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Harvardwood Books & Publishing Panel, "Breaking In and Breaking out" - NYC
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Harvardwood Books & Publishing Panel, "Breaking In and Breaking out" - NYC


When: Tues., July 22
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: 78th Street Theatre
236 W 78th St. (just east of Broadway)
2nd Floor
New York City, New York  
United States
Suwen Cheong

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Harvardwood is pleased to present our first-ever publishing industry panel event:  "BREAKING IN AND BREAKING OUT"!  Learn about breaking into a literary career, breaking out as an author (or breaking out of a former career) from recent alumni and others in the publishing industry. We will also be giving away a limited number of free copies of "78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just May", donated by Penguin books.

The panel will feature authors Ceridwen Dovey '03 ("Blood Kin"), Jennifer Lee '99 ("The Fortune Cookie Chronicles"), and Nancy Redd '03 ("Body Drama"), publishing manager and acquiring editor at Penguin Publishing Molly Barton, and Jennifer Joel '98, book agent at International Creative Management. The panel will be moderated by author Laurence Bergreen '72 ("Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu"; "Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe").  The panel will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
The panel will be held on July 22, from 7-8:30 pm, at the 78th Street Theatre, located at 236 W 78th St. (just east of Broadway) on the second floor.* Admission is free for Full Members of Harvardwood and $5 for Affiliates, Friends of Harvardwood, and guests.  Space is limited; preference will be given to those who have RSVP'ed and Full Members of Harvardwood.  Please RSVP by clicking the above link.

*Please note that there is a steep 2nd floor walk-up to reach the venue.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

About Our Panelists:

Ceridwen Dovey (Anthropology & VES, 2003) grew up in South Africa and Australia. As part of her Honors thesis, she made a documentary, "Aftertaste, " about changing wine farm labor relations in post-apartheid South Africa. Before writing "Blood Kin", she worked as a researcher for "Bill Moyers on NOW".

Jennifer 8. Lee (Applied Math &Econ, 1998) is a metropolitan reporter at The New York Times, where she has worked for many years. After graduating from Harvard she spent a year in China studying international relations at Beijing University.

Nancy Redd (Women's Studies, 2003) is a contributing editor at CosmoGIRL! Magazine, where she serves as the Body & Soul expert, an AOL Wellness Coach, and self-esteem advisor to FITNESS magazine. Two weeks after graduating from Harvard she won the title of Miss Virginia
She went on to make the Top 10 and win the swimsuit competition at Miss America 2004, before writing her New York Times bestseller "Body Drama".

Molly Barton is the Publishing Manager of Penguin Group (USA). She acquires and edits fiction and narrative non-fiction for Viking and other imprints. In addition to Ceridwen Dovey's novel "Blood Kin", Molly's list includes Nick Hornby's #1 New York Times bestselling novel "Slam". Molly came to Penguin Group from Oxford University Press, where she edited and marketed Sociology and Political Science. Molly has also performed editorial and marketing work for Chronicle Books, the United Way, and the environmental organization Sierra Club.

Jennifer Joel worked at Goldman Sachs after graduating from Harvard in 1998. As a literary agent, she has represented books such as the "Rule of Four" (Dustin Thomason, '98), "Booster" (Jennifer Solow), "Golden Country" (Jennifer Gilmore) and "Futureshop" (Daniel Nissanoff).

Laurence Bergreen (class of 1972) is an award winning author, biographer, historian, and chronicler of exploration. He has served as a judge for the National Book Awards and in 1991 as a judge for the PEN/Albrand Nonfiction Award. A frequent lecturer at major universities and symposiums, he also serves as a Featured Historian for the History Channel.

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