Why There Are Words

Sun, 03 September 2017 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned Bay Area literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below.

David Ebenbach is the author of seven books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, including, most recently, the novel Miss Portland. His work has been awarded the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, the Juniper Prize, and the Patricia Bibby Award, among others. He lives with his family in Washington, DC, where he teaches creative writing at Georgetown University. Visit www.davidebenbach.com.

Mike Jurkovic is a 2016 Pushcart nominee. His poetry and musical criticism have appeared in over 500 magazines and periodicals. He is the author of the full length collections smitten by harpies and shiny banjo catfish, the chapbooks, Eve’s Venom and Purgatory Road, and the anthologies WaterWrites & Riverine and Will Work For Peace. He is the president of Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY. Visit www.mikejurkovic.com.

Caitlin Grace McDonnell was a New York Times Fellow in poetry at NYU and has received fellowships from Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems and essays have been published widely, and she published a chapbook of poems Dreaming the Tree and a book Looking for Small Animals. She teaches English at CUNY.

Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of Guess and Check, Violent Outbursts, Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA in New York. He received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Visit www.thaddeusrutkowski.com.

Julia Strayer’s fiction appears, in Glimmer Train, SmokeLong Quarterly, Post Road Magazine, Mid-American Review, South Dakota Review, Fiction Southeast, Jellyfish Review, Wigleaf and others. She won the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, and has been anthologized in The Best Small Fictions 2015.

Aaron Tillman is the author of the story collection, Every Single Bone in My Brain. He received a Short Story Award for New Writers from Glimmer Train. His stories have appeared in Mississippi Review, Glimmer Train, upstreet, Sou’wester, The Madison Review, Arcadia Magazine, The Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. His essays have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, Studies in American Humor, Symbolism, The CEA Critic, and The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America. Visit aarontillmanfiction.com.

Doors open at 5:45 pm; readings begin at 6:00 sharp. $10.00 at the door or $8 in advance. Get tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717249