Manhattanville Reading Series, Tuesday 12/20

Join us at the bookstore on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:30pm for the season finale of the Manhattanville Reading Series (a Franklin Park Reading Series-affiliated event for emerging writers).

Featured author for the evening is 2016 Whiting Award winner Mitchell S. Jackson, author of The Residue Years. He'll be joined by Liars' League NYC co-host Nancy Hightower, fiction writer and artist Carrie Cooperrider, and Sunday Salon NYC co-host Emily Cementina.

About the Authors:

MITCHELL S. JACKSON is a 2016 Whiting Award recipient and the author of the novel The Residue Years, which won The Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Center For Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/ Hemingway Award, and the Hurston / Wright Legacy Award. He received an M.A. in writing from Portland State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New York University. A Portland, Oregon native, he lives in Brooklyn and serves on the faculty of New York University and Columbia University.

NANCY HIGHTOWER has published short fiction and poetry in journals such as storySouth, Sundog Lit, Gargoyle, and Word Riot. In October 2015, Port Yonder Press published The Acolyte, her first collection of poetry that rediscovers myth and ritual through a surreal, feminist interpretation of biblical narratives. Kinds of Leaving, her short story collection, was shortlisted for the Flann O’Brien Award for Innovative Fiction in 2014. She cohosts the live literary journal Liars’ League NYC with Andrew Lloyd Jones. She teaches at Hunter College.

CARRIE COOPERRIDER is a writer and visual artist who lives in Staten Island. Her work has appeared in New York Tyrant, The Southampton Review, Marginalia, Cabinet Magazine, the Antioch Review, and Artishock

EMILY CEMENTINA received her M.F.A. in fiction from The New School. She teaches first-year writing at CUNY and is a co-host of Sunday Salon, a monthly reading series in the East Village. She has published work in Fwriction and has just completed her first novel.

For more info on the series, visit their tumblr page!

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