Salon No. 11: Tradition with Fatima Farheen Mirza
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Salon No. 11: Tradition with Fatima Farheen Mirza

 

Salon No. 11: Tradition with Fatima Farheen Mirza

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NEW DAY (Just this once!): Wednesday, October 24
Time: 7PM-9PM 

Where: LIVELY
224 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10012


What: Feeling autumnal, anyone? This October, we'll be hearing from Fatima Farheen Mirza, author of A Place for Us – the first book selected for Manhattan legend Sarah Jessica Parker's imprint at Hogarth – at the LIVELY Experience Store in Soho.

A Place for Us is a fantastic novel themed around change, culture, and familial history: something we think resonates a lot around this time of year, and we're so excited to have Fatima join us for the conversation.

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As always, we invite you to respond to the prompt literally and figuratively: the meaning and history of habit, the things we pass from child to sibling to family, and the burdens of upholding ritual amid change. We want to know: what does "Tradition" mean to you?
 
You may respond to the prompt in whichever literary method you please: song, poem, short story, script, etc. All we ask is that you keep your work limited to a maximum of 2 pages or 5-7 minutes spoken aloud. 

 
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A Year of Firsts: Novella's 1 Year Anniversary
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

A Year of Firsts: Novella's 1 Year Anniversary

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A Year of Firsts: Novella’s 1 Year Anniversary


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WHEN
: Tuesday, October 23
TIME: 7PM-9PM 
WHERE: 91 E 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003

WHAT: We could not be more excited for this - Novella's One Year Anniversary Party! It has been a year of hugs, a year of laughter, and a year of your stories being shared within this incredible community of ours. As both the first and last person on any dance floor, our Founder Abby Adesanya could not resist throwing it back to our first prompt ever "Firsts" and hosting a little shindig to celebrate our inaugural circle around the sun.

We've got plenty in store, including:

 Swag (tote bags filled with goodies, yes please!), storytelling (more on this one soon!), and a suitcase giveaway from our friends at Away, filled with incredible gifts you'll want to take home. (Like a free night's stay at The Hoxton Williamsburg ...yes.)

Tickets are only $10 and that includes 1 Raffle Ticket for our Away suitcase from heaven (you can snag more chances at the party or at checkout!) and all the bites and drinks from Dig InnBev Rosé, and Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur we can provide in a 2-hour period. Your ticket also supports the growth and longevity of the space we've created in the past year, so thank you.

Sound like a plan? Wonderful.

SNAG YOUR TICKETS HERE & TELL A FRIEND! 
(Did we mention everyone is invited? Yep! Everyone.)

See you there!

 
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Salon No. 10: Change with Marjon Carlos
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Salon No. 10: Change with Marjon Carlos

 

Salon No. 10: Change with Marjon Carlos

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When: Tuesday, September 18
NEW TIME! 7PM-9PM 

NEW LOCATION! LIVELY
224 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10012


What: We're so excited to return with the tenth salon, this time at the LIVELY Experience Store in Soho, where we'll be joined by Marjon Carloscultural critic and former Vogue.com Senior Fashion Writer. 

Together with Novella Founder & CEO Abby Adesanya, we will discuss Marjon's experiences in the fashion industry, transitioning to freelance from full-time, and a personal interpretation of what "change" means to her.

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As always, we invite you to respond to the prompt literally and figuratively: how we are constantly evolving as people, touching on the feeling of newness (back to school, anyone?) that comes with each September, and the transitional nature of seasons.. We want to know: what does "Change" mean to you?
 
You may respond to the prompt in whichever literary method you please: song, poem, short story, script, etc. All we ask is that you keep your work limited to a maximum of 2 pages or 5-7 minutes spoken aloud. 
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We’ll eat, drink, listen, and share, with sips and bites provided courtesy of our friends at Winc (use the special code NOVELLA for a sweet discount) & the amazing Sweetgreen

Space is limited—RSVP* here but remember that when you do, you’re committing to attending and writing an original piece. Please click wisely - your RSVP takes up a seat and we need those!

 
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Salon No. 9: Age with Glynnis MacNicol
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Salon No. 9: Age with Glynnis MacNicol

 

Salon No. 9: Age with Glynnis MacNicol

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When: Tuesday, July 24
NEW TIME! 7:30PM-9PM

Where: Lou & Grey
138 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

What: We're thrilled to announce our ninth (and last of the summer!) salon at Lou & Grey Flatiron, where we'll be joined by Glynnis MacNicol, author of her debut memoir, No One Tells You This. Glynnis will be in conversation with Roxanne Fequiere, Novella's Editor-at-Large and co-host of The Wing's Book Club in Flatiron. Together, they will discuss Glynnis' experiences as a writer, the stories behind her memoir, and a personal interpretation of what "age" means to her.

As always, we invite you to respond to the prompt literally and figuratively: from the concept of milestones, to if age is really just a number, to how it impacts your view of the world. We want to know: what does "age" mean to you?
 
You may respond to the prompt in whichever literary method you please: song, poem, short story, script, etc. All we ask is that you keep your work limited to a maximum of 2 pages or 5-7 minutes spoken aloud. 

Also, you read correctly: this is Novella's last salon of the summer. We'll be taking a quick break in August and coming back big in September (which is coincidentally our one-year anniversary ...!)

NOT IN NYC? You're in luck. We'll be livestreaming from Instagram where we'll be taking questions for Glynnis from our members.

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We’ll eat, drink, listen, and share, with sips and snacks provided courtesy of our friends at Winc (use the special code NOVELLA for a sweet discount) & Caroline Schiff!

Space is limited—RSVP* here but remember that when you do, you’re committing to attending and writing an original piece. Please click wisely - your RSVP takes up a seat and we need those!

 
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Salon No. 8: Beauty with Yrsa Daley-Ward
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Salon No. 8: Beauty with Yrsa Daley-Ward

 

Salon No. 8: Beauty with Yrsa Daley-Ward

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When: Tuesday, June 26
NEW TIME! 7:30PM-9PM

Where: Lou & Grey
138 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

What: We're thrilled to announce our eighth salon at Lou & Grey Flatiron, where we'll be joined by Yrsa Daley-Ward, author of bone, and the incredible memoir, The Terrible. Yrsa will discuss her process as a writer, the stories behind her work, and her personal interpretation of the prompt "Beauty."

We’ll eat, drink, listen, and share, with sips and snacks provided courtesy of our friends at Winc (use the special code NOVELLA for a sweet discount) & Caroline Schiff!

Space is limited—RSVP* here but remember that when you do, you’re committing to attending and writing an original piece. Please click wisely - your RSVP takes up a seat!

NOT IN NYC? You're in luck. We'll be livestreaming from Instagram and in our private Facebook group Women of Novella, where we'll be taking questions from our members.

 
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Salon No. 7: Birth
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Salon No. 7: Birth

Salon No. 7: Birth

 

For the month of May, we thought about a lot of things. We thought about the cherry blossoms finally sprouting from the formerly barren trees in New York, we thought about Mother's Day being just around the corner, and how spring just feels like a new beginning, so "birth" felt right to us - and to our friend, Raven Ishak, Editorial Director of Chillhouse's digital relaxation destination, The Chill Times.

That's why she'll be sitting as this month's Selected Speaker! We are so excited for her to share her interpretation of the theme with you all.

As always, we invite you to respond to the prompt literally and figuratively: the onset of a new season, the kinship of a mother and daughter or found family, or how it feels to create something that is all your own. We want to know: what does "birth" mean to you?
 

You may respond to the prompt in whichever literary method you please: song, poem, short story, script, etc. All we ask is that you keep your work limited to a maximum of 2 pages or 5-7 minutes spoken aloud. 

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