Behind the Book Reading Series
Join us on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at KGB Bar, when Behind the Book hosts another evening of free readings by exceptional writers, Stephen Elliott, Nancy Mauro, and Brian DeLeeuw.
WHAT: The Behind the Book Reading Series
WHEN: Thursday, November 12th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm -- FREE
WHERE: KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street
(between Second & Third Aves.; take the F/V to Second Ave. or the 6 to Astor Place).
CONTACT: email@example.com or http://www.kgbbar.com/
Stephen Elliott- is the author of seven books including The Adderall Diaries, published in September 2009 and Happy Baby, a finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lion Award as well as a best book of 2004 in Salon.com, Newsday, and the Village Voice. The Adderall Diaries received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. Elliott's writing has been featured in Esquire, The New York Times, GQ, Best American Non-Required Reading 2005 and 2007, and Best Sex Writing 2006. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and is a member of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto. He is the editor of the literary blog, The Rumpus.
Nancy Mauro-has worked as a copy writer and creative director in Canada and the United States. Her first novel, New World Monkeys published in September 2009, has received critical praise from USA Today and The Observer's Very Short List among others. She is a fellow and recent graduate of University of British-Columbia's MFA program in creative writing. Ms. Mauro is the recipient of several Ontario Art Council grants as well as Canadian Council grants for emerging writers. Her work has been nominated for a McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, received gold at the Western Magazine Awards, and placed in the international Toronto Star Fiction Contest.
Brian DeLeeuw-is an editor at Tin House magazine and a contributor to the web site ThisRecording.com. His debut book, In This Way I Was Saved: A Novel was published in August 2009 and received critical praise from the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal (starred review). It was also featured on New York Magazine's Approval Matrix and Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life blog. His essays, poetry, and other writings have appeared in various publications including City Magazine, Tin House magazine, and Powells.com. Mr. DeLeeuw attended Princeton University and received his MFA from The New School.
Behind the Book is a literacy nonprofit working with low-income students in NYC public schools. Our mission is to excite children and young adults about reading. Working in the K-12th grades, we bring authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and nurture a new generation of book readers.
Official Website: http://www.behindthebook.org
Added by sarata on October 19, 2009