Who Owns the Word? The Future of Authorship in Television and Film

Registration required. (link coming soon)

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo moderates this Authors Guild public forum in partnership with the NYPL

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.

Who owns the word

Date & Time

Wed, Jan 23, 2019
6:30PM – 7:30PM EST


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Auditorium
New York Public Library
New York, NY 10018