25th Apr, 22

April 2022 Newsletter

2022-04-25T10:07:17-04:00April 25, 2022|NYBF Updates|

From where I sit the sun has officially crossed the equator and is heading north, leaving behind longer days and impossible shades of green. Some of us have returned to abandoned offices and torn down old calendars, and some have opened windows in bedroom workspaces. Last week I attended my first in-person meeting in two [...]

18th Apr, 22

An Interview with Chris Finan, the Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship

2022-04-19T09:48:14-04:00April 18, 2022|Articles / Interviews|

By Anne McCarthy What do books like The Great Gatsby, The Wizard of Oz, The Color Purple, The Catcher in the Rye, and To Kill a Mockingbird all have in common? In addition to all being seminal literary classics, these books are among the many that have been banned over the years from schools and [...]

8th Apr, 22

March 2022 Newsletter

2022-04-16T18:20:33-04:00April 8, 2022|NYBF Updates|

March seems to have vanished! Snow turns to rain, as ever. These foggy mornings do little to expand on the flush of tires cutting puddles, cars bleating. But just today, in Brooklyn—where the daffodils have risen—I clocked the first sign of a brood on my fire escape: an egg in a planter filled with wild [...]

1st Mar, 22

February 2022 Newsletter

2022-03-01T10:54:34-05:00March 1, 2022|NYBF Updates|

The norm-shattering event that forced us into remote-working lives, removed from the benefits of in-person engagement, may finally be coming to an end! But the new beginning will likely be an incomplete—or very different—restoration of work as we knew it in 2019 and prior thereto. Despite unparalleled book sales, we face urgent crises. Remote learning [...]

26th Jan, 22

January 2022 Newsletter

2022-01-26T10:16:38-05:00January 26, 2022|NYBF Updates|

Happy New Year to all from the board of directors of the New York Book Forum! We had our first annual members meeting on January 11, 2022, followed by a board meeting where officers were elected for the upcoming year. Results are as follows: Janet McCarthy Grimm, President Martha Hanson, Vice President Richard Bretan, Secretary [...]

16th Dec, 21

December 2021 Newsletter

2022-01-22T12:55:34-05:00December 16, 2021|NYBF Updates|

As the year comes to an end, we find ourselves remembering a year of literary accolades, challenges, and successes. We see ourselves holding onto the soothing belief that stories will triumph over ever-changing odds, and with each one of us playing a valuable role, we continue to ensure a future where that remains true. There [...]

17th Nov, 21

November 2021 Newsletter

2022-01-22T12:55:25-05:00November 17, 2021|NYBF Updates|

All of us at the New York Book Forum hope this month's letter finds you in a festive fall mood as we look toward the holidays. I am feeling grateful this month for the progress the Forum has made in 2021, including our virtual programs—available to you our YouTube channel—as well as an interview with [...]

26th Oct, 21

October 2021 Newsletter

2022-01-22T12:55:04-05:00October 26, 2021|NYBF Updates|

Well, summer has certainly blown by, and now we are in the midst of resuming our autumn routines. Hopefully, each of you is settling into a “new normal,” whatever that may look like during these curious times. Here at the New York Book Forum, we wanted to give you an update of how our organization is coming [...]

2nd Sep, 21

September 2021 Newsletter

2022-01-22T12:53:53-05:00September 2, 2021|NYBF Updates|

It’s been an electrifying month at the New York Book Forum (NYBF)! We’re still humming with the bright energy of Meera Dasgupta’s—the 2020 United States Youth Poet Laureate—and Serena Yang’s—the 2021 NYC Youth Poet Laureate—compelling poetry establishing the third installment of our In Conversation series. In August, NYBF President Janet McCarthy Grimm introduced you to the excellent [...]

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