SATURDAY MAY 7 – 7.30PM – New Fiction and Poetry from Brooklyn, Nashville, Pittsburgh.

Odie Lindsey’s story collection, We Come to Our Senses, is forthcoming from WW Norton in July. His stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, the Iowa Review, Columbia, and the anthology Forty Stories. A veteran, he lives in Nashville.

Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, will be published by WW Norton/Liveright in July. Her work has earned a Richard and Julie Logsdon Fiction Prize and Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in Elle, Electric Literature, Red Rock Review. Born in Jamaica, she lives and teaches in Brooklyn.

Jennifer Cody Epstein’s latest novel, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment (WW Norton), won the 2014 Asian Pacific Association of Librarians Honor award for outstanding fiction. Her first novel,The Painter from Shanghai, a Barnes and Nobles Discover Great New Writers selection, was an international bestseller and translated into 15 languages. She has written for Knight-Ridder, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Self, and Mademoiselle. She lives in Brooklyn.

Sheila Carter-Jones’ collection Three Birds Deep won the 2012 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Book Award, and her chapbook Crooked Star Dream Book was a runner-up for the 2013 New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Contest. She has been published in Pennsylvania Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Tri-State Anthology, and Cave Canem Anthology. A former teacher, she lives in Pittsburgh.

Céline Keating is the author of Layla (2011) and Play for Me (2015), an Indie Excellence and USA Book Award finalist. Her stories have appeared in Echoes, Mount Hope, The North Stone Review, and Prairie Schooner. She won the 2014 Hackney Award for Short Fiction. Her non-fiction has appeared in Guitar World, Acoustic Guitar, minor7th, and Poets & Writers.

Sarah Coleman has written about photography, art, film and literature for ARTnews, Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, Communication Arts and Newsday. Her just-completed first novel, The Realist, is about the photographer Berenice Abbott. She blogs about photography and literature at, and lives in Manhattan.

Julia Lichtblau’s work is forthcoming in Blackbird and The American Scholar and has appeared in American Fiction, Narrative, and The Florida Review. Her collection, Foreign Service, is set in Africa, Europe, and North America. She was a finalist for the 2015 Dana Award for Short Fiction, 2015 Kore Press Short Fiction Contest, American Fiction Prize, and 2 Narrative contests. She’s book review editor for The Common and lives in Brooklyn.

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