8-week Advanced Fiction with the Sackett Street Writers Workshop (Tuesdays)
Jun
5
to Jul 24

8-week Advanced Fiction with the Sackett Street Writers Workshop (Tuesdays)

Writers participating in this selective workshop 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. 

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Meghan MacLean Weir: The Book of Essie w/ Rachel Lyon
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Meghan MacLean Weir: The Book of Essie w/ Rachel Lyon

The Book of Essie is a debut novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the emotionally stirring, wildly captivating story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family's hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart. Author Meghan Maclean Weir will be in conversation with Rachel Lyon. 

This event is free!

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Labyrinth Books, Princeton NJ with Lillian Li and Blair Hurley, Facilitated by Joyce Carol Oates
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Labyrinth Books, Princeton NJ with Lillian Li and Blair Hurley, Facilitated by Joyce Carol Oates

Please join three debut authors—and Princeton alumnae—for an evening of reading and conversation. About the other two:

Blair Hurley received her A.B. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. from NYU. She has received a 2018 Pushcart Prize and scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Her debut novel, THE DEVOTED, is due in 2018 from WW Norton & Company.

Lillian Li is the author of the novel Number One Chinese Restaurant, forthcoming from Henry Holt in June 2018. Her work has been published in Guernica, Granta, Glimmer Train, and Jezebel. Originally from the D.C. metro area, she lives in Ann Arbor.

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H.I.P. Lit
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

H.I.P. Lit

HIP Lit is a Brooklyn-based event series and creative community that spotlights authors on the cutting-edge of the writing scene. Founded by publishing professionals and MFA graduates Erin Harris, Britt Canty, and Kim Perel, HIP Lit brings stories to life and people together. We believe authors deserve audiences and literature deserves a party. Celebrate with us!

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Princeton Women in Media and Technology
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Princeton Women in Media and Technology

Join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks to hear Rachel Lyon '05 discuss how she's created a career out of literary writing. Rachel is the author of Self-Portrait with Boy (Scribner 2018), which NPR calls a "smart novel about the narcissistic ambition that's needed to succeed, especially in the art world, especially in New York." 

Learn more about PWMT.

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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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Behind the Book Reading Series, New York NY
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Behind the Book Reading Series, New York NY

The Behind the Book Reading Series has a long and storied history of highlighting up-and-coming and established authors here in New York City. Launched in October 2005 with A.M. Homes and Adam Rapp, our readings are frequently featured in TimeOut New York and New York Magazine, among other publications. These free events are held from 7 – 9 pm on the second Thursday of each month, from September through June, at the renowned downtown literary establishment, KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC. The April 12 reading will feature Rachel Lyon and Hermione Hoby.

Find out more on the Behind the Book website.

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Desks: A Reading Series, Brooklyn NY
Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

Desks: A Reading Series, Brooklyn NY

The Ground Floor Comedy Newsletter Writers are back with their monthly reading series. DESKS is a free evening celebrating words that are funny and serious and long and short. Featuring readings from Amy Zimmer, Bijan Stephen, Carly Dashiell, Matt Barats, Anthony Oberbeck, & Rachel Lyon. The evening will conclude with an open mic for written work.

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8-week Fiction Writing III with the Sackett Street Writers Workshop (Thursdays)
Apr
5
to May 24

8-week Fiction Writing III with the Sackett Street Writers Workshop (Thursdays)

Writers participating in this selective workshop 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. 

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8-week Fiction Writing I/II with The Sackett Street Writers Workshop (Tuesdays)
Mar
27
to May 15

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

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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8-week “What Do I Have To Say?” Generative Online Workshop with the Sackett Street Writers Workshops
Mar
12
to Apr 30

8-week “What Do I Have To Say?” Generative Online Workshop with the Sackett Street Writers Workshops

In creative writing workshops, we study structure and craft–but how do we learn to fill our structures with compelling substance; how do we learn to apply our craft to subject matters that matter, to the stories that are ours? In this class, we’ll explore these questions with an eye toward discovering our own obsessions and finding those stories only we can tell.

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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).

View the event on the AWP website.

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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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