SATURDAY APRIL 20th 2pm
Join us as we celebrate the release of the new issue of Eleven and a Half--the student-run literary magazine of Eugene Lang College at The New School--featuring works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and translation from the students and faculty at the school.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24th 7:30pm
Storytelling NYC--Club Motte is a storytelling night that caters to those who aren’t normally the type to share. We try to remove the pressure of having to tell a story well, and instead provide the space for you to simply tell it.
THURSDAY APRIL 25th 7pm
Deborah Woodard will debut her new translation of Amelia Rosselli's *Obtuse Diary*, accompanied by Alessandro Cassin, who will read the Italian. The program includes readings by Deborah's old friends and new.
SATURDAY APRIL 27th 11am-11pm
Today is Independent Bookstore Day stop in and say hi, pick up a great book (or books), and get your passport stamped.
Callie Garnett is the author of the chapbooks Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and On Knowingness, new from The Song Cave. Her poems have appeared in Prelude, Company, jubilat, The Recluse, No Tokens, and elsewhere. She works as an Assistant Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing and lives in Brooklyn.
Jessica Laser is the author of Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides (Letter Machine Editions, 2019). She most recently taught writing at SUNY Purchase and Parsons School of Design, and is currently a PhD student in English at UC Berkeley.
Maggie Millner is a poet and teacher from rural upstate New York. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, and ZYZZYVA, and she holds degrees in creative writing from Brown and NYU. Maggie currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, and teaches in the Writing Program at Rutgers University.
Christian Schlegel was born and raised in Berks County, Pennsylvania. His first book, Honest James, was published by The Song Cave in 2015; his favorite Jessica Laser poems include "Homework Help," "Homework Help 2," and "Rust."
Join us as we celebrate the release of our 8th annual issue with readings from our contributors!
Eleven and a Half is the student-run literary magazine of Eugene Lang College at The New School. We publish works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and translation from the students and faculty at the school.
Copies of the issue will be distributed at the event.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24th 7:30pm
Storytelling NYC--Club Motte is a storytelling night that caters to those who aren’t normally the type to share. We try to remove the pressure of having to tell a story well, and instead provide the space for you to simply tell it. There’s no voting and no winner. Just an empty chair, a group of people ready to listen, and a few people who have something to say. Our events are free and open to the public, and aim to elevate untold stories and unheard voices. We provide the night’s theme; our audience provides everything else.
Jennifer Bartlett’s most recent book is Hindrances of a Householder. Bartlett also co-edited, with Sheila Black and Michael Northen, Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. Bartlett has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Counsel, Fund for Poetry, and the Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut. She is currently writing a full-length biography of Larry Eigner.
Alessandro Cassin is currently Director of Publishing at CPL Editions (Centro Primo Levi, New York). Born in Florence, Italy, he began working in experimental theater co-founding Mulita Productions International Performance Group, and was awarded the Premio Ruggero Rimini for directing Il Presidente Schreber, in 1989. He has worked as cultural reporter for publications including L’Espresso and Diario and is a contributor of The Brooklyn Rail specializing in long form interviews with artists. His book Whispers: Ulay on Ulay co-authored with Maria Rus Bojan received the 2015 AICA Netherlands Award. He coordinated the publication of Lawrence “Butch” Morris’ The Art of Conduction edited by Daniela Veronesi (Karma, 2017).
Katelyn Peters is a graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She works as an Editor at a Photo District News (PDN), Rangefinder and Emerging Photographer magazines.
Margaret Diehl was born in Texas and grew up in New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire. She has published one chapbook of poems, it all stayed open (2011), from Red Glass Books; two novels, Men (1988), Me and You (1990) and a memoir, The Boy on the Green Bicycle (1999), all from Soho Press. She has published poems, essays and book reviews in various journals and has poems forthcoming in Amp, Gargoyle, and Boomer Lit. She has won a National Endowment for The Arts grant and a New York State Council for the Arts grant. She lives in New York City and works as a private fiction editor.
Jim Steward was published in Company: New Mexico Poets after 1970; he is a logic and programming teacher who lives in New York.
Deborah Woodard is the author of Plato’s Bad Horse (Bear Star, 2006) Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats, 2012) and No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018). She has translated the poetry of Amelia Rosselli from the Italian in The Dragonfly, A Selection of Poems: 1953-1981 (Chelsea Editions, 2009), Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Rios Books, 2018). Deborah lives in Seattle, Washington, where she teaches at Hugo House and co-curates the reading series Margin Shift: Friends in Poetry.
Eileen G’Sell's cultural criticism, essays, and poetry can be found in Salon, VICE, Boston Review, DAME, DIAGRAM, Conduit, Ninth Letter, Secret Behavior, and the Denver Quarterly, among others; and she was awarded the 2013 American Literary Review prize for poetry. Her chapbooks are available from Dancing Girl and BOAAT Press, and she is a features editor for The Rumpus. She currently teaches rhetoric and poetry at Washington University, and creative writing for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. She lives in St. Louis and New York.
Virginia Konchan is the author of the poetry collections Any God Will Do (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020) and The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2018), a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017), and three chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Best New Poets, The Believer, The New Republic, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Montreal and teaches at Concordia University.
Glenn Shaheen was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and currently lives in Queens, where he is a Substitute Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College. His book of poems, Predatory, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and was the finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award. It is available from the University of Pittsburgh Press. He is also the author of the chapbook of flash fiction, Unchecked Savagery, available from Ricochet Editions. His second collection of poetry, Energy Corridor, is available from the University of Pittsburgh Press, and was published in 2016. Carnivalia, his full-length collection of flash fiction, was published by Gold Wake Press in February of 2018. Work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New Republic, Subtropics, and elsewhere.