Publish without perishing

Reaching the next level, from commentary to book

Sep 27, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
skylight gallery

Open to the public

$10 + Eventbrite fee | General admission
$5 + Eventbrite fee | Deadline Club and Salmagundi members, and students

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About the Event

This panel of award-winning memoir and non-fiction authors (including top editors, agents, and contributors to The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, Smithsonian, This American Life, Vice and more) will discuss everything from pitching stories to turning your commentary or feature into a book. We’ll hear insider tips, learn about the ups and downs in turbulent times for media, and take your questions. The evening begins with a bar reception, includes book signing and sales, and concludes with more bar talk.

Moderated by Jessica Seigel, adjunct professor at the New York University Journalism Institute and former national correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.

A young woman stands between aisles of curved white bookshelves

Panelists include:

Portrait shot of Aaron Foley in a striped shirt

Aaron Foley, senior editor of PBS NewsHour’s Communities Initiative and author of the 2022 debut novel Boys Come First. Contributor to This American Life, The Atlantic and CNN.

A black and white portrait shot of Melissa Flashman in a dark blazer and white blouse

Melissa Flashman, literary agent at Janklow & Nesbitt with top sellers such as Anne Boyer’s memoir The Undying, and Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone.

Portrait shot of Emi Nietfeld in a blue blouse

Emi Nietfeld, author of the buzzy Acceptance: A Memoir about rising from homlessness to Harvard U and Google software engineer. Contributor to The New York Times, Vice, and Slate.

Portrait shot of Pronoy Sarkar with a dark long sleeve against a brick background

Pronoy Sarkar, senior editor at Little, Brown and Co. formerly St. Martin’s, who has marshaled top titles such as 2030 and The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit.

A portrait shot of Susan Shapiro in a dark long sleeve against a grated window

Susan Shapiro, writing guru, professor and bestselling author/coauthor of 18 books including The Book Bible, The Byline Bible and her latest memoir, The Forgiveness Tour.

Portrait shot of Lina Zeldovich in a blue shirt and a colorful emoji hat

Lina Zeldovich, author of The Other Dark Matter: The Science and Business of Turning Waste into Wealth and Health. Contributor to Smithsonian magazine, Atlas Obscura and BBC Travel.