Next Sackett Street Event, 12/5 at BookCourt

 

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From BookCourt:

Sackett Street Literary Series, 7 pm

Host(s):
Sackett Street Writers Workshop

Appearing:
Khaliah Williams
Daniel Castro
Diane Cook
Arianna Ribolini

On the Docket:
Reading
Drinks Served

Please join Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop for our December Literary Series with fiction instructors Khaliah Williams, Daniel Castro, Diane Cook and featured student Arianna Rebolini!
Author Bio(s):

DANIEL CASTRO’S work has appeared in Tampa Review, Gambit Weekly, Miami Herald, and Salon. He is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has received awards from the Cintas Foundation, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, and fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the MacDowell Colony.

DIANE COOK is the author of the story collection Man V. Nature, and was formerly a producer for the radio show, This American Life. Man V. Nature was a finalist for the Believer Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, received Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway award, and was recently longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Her stories have appeared in Harper’s, Tin House, Granta, and elsewhere and anthologized in Best American Short Stories.

ARIANNA REBOLINI is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn with her partner and two perfect rescue cats. Her focus is primarily on books, mental health, and women’s issues, and her work can be seen at The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Hairpin, Atlas Obscura, and elsewhere. Her debut novel, Public Relations, will be out May 2017.

KHALIAH WILLIAMS is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has been published in Hawaii Women’s Journal, Frontier Psychiatrist, and Day One, and her non-fiction at Buzzfeed, American Short Fiction and Book Country. She is a current fellow at the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction and an Instructor and Advisory Board member of Writers in Baltimore School. Originally from Philadelphia, she lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is at work on a novel and collection of short stories.

Next Sackett Street Event: 10/24 at BookCourt

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Nonfiction Night Features:
Garrard Conley (BOY ERASED: A MEMOIR)
Elizabeth Isadora Gold (THE MOMMY GROUP)
Heloise Chung (Lenny Letter)
Christina Wallace (Forbes.com, Elle)
Join us for a reading of the most recent work of the newest Sackett Street instructor Garrard Conley and talented alums!
Wine will be served. Event is free and open to the public—bring your literary-loving friends!

Next Sackett Street Event: The Realities of Publishing, 6/27

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This is happening 7pm at BookCourt, Monday June 27.

Appearing:
Jennifer Baker (Moderator)
Todd Hunter
Ebony LaDelle
Diana Pho
Connor Goldsmith
Stephanie Jimenez
On the Docket: 
Audience Q&A
Panel Discussion

Join Sackett Street Writers Workshop and the Minorities in Publishing podcast for a discussion and Q&A with publishing professionals.

About the Event:

What exactly is the difference between marketing and publicity? Will my editor hate me if I need more time on edits? What will an agent expect when I sign with them? How do I query an agent? How do I even get my foot in the door of publishing? Questions like these along with many others will be tackled in “The Realities of Publishing” talk moderated by Jennifer Baker (creator of Minorities in Publishing, production editor) with Todd Hunter (editor, Atria Books), Ebony LaDelle (marketing manager, Simon & Schuster), Diana Pho (editor, Tor), Connor Goldsmith (literary agent, Fuse Literary Agency), and Stephanie Jimenez (associate publicist, Riverhead Books) on their experiences as well as what to expect as someone climbing the ranks in publishing or as a writer entering the business. A Q&A will be held after the panel and wine will be served.

Next Sackett Street Reading, 1/25 at BookCourt

Host: Heather Aimee O’Neill

Appearing: 
Tracey Rose
Isabelle FitzGerald
Andrés Cruciani
Max Rivlin-Nadler

On the Docket: 
Reading
Book Signing

The next Sackett Street Writers’ Reading Series features students from our Novel Intensive Workshops.

Author Bio(s): 

Tracey Rose is a writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Pank Magazine, and elsewhere.

Isabelle FitzGerald studied creative writing at Brown University. Her writing has appeared on The Rumpus andYahoo! Parenting. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and is currently working on her first novel.

Andrés Cruciani‘s writing has appeared in Brooklyn Aikikai Journal and University of Baltimore’s Welter. He has completed one novel, for which he is currently seeking representation, and is at work on his second—”Equality,” a story about two boys, one Black, one Hispanic, struggling to find hope in an inner-city school. He graduated from The New School’s MFA fiction program and also holds a black belt in Aikido.

Max Rivlin-Nadler is a writer living in Queens, NY. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Vice, The Nation, andGawker. He’s working on a novel about rising seas, property values, and dead souls.

Sackett Street Writers’ Student Showcase, This Friday at BookCourt

From BookCourt:

This month The Sacket Street Writers Workshop presents a special a special student showcase celebrating the work of six participants in our advanced fiction workshops. The readers will be introduced by the Sackett Street instructors who nominated them.

Fri Nov 6, 7:00PM

Host(s): 
Julia Fierro

Appearing: 
Elizabeth Brus
Clarke Levidiotis
Bejamin Olnis
Su Shekar
Pitchaya Sudbanthad

On the Docket: 
Reading
Book Signing

Latest Sackett Street Event: MFA vs. NYC at BookCourt, 9/14

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Mon Sep 14, 7:00PM

Host(s): 
Julia Fierro

Appearing: 
Alexander Chee
Rob Spillman
Hannah Tinti
Jessica Loudis

On the Docket: 
Panel Discussion
Drinks Served

Can you live in Brooklyn and learn to write? Will getting an MFA truly make you the writer you always wanted to be? Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop Founder Julia Fierro hosts a panel discussion about the differences between the lessons learned from living and writing in Brooklyn and those gained from an MFA. Joining her on the panel are Alexander Chee (Queen of the Night, forthcoming from HMH), Rob Spillman (editor of Tin House), Hannah Tinti (founder and editor of One Story), and Jessica Loudis (critic and freelance writer) to offer their take.

Nick Flynn at BookCourt Last Night, at MFA in Boston Tonight

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I got a chance to catch Nick Flynn last night at BookCourt. He was reading from his new book, My Feelings, which has some poems that, from listening to a few, will knock you out. I had never seen him read before, and I was struck by how unpretentious it was for a poetry reading. He had an opener, Sarah Lipstate’s musical project Noveller, an atmospheric guitarist, incorporating loops, lots of pedal effects and playing with a bow. He said he had been meditating to her music for the past five years. Having her perform was a cool way to get the crowd into the head space to properly receive his poems. I hear he’s taking his act to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston tonight (along with a couple of other poets), and I would highly recommend seeing him (and Noveller) if you’re in the area.

Next Sackett Street Reading Is 5/20 at BookCourt

Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop
Wed May 20, 7:00PM

Host(s):
Julia Fierro

Appearing:
Nicole Haroutunian
Kaitlyn Greenidge
Robert Levy

On the Docket:
Reading
Book Signing

Author Bio(s):

Nicole Haroutunian’s short story collection, Speed Dreaming​ was published by Little A in March. Her story “Youse” won the 2013 Center for Fiction short story contest. She has a book blog called Our Books Are Better Than We Are and co-edits the digital journal Underwater New York. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Nicole works as a contractual museum educator and teaching artist at the American Folk Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Morgan Library and Museum and Symphony Space. A Sackett Street alum, Nicole lives in Queens.

Kaitlyn Greenidge is originally from Boston. She’s a graduate of Hunter College’s MFA program and has received fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Fortnight Journal. Her work has appeared in The Believer, American Short Fiction, At Length Magazine, Afrobeat Journal, Green Mountains Review and The Feminist Wire, and been reprinted in The Believer’s collection Always Apprentices. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Algonquin Press.​ She teaches fiction writing at The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop.

​Robert Levy is an author of unsettling stories and plays whose work has been seen Off-Broadway. A Harvard graduate subsequently trained as a forensic psychologist, his work has been called “frank and funny” (Time Magazine), “idiosyncratic and disarming” (The New York Times), “ambitious and clever” (Variety), “smart” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction) and “bloody brave” (the UK’s SFX Magazine). His first novel, the contemporary dark fairy tale​ ​The Glittering World, ​was published worldwide ​in February by Gallery/Simon & Schuster.

Website:
http://sackettworkshop.com/

Next Sackett Street Reading Is February 4 at BookCourt

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Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop
Wed Feb 4, 7:00PM

Host(s):
Julia Fierro

Appearing:
Vica Miller
Shelly Oria
Kate Racculia
Rebecca Scherm
Casey Walker

On the Docket:
Reading
Book Signing

About Sackett Street Writers Workshops:

Come out for one of the best reading series in NYC!

The Sackett Street Writers’ Series at BookCourt features readings by talented SSWW members and alumni.

The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop was founded in 2002 by writer Julia Fierro, and what began as eight writers meeting in the kitchen of a Brooklyn brownstone has developed into a creative home for over 2000 writers.

Picked as a a “Top alternative to MFA programs” by Poets & Writers, as the “Best substitute for an MFA” by The L Magazine, and as the “Best resource for developing writers” by Brooklyn Magazine, Sackett Street offers writing workshops throughout the NYC area.

Today, Sackett Street writers live in all boroughs of New York City, and across the world, and many return to the workshops for multiple sessions. Alumni have been accepted at top MFA Creative Writing programs and writing conferences, have won fellowships and awards, and have completed and published short fiction and poetry collections, novels and memoirs.

Author Bio(s):

Vica Miller is a native of St. Petersburg (Russia) and has been a New Yorker for over two decades. Her first novel, Inga’s Zigzags, was published on May 14, 2014 by Ladno Books. Vica is the founder of the Vica Miller Literary Salons, a chamber reading series held at private NYC galleries. She’s written for Vogue Russia and Tennis Week magazines and her short stories have appeared in LitroNY, The Jet Fuel Review, Asymptote, The Linnet’s Wings and Thrice Fiction literary journals.

Shelly Oria was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Israel. Her short story collection, New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, was published in November by FSG and Random House Canada. Shelly’s fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, fivechapters, and Electric Lit’s Recommended Reading among other places, and has won a number of awards, including the Indiana Review Fiction Prize, a Sozopol Fiction Fellowship in Bulgaria, and LMCC’s Workspace grant. A MacDowell Fellow in 2012 and 2014, Shelly holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, curates the series Sweet! Actors Reading Writers in the East Village, and teaches fiction at Pratt Institute, where she also co-directs the Writers’ Forum.

Kate Racculia is a writer and researcher living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is the author of two novels, Bellweather Rhapsody, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2014, and This Must Be the Place, published in 2010 by Henry Holt & Company. She was a teenage bassoonist and her bassoon was named Nigel. Kate studied illustration, design, Jane Austen, and Canada at the University of Buffalo. She has her MFA from Emerson College, and teaches novel writing at Grub Street, Boston’s non-profit creative writing community.

Rebecca Scherm is the author of the recently released debut novel, Unbecoming. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she was also a postgraduate Zell Fellow. She lives in Michigan, where she is working on her second novel, Beta.

Casey Walker’s debut novel, Last Days in Shanghai, was released in December. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and has a PhD in English Literature from Princeton University. His writing has appeared in The Believer, Boston Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, novelist Karen Thompson Walker.

Website:
http://sackettworkshop.com/

Next Sackett Street Reading: Monday, 12/8, at BookCourt

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Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop
Mon Dec 8, 7:00PM

Host(s):
Julia Fierro
Appearing:
Will Boast
Emily St. John Mandel
Leah Umansky
Dina Nayeri
Diane Cook

On the Docket:
Reading
Book Signing

Author Bio(s):

Emily St. John Mandel was born in British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of three previous novels—Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun, and The Lola Quartet—all of which were Indie Next picks. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 and Venice Noir. She lives in New York City with her husband.

Will Boast was born in England and grew up in Ireland and Wisconsin. He won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for his story collection, Power Ballads. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Best New American Voices, and elsewhere. He divides his time between Chicago and Brooklyn, New York.

Leah Umansky is the author of the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014) and the full length collection, Domestic Uncertainties, (BlazeVOX, 2013). She also hosts and curates the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC.

Dina Nayeri was born in the middle of a revolution in Iran and moved to Oklahoma at ten-years-old. Her debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea, was released in 2013 by Riverhead Books and translated to 14 foreign languages. Her work is published in over 20 countries and has been recognized by Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, Best American Short Stories, Best American Non-required Reading, Granta New Voices, and The Center for Fiction. Her stories and essays have appeared in Marie Claire, Glamour, Granta, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vice, LA Review of Books, The Daily Beast, Guernica, Electric Literature, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She holds a BA from Princeton, an M.Ed. and MBA from Harvard, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and teaches for the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop.

Diane Cook is the author of the recently released story collection Man v. Nature. Her fiction has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Granta, Tin House, Zoetrope, One Story, Guernica, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and on This American Life, where she worked as a radio producer for six years. She earned an MFA from Columbia University, where she was a Teaching Fellow. She lives in Oakland, California.

Website:
http://sackettworkshop.com/