Join us for a night with three excellent literary citizens from across New York City - a poet, an essayist, and a novelist with wonderful new books!
Readings and a Panel Discussion
7/E/M/G to Court Square
Prizes for the audience
Books for sale courtesy Astoria Bookshop
About our readers:
JARED HARÉL is the author of Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018) and The Body Double (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012). He’s been awarded the ‘Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize’ from American Poetry Review, the ‘William Matthews Poetry Prize’ from Asheville Poetry Review, and an ‘Individual Artist Grant’ from Queens Council on the Arts. His poems have appeared in such journals as Tin House, The Threepenny Review, The Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, Poetry Daily, Bennington Review, 32 Poems and Newtown Literary. Harél teaches writing at Nassau Community College, plays drums for the rock-band Flyin’ J & The Ghostrobber, and lives in Rego Park, NY with his wife and two kids.jaredharel.com
MORGAN JERKINS is the author of This Will Be My Undoing (Harper Perennial, 2018). Jerkins graduated from Princeton University with an AB in comparative literature and she has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She has written for The New Yorker, New York Times, The Atlantic, ELLE, The New Republic, and BuzzFeed, among others. She's also an Associate Editor at Catapult. She lives in New York.
RACHEL LYON is the author of the novel Self-Portrait with Boy (Scribner, 2018). Her shorter work has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, Iowa Review, Electric Literature, and other publications. She teaches for Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Catapult, Slice, and elsewhere, and sends out a weekly writing/thinking prompts newsletter at tinyletter.com/rachellyon. Rachel is a cofounder of the reading series Ditmas Lit, in her native Brooklyn NY. Visit her there or virtually at www.rachellyon.work.
This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.