Little City Books in Hoboken, five blocks from the train terminal, will host a reading/publishing talk with “Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks” author Susan Shapiro and “Carrie Pilby” author Caren Lissner, joined by New Jersey writers Kimberlee Auerbach, Darnell McGee, Cara O’Flynn, David Sobel, Doreen Oliver, and Jennifer Byrne. Includes Q&A on how to get your writing published. Friday, Nov. 2, 7-8 p.m.
Susan Shapiro is an award-winning writing professor at NYU and The New School. Her work appears in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Magazine. She’s the bestselling author of 12 books her family hates, including Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Lighting Up and Unhooked. Her new book “The Byline Bible,” is a funny and inspiring writing guide based on 25 years of teaching what she calls “the instant gratification takes too long” method that has helped thousand of students publish essays and books. You can follow her on Twitter @susanshapironet or Instagram at @profsue123
Caren Lissner is a novelist, journalist, and humor writer. Her first novel, Carrie Pilby, was recently turned into a comedy film starring Nathan Lane, which is currently running on Netflix. In the last year she’s published articles and essays in the Washington Post, Atlantic.com, Columbia Journalism Review, and Lit Hub. Her humor writing has appeared in the New York Times and McSweeney’s. She’s currently finishing up another novel. Her writing, photographs, and advice for writers can be found by clicking >carenlissner.com<. She has spoken on writing recently at the University of Pennsylvania and SCAD Atlanta. She has lived in Freehold and Old Bridge, N.J.