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Friday, September  30th 2016

Columbia University’s Butler Library Presented an Exhibition and Symposium Honoring EQMM’s 75th Anniversary

The EQMM 75th Anniversary Exhibition will be on view from September 26 to December 23 in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library, 6th Floor East. Included will be some of founding editor Frederic Dannay’s correspondence with several of the most important writers of the twentieth century, as well as some of his edited manuscripts (from the Frederic Dannay papers, which are housed at the library), as well as original drawings for some of the magazine’s early covers and selections from the correspondence of EQMM’s second editor, Eleanor Sullivan.

The EQMM 75th Anniversary Symposium was held on September 30 in Butler Library, Room 203. Participants included Joyce Carol Oates, Otto Penzler, Jonathan Santlofer, Robert Lesser, Charles Ardai, and several other authors, artists, and distinguished scholars of crime fiction. 

To know more on that rainy day in NYC read on, the article Dale and I wrote after attending you can read here...


 

October 12, 2016 Janet Hutchings had this to say on EQMM's blog:

"..., on September 30, many of us met again at Columbia University for a half-day EQMM symposium sponsored by the university’s Butler Library. It was an afternoon of insightful discussion, poignant recollections, a colorful and thought-provoking art presentation, a gripping reading by author Joyce Carol Oates, and much more. Rather than trying to summarize the afternoon myself, I’d like to direct you to two posts I’ve seen by attendees (see “
Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine” by V.S. Kemanis and “A Diamond for the Queen” by Les Blatt)..."
EQMM also made available the videos of EQMM’s 75th-Anniversary Symposium, recorded at the symposium on September 30, 2016.

Introduced by Sean Quimby the panel "Making Mystery Matter: EQMM and the Shaping of American Crime and Detective Fiction," featured Sarah Weinman, Leah Pennywark, Jeffrey Marks, and Charles Ardai.
Introduced by Sean Quimby the panel "Making Mystery Matter: EQMM and the Shaping of American Crime and Detective Fiction," featured Sarah Weinman, Leah Pennywark, Jeffrey Marks, and Charles Ardai. (Audio and video by Ché Ryback, 56 min 23 sec).

                                              (Audio and video by Ché Ryback, 56 min 23 sec)

Part 2 of EQMM’s 75th-Anniversary Symposium, recorded at Columbia University’s Butler Library on September 30, 2016. Panel: A Brush With Death: Crime Fiction Cover Art and Illustration from the Pulps to the Present. Featuring Janet Salter Rosenberg, Laurie Harden, Tom Roberts, and Jonathan Santlofer (moderator).
Part 2 of EQMM’s 75th-Anniversary Symposium, recorded at Columbia University’s Butler Library on September 30, 2016. Panel: A Brush With Death: Crime Fiction Cover Art and Illustration from the Pulps to the Present. Featuring Janet Salter Rosenberg, Laurie Harden, Tom Roberts, and Jonathan Santlofer (moderator).
                                            (Audio and video by Ché Ryback, 52 min 44 sec)

Part 3 of EQMM’s 75th-Anniversary Symposium, recorded at Columbia University’s Butler Library on September 30, 2016. Panel: EQMM's Editor's at Work, featuring Russell Atwood, Otto Penzler, Josh Pachter, and Joe Goodrich (moderator).
Part 3 of EQMM’s 75th-Anniversary Symposium, recorded at Columbia University’s Butler Library on September 30, 2016. Panel: EQMM's Editor's at Work, featuring Russell Atwood, Otto Penzler, Josh Pachter, and Joe Goodrich (moderator).
                                            (Audio and video by Ché Ryback, 56 min 23 sec)

Part 4 of EQMM’s 75th-Anniversary Symposium, recorded at Columbia University’s Butler Library on September 30, 2016. Joyce Carol Oates reads from her story "Big Momma" from the March/April 2016 issue of EQMM.
Part 4 of EQMM’s 75th-Anniversary Symposium, recorded at Columbia University’s Butler Library on September 30, 2016. Joyce Carol Oates reads from her story "Big Momma" from the March/April 2016 issue of EQMM. Janet Hutchings, Jennifer B. Lee, and Sean Quimby offer closing remarks.
            
                           (Audio and video by Ché Ryback, 43 min 38 sec)


Janet Hutchings, Jennifer B. Lee, and Sean Quimby offer closing remarks are included in the video above (starting around 27 min). Clearly the well moderated and interesting panels attest to Janet's driving attitude. As much as she's put into this event, it's also clear it gives energy back:
 
"... Everyone involved in these events—from our panelists and moderators and speakers to the library’s director Sean Quimby and the exhibition curator Jennifer B. Lee—has proved an inspiration to me and to the rest of EQMM’s staff. As we go forward into our 76th year, it’s with a sense of being fortunate to belong to a truly extraordinary community... ." - Janet Hutchings
 

 

(From L to R) Kurt Sercu, Richard Dannay and Josh PachterPeter Kanter, Publisher, Dell Magazines
(From L to R): Mrs. Dannay, Matthew Levay, Shelly Dickson Carr, Richard Dannay

(From L to R) Janet Salter Rosenberg, Laurie Harden, Tom RobertsCharles Ardai
Janet HutchingsJanet Hutchings and Laurie Harden visiting the Exhibition (Picture from EQMM blog)

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