Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Great reading January 12 at 7 pm!

We have a special book release reading with Chiara Barzini, Catherine Lacey, and Joseph Salvatore on January 12--save the date! These are three amazing writers.

Chiara Barzini's collection of new short fictions, Sister Stop Breathing, (Calamari Press, 2012), has been defined by Gary Shteyngart as "The best thing to come out of Italy since espresso” and Jonathan Ames has described her stories as “kaleidoscopic arrangements of sentences and situations of freakish originality and beauty.” She is a screen and fiction writer living in Rome. Films written by her have been distributed in Italy, Spain, Japan, and Latin America. The most recent one, Into Paradiso premiered at the 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in NOON, Bomb Magazine, Sleepingfish, The Encyclopedia Project, The New Review of Literature, The NY Tyrant as well as The Village Voice, Rolling Stone Italy, Flair, Italian Vanity Fair,and Marie Claire.

Catherine Lacey is a Mississippian living in Brooklyn. She runs a bed and breakfast called 3B to support her writing habit. She's finished a nonfiction book titled We Don't Talk About Things Like That and is working on fiction now. Her words have been in Blackbook, Forklift, Ohio, Time Out New York, Lamination Colony, Trnsfr Magazine and other places.

Joseph Salvatore has published fiction and criticism in The Brooklyn Rail, The Collagist, Dossier Journal, H.O.W. Journal, LIT, New York Tyrant, Open City, Post Road, Salt Hill, Sleeping Fish, Willow Springs, 110 Stories (NYU Press, 2001), Routledge's Encyclopedia of Queer Culture (2003). His debut collection of short stories, To Assume A Pleasing Shape, will be published this month by BOA Editions. He is a frequent fiction reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, a contributing book review editor at The Brooklyn Rail, and an assistant professor at The New School, where he founded their literary journal, LIT, and was awarded the University's Award for Teaching Excellence. He lives in New York.

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