I’m sorry this post has taken me so long to put up — I’m done with week three of the program and still haven’t published my week two recap!
The second week started with more lectures and panels. After all of this I shouldn’t get star struck but when Andrew McCarthy came in for the panel on “The Writer/Editor Relationship” I couldn’t hear myself think! (Just a refresher for those of you not up on your 80s pop culture, he was in St. Elmo’s Fire and Pretty in Pink) What he had to say about writing for travel magazines was even more interesting than his acting career — win win!
Wednesday was one of the most amazing days in the Summer Publishing Institute. We heard from the editor of The Paris Review and he was incredible. I have so much respect for the brand and it was lovely to see someone so passionate about their job! Later on Wednesday I had my manuscript evaluation workshop with Jen Murphy of AFAR. She offered great insights into how an editor manages projects and deals with difficult writers.
Friday we worked in our launch groups to develop the magazines we would present June 21st. I’ll give you a little tour of my project in a later post.
Friday night my roommates and I went to the Boat Basin Cafe for appetizers and drinks. The atmosphere was great, if a little loud, but the view was what brought us there. How gorgeous is that sunset!
There was another amazing street fair just up the block from my building so I took advantage of the amazing jewelry deals.
With the project deadline looming, my group’s Editor in Chief, Art Director and I (the Executive Editor) decided to buckle down. New York is too amazing to take time off from sightseeing so we made our way to MoMa to work in the beautiful art galleries. Along the way we stumbled into the New York Theosophical Society Library. Though it isn’t a place I had ever planned to visit, you all know I love a good library and was game to peek through the archives. After we finished there it was off to do work…and take in a little art.Unfortunately, I don’t always agree on the definition of modern art.
I mean, seriously? I don’t get it.
By Sunday night my roommates and I were in serious need of a recharge night and Grimaldi’s Pizza was just what the doctor ordered. We got three massive pizzas for the group and finished every slice!
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