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Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series at Books are Magic

May 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


John Freeman Gill will be reading from his latest book The Gargoyle Hunters (Knopf-2017). Alison Lowenstein, Anne Ray, and Bob Powers will be reading new work.

Come visit to the new Books are Magic and hear some work by Brooklyn writers.

ALISON LOWENSTEIN is the author of NYC guidebooks including City Weekends and City Kid New York. She has written for The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, Departures, American Way, NY Daily News, Newsday, Lilith, Time Out New York, Modern Loss, Kveller, The Hairpin, Babble, TravelandLesiure.com, and for many other publications and websites. Using a pen name she currently writes a middle grade fiction series. Her short stories appeared in Fiction, The Brooklyn Rail, Portland Review, and other literary journals. She has had plays performed in New York and Los Angeles, including productions at the Abingdon Theatre’s Benefit Challenge, Ocean County College’s Comic Shorts, Hudson Warehouse Theater’s Monologue Festival, Gi60 #NextGen, Teatro Moz, and The Apron Strings Project.

BOB POWERS was a staff writer for the series Triumph’s Election Specials 2016 on Hulu. He is the author of several humor books including Happy Cruelty Day and You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero. His writing has appeared in Esquire, GQ, McSweeneys, and The New Yorker’s ‘Daily Shouts,’ as well as several compilations including Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars: A Believer Book Of Advice and The Portlandia Activity Book.

ANNE RAY has worked as a waitress, a gardener, an English teacher, and a fishmonger. Her work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, Gettysburg Review, Opium, LIT, Conduit, Gulf Coast, Cut Bank, and won the 2016 Tampa Review Dahany Prize. Her story “Weekend Trip” is forthcoming in the Pushcart Prize anthology XLII. She is the author of the libretto for “Symposium”, a ten-minute opera, a collaboration with composer Oliver Caplan, performed in 2011 by Juventas New Music Ensemble as part of a contemporary opera series. She was a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and works on the 18th floor of an office building in lower Manhattan.

JOHN FREEMAN GILL is the author of the novel The Gargoyle Hunters (Knopf), a Spring 2017 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick described by The Washington Post as “unabashedly charming,” by The Los Angeles Review of Books as “extravagantly satisfying,” and by Booklist as “a stellar debut … historical fiction par excellence.” A longtime New York Times contributor, he has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, the International Herald Tribune, New York magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and others. His Times articles have been anthologized in two New York Times books.


May 19, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Books are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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(718) 246-2665