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

Join us on Thursday, October 9 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at KGB Bar, when Behind the Book hosts another evening of free readings by exceptional writers: Maureen Johnson, Caroline Hickey, Coe Booth, and Judy Blundell.

WHAT: The Behind the Book Reading Series

WHEN: Thursday, October 9 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: info@behindthebook.org or http://www.kgbbar.com/

Maureen Johnson is the author of seven novels for teens, including The Key to the Golden Firebird, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Bermudez Triangle, Devilish, Suite Scarlett, Girl at Sea, and Let it Snow. She earned a BA from the University of Delaware and a masters degree from Columbia University School of the Arts, where she studied theatrical dramaturgy and writing. She lives in New York City.

Caroline Hickey was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. After receiving a BA in English Literature at James Madison University, she moved to New York City. There she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and began writing books for children and teens. Her first middle grade novel, Cassie Was Here, debuted in May 2007. She is also the author of the teen novel Isabelle's Boyfriend. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and young daughter.

Coe Booth grew up in the Bronx. After graduating from college, Ms. Booth worked with teens and families in crisis. Her experiences with this work inspired her to write her first novel Tyrell, about a homeless teen, which she wrote while finishing an MFA program at the New School. Her second novel, Kendra, has just been published. Ms. Booth has worked with Behind the Book for the past three years, visiting schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Judy Blundell has written several books in the Star Wars and the Ghostwriter series. She is also the author of What I Saw and How I Lied, a historical fiction novel about a girl who becomes involved in a complicated and deceptive relationship with an ex-GI soldier who served in her father’s company during World War II. Ms. Blundell lives in Katonah, New York with her husband and daughter.

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 nurture a new generation of book readers.

Maureen Johnson (Devilish), Caroline Hickey (Isabelle’s Boyfriend), Coe Booth (Tyrell), Judy Blundell (What I Saw and How I Lied) read at Behind the Book’s October reading at KGB Bar. Behind the Book is a literacy nonprofit working with low-income students in NYC public schools.

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

Added by Harini on September 19, 2008

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