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You are cordially invited to join us at the Green Goddess Boutique on Armitage for a trunk show and a cocktail party to celebrate the launch of Chicago Blooms fragrance.

The Chicago Blooms fragrance initiative was commissioned with the city to harvest wild flowers on vacant city lots, etc and to turn it into a unique fragrance. 
Select Chicago designers, including Delphine Pontvieux (of Miss Nyet Jewelry) will be showing their collections at the trunk show.
Enjoy the opportunity to chat with the designers, glass of wine in hand, while you browse the newly launched

“NON ET NON – the affirmative collection.” 

This is a public event. Free free to bring along friends who like to shop!
Please RSVP to anchorbracelets@gmail.com by october 22nd. 

 


The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame is thrilled to announce that its 3rd annual induction ceremony will be held Nov. 30 at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater as part of the city’s 150th Birthday Celebration.

In anticipation to this event, you are invited this saturday at the CLHOF silent auction and cocktail party, hosted by SNL comedian and actress Nora Dunn, at the Hilton/Asmus contemporary 716 N. Wells in Chicago.

A limited amount of tickets is still available for purchase. Details for the party can be found here.

 

Attached is an article about Delphine Pontvieux, who will also be in attendance at the event, written by Donald G. Evans, founder and executive director of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

 

Does she juggle too?

“You might know Delphine Pontvieux as the author of the thriller ETA and the publisher of Miss Nyet Publishing. Or you might know her as a tri-athlete, scuba instructor, waterboarder or rock climber. Maybe you’re aware of her work as an actress in LOL, where she played Joan of Arc’s mother. You could have bumped into her in her travels as an international saleswoman and promoter in the music and entertainment industries. Perhaps you just know her as the really tall and attractive French woman.
Now, in a kick to the face to all of us trying to get one thing right, she designs jewelry.” Read the rest of the article here.



It’s been a long time coming, but LOL-Laughing Out Loud is out!

Featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Thomas Jane, Marlo Thomas and…Chicago author Delphine Pontvieux, LOL is a fresh coming-of-age story for modern times.

You are invited to Beauty Bar on Wednesday, August 8, to watch the movie with Pontvieux and friends.

drinks 5 to 7 pm
screening of the movie at 7 pm

As always, at Beauty Bar, 10 dollars get you a cocktail and a manicure!

For more information:

1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

What is LOL about:
In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola’s mom, Anne, “accidentally” reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown.

Check out Pontvieux’s page on imdb: http://pro.imdb.coM/name/nm4041746/


If you wanted to see Delphine Pontvieux’s debut on the big screen, now is your chance!

LOL-Laughing Out Loud, featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Marlo Thomas and Thomas Jane, to name a few of the actors who were cast in this star-studded motion picture, is out now for the public to see!

Sadly, the movie only had a limited release in the USA (May 4th, 2012), but it’s been out (or about to be) released pretty much everywhere else in the world (see list of international release dates at the end of this post.) And as of today, it s out on DVD ad Blu-Ray! (As well as on Netflix, On Demand, etc…)

We are yet to watch it ourselves (our copy of the DVD is on its way, though), but we’ve been told that the movie director, Lisa Azuelos, had great things to say about Pontvieux’s first time on-screen appearance. You can hear all about it on the movie director’s special commentary, which comes with the DVD!

Get your copy today and help us give this movie the success it rightfully deserves!

The DVD is available everywhere.

Pontvieux will also make a cameo appearance in the TV series “Underemployed” which will debut on MTV in october of this year.

Check out Delphine Pontvieux on IMDB at: http://pro.imdb.coM/name/nm4041746/maindetails

Enjoy LOL!

International release dates in theaters:

Release Dates

India  – 10 February 2012 (World Premiere)
Singapore  – 1 March 2012
USA  – 4 May 2012 (limited)
Austria  – 31 May 2012
Germany  – 31 May 2012
Ireland  – 1 June 2012
Norway  – 1 June 2012
UK  – 1 June 2012
Iceland  – 6 June 2012
Serbia  – 7 June 2012 (Belgrade) ( premiere)
Sweden  – 13 June 2012
Finland  – 15 June 2012
Portugal  – 21 June 2012
Thailand  – 21 June 2012 (Bangkok)
Ukraine  – 21 June 2012
South Africa  – 22 June 2012
Denmark  – 28 June 2012
Israel  – 28 June 2012
Russia  – 28 June 2012
Armenia  – 29 June 2012
Latvia  – 29 June 2012
Netherlands  – 5 July 2012
Colombia  – 13 July 2012
Hungary  – 19 July 2012
Mexico  – 20 July 2012
Australia  – 26 July 2012
Brazil  – 10 August 2012
Italy  – 17 August 2012
Belgium  – 12 September 2012
France  – 12 September 2012
Argentina  – 13 September 2012
Uruguay  – 9 November 2012

Also Known As (AKA)

LOL  – Hungary (imdb display title) / Portugal (imdb display title)
L.O.L.  – Lithuania (imdb display title)
LOL USA  – France (imdb display title)
LOL: Laughing Out Loud  – USA (working title)
Lola  – Brazil (imdb display title)
Summer. Classmates. Love  – Russia (new title)

Jessica Cage, freelance journalist and writer for the examiner, wrote this article for CBS CHICAGO NEWS website.

What makes it even better for us at Miss Nyet Publishing is, we had no idea it was coming out until the article popped up in a google alert message! So thank you, Jessica Cage, for enjoying Delphine Pontvieux’s first effort so much you put it on top of your top five list of independent Chicago authors and publishers to watch out for!

Read the full article here: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/top-lists/5-indie-chicago-authors-and-publishers-to-watch-out-for/ 

Please share, RT, call, email or talk to your friends about it. We need your input to support your local indie authors and publishers!


ETA-ESTIMATED TIME OF ARREST has been chosen as a top 20 pick for Father’s day gift books.

With 40 reviews and 4.8 stars on Amazon, and a story packed with action and adventure, this is one book that will grab and keep their attention!

Check the full article on : http://digitalbooktoday.com/

Buy or download ETA-ESTIMATED TIME OF ARREST in hardcover or digital format (for 2.99!) on Amazon today: 

http://www.amazon.com/ETA-Estimated-Arrest-Delphine-Pontvieux/dp/0984217606/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1339793834&sr=8-10&keywords=eta


As much as we hope to think this is an exaggeration, this statement could, some day, become a reality.

Regardless, we invite you to watch this video which explains step-by-step how a book is traditionally made. We wanted to share this video, which shows the incredible amount of hard work it takes to create a book, and the love that goes into making it.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/38681202″>Birth of a Book</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/glenmilner”>Glen Milner</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

If you have not checked out Delphine Pontvieux’s new short story yet, titled ‘Vertical Horizons,’ click here to read more about it and to order it (0.99$)


Discover the poster featuring Miley Cyrus for “LOL-Laughing Out Loud”

today!

US release date: May 4th in select theaters

And here goes, as a bonus, the German version of the movie trailer (as it has -a bit of- footage that does not appear in the US version)

http://www.bsckids.com/2012/04/miley-cyrus-lol-german-trailer/


The Nelson Algren Committee hosts the 23rd  annual Nelson Algren Birthday Party

If you have never attended this event, this may be your last chance to partake in it so you can say “I, too, am a supporter of Nelson Algren’s talent!”

Featuring Delphine Pontvieux who, for the past couple of years, read excerpts from novels and letters from French writer and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, who was Nelson Algren’s passionate love. Signed copies of her novel “ETA-estimated Time of Arrest” will be sold on location.

Saturday, March 24

8 PM

at the Wicker Park Arts Center, 2215 W. North Avenue in Chicago.

The party celebrates the novelist and essayist who captured the reality of urban America with a cool eye and a compassionate heart, as seen in such masterpieces as The Man with the Golden ArmNeon Wilderness and Chicago: City on the Make.

The party features a rich, eclectic and one-of-a-kind blend of presentations, poetry, music and performance, as well as Algren tributes and commentary.

From Philadelphia comes award-winning writer/photographer Linh Dinh, while dissident psychologist and author Bruce Levine joins us from Cincinnati and scholar Mike Jones treks in from Connecticut to discuss Algren’s continuing relevance. On the music front, legendary boogie-woogie pianist Erwin Helfer graces our stage once again, as do folksinger Bucky Halker and singer/songwriter Kristin Lems. Guitarist John Garvey backs up Warren Leming in a reading from City on the Make, while photographer Ron Seymour displays rarely seen Algren pictures. The poetry contingent includes Charlie NewmanSteve SchroederWayne Allen Jones and Bob Katzman, proprietor of Skokie’s Magazine Museum. Musician and critic Richard Wyszynski talks about the Chicago of Algren and his buddy Studs Terkel, a founder of the Algren Committee. Mark Twain will be channeled by actor Richard Henzel, linking Algren to his American literary roots. Simone de Beauvoir, the love of Algren’s life, will be present via a spirited reading of her work by novelist Delphine Pontvieux.

The event also honors community members who display a “conscience in touch with humanity,” while flying under the media radar. This year’s recipients of the coveted Nelson Algren Committee Award are veteran scholar/activist Elliot Zashin and historical researcher and re-enactor extraordinaire Paul Durica.

Admission is $10 at the door, $7 for seniors and students with ID. Drink tickets are available to those wishing to toast Algren; complimentary snacks, related books and merchandise, and a door prize drawing add to the fun. Committee members Warren Leming and Hugh Iglarsh attempt to MC the madness, ably assisted by fellow members Nina GaspichCharlie Newman and Kurt Jacobsen.

We note with sadness that this is the swansong for the Algren Birthday Party at the Wicker Park Arts Center, as the historic St. Paul’s Church has been sold out from under the Near Northwest Arts Council (NNWAC), which operates the center. It represents another loss of precious public space in a neighborhood struggling to retain its artistic soul. We are grateful for the longtime support of NNWAC Director Laura Weathered and of WPB, the Special Service Area for the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.

The night ends with a rousing “Happy Birthday” sung to Algren, who entered the world in 1909 and departed from it in 1981, leaving behind a singular body of work and an enduring influence on succeeding generations. When the Committee started, not long after Algren’s death, his books were mostly out of print and his presence almost unmarked in the city he made his life’s work. Now Algren is commemorated with a fountain and plaque, and he’s been inducted into the inaugural class of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. But none of his titles been included in the city’s “One Book, One Chicago” program, and he remains in a limbo of partial and grudging acceptance even in his hometown. The Committee’s work goes on.

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