THE WRITERS STUDIO READING SERIES


2014-2015

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 7 p.m: The Writers Studio Celebrates The Pushcart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses 2015

The Strand Bookstore. 824 Broadway at East 12th street, NYC

This year our annual celebration features Andre Dubus III, author of the novels House of Sand and Fog and most recently Dirty LoveDavid Means, one of the finest short story writers working today; Kim Addonizio, whose latest collection of poetry, The Palace of Illusions, came out in September 2014; and alt-country singer-songwriter Jim White, who will read from his memoir piece on David Byrne. Writers Studio member, Michelle Seaton, whose story "The Prospects" was awarded a 2015 Pushcart Prize, will join. 

Buy a copy of the featured event book or a $15 Strand gift card at the main floor registers or at the door in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 7 p.m.: Writers Studio Faculty Members & Master Class Students

Featuring fiction writers Jennafer D'Alvia and Whitney Porter, and poets Lisa Bellamy and Brian McDonald

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC

Free admission, one drink minimum

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 7 p.m.: Writers Studio Faculty Members & Master Class Students

Featuring fiction writers Sylvie Bertrand, James Gibbs, and Michele Herman, and poets Sherine Gilmour and Peter Krass

Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street (between 7th Ave. and Bedford St.), NYC

$7 suggested donation

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 7 p.m.: Writers Studio Faculty Members & Master Class Students

Featuring fiction writers Doris Cheng, Cynthia Weiner and Lesley Dormen, and poet Judy Gerbin

Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street (between 7th Ave. and Bedford St.), NYC

$7 suggested donation

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 7 p.m.: The Writers Studio Celebrates The Southern Review's 80th Anniversary

The Strand Bookstore, 824 Broadway at East 12th street, NYC

Every year The Writers Studio pays homage to a literary journal, supporting today's incredible endeavor of promoting exciting, new writing. This year, The Southern Review, established in 1935 by Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks and based at Louisiana State University, comes to New York to celebrate its 80th anniversary.  The stellar line-up already includes novelist Jayne Anne Phillips and poets David Wojahn, and Chloe Honum. Stay tuned for more! 

Buy a $15 Strand gift card at the main floor registers or at the door in order to attend this event. Admit one.

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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)


“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.”

-MARK RUDMAN, editor of Pequod magazine, winner of The National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, author of The Couple (Wesleyan University Press 2002).