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LIC Reading Series: Kathleen Alcott, Ryan Chapman, Jordy Rosenberg

Join us for a night of fiction at LIC Reading Series, featuring readings and a panel discussion with authors Kathleen Alcott (AMERICA WAS HARD TO FIND), Ryan Chapman (RIOTS I HAVE KNOWN), and Jordy Rosenberg (CONFESSIONS OF THE FOX).

Readings and a panel discussion
7/E/M/G to Court Square
Raffle prizes for the audience!
The Astoria Bookshop will be onsite selling our readers’ books.

About our readers:

Born and raised in Northern California, KATHLEEN ALCOTT is the author of the novels America Was Hard to Find, Infinite Home and The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets. Her short fiction, criticism, memoir, and food writing have appeared in outlets including Zoetrope: All Story, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, ZYZZYVA, and Tin House. In 2017, her short story “Reputation Management” was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award; her short story “Natural Light” appears in the Best American Short Stories of 2019. A fellow of the MacDowell Colony, she has taught at Columbia University and Bennington College.

RYAN CHAPMAN is a Sri Lankan-American writer originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work has appeared online at The New Yorker, GQ, Bookforum, BOMB, Guernica, and The Believer. He has received fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and the Millay Colony for the Arts, and now lives in upstate New York. His debut novel, Riots I Have Known, was published on May 21, 2019 by Simon & Schuster.

JORDY ROSENBERG is the author of Confessions of the Fox, a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection, shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and recognized by The New Yorker, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Kirkus Reviews, LitHub, Electric Literature and the Feminist Press as one of the Best Books of 2018. Jordy is a professor of 18th-Century Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies + Critical Theory at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Kathleen Alcott by Dawn Kim
Ryan Chapman by Beowulf Sheehan
Jordy Rosenberg by Beowulf Sheehan


June 11, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


LIC Reading Series


45-58 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City
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