Electric Literature: The Soapbox Reading Series #2 @ Washington Square Park * Tuesday, October 20th
Electric Literature is a magazine featuring literary fiction based in Brooklyn. Tuesday, October 20th is part 2 of their Soapbox Reading Series. They invite you to come have your lunch in Washington Square Park… and enjoy a story. Last Tuesday was the first of the two-part series and it was a very interesting event. They hope to resume the series in Spring 2010.
Where: Washington Square Park * “Holley Plaza” (West of the Fountain)
Who: Stephen O’Connor with guests: Christie Hauser, Lauren Belski, & Wythe Marschall
From the release:
The Electric Literature Soapbox Reading Series is exactly what it sounds like: Writers will read their work atop a box in the middle of Washington Square Park.
Washington Square has a long and storied history of both arts and activism. The Soapbox readings will entertain and promote literary fiction by connecting authors directly with the public, while celebrating the diversity of the city and its cultural wealth.
Stephen O’Connor is the author of books including: Rescue (short fiction and poetry), Will My Name Be Shouted Out? (memoir and social criticism), and the forthcoming Here Comes Another Lesson(short fiction), as well as fiction and poetry (published in outlets such as The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Threepenny Review) and essays and journalism (which have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Chicago Tribune). He has won numerous prestigious awards for his writing and currently teaches fiction and nonfiction writing in the MFA programs of Columbia and Sarah Lawrence.