- The Empire State Center for the Book has selected Maira Kalman’s Next Stop Grand Central (Penguin) to represent New York State at the 2013 National Book Festival in Washington DC. The book is the state’s selection for the National Book Festival’s “Discover Great Places Through Reading Map”. Each state selects one title of fiction or non-fiction, a book about the state or by an author from the state that is a good read for children or young adults. The map is distributed at the Pavilion of the States at the Festival and lists “Great Reads About Great Places”.
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine will be dedicated a Literary Landmark on Thursday, November 29th to recognize the church’s connection with the legendary children’s author, Madeleine L’Engle. The author of the children’s literary classic A Wrinkle in Time (FSG, 1962) served as the church’s librarian for more than 40 years. The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Cathedral, followed by Evensong and a reception. L’Engle is a member of the Writers Hall of Fame.
Join the Empire State Center For the Book on December 1st for the 1 pm Matinee Performance of Edna Ferber’s Giant: the musical. Only $30. Limited Number of Tickets Available. Edna Ferber is a 2012 Inductee New York State Writers Hall of Fame. Order your tickets here.
- Join us for a reception honoring some of New York’s authors!Literary New York Comes to D.C.Fergus Bordewick-T.C. Boyle–Chris Bram-Bryan Collier-Susan Hertog-Tad Hills-Jenny Han-Ellen Hopkins-Leonard Marcus- Raina Telgemeier-Siobhan Vivian & OthersSaturday, September 22, 2012, 6-8 pm at the Eagle Grill, The Army Navy Club901 17th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006Metro stops: Red Line ~ Farragut NorthBlue/Orange Line ~ Farragut WestRSVP: email@example.com or 703.899.4008$10.00 payable at the doorPlease respect The Army Navy Club dress code. No jeans, shorts or sneakers.This celebration will bring together NY Writers with New Yorkers & other book lovers. Participating authors’ books will be available for sale & autographing. Books provided by One More Page Bookstore.
- The New York Library Association, in conjunction with the Empire State Center for the Book, is seeking to compile a “Census of NYS Book Festivals.” The purpose of this activity will be to generate a calendar of events for the Empire State Center for the Book website, as well as to serve as support information for later projects.Anyone with information on a NYS Book Festival is invited to complete this online survey. You need not be the organizer in order to complete the survey, and we are not concerned about receiving duplicate submissions. When in doubt, please tell us about the event; even incomplete information will be appreciated.Click here to complete the census form. Thank you!
- 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees story in the NY Daily News
- Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck (Scholastic, 2011) chosen to represent New York State at the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington DC.
- 2012 New York Letters About Literature winners announced.
- 2012 Hall of Fame inductees are announced.
- Cather has admirers all over, by Leia Mendoza, Omaha World-Herald staff writer
- Newsday (17 Apr 2011) article on Michael Ferdinand, NYS Level 1 winner, 2011 Letters About Literature.
- Center Chooses Graphic Historical Diary to Represent New York at National Book Festival (PDF)
- 2011 Empire State Book Festival and Gala attract hordes of book lovers (PDF)
- 2011 NY Letters About Literature Winners announced
- 2011 New York State Writers Hall of Fame Inductees Announced (PDF)
- Rebecca Stead’s When You Reach Me Chosen to Represent New York State at National Book Festival (PDF)
- New York Library Association is named as new home of New York state’s Center for the Book. (PDF)