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NYC May 5, 2019

Writers Studio Faculty Members & NYC Master Class Students Reading

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 5-6:30 pm

Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York

Faculty member Christopher Shade reads from his new book Marseille Hunger. Readings from faculty members Scott Hunter and Liz Kingsley.


NYC March 24, 2019

Writers Studio Faculty Members & NYC Master Class Students Reading

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 7-8 pm

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York

Readings by faculty members Lesley Dormen and Cynthia Weiner, and Master Class students Jay Kidd, Sean Sutherland, and Sherine Gilmour.


NYC November 16, 2018

Writers Studio Presents The Pushcart Prize XLIII: Best of Small Presses 2019

Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:00 pm

The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway at East 12th Street, New York

Readers include Cortney Lamar Charleston, Rick Moody, Thylias Moss, Oliver de la Paz, Marisa Silver, with an introduction by Pushcart founder and editor Bill Henderson.

Admission: Buy Pushcart Prize XLIII or a $15 Strand gift card online or at the door.


NYC October 14, 2018

Writers Studio Faculty Members & NYC Master Class Students Reading

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 5-6:30 pm

Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, New York

Faculty member Lisa Bellamy reads from her new book The Northway. Readings from Master Class students Hani Khalil and Judy Gerbin.


NYC July 28, 2018

2018 NYC Poetry Fest

Saturday, June 28, 2018, 2:30 PM

Readings by Lisa Bellamy, Sherine Gilmour, and Julianne Bond 

We will be featuring a special reading with Writers Studio faculty members Lisa Bellamy, Sherine Gilmour, and Julianne Bond, and celebrating the forthcoming publication of Lisa Bellamy’s poetry collection, The Northway, due out this fall with Terrapin Books.  The reading will take place on Saturday, July 28th at 2:30 on Chumley Stage, Colonel’s Row, Governor’s Island. The festival will be held from 11:00am – 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th. Admission is free.

More info here.

NYC June 25, 2018

Mudfish 20 Launch

Monday, June 25, 2018, 7 PM

Reading by Philip Schultz, Erica Jong, Jill Hoffman, and Jennifer Belle 

Box Turtle Press presents a star-studded launch of Mudfish 20 , with readings by Erica Jong, Philip Schultz, Jennifer Belle, and Jill Hoffman. The issue is dedicated to the late John Ashbery, and poet, artist, and Mudfish editor Doug Dorph, featuring new work by Donald Hall, three collages by John Ashbery, and with a portrait of Donald Hall on the front cover and his wife, the late Jane Kenyon on the back. Philip Schultz is the judge of the Mudfish 20 Poetry Prize.

More info here.

NYC September 8, 2018

Writers Studio Free Workshop, “Explore Creative Writing”

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1-3 pm

St. Bart’s Episcopal Church, 325 Park Avenue, New York

Free workshop entitled, “Explore Creative Writing” by Lisa Bellamy, NYC Level 3 and Advanced Poetry teacher
Admission: Free. Pre-registration through St. Bart’s is required: http://stbarts.org/

More info here.

NYC May 19, 2018

Writers Studio Faculty Members & NYC Master Class Students Reading

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2-4 pm

The Writers Room, 740 Broadway at Astor Place, 12th Floor, New York

Free lecture on “Writing When the Needle is Stuck” by Christopher Shade, NYC Level 1 teacher
Admission: Free

More info here.