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ANIMAL FARM SUNDAY, 1/26 AT 7 PM: TOM SCOCCA, JULIA FIERRO, RAHAWA HAILE, BRUNO DAVEY
Jan 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
We are honored to host Gawker features editor TOM SCOCCA, Sackett Street Writers founder and novelist JULIA FIERRO, critic and fiction writer RAHAWA HAILE, and poet BRUNO DAVEY for an evening of the most exciting, incisive, and funny writing that the discursive parameters of the contemporary public sphere can accommodate.
ANIMAL FARM takes place at OVER THE EIGHT, 594 Union Avenue at N. 11th Street in Williamsburg (L to Bedford or G to Metropolitan), and begins at 8 pm on Tuesday, January 21st. Like speech, it is free.
TOM SCOCCA is the features editor of Gawker; previously, he served as managing editor of Deadspin, wrote the “Scocca” blog for Slate, and was a writer and editor at The New York Observer, the Washington City Paper and the Baltimore City Paper. He is the author of the 2011 book Beijing Welcomes You, an account of the Chinese capital’s reinvention of itself as an international city.
JULIA FIERRO is the founder of The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, which has been a home to over 2000 NYC creative writers since 2002. Her first novel, Cutting Teeth, forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press in May, was picked by HuffPost Books, Flavorwire and The Millions as one of the most anticipated books of 2014.
RAHAWA HAILE is a Brooklyn-based writer. Her work has appeared in The Awl, Volume I Brooklyn, and the Village Voice. You may find her on Twitter at @rahawahaile.
BRUNO DAVEY was brought up in the north of England and studied English at King’s College London. He received his MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and has worked as, amongst other things, a record shop grunt, a TV extra and a market researcher. He writes fiction and poetry, a selection of which has been published at www.thisisyourz.wordpress.com.