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Red Ink Reading Series at BookCourt with Ruth Ozeki, Eileen Myles, Porochista Khakpour, Anna March, and Alexandra Kleeman

  • BookCourt 163 Court St Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map)

On Thursday September 22, Ruth Ozeki, author of The Face: A Time Code, will join Eileen Myles, Porochista Khakpour, Anna March, and Alexandra Kleeman in a discussion entitled "Writing the Body," as part of the new Red Ink Reading Series hosted by Michele Filgate at BookCourt.

Red Ink is a quarterly reading series at BookCourt focused on women writers, past and present. It is curated and moderated by Michele Filgate and co-sponsored by the Literary Hub.

Drinks kindly provided by Archer Roose.

Poet, novelist, performer and art journalist Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems and a re-issue of Chelsea Girls, both out in fall 2015, from Ecco/Harper Collins. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers' grant, a Lambda Book Award, the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, was named to the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List, and received a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She lives in Marfa, TX and New York.

Porochista Khakpour was born in Tehran in 1978 and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area. The author of two novels, she has been awarded fellowships from the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, Northwestern University, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ucross Foundation, Djerassi, and Yaddo. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is most recently the recipient of a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing (Prose).

Anna March’s essays, fiction, reviews, reading lists, interviews, poetry, playlists, diaries and commentaries have appeared in a wide variety of publications including The New York Times Modern Love Column, New York Magazine, Tin House online, VQR online, Hip Mama and Bustle. She writes regularly for Salon and The Rumpus, where she also has a weekly books column, “Anna March’s Reading Mixtape”. She frequently writes on topics in the political/popular culture related to intersectional feminism, sexuality and gender with an emphasis on the power individuals have to effect change through ordinary actions. She has received three Puschcart Prize nominations. She is co-founder, with Ashley Ford, of The Lulu Fund, former co-chair of VIDA:Women in the Literary Arts’ Development Committee, founder of LITFOLKS, a literary hosting organization in L.A., and on the Advisory Board for Literary Orphans. She has completed a novel, “The Diary of Suzanne Frank”, and is nearing completion of her memoir, “Happy People Live Here”.

Alexandra Kleeman is a NYC-based writer of fiction and nonfiction, and the winner of the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize. Her fiction has been published in The Paris ReviewZoetrope: All-StoryConjunctions, Guernica, and Gulf Coast, among others. Nonfiction essays and reportage have appeared in Harper'sTin House, n+1, and The Guardian. Her work has received scholarships and grants from Bread Loaf, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute, and ArtFarm Nebraska. She is the author of the debut novel You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine (Harper, 2015) and Intimations (Harper, 2016), a short story collection.

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00pm

Where: BookCourt Bookstore, 163 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201