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Fundraiser Event with Best Selling Authors Jennifer Egan, Sheri Holman and Rick Moody

Jen Wohl - The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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 Join the Junior Board members of the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice for an amazing fundraiser event with Jennifer Egan, Sheri Holman and Rick Moody.  

 

 Jennifer Egan, author of "A Visit from the Goon Squad"
 
Sheri Holman, author of "The Dress Lodger"
 
Rick Moody, author of "The Ice Storm"
 
The authors will kickoff the evening at 7pm with a book reading, and music provided by The Flail during the readings.
 
The evening will conclude with a book signing with each author. 
 
 Guests will enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres thoughout the evening and an open bar beginning at 6pm!
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
 
 
Jennifer Egan is the author of The Invisible Circus, which was released as a feature film by Fine Line in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories, Look at Me, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 2001, and the bestselling The Keep.  Her new book, A Visit From the Goon Squad, a national bestseller, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the LA Times Book Prize.  Also a journalist, she writes frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheri Holman has written four award-winning and bestselling novels published by Grove/Atlantic, including The Dress Lodger, a New York Times Notable Book and longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award; The Mammoth Cheese, named a Publisher's Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year and shortlisted for the UK's Orange Prize, and most recently, Witches on the Road Tonight, a NYTBR Editor's Choice, winner of the Independent Publisher's Gold Medal for Literary Fiction, the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, and named a Book of the Year by The Boston Globe, The Toronto Globe and Mail, and PopMatters. Sheri is a founding member of The Moth.

 

 

 

Rick Moody was born in New York City. He attended Brown and Columbia Universities. His first novel, Garden State, was the winner of the  1991 Editor’s Choice Award from the Pushcart Press and was published  in 1992. The Ice Storm was published in May 1994 by Little, Brown and Company. Foreign editions have been published in twenty countries. A film version, directed by Ang Lee, was released by Fox Searchlight in 1997, and won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

 

 


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WHAT IS THE URBAN ASSEMBLY SCHOOL FOR LAW & JUSTICE (SLJ)?

SLJ is a NYC public high school in Brooklyn serving predominantly low-income, at-risk students of color. Unlike students at other high-performing high schools, most SLJ students arrive below grade level and come from economically struggling communities and underperforming elementary and middle schools. Students don’t test in.  They aren’t required to present a portfolio. They don’t need to have a certain grade point average. Many come from single-parent households of families who have never sent a child to college. 

 

SLJ transforms these students, who receive a rigorous education that prepares them for success in college and in life. The numbers speak for themselves:

  • SLJ is ranked in the 87th percentile putting it in the top 20% of NYC high schools. It is in the same ranks as specialized high schools such as Stuyvesant and Bronx Science, which have strict academic performance criteria for admission.
  • SLJ has a 92% graduation rate for its senior class.
  • Students from SLJ have a 93% college acceptance rate, with at least 65 percent accepted to four-year colleges. By contrast, nationwide, only 55% of high school completers from the lowest income percentile transition to college, with only 27% of black and Hispanic students enrolled in postsecondary education.
  • SLJ received an A on the citywide School Progress Report in every category - Student Progress, Student Performance, School Environment, and in the newest category - College and Career Readiness.
  • SLJ received the highest Quality Review Score, Well Developed, because of its commitment to support student achievement.
 
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Special thank you to all of the sponsors for the event!

Food provided by: Tap House, Panera , Sahadi’s and Moo Burger.

MC for the evening: Jessica Stockton Bagnulo of Greenlight Bookstore

 

Event planning by: Event Details, Inc.

 

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Littlefield
622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)


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