Three Amazing Early March Fiction Readings in the NYC-Area!

Check out these upcoming literary events!

Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series With Joanna Hershon and More!

163 Court St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Friday, March 4 at 7 PM

Joanna Hershon is the author of four novels: Swimming, The Outside of August, The German Bride and A Dual Inheritance (May 2013, Ballantine), for which she recorded the audiobook with Random House Audio. Her writing has appeared in (among other places) The New York Times, One Story, The Virginia Quarterly Review, the literary anthologies Brooklyn Was Mine and Freud's Blind Spot, and was shortlisted for the 2007 O. Henry Prize Stories. She's an adjunct assistant professor in the Creative Writing department at Columbia University and is currently working on a novel.

Julie Orringer is the author of How to Breathe Underwater, a collection of stories, and The Invisible Bridge, a novel. She teaches at Stanford and Brooklyn College. She received a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship for her current project, a novel about journalist Varian Fry and his lifesaving mission in WW2 France. 

Idra Novey's debut novel Ways to Disappear was named a Most Anticipated Book of 2016 by Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, Ploughshares, Bustle, and Brooklyn Magazine. She's written for the New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered, Slate, and The Paris Review. More

Writers in Conversation: Alexander Chee and Garth Greenwell

Friday, March 4 at 12 PM - 2 PM

20 Cooper St, Fl 4th, New York, New York 10003

A conversation between bestselling authors Alexander Chee (The Queen of the Night) and Garth Greenwell (What Belongs to You). Moderated by Steven Thrasher, Writer-at-Large, Guardian US, and NYU doctoral student in American Studies.

The novelists will discuss their recently published books, their friendship, and the state of queer life and fiction in the United States and abroad. 

Lunch will be served and books will be available for purchase. More

Brew: An Evening of Literary Works at Hungry Ghost featuring Sara Lippmann

Thursday, March 10 at 7 PM

Hungry Ghost at S Oxford
781 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Sara Lippman:
Sara's debut collection, DOLL PALACE (Dock Street Press) was long-listed for the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She has been the recipient of an artist’s fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her writing has been published widely, with stories appearing in Carve, Slice Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, Joyland, and elsewhere. Currently, she teaches through Ditmas Writing Workshops. For more visit

Ilana Masad:
Ilana is an Israeli-American writer living in New York. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a podcast showcasing new, emerging, and struggling writers. She is also an editor for hire (and has business cards now which she's super excited about). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Hobart, McSweeney's, Electric Literature, Broadly, and much more. Check her out at or @ilanslightly where she tweets way too much.

Joseph P. O'Brien:
Joseph is the managing editor of FLAPPERHOUSE. His short fiction has appeared in Matchbook and The Alarmist; non-fiction at El Jamberoo. The poems he'll be reading at Brew V are part of a forthcoming collection inspired by 1990s music & 1920s women. His spirit animal is a coyote. He lives in Brooklyn with his lovely wife & their very popular dog.

Leah Umansky:
Leah is a poet, collage artist, and teacher in Manhattan. Her dystopian themed chapbook, Straight Away the Emptied World¸ is out in March from Kattywompus Press. She is the also the author of the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream and the full-length collection Domestic Uncertainties. Her poems can be found in such places as POETRY, Thrush Poetry Journal, & Barrow Street. For more visit or follow her on Twitter @Lady_Bronte.

Stephen Langlois:
Stephen's work has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Portland Review, Monkeybicycle, matchbook, Necessary Fiction, People Holding, Big Lucks, and Gigantic Sequins, among other places. He is also the recipient of a 2015 NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship from The Center for Fiction. Visit him at

Also featuring:
$4 beer
$6 wine
An abundance of caffeinated beverages.

Come for the drinks. Stay for the high-brow merrymaking. More