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Oct 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
October is a special time when hard-working Americans are faced with difficult economic choices that no one should ever have to make, like whether to spend their money on an Iron Man Halloween costume or another kilo of candy corn. But it should be no “October Surprise” that ANIMAL FARM presents a mix of versatile, learned, and funny essayists and fiction writers on Tuesday, October 20, JEN VAFIDIS, J.W. McCORMACK, MARY SOUTH, and DAN ALLEGRETTO.
THE FARM is NYC’s destination for the newest and best satirical and/or critical writing in any genre and takes place at OVER THE EIGHT, 594 Union Ave in Williamsburg (L to Bedford or G to Metropolitan/Lorimer). The readings start at about 8:00 and admission is free.
JEN VAFIDIS is a writer. She has written about books, music, food, and her cat for Gawker, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Men’s Journal, the Awl, the Hairpin, the Daily Beast, and many other publications. She is from California.
J. W. McCORMACK is a writer whose work has appeared in Bookforum, The New Republic, Bomb, The Brooklyn Rail, Electric Literature, Tin House, The New Inquiry, N + 1, Conjunctions and others. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Columbia where he studied fiction. This reading comes from his thesis, a novel-in-progress about ghosts, writers, ghostwriters, and the old ultra violence.
MARY SOUTH is a graduate of the MFA program in fiction at Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in The Collagist, The New Yorker’s Book Bench, NOON, VICE, and Words Without Borders. She is a senior editor at NOON.
DAN ALLEGRETTO is a starving gay artist who is part of the problem. He relentlessly photographs and writes about his wildly typical and uninteresting life. Refusing to succumb to capitalism, he remains dutifully unemployed.
PATRICK W. GALLAGHER is the Host of Animal Farm (HOAF). His writing has appeared in The Adirondack Review, n+1, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The New York Times, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, and elsewhere, and he holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from NYU. Ask him about his novel, Pollen.