494 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

Please join us on Tuesday, May 27th
for the Other Means Reading Series
featuring Roxana Robinson and Janice Erlbaum
to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
8pm, suggested $5 donation

Other Means takes place at the Flying Saucer Coffee Shop, located at
494 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill neighborhood (best
accessed by any train to Atlantic Ave or the G to Fulton Street).
Books will be available for sale courtesy of BookCourt.

"Roxana Robinson's novel Cost artfully portrays a family transformed
by the far-reaching consequences of a son's heroin addiction." --
Vanity Fair

ROXANA ROBINSON (www.roxanarobinson.com) is the author of three
earlier novels and three short-story collections, as well as a
biography of Georgia O'Keeffe. Four of these were named Notable Books
of the Year by The New York Times. Her work has appeared in The New
Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The New York Times, Best
American Short Stories and Vogue, among others. She has received
Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for
the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches at the New School in
New York.

"Have You Found Her reminds us why we as a culture are drawn to memoir
- these beautiful, imperfect characters will remain a fixture in your
head. The story continues to live beyond its pages, because the reader
is left with the sensation that these very real women still are
walking around, thinking about each other, and will for the rest of
their lives." -- Newsday

JANICE ERLBAUM (www.janiceerlbaum.com) is the author of Girlbomb: A
Halfway Homeless Memoir and the acclaimed follow-up, Have You Found
Her. She was a contributor to BUST magazine from 1994 through 2007.
She lives in her native New York City with her domestic partner, Bill
Scurry, and their three cats.

The Other Means Reading Series (www.othermeans.wordpress.com) was
founded to initiate and encourage meaningful and mutually beneficial
relationships between New York City writers, lit fans, and community
organizations. Each month, featured writers collectively choose a
charity to support. At our readings at The Flying Saucer (the final
Tuesday of each month), attendees can learn more about the charity,
make donations on the spot, or find out about volunteer opportunities.
All money collected through our $5 suggested donation goes to that
month's charity. Other Means aims to engage not just writers and
charities, but to help people change their ideas about charity. By
working with local community organizations and mobilizing attendees to
give small donations, Other Means hopes to change people's minds about
how much you have to give to make a difference—to show that small
donations matter, and that charity isn't just for the rich.

NRDC (www.nrdc.org) is the nation's most effective environmental
action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.2
million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife
and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all
living things. Worth Magazine has named NRDC one of America's 100
best charities, and the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business
Bureau reports that NRDC meets its highest standards for
accountability and use of donor funds. NRDC was founded in 1970 by a
group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the
environmental movement. NRDC lawyers helped write some of America's
bedrock environmental laws. Today, our staff of more than 300 lawyers,
scientists and policy experts -- a MacArthur "genius" award-winner
among them -- work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago,
Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing. The New York Times calls us
"One of the nation's most powerful environmental groups." The National
Journal says we're "A credible and forceful advocate for stringent
environmental protection." With the support of our members and online
activists, NRDC works to solve the most pressing environmental issues
we face today: curbing global warming, getting toxic chemicals out of
the environment, moving America beyond oil, reviving our oceans,
saving wildlife and wild places, and helping China go green.

Official Website: http://www.othermeans.wordpress.com

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