Susan Shapiro’s publishing panel celebrating Runaway by Erin Keane

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Susan Shapiro’s publishing panel celebrating Runaway by Erin Keane

Please join us for an in-person Secrets of Publishing panel event featuring Salon editor-in-chief Erin Keane.

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Strand Book Store 828 Broadway 3rd Floor, Rare Book Room New York, NY 10003

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Please join us for an in-person Secrets of Publishing panel event featuring Salon editor-in-chief Erin Keane. Joining Erin in conversation will be a panel of literary professionals as they discuss the process behind her new memoir Runaway: Notes on the Myths that Made Me. Moderating the conversation is New School writing professor Susan Shapiro, author of The Book Bible. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.

The panel includes:

Erin Keane, Salon editor-in-chief and author of Runaway

Peter Catapano, New York Times Opinion editor and author of The Stone Reader and About Us

Alan Henry, Wired editor and author of Seen, Heard and Paid

Pronoy Sarkar, Little Brown senior editor

Joy Peskin, FSG Books for young Readers editorial director

Cherise Fisher, Wendy Sherman literary agent

Shanté Cosme, MIC magazine editor-in-chief

Moderated by Susan Shapiro, New School professor & Book Bible author

Can’t make the event?

Purchase a signed copy of Runaway here

Purchase a signed copy of The Book Bible here

STRAND IN-PERSON EVENT COVID-19 POLICY:

In-person events will be presented to a fully vaccinated and masked audience. All patrons over the age of five will be required to show proof* of having completed the COVID-19 vaccination series at least 14 days prior to the date of the event.

*Proof of vaccination will be defined as either an original vaccination card, Excelsior Pass or its equivalent. We will be checking to ensure compliance with the 14 day waiting period post-vaccination.

Registration will be required online. No tickets for entry will be sold at the door.

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In 1970, Erin Keane’s mother ran away from home for the first time. She was thirteen years old. Over the next several years, and under two assumed identities, she hitchhiked her way across America, experiencing freedom, hardship, and tragedy. At fifteen, she met a man in New York City and married him. He was thirty-six.

Through a deft balance of journalistic digging, cultural criticism, and poetic reimagining, Keane pieces together the true story of her mother’s teenage years, questioning almost everything she’s been told about her parents and their relationship. Along the way, she also considers how pop culture has kept similar narratives alive in her. At stake are some of the most profound questions we can ask ourselves: What’s true? What gets remembered? Who gets to tell the stories that make us who we are?

Whether it’s talking about painful family history, #MeToo, Star Wars, true crime forensics, or The Gilmore Girls, Runaway is an unforgettable look at all the different ways the stories we tell—both personal and pop cultural—create us.

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Erin Keane is a critic, poet, essayist, and journalist. She’s the author of three collections of poetry, and editor of The Louisville Anthology (Belt Publishing). Her writing has appeared in many publications and anthologies, and in 2018, she co-produced and co-hosted the limited audio series These Miracles Work: A Hold Steady Podcast. She is editor in chief at Salon, where she has worked since 2014, and teaches in the Sena Jeter Naslund-Karen Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University.

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Susan Shapiro is a popular writing professor (now teaching online) and bestselling author/coauthor of many provocative books her family hates, including Unhooked, Lighting Up, Five Men Who Broke My Heart , The Byline Bible and The Book Bible. You can follow her on Twitter at @susanshapironet and Instagram @profsue123.

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