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WEDNESDAY MARCH 28, 7:30-9:30PM – LITERARY / SOIRÉE / LITTÉRAIRE – Welcome the Equinox! Stories, art, wine, food, conversation, and books for sale.

Featuring: MATTHEW LANSBURGH, COURTNEY ZOFFNESS, KRISTINA GORCHEVA-NEWBERRY, JENNIFER EPSTEIN, SUJATA SHEKAR, ALISON LOWENSTEIN, JULIA LICHTBLAU

Matthew Lansburgh’s collection of linked stories, Outside Is the Ocean, was selected by Andre Dubus III as the winner of the 2017 Iowa Short Fiction Award.

Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry has published over thirty stories. Her work has been a finalist for five Pushcart Prizes. She won the 2013 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. Her debut novel, Not to Be Reproduced, was shortlisted for the 2016 Dundee International Book Prize.

Sujata Shekar is a candidate in the Hunter College MFA program. Her stories have won a 2018 Pushcart Prize and a Notable Mention in Best American Short Stories 2016.

Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of international bestseller The Painter from Shanghai and The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, which won the 2014 APALA Honor Award for fiction. Crown/Random House will publish her third novel, Wunderland in 2019.

Courtney Zoffness has won the 2017 Arts & Letters Nonfiction Prize, the 2016 American Literary Review Fiction Prize, and fellowships from The Center for Fiction and The MacDowell Colony. She directs Drew University’s creative writing program.

Alison Lowenstein’s plays have been performed in New York and California. She’s a member of the 2018 New Perspectives Theatre Company Short Play Lab. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and elsewhere.

Julia Lichtblau’s fiction and essays have appeared in Narrative, The American Scholar, Blackbird, The Florida Review, American Fiction, The Common, and elsewhere.

Free admission