Publishing world contributes

Event raises over $100K for disaster relief

In Gotham, the benefits continue, and the publishing community is doing its part.

On Tuesday, nearly 500 industryites gathered at a downtown loft for fund-raising cocktails. Organized in a week by editor Thomas Dunne and agents Barbara Lowenstein and Madeline Morel, event brought in more than $100,000, with checks still coming in. Proceeds benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief, New York Times Neediest and the New York Firefighters’ 911 Disaster Relief funds.

The New Yorker magazine is also planning an evening of readings to benefit the Sept. 11th Fund. “Beyond Words” will take place Oct. 11 at Town Hall. Skedded participants including Woody Allen, Don DeLillo, Janet Malcolm and Lorrie Moore will be reading the works of others.

Event will be underwritten by the New Yorker, with all proceeds going to the Sept. 11 Fund. Conde Nast will match monies raised.

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