[Aug 16] Pieces of a Map: Poets in Conversation


Join us Friday, August 16th from 7-9pm for a reading and conversation!

Sokunthary Svay
is a Khmer writer from the Bronx. She is poetry editor for Newtown Literary, the only literary journal for the borough of Queens, and a founding member of the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association (CALAA). She has received fellowships from American Opera Projects, Poets House, Willow Books, and CUNY. Her first collection of poetry, Apsara in New York, is available from Willow Books. She is a doctoral student in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her first opera, in collaboration with composer Liliya Ugay, will premiere in January 2020 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

Sean Anderson is the son of Jamaican immigrants who came to
New York in the 60’s. He holds a B.A. in English from Howard
University, a M.A. from Queens College in Secondary English
Education and a M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in Fiction. He is an award winning writer whose first book, Alphabet City Blues, was published in 2019. He is a past recipient of the Howard University Trustee Award, the Himan Brown Award for Fiction and was given Honorary Mention for the Ross Feld Literary Award. He is a former Fellow of the Center for Black Literature’s North Country Fellowship Writing Program. His work has been read at the Bowery Poetry Café, Small’s Jazz Club, Howard University, Columbia University, Queensborough College, the Old Utica Hotel and Medgar Ever’s College and his short stories have been published several times in the Killen’s Review of Arts and Letters. Sean Anderson was a Featured Writer at the 2019
National Poetry Celebration, An Evening with Willie Perdomo and Friends, held by the New York Public Library and the Center for Black Literature and he was honored in May of 2019 as a Human of Henry Street for his accomplishments in writing and youth advocacy.
 

Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican-born poet, writer, visual artist, and media professional. She is the author of Everything Is Necessary (Willow Books), Gathering the Waters (Jamii Publishing 2014), and A Spell for Living (Agape Editions), which received the Editors’ Choice recognition for the Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award, and is forthcoming from as a multimedia e-book, including music and Keisha’s original artwork. Keisha’s poetry, fiction, and essays have been widely published in national literary journals, magazines, and anthologies that include Kweli Literary Journal, Small Axe Salon, Interviewing the Caribbean, Renaissance Noire, The Caribbean Writer, The Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Mosaic Literary Magazine, African Voices Magazine, Streetnotes: Cross Cultural Poetics, Caribbean in Transit Arts Journal, The Mom Egg Review, and others. Keisha is a past participant of the VONA Voices and Callaloo writing workshops, a former fellow of the North Country Institute for Writers of Color, and was short-listed for the Small Axe Literary Competition. In 2018, Keisha was selected as a Brooklyn Public Library Artist in Residence. She is a graduate of the Syracuse University Newhouse School and College of Arts and Sciences, and holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from The City College, CUNY.

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[Aug 15] Feral Voices: The Other Brooklyn Reading Series X


Join us Thursday, August 15th at 7 pm for Feral Voices.

Feral Voices is a monthly reading series that focuses on celebrating a selection of writers who work and struggle outside of the typical institutions of the writing community.

A night for those who work one or more "day jobs," but have a voice to share that goes against the grain or upends capitalist, patriarchal understandings of the label "author."

Feral Voices is still looking for readers so send your work if you're interested in sharing! 

If your writing is proactively weird, if you are part of a marginalized group, and/or if you struggle with the financial insecurity that stems from pursuing writing outside university funding or published manuscripts then submit your work to feralvoicesreadingseries@gmail.com. We accept short stories, poetry, essays, plays, scripts, novel excerpts, and anything genre-bending and mind-altering.

Join us in an event hosted by T. A. Stanley at Unnameable Books. Come to share, read, listen and build something new!

For more information about Feral Voices: https://tastanley.com/feralvoices or message me on FB. If you want to submit to be a reader please send any poetry, fiction, nonfiction, etc to feralvoicesreadingseries@gmail.com. Submissions are always open!

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[Aug 11] Boog Reader 12 Release Party



 Join us Sunday, Aug. 11, at 1:00 p.m. in the beautiful backyard for the Boog Reader 12's Release Party!

WITH READINGS FROM PBR12 CONTRIBUTORS N.Y.C. POETS
Peter Bushyeager • Lydia Cortes • Bob Gaulke • Carol MirakoveUche Nduka * KB Nemcosky • Michele Madigan Somerville  

AND MUSIC FROM 
The Jasmine Dreame Wagner Quartet

AND THE ISSUE (including work from all 30 contributors)
https://boogcity.com/boogpdfs/bc130.pdf 

Hosted and curated by Boog City editor and publisher David A. Kirschenbaum 

For further information: 212-842-BOOG (2664), editor@boogcity.com

[July 25] Trio, Solo, Ensemble



Trio, Solo, Ensemble


Thursday July 25th @ 7pm
 
An evening of improvisations:

7pm: Dan Joseph (solo dulcimer)

7:45: Miyama McQueen-Tokita, James Ilgenfritz, Jessie Cox
koto/bass/drums

8:30: Mixed Ensemble Improvisations
Chris McIntyre - trombone
Josh Sinton - baritone saxophone
Judith Berkson - voice
Dan Joseph - hammer dulcimer
Miyama McQueen-Tokita - koto
Jessie Cox - percussion
James Ilgenfritz - bass

[July 13] Brooklyn Society Writers Group


Saturday, July 13th @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Brooklyn Society Writers Group Presents "Love Storms, Thunder and Lightning" - a Poetry Reading and Open Mic.

Featured Writers/Poets will present their work
& Open Mic (is open to all on a first come basis)


(Light Refreshments will be available)

[July 10] Feral Voices: The Other Brooklyn Reading Series IX



Join us Wednesday, July 10th at 7 PM!

Our community continues to grow and continues to astound with its support and talent. This month we are featuring three wonderful writers: Erin O'Malley, Avika Talmor, and marcus scott williams!

Feral Voices is a monthly reading series that focuses on celebrating a selection of writers who work and struggle outside of the typical institutions of the writing community.

A night for those who work one or more "day jobs," but have a voice to share that goes against the grain or upends capitalist, patriarchal understandings of the label "author."

If your writing is proactively weird, if you are part of a marginalized group, and/or if you struggle with the financial insecurity that stems from pursuing writing outside university funding or published manuscripts then submit your work to feralvoicesreadingseries@gmail.com. We accept short stories, poetry, essays, plays, scripts, novel excerpts, and anything genre-bending and mind-altering.

Join us in an event hosted by T. A. Stanley at Unnameable Books. Come to share, read, listen and build something new!


For more information about Feral Voices: https://tastanley.com/feralvoices or message me on FB. If you want to submit to be a reader please send any poetry, fiction, nonfiction, etc to feralvoicesreadingseries@gmail.com. Submissions are always open!

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[July 2] The Queer Issue X: A Reading and Party


Join Words Without Borders at Unnameable Books Tuesday July 2nd at 6:30pm for a reading of queer writing from around the world, in celebration of the 10th edition of our annual Queer Issue. 

The event will be hosted by Jeremy Tiang with readings by Tiang, Claudia Salazar Jiménez, Amanda Lee Koe, John Keene, and other writers to be announced.

From 2010-2019, the Queer Issue has given a platform to 89 queer writers from 48 countries writing in 32 different languages, from Arabic to Serbian to Spanish to Thai. Many of these writers were given their first exposure to English-language readers in this issue, and some are not free to discuss their queerness in their home countries or languages.

Help us close out Pride month with a celebration of this milestone. Refreshments will be available. After the reading, there will be an afterparty at Soda Bar across the street.

***SUGGESTED DONATION: $5***
All proceeds will be donated to All Out, an organization fighting for international queer rights.


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