Behind the Book Reading
Join us on October 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 at KGB Bar, when the Behind the Book hosts another evening of free readings by exceptional writers – Joshua Cohen, Rebecca Curtis, and Wayne Koestenbaum.
WHAT: The Behind the Book Reading Series
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, from 7:00 to 9:00pm -- FREE
WHERE: KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street
(between Second & Third Aves.; take the F/V to Second Ave. or the No. 6 to Astor Place).
CONTACT: email@example.com or www.kgbbar.com
Joshua Cohen was born in southern New Jersey in 1980. His books include a collection of stories, The Quorum, a novel, Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto, and a collaboration with the artist Michael Hafftka, Aleph-Bet: An Alphabet for the Perplexed. Another novel, A Heaven of Others, appears in 2008. Cohen is a writer for The Forward, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Rebecca Curtis has a Masters in English from New York University and an MFA in fiction from Syracuse University. She is the author of Twenty Grand and Other Tales of Love & Money. (Harpercollins 2007). Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Harper’s Bazaar, McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, Open City, N+1 and elsewhere, and her nonfiction has appeared in Jane Magazine. Her short stories have been performed by New York’s Symphony Space series and Chicago’s “Stories on Stage” series, and have been anthologized in The O’Henry Prize Stories 2007, The Better of McSweeney’s, and What are You Looking at? The First Fat Fiction Anthology. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation award and a Saltonstall grant. She has taught writing in the MFA programs at St. Mary’s College of California and at the University of Kansas.
Wayne Koestenbaum has published five books of poetry: Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, and Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems. He has also published a novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, and five books of nonfiction: Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queen’s Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Double Talk. His newest book, Hotel Theory, a hybrid of fiction and nonfiction, was published by Soft Skull Press in summer 2007. He a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center, and currently also a Visiting Professor in the painting department of the Yale School of Art.
Behind the Book is a literacy nonprofit working with low-income students in NYC public schools. Our mission is to excite children and young adults about reading. Working in the 1st-12th grades, we bring authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and a new generation of book readers.
Recent Behind the Book Readings:
July 12, 2007
Will Allison, Arthur Phillips, and Helen Schulman
June 14, 2007
Victoria Redel, Dani Shapiro, and Darcey Steinke
May 10, 2007
John Haskell and Joshua Ferris
April 12 , 2007
Natalie Danford, Adam Rapp, and Anthony Tognazzini
February 8, 2007
Martha Southgate, Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Colson Whitehead
January 11, 2007
Hodgman and Darin Strauss
December 14, 2006
Egan, Sigrid Nunez, and Katharine Weber
November 9, 2006
Myla Goldberg and
October 12, 2006
Peter Behrens, Scott Snyder, and Lynne Tillman
September 14, 2006
Baker, Emily Barton, and Alix Ohlin
July 13, 2006
Budhos, E.R. Frank, and Patty McCormick
June 8, 2006
Hartley Winthrop, Emily Raboteau, Patrick Ryan, and Justin
May 11, 2006
April 13, 2006
Nelly Rosario and Sheila Maldonado
March 9, 2006
Ames and Thomas Beller
Lipsyte and Christine Schutt
Nick McDonell and Ned Vizzini
December 8, 2005
Marcy Dermansky and Hannah Tinti
October 27, 2005
A. M. Homes and Adam Rapp
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