8-week Fiction I/II Writing with The Sackett Street Writers Workshop
Jan
9
to Feb 27

8-week Fiction I/II Writing with The Sackett Street Writers Workshop

In this workshop, writers will learn how to manipulate the tools of fiction-writing (point-of-view, plot, characterizing detail, tone, etc.) to craft complete and unique stories that engage the reader. In-class critiques and exercises, as well as lectures and feedback from the instructor, are used to help students further develop their writing. 

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Offsite Reading: IU Alumni at Four Green Fields, Tampa FL
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Offsite Reading: IU Alumni at Four Green Fields, Tampa FL

Please join us for a happy hour reading featuring IU MFA alumni with recent books. Readers will include poets Marcus Wicker (Maybe the Saddest Thing, 2012; Silencer, 2017), Ife-Chudeni Oputa (Rummage, 2017), Leslie Marie Aguilar (Mesquite Manual, 2015), and Simeon Berry (Ampersand Revisited, 2013; Monograph, 2014), and prose writers Ming Holden (Refuge, 2018), Rachel Lyon (Self-Portrait with Boy, 2018), Bradley Bazzle (Trash Mountain, 2018), and Lana Spendl (We Cradled Each Other in the Air, 2017).

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8-week Fiction Writing I/II with The Sackett Street Writers Workshop
Mar
13
to May 1

8-week Fiction Writing I/II with The Sackett Street Writers Workshop

In this workshop, writers will learn how to manipulate the tools of fiction-writing (point-of-view, plot, characterizing detail, tone, etc.) to craft complete and unique stories that engage the reader. In-class critiques and exercises, as well as lectures and feedback from the instructor, are used to help students further develop their writing.

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Pigeon Pages Reading Series, PowerHouse Arena, DUMBO Brooklyn
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Pigeon Pages Reading Series, PowerHouse Arena, DUMBO Brooklyn

The Pigeon Pages NYC reading series showcases a dynamic and diverse group of writers for a literary afternoon each month, and is proud to be a platform for emerging writers while also celebrating the successes of our local authors. Our readings are always free and open to the public, with books available for purchase and signing on site. Fly by and say hi! 

PSA: This reading takes place on my 35th birthday! Come hang out. xo Rachel

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Red Ink Presents: ENVY, with Jamie Quatro, Taylor Larsen, Rachel Lyon, Kate Tuttle, and Min Jin Lee
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Red Ink Presents: ENVY, with Jamie Quatro, Taylor Larsen, Rachel Lyon, Kate Tuttle, and Min Jin Lee

RED INK is a quarterly series curated and hosted by Michele Filgate. This dynamic series focuses on women writers, past and present. The next discussion, “Envy,” will feature Min Jin Lee (Pachinko), Jamie Quatro (Fire Sermon), Taylor Larsen (Stranger, Father, Beloved), Kate Tuttle (president of the National Book Critics Circle), and Rachel Lyon (Self-Portrait with Boy).

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Sundays at Erv's Reading Series
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sundays at Erv's Reading Series

  • 2122 Beekman Place Brooklyn, NY, 11225 United States (map)
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A monthly reading series featuring both established and emerging writers. Join us the second Sunday of each month at Erv's on Beekman in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens for some of NYC's best literary talent and Erv's famous cocktails! We're Brooklyn's coziest literary series.

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Fiction II/III with the Sackett Street Writers Workshop
Jun
8
to Jul 27

Fiction II/III with the Sackett Street Writers Workshop

Writers participating in this course will learn to recognize successful techniques in their fiction–what engages the reader, and how that success is achieved. In-class discussions will focus on analyzing student work, particularly the many choices (point-of-view, tone, detail, pacing, etc.) a writer must make concerning structure, character and language. Each writer will have two opportunities to have his or her work critiqued in class (up to 25 pages each time) and will receive typed feedback from both the instructor and his or her classmates. A private conference with the instructor is included. This course is intended for writers who have writing and workshopping experience.

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Kill Genre Presents: Wet Hot American Summer
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Kill Genre Presents: Wet Hot American Summer

Kill Genre is a quarterly reading series based in New York, NY. The first series of its kind, it showcases groundbreaking works that push the boundaries of form and flirt dangerously with hybridity, integrates musical performance, and includes the audience in innovative ways. Come see the best and most original writers in New York brandish their skills in other genres—from fiction to essays to memoir to more experimental forms—because, when it comes to genre, it’s kill or be killed. FEATURING: Amanda Calderon, Rachel Lyon, Michael Tyrell, and the music of Pete Mancini

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