Why There Are Words – NYC: December Reading
New York, NY (January 2018) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned national literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below. Doors open at 5:45 pm; readings begin at 6:00 sharp. $10.00 at the door or $8 in advance. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the Why There Are Words website, whytherearewords.com or follow the Facebook page for the WTAW-NYC series. Tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717249
Marcia Butler’s memoir The Skin Above My Knee was released in 2017 to national rave reviews. She has published personal essays in LitHub, Psychology Today Magazine, PANK Magazine and others. Marcia was a Writer in Residence for Aspen Words in 2015. Visit http://marciabutlerauthor.com.
Susana H. Case is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, Drugstore Blue and 4 Rms w Vu, as well as four chapbooks. Visit https://susanahcase.com.
Cal Freeman is the author of the poetry collections Brother Of Leaving and Fight Songs and the pamphlet, Heard Among The Windbreak. His writing has appeared in New Orleans Review, Passages North, The Journal, Commonweal, Drunken Boat, and The Poetry Review. He is a recipient of The Devine Poetry Fellowship and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and creative nonfiction. He reviews collections of poetry for the radio program “Stateside” on Michigan Public Radio.
Michael Hawley's short stories have been published in Boston Review, The New Yorker, Post Road Magazine, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Visit michaelhawleyfiction.com.
Teka Lark is the author of Queen of Inglewood. She is the founder and literary curator of the Brooklyn based Blk Grrrl Book Fair. She is a segment producer on Pacifica’s Feminist Magazine. Her journalism has appeared in The Village Voice, Ebony, Counterpunch, Time, Streetsblog, USA Today, NJ.com, Bloomfield Life and Zocalo. Her poetry has appeared in Dryland Lit, LA Review of Books, Angel City Press, Spectrum: An Anthology of Southern California Poets, and Tia Chucha Press: Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles.
Cassie Pruyn is the author of Bayou St. John: A Brief History and the poetry collection Lena. Winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, her poems appeared in The Normal School, The Los Angeles Review, The Common, Salt Hill Journal, and Poet Lore. Visit http://www.cassiepruyn.com.