Four young literary agents meet for an evening of food, drink, and conversation about how they find new authors, what they need to see in a query letter, and the common mistakes writers should avoid.
Open Books at the Literacenter features more than fifty thousand books in dozens of genres, a dedicated youth section, comfy lounges, and more, all to support their literacy programs in Chicago. With a full calendar of literary events, Open Books hosts poetry readings, talks, and book signings.
Avenue 50 Studio is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts presentation organization grounded in Latina/o culture, visual arts, and the Northeast Los Angeles Community, that seeks to bridge cultures through artistic expression, using content-driven art to educate and to stimulate intercultural understanding. They host two monthly readings, one offsite semi-monthly reading, and various workshops, talks, lectures, panel discussions, poetry series, and book launches.
Open six days a week, Sylva's Jackson County Public Library serves the area's full-time and seasonal residents with:
- Latest best-sellers
- Movies, music, & CDs
- Free internet access
- Comfortable reading areas
- Interactive children's space
- Unique area for teens
- Information center, wireless internet
- Magazines & newspapers
- Author readings & book presentations
- Children's storytime & writing groups
- Bookmaking projects
Whistlestop Bookshop hosts signings, readings, concerts, parties, and similar opportunities. For regularly occurring events like downtown promotions, festivals, and my Fall Series of local history, check the What Goes Around, Comes Around page.
Brews serves craft beers brewed in Arkansas, Arsaga's coffee, a small wine selection, and locally made small fare selections. On the first Wednesday of every month, Brews hosts an open mic night called "The Human Experience," that welcomes all poets and writers to read and perform their work.
We carry an eclectic mix of books including, but not limited to: quality local and regional authors in both fiction and nonfiction, outdoor sports particular to our area, general fiction and nonfiction, mysteries, short stories, science, history, tweens, children, note cards, gifts, and more. We host a variety of literary events.
Jennifer Joel, whose clients include Chris Cleave, Joe McGinniss Jr., Evan Osnos, and Shonda Rhimes, talks about the difference between selling fiction and nonfiction, what inspires her to go the extra mile for her authors, and what writers should really want out of publishing.
Melissa Febos, Jay Baron Nicorvo, and nine other authors share their stories of the major turning points they experienced.
The second installment of Reviewers & Critics features longtime book critic and culture essayist Roxane Gay, a true powerhouse in literary circles.