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Daytime Talk Series: Taking an Idea from Article to Book and Back Again

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM
| For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | advance registration required

Does your story lend itself to a magazine article, a book, or something else entirely? Critically acclaimed author and prolific freelance journalist Ada Calhoun offers a workshop on how to know how to pitch your story, and how to figure out what it’s destined to be. Calhoun has also sold book ideas from articles and had books excerpted into articles, so she will also talk about how one can lead to the other.

Journalist and native New Yorker Ada Calhoun has written for the New York Times, New York, and O. She is the author of St. Marks Is Dead (2015), which was named one of the best books of the year by the Boston Globe, New York Post, and the Village Voice. Her 2015 New York Times Modern Love essay “The Wedding Toast I’ll Never Give” made the list of the paper’s most popular stories in 2015 and prompted her 2017 memoir, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, which the Washington Post called “Ephron-esque.”


To register, contact the Events Office at events@nysoclib.org or 212.288.6900 x230, or click below to register online.


The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.