THE WRITERS STUDIO READING SERIES
Friday, December 6, 7 p.m.: The Writers Studio celebrates the release of the 2014 Pushcart Prize XXXVIII, Best of the Small Presses with readings by poets Eduardo C. Corral and Yusef Komunyakaa, and fiction writers Stephen Dixon, Sigrid Nunez and Taymiya R. Zaman. Introduction by editor and founder Bill Henderson. Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway at East 12th Street. $15 admission (Purchase a $15 Strand gift card or a copy of The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII anthology at the Strand in order to attend).
Sunday, January 26, 7 p.m.: A celebration of The Writers Studio's national and international branches, with faculty members Eleanor Kedney and Renee Bibby (Tucson Workshops); Mark Peterson and Lorraine Babb (San Francisco Workshops); and Nancy Matsunaga and Sarah Carriger (Amsterdam Workshops). KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC. Free admission, one drink minimum.
Saturday, February 22, 7 p.m. Writers Studio faculty members and master class students Lisa Badner, Rebecca Gee, Lucinda Holt, Jay Kidd, and Liz Kingsley. Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street (between 7th Ave. and Bedford St.), NYC. $7 suggested donation.
Friday, March 28, 7 p.m.: The Writers Studio celebrates the release of Philip Schultz's new book of poetry, The Wherewithal (W.W. Norton) with readings by Philip Schultz and poet Michael Dickman. Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway at East 12th Street. $10 admission.
Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m.: Writers Studio faculty members and master class students Lisa Bellamy, Rebecca Cooney, Lesley Dormen, Rachael Nevins and Cynthia Weiner. Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street (between 7th Ave. and Bedford St.), NYC. $7 suggested donation.
Friday, May 30, 7 p.m.: Writers Studio Kids Write students will read work that they produced during the KW After-School workshop at the Beacon Center inside Middle School 35 in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Swirl, 445 Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Brooklyn (corner of MacDonough Street and Marcus Garvey Avenue). Suggested donation of $5, which includes a FREE KW Zine and a frozen yogurt with 3 toppings.
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"One of the smartest audiences I've ever encountered. More than a reading--a communal event."
-GARY SHTEYNGART, author of Absurdistan (Cocolalla Press, 2006) and The Russian Debutante's Handbook (Penguin Putnam 2002)
-MARK RUDMAN, editor of Pequod magazine, winner of The National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, author of The Couple (Wesleyan University Press 2002).
“The vibe of the real world was everywhere present. The joyous presence of reality was palpable in the room. Here were people living life interested in hearing about life. And this is why we write: to connect.”