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New Members/New Books 2008


When: Wednesday, September 10
Where: Cooper Union’s Great Hall; 7 East 7 St., NYC
What Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Event Info: $20 cash at the door ; $15 Advance Register for students, Holy Apostles & PEN members
Proceeds to benefit PEN American Center’s Emergency Writer’s Fund
For more information please contact: Susan Shapiro

In this rapidly shifting publishing landscape and lousy economy, it’s difficult for authors and journalists to keep up with all the changes and lay offs. Will all newspapers and magazines disappear if they don’t go digital? Should everyone who wants to work at the New York Times, Wired or Slate learn interactive skills? Should writers submit work to agents and editors using email or snail mail? Are clips best sent with links, attachments, or by fax? If we blog can that material then be sold to the New Yorker, New York Times, or be expanded for a book? Will E-books replace hard covers and paperbacks soon? Can lower book advances save book publishers from going out of business?

These provocative questions and many more will be posed by moderator Susan Shapiro, an author and journalism teacher, and answered candidly by experts in the field.

Panelists will include: 
• Jacob Weisberg, Slate Editor-In-Chief & Author Of The Bush Tragedy And The E-Book Bushisms
• Jim Roberts, NYTimes.com Digital Editor
• Ayesha Parde, Agent & Former Farrar, Straus & Giroux Editor
• Susan Morrison, New Yorker Editor & Author Of Thirty Ways Of Looking At Hillary
• Robert Miller, HarperStudio Founder & Former President Of Hyperion Books 
 Radhika Jones, Time Magazine Arts Editor & Former Editor Of The Paris Review & Grand Street 
• John Abell, Blogger & Wired’s NY Bureau Chief


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