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Why There Are Words — NYC

October 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

| $10

Why There Are Words – NYC: October Reading

New York, NY (October 2017) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned Bay Area literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, October 1, 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

Maggie Anderson is the author of Dear All, (Four Way Books, 2017), as well as four previous books of poetry including Windfall: New and Selected Poems, A Space Filled with Moving, and Cold Comfort. She has received various fellowships including two from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Panio Gianopoulos is the author of How to Get into Our House and Where We Keep the Money, his debut story collection (Four Way Books, 2017), and the novella, A Familiar Beast, an Amazon Best Book of the Month. His writing has appeared in Tin House, Northwest Review, Salon, Chicago Quarterly Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Big Fiction, and elsewhere; he is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for nonfiction literature. He is the Editorial Director of Heleo.

Vincent Guerra is the author of When Hollywood Comes to You, his debut poetry collection (Four Way Books, 2017). He was born and raised in Grass Valley, CA and received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and his PhD from Florida State University.

Kevin “Mc” McIlvoy’s works include the story collections 57 Octaves Below Middle C (Four Way Books, 2017) and The Complete History of New Mexico, and the novels The Fifth Station, Little Peg, and Hyssop. The former Editor-in-chief of the national literary magazine, Puerto del Sol, he has served on the boards of directors of The Council of Literary Magazines & Presses and The Association of Writers & Writing Programs.

Kamilah Aisha Moon is the author of Starshine & Clay (Four Way Books, 2017), and She Has a Name (Four Way Books 2013). She is a Pushcart Prize winner and a 2015 New American Poet who has received fellowships to Vermont Studio Center, Rose O’Neill Literary House, Hedgebrook and Cave Canem. Her work has appeared in Harvard Review, Poem-A-Day, Prairie Schooner and elsewhere. Moon is an Assistant Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Agnes Scott College.

Peg Alford Pursell is the author of Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow. Her work has appeared in Permafrost, the Los Angeles Review, Joyland Magazine, and many others. She is Founder and Director of the national reading series Why There Are Words and of WTAW Press. Visit www.pegalfordpursell.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 mpcollins2@gmail.com.


October 1, 2017
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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