Come raise a pint to fall, and help us welcome Danniel Schoonebeek, Peter Aaron and Allison Amend on November 12th!
Volume Reading and Music Series happens on the second Saturday of every month. We feature an hour of exceptional prose and poetry readings, followed by a killer DJ set to warm up the room. Buy a book, get it signed, meet your favorite writer, bust a move and/or stare at the floor awkwardly! We provide the soundtrack.
This event is always free. Save your $$ for books and beer!
Time to brag about our November lineup:
PETER AARON is the author of If You Like the Ramones and The Band FAQ, the music editor of Chronogram magazine, the front man of influential New York band the Chrome Cranks, and a participant in other musical projects. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, the Boston Herald, and other publications, and online at AllMusic and All About Jazz. He lives in the Hudson Valley.
ALLISON AMEND was born in Chicago, Illinois, on a day when the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0. In high school, Allison lived for a year with a Spanish family in Barcelona and now speaks fluent Catalan. She attended Stanford University, graduating with honors in Comparative Literature. After college, she lived in Lyon, France on a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship. Allison then attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, receiving a Maytag and a Teaching/Writing Fellowship.
Allison’s debut short story collection, Things That Pass for Love (OV/Dzanc Books, 2008) won a bronze Independent Publisher’s award. Stations West, a historical novel, was published by Louisiana State University Press as part of its Yellow Shoe Fiction series in March 2010 and was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Oklahoma Book Award. A Nearly Perfect Copy was published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday in April 2013, who also released her fourth novel, Enchanted Islands, in May, 2016. The New York Times Book Review called it “An endearing chronicle of female friendship and evolution in the early 20th century … Amend smartly plies the habitually underrecognized bonds of sisterhood … [she] displays her talent for making solitary humans the most alluring animals among blue-footed boobies, great frigatebirds and the rest of Darwin’s magnificent crew. On an island bursting with nature’s most remarkable creatures, humanity’s depthless capacity for loneliness crows most keenly.”
Allison lives in New York City, where she teaches creative writing at Lehman College in the Bronx and at the Red Earth MFA. She is the Alumni-in-Residence for Fall, 2016 at Ledig House at Writers Omi.
DANNIEL SCHOONEBEEK is the author of American Barricade (YesYes Books, 2014) and the forthcoming collection of poems Trébuchet, which was a 2015 National Poetry Series selection and will be published by University of Georgia Press in 2016. A
recipient of a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from Poetry Foundation, recent work appears in The New Yorker, Fence, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Danniel Schoonebeek’s first book of poems, American Barricade, was published by YesYes Books in 2014. It was named one of the year’s ten standout debuts by Poets & Writers and called “a groundbreaking first book that stands to influence its author’s generation” by Boston Review.
In 2015, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and his second book of poems, Trébuchet, was selected as a winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series and will be published by University of Georgia Press.
Readings run from 7-8, followed by DJ set from Michael Mosby, with books available for sale or signing.
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