by Board member Michele Filgate, with panelists Balakian winner Carlos Lozada, the New York Times's Julian Lucas and Nicole Lamy, and NBCC VP/Technology Bethanne Patrick.  

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Kate Tuttle is NBCC President and a regular contributor to the Boston Globe, among others.