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Why There Are Words — NYC

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $10

Why There Are Words – NYC: May Reading

New York, NY (May 2018) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned national literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, May 6, 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

Mary Bonina is the author of My Father’s Eyes, A Memoir, two poetry collections Living Proof and Clear Eye Tea, and the chapbook Lunch in Chinatown. Her poetry and prose has appeared in English Journal, Salamander, Gulf Stream, Hanging Loose and many other journals. Bonina’s poem, “Drift,” won the UrbanArts/Boston Contemporary Authors prize, and she was a finalist for the Goldfarb Fellowship at VCCA and serves on the Board of the Writers Room of Boston and also School Street Sessions.

Peter Neil Carroll is the author of three previous collections, Fracking Dakota, Riverborne: A Mississippi Requiem and A Child Turns Back to Wave: Poetry of Lost Places, which won the Prize Americana in 2012. Other books include the memoir Keeping Time. His poems have appeared in many journals. He has taught creative writing at the University of San Francisco, taught history and American Studies at Stanford and Berkeley, and hosted “Booktalk” on Pacifica Radio.

Geoff Kronik’s fiction and essays have appeared in Salamander, Blood Orange Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Litro, The Common Online, the Boston Globe and the Lancet among others. He reviews fiction and non-fiction for the Colorado Review. He has also been a resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Laura Swearingen-Steadwell’s second collection, All Blue So Late, won the 2017 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Award. She is both a Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellow. She placed 4th in 2010’s Women of the World Poetry Slam. Visit https://laurathreenames.com.

Janet Thornburg’s fiction has appeared in Carve Magazine, The Distillery, In The Family, Lumina, The MacGuffin, Phantasmagoria, Phoebe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and Sanskrit. Rhubarb Pie. A collection of her short stories was published in 2005. Her poetry has appeared in Womanthology, A Collection of Colorado Women Poets and Most of the Holes Are Occupied: A Santa Fe Anthology. Visit www.janetthornburg.com.

Barrett Warner is the author of Why Is It So Hard to Kill You? and My Friend Ken Harvey. In addition to various poetry awards, he won the Tucson Book Festival essay prize, the Salamander fiction prize, and an award from the Maryland Arts Council. A new collection, At Large, will appear in 2019. Recent poetry appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Coil (Alternating Current), and Permafrost Magazine, and an essay appears in Superstition Review. Visit https://barrettwarner.com/.


April 17
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York City, NY 10012 United States
(212) 614-0505

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