DUMBO Lit celebrates New York Book Week
Do you like books, being read to, or drinks and mingling? If you answered yes, this is an event not to be missed! Come celebrate BEA’s New York Book Week on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00PM with DUMBO Lit at powerHouse Arena. We’re lucky to have some of the best indie publishers within walking distance, and they’ll be bringing some of their finest writers to read to YOU!
Reading for N+1, the tri-annual magazine about politics, literature and culture, is Alice Gregory. A writer living in New York whose work has appeared in n+1, New York, the Poetry Foundation, and the Boston Globe.
For Verso Books, the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, is J. Hoberman. The senior film critic at The Village Voice from 1988 to 2012 has taught at Harvard, NYU, and Cooper Union, and is the author of eleven books, including Film After Film, Bridge of Light, The Red Atlantis, and The Dream Life
Nicole Sealey, an Afro-Latina poet who was born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., and raised in Central Florida, will be reading on behalf of the African American poetry organization Cave Canem. Selected by D.A. Powell for inclusion in Best New Poets 2011 and a finalist for the 2011 Third Coast Poetry Prize, Nicole Sealey’s poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, Third Coast, and Callaloo, among others.
For Melville House, the independent publisher founded as a response to 9/11, Leigh Stein will be sharing her work. A former New Yorker staffer and frequent contributor to its “Book Bench” blog, Stein has had poetry published in numerous journals, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and is the recipient of Poets & Writers Magazine’s Amy Award.