National Press Club

Book Fair to showcase novelists and mystery writers Tuesday, Nov. 13

November 1, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Mystery buffs and novel readers will find plenty of new releases at the NPC’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night Tuesday Nov. 13, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

NPC member Tom Young, author of “The Renegades,” will join former AP writing coach Bruce DeSilva, with his second novel, “Cliff Walk,” which features an investigative reporter at a dying Rhode Island paper.

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South African Night rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 26

October 31, 2012 | By Myron Belkind |

The South African Night on the "Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela" at the Club has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

The event, originally scheduled for Oct. 30, had to be postponed because of Superstorm Sandy.

Tickets are available to members for $10 and for nonmembers at $15 via EventBrite by clicking here.

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Members Doyle, Srodes and Wallace to present history books at Book Fair

October 30, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

NPC members Mike Doyle, James Srodes, and Jim Wallace will join eleven
other authors in the history section of the 2012 Book Fair and Authors'
Night Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. They will be among
nearly 100 writers who will autograph and sell their books at the event.

Jill Smokler, author of "Confessions of a Scary Mommy," and Baratunde
Thurston, author of "How to Be Black" are featured in the Humor section.

For a contribution of $25, you can become a "Friend of the Book Fair"

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Erickson Luncheon rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 2

October 30, 2012 | By Ryan Howell |

The NPC luncheon event with Pennsylvania State University President Rodney Erickson, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31, has been rescheduled to Friday, Nov. 2, due to Superstorm Sandy.

Erickson took over more than a year ago after former president Graham Spanier was forced out as a result of the sex scandal involving former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky.

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Tuesday Newsmaker with representatives cancelled

October 29, 2012 | By Ron Baygents |

The Newsmaker scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 30, with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and House Republican Policy Committee Chair Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)is cancelled due to the hurricane.

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Link to LinkedIn class Nov. 7

October 29, 2012 | By Elizabeth Allin |

You can learn how to use LinkedIn Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

LinkedIn is the largest professional network on the Internet, with more than 175 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Whether you are looking for a new job, a new employee, or just looking to increase your professional contacts, LinkedIn 101 will give you an introduction to this powerful networking tool.

The class is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Register here. Members should enter code “Member” for the discounted price

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Rain, rain, go away! Hurricane Sandy closes Club on Monday

October 28, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

The National Press Club will be closed Monday, Oct. 29 due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy.

Updates will be published at the top of the webpage as the situation develops.

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Book Fair to offer something for everybody, including the children

October 25, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

You'll find something for everybody, including all the children, on your literary holiday list at the 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night Tuesday, Nov. 13. Nearly 100 authors will autograph and sell their books from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Starting today with children's books, and continuing up to the Fair, the Wire will list offerings by category: food, history, humor lifestyle, literature, mystery/thriller, memoir/biography, politics and current affairs, business, science/nature and sports.

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Art exhibit added to South African Night honoring Nelson Mandela legacy, Oct 30

October 25, 2012 | By Myron Belkind |

The South African Night on the "Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela" at the Club from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, has been expanded to include a major art exhibit exploring South Africa's artistic culture.

The exhibit of more than 20 art works by both emerging and established South African artists will include an iconic lithograph by Chris Ledochowski of Mandela¹s first public speech, delivered in Cape Town after he was released from prison in 1990.

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Be a lobster to get a lobster

October 25, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

The Fourth Estate restaurant will host Lobster Night, Wednesday, Oct.31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To celebrate Halloween, the restaurant is offering a free dinner to anyone who comes dressed as a lobster. No lobster claws in your closet? Come in any costume and snag a free glass of wine.

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