An apology to anybody who was reading this week’s print edition of the paper, saw my blurb on the Submersion Journalism event, and wanted to attend; I dutifully included the start time (6:30 p.m.) and info about the venue (Busboys & Poets), but neglected to state the day the thing is actually happening.
The good news is that you can still go—-it’s happening tomorrow evening, and should be a fun event, featuring a batch of top-shelf journalists including Harper’s editor Bill Wasik, Submersion Journalism contributors Ken Silverstein (“Their Men in Washington”) and Barbara Ehrenreich (“Welcome to Cancerland”), and City Paper staff writer Angela Valdez. (I guess this means she’ll miss the Gin & Juice party.) And though I don’t want to dissuade you from going out and rooting for the home team, there’s another good option on the table tomorrow night if you want to meet smart journalists in person. At 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose a group of New York Review of Books contributors will talk about various issues related to the election. On the docket are Elizabeth Drew, Jonathan Freedland, Peter Galbraith (who has a solid piece in the NYRB’s latest issue on what the surge did and didn’t accomplish), Suzanne Goldenberg, and Michael Tomasky. (The peg for all this is a new book, The Consequences to Come: American Power After Bush, which collects some of the publication’s writings on the current political moment.)