Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Come Join Mirabee at the National Book Critics Circle Award Reading and Ceremony!

Hi there. First thing I want to tell you is this—if you don't know about the big Mira's List art contest yet, GO HERE:
Deadline is March 31st, Grand Prize is $500 (plus an interview on this blog and your work highlighted for months), Second Prize is $100. 

Secondly, some great news! Read on!

By some strange twist of fate, my book, The Memory Palace, has been nominated for a huge award called the National Book Critics Circle Award . This is a big deal, so I hear. 

There are a couple free events in NYC for this award and if you are around the city then, it would be amazingly wonderful to see some of my Mira's List peeps in the audience.

Here is the info for the NBCC events in New York. Both events are free and open to the public. There's a reception following the awards ceremony that does cost money but you don't have to go to that.

NBCC Reading (all the nominees read at this event, including me) March 07, 2012  6:00 pm
Tishman Auditorium at The New School, 66 West 12th Street,
March 08, 2012  6:00 pm
Tishman Auditorium at The New School, 66 West 12th Street,

New York, NY


The Awards Ceremony is free and open to the public but the reception following it is NOT. Reception is at the Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
Tickets for the reception are $50. But you can just go to the ceremony for free. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the reception, go here:

To see the complete list of finalists, go here:

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