Who Owns the Word? The Future of Authorship in Book Publishing
Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo moderates this Authors Guild public forum in partnership with the NYPL.
- Kurt Andersen, bestselling author and host of Studio 360
- Alexander Chee, bestselling novelist and essayist
- Madeline Mcintosh, CEO, Penguin Random House
- Richard Russo, novelist and Vice President, the Authors Guild
- TJ Stiles, award-winning biographer
Who Owns the Word? is a three-part series that explores the impact that declining wages for full-time book authors, journalists, and television and screenwriters and questions regarding content ownership, copyright laws, censorship, and quality control have on the future of American culture and intellectual discourse. What is the future for the profession of writing and why does it matter?
Priority will be given to those who register in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.
Open to the general public, admission is free.
The third installment of the series focusing on film and television writing will take place on January 23, 2019.