Why There Are Words

Sun, 04 March 2018 // 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, March 4, 2018, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below:

Zeeva Bukai was born in Israel and raised in New York City. Her stories are forthcoming in Image Journal and McSweeny’s Quarterly Concern and have appeared in december magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Calyx, Lilith, The Jewish Quarterly and elsewhere. Her story “The Abandoning,” featured in december magazine, won the Curt Johnson Prize (judged by Lily King) and was nominated for a pushcart prize. Her stories have also received honorable mention in Glimmer Train. She was a fellow at the New York Center for Fiction and holds an MFA from Brooklyn College. When she isn’t writing, she teaches writing and is the academic support specialist at SUNY Empire State College in New York City. She is at work on a novel and a collection of linked stories.

Jessica Cuello is the author of Pricking (Tiger Bark Press, 2016), Hunt (The Word Works, 2017), and the chapbooks My Father's Bargain (2015), By Fire (2013), and Curie (2011). She has been awarded The Washington Prize, The New Letters Poetry Prize, a Saltonstall Fellowship, and The Decker Award from Hollins University for outstanding teaching. Pricking was recently nominated for the Central NY Book Award. She teaches French in Central New York. Visit jessicacuello.wordpress.com.

Susan Kolodny’s poems have appeared in New England Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and in many other journals and several anthologies. They have been featured on Poetry Daily and American Life in Poetry. Her first collection, After the Firestorm, was published by Mayapple Press in 2011. Her second, Preserve, came out in November, 2017 from Finishing Line Press. A psychoanalyst, she is the author of The Captive Muse: On Creativity and Its Inhibition (PsychoSocial Press, 2000). She practices in Oakland, CA.

Scott Nadelson is the author of three story collections, a memoir, and most recently the novel Between You and Me. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, AGNI, Harvard Review, New England Review, The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, and Glimmer Train, and has been listed as notable in both Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. Winner of the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and an Oregon Book Award, he teaches at Willamette University and in the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University. His new story collection, The Fourth Corner of the World will be published by Engine Books in 2018. Visit www.scottnadelson.com.

Andrew Mangan is a writer from Festus, Missouri. His fiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA and Washington Square Review. He is a 2017 Emerging Writer Fellow at the Center for Fiction. Visit andrewmangan.com.

J. C. Todd’s books are FUBAR, an artist book collaboration (Lucia Press), What Space This Body (Wind Publications), and two chapbooks. Poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review and most recently in the Beloit Poetry Journal, Canary, Thrush, and Valparaiso Review. A Pew Fellow in the Arts and winner of the Rita Dove Poetry Prize, she has received fellowships and awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Arts Council, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the UCross, Ragdale and Leeway foundations. She has taught creative writing at Bryn Mawr College and the MFA program at Rosemont College, and in 2016 was a writer-in-residence at Humboldt University in Berlin.

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