Why There Are Words – NYC: November Reading
New York, NY (November 2017) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned Bay Area literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, November 5, 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
Helen Benedict’ seven novels include Wolf Season, and Sand Queen, named a Best Contemporary War Novel by Publishers Weekly. A recipient of the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, Benedict is also the author of five works of nonfiction, including The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women in Iraq, as well as a play, The Lonely Soldier Monologues. Her writings on soldiers inspired the Oscar-nominated film, The Invisible War. Visit www.helenbenedict.com.
Owen Lewis is the author of two collections of poetry, Marriage Map, finalist for the 2017 Rubery Book Award, and Sometimes Full of Daylight, and two chapbooks including Best Man, winner of the 2016 Jean Pendrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club. Recent honors include first prize in the 2016 International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, finalist for the 2017 Pablo Neruda Award from Nimrod International Literary Journal, second prize in the 2017 Paumantok Award, and short-listing in The 2017 International Gregory O’Donoghue Prize. Visit www.owenlewispoet.com.
Susan Lewis is the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Heisenberg’s Salon, This Visit, How to be Another, State of the Union, and Zoom, winner of the 2017 Washington Prize. Her poetry has been published in anthologies and journals such as The Awl, Berkeley Poetry Review, Boston Review, Cimarron, The Journal, The New Orleans Review, Raritan, Seneca Review, Verse, Verse Daily, and VOLT. Visit www.susanlewis.net.
Meghan O’Rourke is the author of the poetry collections Sun in Days, Once, and Halflife. She is also the best-selling author of The Long Goodbye. The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and other awards, she teaches at the writing programs at NYU and Princeton.
Louise Marburg’s collection of short stories, The Truth About Me, was published in 2017 by WTAW Press. Her stories have appeared in such publications as The Louisville Review, Slippery Elm, Bayou, The Lascaux Review Prize Anthology, Day One, The Carolina Quarterly, Folio, and others. Visit louisemarburg.com.
Sarah Van Arsdale is the author of the poetry collection The Catamount, the collection of novellas In Case of Emergency, Break Glass, and the novels Grand Isle, Blue, winner of the 2002 Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, and Toward Amnesia. Visit sarahvanarsdale.com.
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.