PAD Public Art Professional Dialogues: Demystifying the Book Proposal Process

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

with PAD authors Cher Krause Knight and Annie Dell'Aria

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Join us for a lively one-hour discussion of the ins and outs of drafting and submitting a book proposal. The conversation will touch on questions such as: How much of a book do you need to have written before you submit a proposal? How is a proposal for an edited book different from a proposal for a single-author text? How do you approach potential publishers at CAA? The event is geared for both published authors transitioning to new book genres and potential first-time authors. Come with questions!

Cher Krause Knight is co-editor of Museums and Public Art? (2018) and A Companion to Public Art (2016) and author of Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World (2014); and Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism (2008). Annie Dell'Aria is author of The Moving Image as Public Art: Sidewalk Spectators and Modes of Enchantment (2021).

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Monuments in the National Park Service

November 11, 2021, 6pm – 7:30pm ET / 3pm – 4:30pm PT – Justice Denied, Injustice Remembered

This event examines the history and contemporary significance of two commemorative sites in the Midwest: the Dred and Harriet Scott Statue, which is managed by Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument, a National Historic Landmark near Chicago, Illinois. Register Now.

December 9, 2021, 6pm – 7:30pm ET / 3pm – 4:30pm PT – Working People’s Hidden Histories

This event examines monuments that relate to working people’s hidden histories. Speakers will address ongoing struggles to create new memorials as well as discuss the silences that pervade commemorative landscapes. Register now.

"Monumental Labor" is a three-part public event series that explores the memory of work and working peoples in monuments and memorials at National Parks and National Historic Landmarks. For more about the series visit the webpage here: "Monumental Labor" is organized by NPS Mellon Humanities Fellows Dr. Eleanor Mahoney ([email protected]) and Dr. Emma Silverman ([email protected]). It is made possible by the National Park Service in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fall 2021 | Volume 13, Issue 3
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