85 East 4th Street, NYC
New York City, New York 10003

Join us on Thursday, May 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 at KGB Bar, when Behind the Book hosts another evening of free readings by exceptional writers: Kelly McMasters and Abigail Thomas

WHAT: The Behind the Book Reading Series

WHEN: Thursday, May 8 from 7:00 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: info@behindthebook.org or http://www.kgbbar.com/

Kelly McMasters has been an editor and freelance writer for 10 years. Her memoir, Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town, was published by PublicAffairs in April 2008. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post Magazine, and her profiles and book reviews have been published in Newsday, Metropolis, Elle Décor, CITY Magazine, and Time Out NY. She teaches creative writing at Columbia University and at mediabistro.com. She is also the co-director of the KGB Non-fiction Reading Series in the East Village.

Abigail Thomas, the daughter of renowned science writer Lewis Thomas (The Lives of a Cell, etc.), worked as a book editor and book agent in New York before she published six books. A Three Dog Life, about life after a car accident shattered her husband’s brain, is her fifth book; the most recent, Safekeeping, is also a memoir. She teaches fiction writing in the graduate program at The New School. Ms. Thomas is the mother of four children and the grandmother of twelve. She lives in Woodstock, New York, to be near her husband, Rich.

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 1st-12th grades, we bring authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and a new generation of book readers.

Official Website: http://www.behindthebook.org/readings.html

Added by Harini on April 24, 2008

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