Sackett Street Writers’ Worshop Reading Series Hits BookCourt Next Week, 10/2

Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop
Thu Oct 2, 7:00PM
Julia Fierro
Erika Anderson
Joseph Riippi
Austin Ratner
Thessaly LaForce
On the Docket:
Book Signing
Author Bio(s):

Erika Anderson‘s work has appeared in the New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Interview Magazine, Guernica and other publications. She co-hosts the Renegade Reading Series for emerging writers​, teaches for the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and​ is an editorial assistant for Guernica. She has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Brooklyn.

Thessaly La Force is a 2013 graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was the recipient of the Meta Rosenberg Fellowship and the Friedman Prize for Excellence in Fiction. She has also worked and written for Vogue, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and The Paris Review. In 2012, Little, Brown published My Ideal Bookshelf, an illustrated book she co-edited with the artist Jane Mount. She is at work on her debut story collection The Muse.

Joseph Riippi‘s latest novel, Research (A novel for performance)​, will be​ published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in October. CCM also released Joseph’s last novel, Because. A chapbook (with illustrations by Edward Mullany) called Puyallup, Washington (​A​n interrogation) is forthcoming later this year from Publishing Genius. Joseph lives with his wife in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. For more, visit

Austin Ratner is the author of the novels In the Land of the Living and The Jump Artist, winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. His non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal and his short fiction has been honored with the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize. He attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Before turning his focus to writing he received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and he is co-author of the textbook Concepts in Medical Physiology. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two sons.

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