The Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series is a monthly series held at BookCourt with current and former members of the Brooklyn Writers Space. The series is representative of the diversity and talent of our members, who are working in all genres, and are both published and unpublished.

163 Court Street between Pacific and Dean streets
F or G to Bergen Street

SATURDAY, April 26th @ 7:00pm

:: Nicole Callihan's :: debut book of poems, SuperLoop, was published by Sock Monkey Press in early 2014. Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in forklift, ohio, Painted Bride Quarterly, Salt Hill, The L Magazine, North American Review and Cream City Review and have been translated into German and Spanish. A finalist for the Iowa Review's Award for Literary Nonfiction, she was named Notable Reading for Best American Nonrequired Reading and awarded Best of the Net 2010 for fiction. She has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and also co-authored the nonfiction book Henry River Mill Village. A Senior Language Lecturer at New York University, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughters.

:: Terence Degnan :: is a poet in Brooklyn. He sometimes edits books of poems for Sock Monkey Press. He released a solo spoken-word album with producer Kirk Salopek in 2006, and worked with DJ Triple B and his two brothers (also poets) Sean and Casey Degnan on a second poetry-based album in 2008. A second book of poems by Terence, entitled "Still Something Rattles," will be released in 2014 by Sock Monkey Press. He currently hosts a storytelling series entitled "How to Build a Fire" at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn on every last Thursday of the month. He lives in Park Slope with his wife and daughter.

:: Rachel Sherman :: holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her short stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Fence, Open City, Conjunctions, and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library. Her first novel, Living Room, was released in 2009, also to broad critical acclaim. She teaches writing at Rutgers and Columbia Universities, and leads the Ditmas Writing Workshops. She blogs for the Parenting Section of The Huffington Post and is the "Fiction Expert" for About.com.

When he's not washing poopy diapers for his nine month-old son, or talking about dinosaurs with his four year- old, :: Christopher Wall :: tries to write plays and nonfiction. His play Dreams Of the Washer King debuted Off Broadway back in the day (Backstage Critic's Pick) and had its LA premiere in 2012. His non-fiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Poets & Writers, The Missouri Review, and other publications, and three of his works have been cited as a Notable Essay of the year in the Best American Essays anthology. He was a fellow in nonfiction at the Norman Mailer Center in 2012. You can read more about his projects at www.christopherwall.org.

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PARK SLOPE 58 Garfield Place :: 24 desks in a 2000 square foot facility. Features include a roof-deck garden for peaceful contemplation, a kitchenette lounge for eating, a collection of eclectic books to inspire and a skylight in the writing room.

CARROLL GARDENS 286 Court Street :: 18 desks in a 1200 square foot bright historic storefront just down the street from BookCourt. Comfortable lounging furniture in the writing room give you an alternative workspace. Kitchenette lounge has a a long maple wood eating bar.

GOWANUS 168 7th Street, 3rd Flr :: Known as ROOM 58, this space is designed for writers seeking both a quiet space and a room to sit at a desk and take care of the business side of writing, whether it's interviews, working with a writing partner, or talking to your editor. This space is shared with visual artists in a 10,000 square foot 3rd Floor loft. The lounge is bright. There are eight desks in the quiet room and five desks in the business/phone room.

Tours by appointment only, please contact scott AT brooklynwriters DOT com

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  • The Reader, a Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series Anthology still available, LIMITED copies left.

    $15.00 plus tax/shipping

    THE READER is a 411 page collection of voices and characters including gangsters, painters, weirdos, sad sacks, wanderers, musicians, activists, sexual healers, angels, stoners, hammer-wielding madmen, separated twins, and glenn gould that represent the 2007/2008 Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series. THE READER includes novel excerpts, stories, plays, and screenplays all by the unique writer's community at the Brooklyn Writers Space.

    Contributors to The Reader are: **Paula Bernstein**Andrew Boyd**Donald Breckenridge**Danielle Durkin**Jennifer Cody Epstein**Matt Everett**Paul Feldman**Marian Fontana**Yvonne Garrett**Ezra Goldstein**Sharon Guskin**Drew Haxby**Mark Jacobson**Martin Kleinman**Michael Lazan**Edmund Lee**Marcia Lerner**Lorraine Martindale**Robin Messing**Joan Minieri**Honor Molloy**Rosemary Moore**Wendy Ponte**Dominic Preziosi**Elyse Schein**Martha Schwendener**Josh Sohn**Rachael Stark**Albert Stern**Paul Takeuchi**Alex Tilney**Rachel Urquhart**

    This section features current and former members of the Brooklyn Writers Space. New books, DVD's and links added all the time. This list was lasted updated 11/16/2009.

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