11:00 am11:00

Young Women's Breast Cancer Survivorship Symposium

  • Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center at the Weill Greenberg Center

I'm thrilled to take part in my survivor soul sister Jennifer Finkelstein's 5 Under 40 event on Saturday, November 5th. 5 Under 40 is dedicated to providing medical, wellness, and beauty services to women under the age of 40 who have tested positive for a BRCA gene mutation or have been diagnosed with breast cancer, focusing on empowering women and improving the quality of women's lives in the face of breast cancer. 

Along with a group of physicians from Cornell-Weill, I'll be leading the first-ever Young Women's Breast Cancer Survivorship Symposium. I'll also be reading from Cancer Vixen and Ann Tenna. 

6:30 pm18:30

Funny Ladies: Four New Yorker Cartoonists

  • Museum of the City of New York

Despite the fact that cartoons have long been used to question societal norms and shake up the status quo, cartooning itself has remained a traditionally male-dominated profession. It has only been relatively recently that a growing cadre of women cartoonists have made their mark on the field, offering unique perspectives on key social issues through their work. Join Liza Donnelly, Liana Finck, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and Barbara Smaller, four renowned New Yorker cartoonists, for a conversation about their views on the business today, the creative process, and the origins of their distinct brands of humor.

6:00 pm18:00

Ann Tenna in NOLA

  • Octavia Books

Join Marisa for a reading and signing of Ann Tenna at Octavia Books in New Orleans! 

6:30 pm18:30

PEN's Holiday Card Writing Mingle

  • Solas

Marisa will join co-hosts Katie Freeman, Dinaw Mengestu, and Minky Worden to celebrate the holidays and send messages of support to imprisoned writers around the world.

8:00 pm20:00

Ann Tenna in Maplewood, NJ

  • WORDS Bookstore

Join Marisa for a discussion and signing of Ann Tenna at WORDS Bookstore in Maplewood, NJ! With Leigh Haber of O, The Oprah Magazine. 

6:30 pm18:30

Good Health Starts In Your Head Book Launch and Benefit

  • Bouley Botanical

Join Author Marisa Acocella Marchetto for a very special launch of the New York Times Best Selling Graphic Novel Ann Tenna, as she and Dr. Paula Klein, Co-Director of Breast Cancer Clinical Trials at Mount Sinai, riff on how "Good Health Starts in Your Head." Proceeds go to the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai. Learn more...

About the Chef & Doctor Series:
Each event begins at 6:30pm with a reception featuring passed canapés and a specialty health tonic cocktail. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle in the company of the guest author and doctor. Chef Bouley will then prepare a multi course menu with wine pairing featuring products and ingredients to address the topic of the evening. The author and doctor will present during the event and be available for all questions and answers. 

3:15 pm15:15

The 20th Annual Texas Book Festival: Wimmin’s Comix

  • Auditorium

Come listen to graphic novelists Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Anne Opotowsky, and illustrator Aya Morton as they discuss the process of telling stories through art. It is a common misconception that graphic novels are just for children, but graphic novelists Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Anne Optowsky, and illustrator Aya Morton proof of the depth and power behind this timeless storytelling medium. Marchetto is the author of Cancer Vixen, named one of the New York Times’ Top Ten Graphic Memoirs, and the new graphic novel Ann Tenna: the story of a leading gossip columnist who is forced to come face-to-face with her own humanity. Optowsky and Morton collaborated on the Walled City trilogy, a graphic novel series set in imperialist Hong Kong. Join these women as they discuss using art as a means of storytelling and their experience with this unique genre. 


11:30 am11:30

Pink Aid's 2nd Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show

  • Mitchells | Marshs

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she needs a lot more than medical help.  She needs rides to and from treatments, babysitting, grocery delivery, medical navigation, wigs, recovery garments and so much more. Pink Aid funds the efforts of organizations that provide compassionate services as well as free mammograms and help with expenses of local women in need, whom are far too many in number. Pink Aid grants help women receive these services, as well as to get free mammograms and aid with expenses.  Some of the programs we support are established hospital foundations and national non-profits, while others are smaller grass roots organizations.  Large or small, they share our goal to help local women survive breast cancer with compassion. Join Marisa at the 2nd Annual Pink Chair fundraiser at Mitchells-Marshs of exciting and emotional event, filled with many of our communities' most vibrant and compassionate women. Learn more...


  • Best of Fall 2015 Fashion Show by Mitchells-Marshs with a sneak peek at Spring 2016  
  • Live, Silent & Pink Chair, etc. Auctions
  • Gourmet Luncheon by Renowned Marcia Selden Catering
  • Laughter, Tears & More!
4:00 pm16:00

Ann Tenna at NYC Comic-Con

  • Javits Center

Visit Marisa at the Penguin Booth! She will be signing copies of ANN TENNA. The first ten people will get FREE ANN TENNA NAIL ART with purchase of Ann Tenna

6:30 pm18:30

Moving for Life's Third Annual Wine & Dine Benefit Dinner

  • Rebelle

Please join Moving For Life's sponsors and trustees for an intimate evening of exquisite food and wine in Rebelle's Private Dining Room. Proceeds support free wellness classes for people with chronic illnesses in New York City's underserved neighborhoods. Marisa Acocella Marchetto will be honored with a Caring Advocate for Recovery through the Arts Award. Featuring Neo-French farm-to-table cuisine with natural wine pairings by Rebelle’s critically-acclaimed team. Learn more...

2:00 pm14:00

Ann Tenna at Bloomingdale's

  • Bloomingdale's

Visit Marisa at the Bloomingdale's Flagship Store! She will be signing copies of ANN TENNA and you can get a FREE ANN TENNA NAIL ART MANICURE when you purchase a copy of Ann Tenna. Marisa and the Manicurists will be standing by.

1:00 pm13:00

Marisa on Radio Cherry Bombe

Listen to Marisa along with with Host and Cherry Bombe EIC Kerry Diamond and Claudio Wu, broadcasting LIVE on Heritage Radio Network from Roberta’s restaurant in Brooklyn.
Listen in for a fun conversation on food, fashion and more. 

2:00 pm14:00

Ann Tenna at Bloomingdale's

  • Bloomingdale's

Join Marisa as she signs books at the Bloomingdale's Flagship store. Manicurists will be on hand to give free Ann Tenna nails with purchase! 

2:00 pm14:00

Ann Tenna at New York Fashion Week

  • 451 West 14th Street New York, NY, 10014 United States

Join Marisa as she signs books at New York Fashion Week. Manicurists will be on hand to give free Ann Tenna nails with purchase! 

7:30 pm19:30

PEN DIY featuring Marisa Acocella Marchetto

  • Ace Hotel

Taking storytelling back to its roots with an evening of literary how-to, featuring Marisa Acocella Marchetto on "How to Use Death as Your Life Coach" in conversation with LIT UP’s Angie Ledgerwood at the Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel in New York. For more information, visit PEN AMERICA. For more information about PEN DIY, visit their website