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.
Kevin Carter has published work in Kerouac’s Dog Magazine, Divine Dirt Quarterly, The Fiction Circus, and 2600 Magazine. His first collection of short stories, Lives of the Saints, was published by The Fiction Circus in March 2012. He is the host of a monthly multimedia literary reading at Happy Ending Lounge called Derangement of the Senses. He lives and plays the laser harp in Brooklyn.
Miracle Jones is a novelist from Texas. He helps Kevin Carter run “Derangement of the Senses.” When he was in elementary school, he always looked down on the kids who chose to do their book reports on “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, but now he totally respects them.
Leah Umansky’s first book of poems, Domestic Uncertainties, is available now from BlazeVOX Books. She has her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and has been a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLOG, a poetry reviewer for The Rumpus and a live twit for The Best American Poetry Blog. Her poems can be found in such journals as: Barrow Street, Catch-up and Cream City Review. She is also the Host/Curator of COUPLET. Read more at her blog: http://iammyownheroine.com
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.