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

Join us on Thursday, July 10 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at KGB Bar, when Behind the Book hosts another evening of free readings by exceptional writers: Sarah Schulman and Rivka Galchen.

WHAT: The Behind the Book Reading Series

WHEN: Thursday, July 10 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/

Sarah Schulman is a prolific novelist, playwright, and activist. She is the author of nine novels, including After Delores, which won an ALA Stonewall Book Award. Her newest novel, The Mere Future, set in a dystopian New York City, will be published in Spring 2009. Ms. Schulman has written extensively about the history of the AIDS crisis in America. Her articles on this issue have appeared in The Village Voice and The Nation, and her nonfiction book My American History: Lesbian and Gay Life During The Reagan/Bush Years chronicles the early days of the AIDS epidemic. She has received numerous awards including the Guggenheim for Playwriting, the Fulbright for Judaic Studies, three New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction Fellowships, and a Revson fellowship. Ms. Schulman is an activist for the LGBT community and is a co-coordinator of ACT UP Oral History Project and MIX: the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival. She is a professor of English at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island and a fellow at The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. Ms. Schulman has worked with Behind the Book at Harvey Milk High School, where she led discussions with students who read her novel The Child.

Rivka Galchen is the author of Atmospheric Disturbances, about a psychiatrist who believes that his wife has been replaced with an almost perfect double. Ms. Galchen’s debut novel has received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and has been compared to the works of Jorge Luis Borges and Thomas Pynchon. Ms. Galchen received her MD from the Mount Sinai Shool of Medicine, and spent a year in South America working on public health issues. She also holds an MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Robert Bingham Fellow. Her essay on the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics was published in The Believer, and she is the recipient of a 2006 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.

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 June 30, 2008