New York, NY (July 2017) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned Bay Area literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, July 2, 2017, 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
Deirdre Coyle is a non-practicing mermaid living in Brooklyn. Her work can be found in Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Hobart, Joyland, and Luna Luna Magazine. Visit http://deirdrecoyle.com.
Gabriela Garcia’s work has appeared in Word Riot, Parallax, and NPR. She is a Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize finalist, the founder of the podcast On Poetry, and Poetry Editor for Columbia Journal. Visit http://www.gabrielagarcia.org/.
Stephen Langlois’ work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Lit Hub, The Portland Review, Maudlin House, Split Lip Press, Monkeybicycle, 3AM Magazine, and Necessary Fiction. He is the recipient of a NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship from The Center for Fiction as well as a writing residency from The Blue Mountain Center. He also hosts BREW: An Evening of Literary Works, a reading series held in Brooklyn, and serves as fiction editor for FLAPPERHOUSE. Visit him at www.stephenmlanglois.com.
Monica Lewis has published both fiction and nonfiction in Apogee Journal’s Perigee, AAWW’s The Margins, and The James Franco Review, and her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Rust + Moth, The Boiler Journal, PUBLIC POOL, Yes, Poetry, FLAPPERHOUSE, Breadcrumbs, the Shade Journal, and the anthology, TOUCHING: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire. Her full collection of poetry, Sexting the Dead, will be published November 2017 by Unknown Press.
Kem Joy Ukwu’s fiction has appeared in PANK, BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Carve, TINGE, Blue Lake Review, Jabberwock Review, Auburn Avenue, The Brooklyn Quarterly and Day One. She served as an Institute Scholar in Writing from the Margins Institute at Bloomfield College. Visit kemjoyukwu.com.
Monica Wendel’s first book, No Apocalypse, was selected by Bob Hicok as the winner of the Georgetown Review Press Poetry Manuscript Contest. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently English Kills, which won the Autumn House Press Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest. She was awarded Goldwater and Starworks teaching fellowships at NYU, and is an assistant professor of composition and creative writing at St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Why There Are Words – NYC is a new branch of the award-winning Bay Area reading series curated by founder 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.