About This Event
Doors Open:7:00 PM
Show Time:7:00 PM
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
Once upon a time you were in third grade and you had to give book reports and it was awesome. The Book Report promises to deliver exactly what it promises: reports on books by the people who’ve read them. Join Leigh Stein and Sasha Fletcher and assorted literate guests for an evening that will remind you of 3rd grade in the best possible way.
Andrew Durbin co-edits Wonder, a publisher of art books, ephemera, pamphlets, and glossies. He is the author of Reveler (Argos Books, forthcoming 2012). His writings have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions, Washington Square, West Wind Review, and elsewhere. He is an associate editor of Conjunctions and lives in New York City.
B.C. Edwards is a producer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and attended the graduate writing program at The New School in New York. The winner of the 2011 Hudson Prize for Fiction, he is the author of the collected stories “The Aversive Clause” (fall 2012) as well as two collections of poetry “To Mend Small Children,” (february 2012) and “From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes” (fall 2013). He was raised in Newburyport, Massachusetts and lives in Brooklyn.
Krystal Languell is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative and edits the journal Bone Bouquet. Her work has appeared in esque, La Fovea, DIAGRAM and elsewhere, and her first book, Call the Catastrophists, was published by BlazeVox in 2011. She teaches writing at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and Pratt Institute.
Minna Proctor is a critic and essayist. She is the Editor of The Literary Review and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Author of the novels, A Still Small Voice (Delacorte Press), The Whole (MTV / Simon & Schuster), the SPD bestseller, Snowball’s Chance(Roof Books, tenth anniversary edition forthcoming from Melville House), All The World’s A Grave: A New Play By William Shakespeare (Penguin / Plume), and Tales of Woe (MTV Press); MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University; Senior Editor, the Brooklyn Rail; fiction, essays, poetry and cultural criticism published in (selected): Paper Magazine, Popmatters, the New York Press,Timeout New York, Artforum, Bomb Magazine,Playboy, Vice Magazine, Out Magazine, Art in America, the PEN Poetry Series, the Los Angeles Times, the Good Men Project, the Paris Review, the Believer, the Rumpus, the Daily Beast, Slate, the Wall Street Journal. More at: johnreed.org
Leigh Stein is the author of four chapbooks of poetry and one novel, The Fallback Plan, newly released from Melville House. You can listen to an excerpt of The Fallback Plan here.
Sasha Fletcher is the author of the novella WHEN ALL OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED MARCHING BANDS WILL FILL THE STREETS AND WE WILL NOT HEAR THEM BECAUSE WE WILL BE UPSTAIRS IN THE CLOUDS [ml press 2010] and a couple of poetry chapbooks.