On Tuesday, August 5th, I am reading at Hullabaloo Books in Brooklyn for the Shelf Life Reading series.
BYOB. Reading will be followed by an informal Q&A.
Tiny bookstore, big hearts, words that’ll buzz on your tongue for days. Come hang out with us!
I’ll be reading along with:
LESLIE JAMISON’S essay collection, The Empathy Exams, won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The book is about medical acting, ultra-runners, prison, an ultra-runner in prison, parasites, silver mines, gang tours, and—beyond and beneath all else—the possibilities and limits of compassion. Leslie’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, A Public Space, The Believer, Oxford American, Tin House, and The New York Times, where she is a regular columnist for the Sunday Book Review. Her first novel, The Gin Closet, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize. She was raised in Los Angeles and currently lives in Crown Heights–just a few blocks away.
KASSI UNDERWOOD is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic online, The Rumpus, Guernica, and elsewhere. She received multiple fellowships from Columbia University, where she earned her M.F.A. in literary nonfiction and taught in the Undergraduate Writing Program. She has been featured in New York Magazine and appeared a guest on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry Show,” HuffPost Live, and Fusion’s Alicia Menendez Tonight. She hosts The Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series at CULTUREfix and is at work on a memoir. Say hi online at kassiunderwood.com.
p.s. I made an author page on Facebook. Like it here.
A blurry shot from the Hudson reading the other night.
Elisa Albert, me, Aaron Burch, Karina Briski, Caleb Curtiss