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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.


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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


This year proved to be another successful lit fest in beautiful, hot and sunny Chicago.

Who says people don’t buy books anymore? Judging from the never ending crowd of Chicagoans strolling among the booths, listening to readings and chatting with authors at their tables, it looked like the written word has a future, and a bright one at that.

It is such a pleasure for an author to meet face to face with fans and prospective readers alike. Some who bought Pontvieux’s novel ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest last year came back to the booth to talk, give their feedback and impressions about the story. The only thing they seemed disappointed about was that the sequel to ETA was not for sale yet! Do not despair, Delphine Pontvieux is hard at work and we are confident the sequel will be there for them to buy well before next Printers Row!

Another first at the fair was the very first public presentation of her jewelry collection, Anchor Bracelets.

Many visitors at the fair left with their own one-of-a-kind bracelet, hand-made by Delphine Pontvieux. We will be showcasing her latest work online here soon, so stay tuned. In the meantime, should you want to hear more about the collection, and how to order your custom made piece of jewelry, you can contact her at anchorbracelets@gmail.com to receive a pdf file that explains step-by-step how to design and order your own bracelets from her. (or to order a specific model from her existing collection.)

Check out the photo gallery of the Miss Nyet booth, which we, like the previous years, shared with our good friends at Avendia Publishing.

If you missed the event, order your hardcopy of ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest on our site and Pontvieux will be glad to personalize it for you!

keep on reading, always,

The Miss Nyet Crew



If you happen to be in Chicago this Saturday, be sure not to  miss PRINTERS ROW. Now a long-standing perennial event organized by the Chicago Tribune, Printers Row regroups hundreds of Authors, publishers and book sellers in the historic printers row neighborhood in downtown Chicago.

For the complete schedule of events taking place on Saturday (and it is a packed one!), please visit: http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/acrobat/2012-05/70194169.pdf

This year again, Miss Nyet Publishing will be in attendance, along with Delphine Pontvieux who will be present all day Saturday at the booth to sign copies of ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest, and to talk about ETA’s sequel, which we are planning to release in early 2013.

We will also be selling copies of Pintxatu, the super excentric Basque tapas cookbook which comes with a full cd compilation of Basque bands. In lieu of wine pairings, we link each recipe to a song!

You will also get the opportunity to take a peek at Delphine’s brand new unisex jewelry line, the Anchor pin collection, or Points d’Ancrage, for the first time.

We are looking forward to seeing you all to chat a while and enjoy the weather, which promises to be warm and sunny.

Miss Nyet will be located on Polk street -under a tent booth, this year-, alongside Avendia Publishing.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


The special Euskal Herria edition in the shackle collection 2012 is available now!

Order your custom-made bracelet today. $25 US as shown (medium size), also available in large size for $30US +$6 US for shipping and handling in the US, Canada and EEC.

Email anchorbracelets@gmail.com for details how to order and pay with paypal

Love the bracelet but have other colors in mind?

Email us and we will send you our step-by-step pdf file which contains all the details to help you create your one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry


Groupe Professionnel Francophone

   PROCHAIN COCKTAIL  

NEXT COCKTAIL

JEUDI – 29 mars 2012 – De 17h30 à 20h00

THURSDAY – MARCH 29, 2012 – FROM 5:30 TILL 8PM

Renaissance Chicago Hotel

Great Street Restaurant

1 W. Wacker

(au coin de/corner of State et Wacker)

$6 membres ; $12 non-membres

Cocktails, vins et bières de $3 à $7 !

Mixed drinks, wine and beer from $3 to $7

INTERVENANTE 

SPECIAL GUEST 

Delphine PONTVIEUX, Entrepreneuse, Artiste

Depuis son arrivée à Chicago en 1998, Delphine Pontvieux a laissé carte blanche à son esprit créateur.

Elle est l’auteur du thriller politique “ETA-Estimated of Arrest”,

fondatrice de la maison d’édition Miss Nyet Publishing,

journaliste freelance pour France-Amérique et Plongeur magazine,

créatrice de bijoux fantaisie “Points d’Ancrage” et actrice.

http://www.missnyet.com/

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COPIES OF HER NOVEL WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE, ALONG WITH PINTXATU (BASQUE COOKBOOK WITH CD COMPILATION) AND SAMPLES OF HER LATEST CREATIONS, THE ‘ANCHOR BRACELET’ JEWELRY LINE.


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.


LOL-Laughing Out Loud, featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Greene, Douglas Moore…as well as Delphine Pontvieux (who plays the role of Joan of Arc’s mother) is set for a MAY 4 US release.

In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes and Facebook, Lola (Cyrus) 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 (Moore), “accidentally” reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown. Through hilarious and heartfelt moments between mother and daughter, LOL is a fresh coming-of-age story for modern times.

Read more about the movie and the cast at : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1592873/

Click the link below to order your own dedicated hardcover copy of Pontvieux’s award-winning thriller “ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest”:

http://www.missnyet.com/catalog.htm

Also available in digital version for just 2.99$ at :

http://www.amazon.com/ETA-Estimated-Arrest-Delphine-Pontvieux/dp/0984217606/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1330399779&sr=8-3


Save the date!

When: Saturday, March 3rd from 10:30 am till 3pm

Where: Alliance Francaise de Chicago 54 W. Chicago avenue

Price: Free admission. An event tailored both for adults (French book sale, readings and meet and greets by Francophone authors who live in Chicago) and children (cartoon contest, storytelling) and free coffee and croissants will be served!

Guest authors reading and signing schedule :
(Please note that Franco-American author Delphine Pontvieux’s novel ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest is written in English.)
Her novel will be available at the fair. Come and get your signed copy, or get one for a friend if you already own your own.

In French: La foire prend place dans le cadre du mois de la francophonie. Y participeront des auteurs francophones résidant a Chicago, dont Delphine Pontvieux, auteur du livre “ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest,” qui fera lecture d’un extrait de son livre, suivi d’une séance de vente/dédicace de 13 a 14 heures dans les locaux de l’Alliance française. Suivra une table ronde sur le thème du ”Citoyen Francophone” à laquelle sont conviés les professeurs des grandes universités du Midwest.

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