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Why There Are Words — NYC

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Why There Are Words – NYC: February Reading

New York, NY (February 2018) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned national literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, February 4, 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

Claudia Cortese’s debut book is Wasp Queen. Her work has appeared in Blackbird, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast Online, and The Offing, among others, and she writes reviews for Muzzle Magazine. Visit claudia-cortese.com.

Helen Fremont’s memoir After Long Silence was a National Bestseller. Her works of fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The O. Henry Awards, Ploughshares, and The Harvard Review, among others. She has been a teaching Fellow at Bread Loaf and the Radcliffe Institute and a Scholar in the Women’s Studies Research Center Scholars Program at Brandeis University.

Maeve Kinkead is an Emmy-winning actress who has worked widely in theatre, film and TV. Her poetry has appeared in Cortland Review, Provincetown Arts, Shadowgraph Magazine and elsewhere. A Dangling House is her first book of poems.

Marc Nieson is the author of the memoir, Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love & Landscape. He’s won a Raymond Carver Short Story Award, Pushcart Prize nominations, and been noted in Best American Essays. He teaches at Chatham University and edits The Fourth River. Visit www.marcnieson.com.

Cynthia Phoel is the author of Cold Snap: Bulgaria Stories. Her work has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, and other publications.

Daniel Wolff’s poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Partisan Review, and American Poetry Review, among others. His The Names of Birds came out in 2015.

Why There Are Words – NYC is a new branch of the award-winning national reading series founded by Peg Alford Pursell, www.pegalfordpursell.com. The series is also affiliated with the independent press, WTAW Press, www.wtawpress.org. WTAW-NYC is curated by poet and NYU Professor Michael Collins, notthatmichaelcollins.com. The Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery just north of Houston. Phone: (212) 614-0505. For more information contact Michael Collins at mpcollins2@gmail.com.

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February 4
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York City, NY 10012 United States
(212) 614-0505

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