National Book Critics Circle Awards Events, March 11, 12, 2009

by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-02-2009

National Book Critics Circle’s annual March events, held in New York City next week. Awards finalists here:

30 Books in 30 Days, NBCC Board Members review the finalists here.

The New School University,Tishman Auditorium,66 West 12th Street


The New School University, 80 5th Avenue, 8th floor, room 802
10 a.m. General Membership Meeting

10:45 a.m. Book Reviewing 2.0, Prof. Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs,Columbia Journalism
School,WNBC-TV technology reporter

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn—these and other Web 2.0 tools are transforming book criticism.  This will be a craft lecture on using new technology and social networking in books coverage aimed at exploring all the cool Web 2.0 tools, and offering new ideas to help with your critical work and improve your online life.

Sree Sreenivasan is a journalism professor at Columbia University, where he runs the school’s multimedia program and is Dean of Student Affairs. He runs Internet workshops around the country for journalists and other professionals. He is the tech reporter for WNBC-TV, appearing twice a week in the NYC area and occasionally on various NBC News programs (he previously spent six years as the “Tech Guru” on WABC-TV). His work explaining technology to lay readers has appeared in The New York Times, Business Week, Time Digital and Rolling Stone.He is co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, a group of 1,000+ journalists across the U.S. and Canada. In March 2004, Newsweek named him one of the 20 most influential South Asians in the nation. More on him here and here

11:30 a.m. panel:“Book Reviews 2010: What Will They Look Like?” Ron Charles, Senior Editor, The Washington Post Book World; Geeta Sharma Jensen, book editor, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; John Reed, book editor, The Brooklyn Rail, and David L. Ulin, book editor, the Los Angeles Times. Moderated by NBCC VP/Membership Marcela Valdes, Publishers Weekly

NBCC AWARDS CEREMONY : 6 P.M.,The New School University,Tishman Auditorium,66 West 12th Street

NBCC AWARDS RECEPTION. This gala event will be held immediately following the ceremony,Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.
Tickets $45 online or at the door

All events are free except for the awards reception. You may purchase tickets for these events on-line at or by check or cash from an NBCC representative at the meeting.



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