We are excited to announce that from October 9 to October 19, editor/author Jaimee Garbacik will be our very own editor-in-residence at Sylvia Beach Hotel! For 10 days, Jaimee will be living at the hotel while working on a novel. She’ll also be taking meetings with any authors or aspiring writers STAYING at the hotel who would like feedback on their work.
Dinner with Jaimee Oct. 13 or Oct. 16
The Tables of Content restaurant inside the Sylvia Beach will present two special dinners with Jaimee. Expect casual chat at “Dinner with Jaimee” at 7 p.m. Friday (tonight) or at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16; seating is limited, so book your $28-per-person reservations by calling 541-265-5428.
For those of you who love a good writer’s retreat, consider how that experience would be enhanced by having a professional editor on hand to guide your pen. If you hit a stumbling block, need inspiration, or just want to know if your first few pages will generate interest from an agent, Jaimee’s room will be right down the hall.
This is your opportunity to write side-by-side with someone who has worked in a literary agency, and has experience on both the editor and author’s side of the desk. Ms. Garbacik is known for her candor and ability to take a manuscript from a fledgling draft to a bestseller. We at Sylvia Beach Hotel suggest you dust off that manuscript you’ve had sitting on the edge of your desk, and get ready for exclusive access to one of the publishing industry’s most trusted editors!
Hotel guests can email her directly at Jaimee@FootnoteEditorial.com to book an individual face-to-face consult while you are visiting.
In a 60-minute consult ($100), you can ask Jaimee to:
• Discuss your story, essay, or novel excerpt.
• Evaluate a book proposal concept or manuscript pitch.
• Offer feedback on works-in-progress, advice on specific technique issues or roadblocks in your current work, or coach you on developing a writing process and schedule.
• Make line edits and offer notes on an agent query letter.
This is a chance to establish rapport and build a relationship with a professional in the industry. Break through that writer’s block you’ve been having! And maybe even book a future developmental edit for your manuscript…
More About Jaimee
Jaimee Garbacik is a developmental book editor with an agency background and a decade of experience helping authors turn early manuscript drafts into award-winning books. Over a ten-year career in publishing, Jaimee has been privileged to edit for New York Times bestselling authors, Caldecott Honor and Emmy Award recipients, and some of the world’s foremost scientists. Before freelancing, she handled editorial development for a major New York literary agency, serving more than 200 clients worldwide.
Jaimee is also the author of Gender and Sexuality For Beginners (For Beginners), a widely taught critical examination of the sex-gender system and the evolution of gender roles, as well as the curator/editor of the celebrated Ghosts of Seattle Past anthology (Chin Music Press) and its traveling art exhibit. She graduated cumme laude from Boston University, where she studied with world-renowned editor and literary critic, Sir Christopher Ricks. Jaimee holds a certificate in editing from the University of Washington, and is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, and former programming chair of The Vera Project.
Her editorial mission is to enhance authors’ innate voices while never pummeling sentences for sport. You can read more about Jaimee’s editorial process here, or listen to her chat with Bill Radke on NPR about why nostalgia is productive. Check out a partial client list here.
Arts & Culture Events
The Newport Symphony Orchestra 2017-18 season includes a 15% discount on tickets for Sylvia Beach guests at the symphony’s upcomg concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 4 and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 5, featuring Edmund Stone (classical music scholar and radio show host of “The Score“) and the NSO’s own oboist Chad Alexander. Find out more about upcoming performances at newportsymphony.org; contact us for details on claiming your discount on tickets.
London National Theatre and Met Opera Live in HD events are now showing at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Season schedules and tickets are available online at www.coastarts.org or at the PAC Box Office.
Restaurant Winter Hours Change
We’d like to our visitors to be aware that a major renovation involving construction and painting is scheduled for the month of October 2017; this means that the three Classic Rooms (the Mark Twain, Colette and Agatha Christie rooms) will be closed for that month – but the Tables of Content restaurant will be open. Workers will be active six days a week during that month, and the hotel will still be open, but will not be as quiet and peaceful as usual! And beginning October 1, we will begin offering dinner at 6 p.m. during the week (Sunday – Thursday) and will continue to offer dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reservations required at least 2 hours prior.