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Nicole Dennis-Benn, Anna Noyes and Rumaan Alam read at Pete’s Candy Store
Sep 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
For Pete’s Reading Series’ fall debut, we welcome authors Nicole Dennis-Benn (HERE COMES THE SUN), Rumaan Alam (RICH AND PRETTY) and Anna Noyes (GOODNIGHT, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN) to read from their work. Grab a drink and meet us in the back room for what’s going to be an incredible event.
Readings start at 7:30 — but get there early to secure a spot! All readings take place at Pete’s Candy Store at 709 Lorimer Street in Williamsburg. Closest trains are the L/G at Lorimer/Metropolitan.
If you love what you hear (and you will!), you can pick up any of the readers’ books for sale after the event, courtesy of our fave, Word bookstore.
More about Thursday night’s readers:
Anna Noyes is the author of the debut story collection, Goodnight, Beautiful Women, which was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Vice, A Public Space, and Guernica, among others. She has received the Aspen Words Emerging Writer Fellowship, the James Merrill House Fellowship, and the Lighthouse Works Fellowship, and has served as writer-in-residence at the Polli Talu Arts Center in Estonia. Goodnight, Beautiful Women was awarded the 2013 Henfield Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Lotos Foundation Prize, and is a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and an Indie Next Great Reads pick for June. Noyes was raised in Downeast Maine.
Rumaan Alam is the author of the novel Rich and Pretty. His stories have appeared in StoryQuarterly, Crazyhorse, Meridian, and elsewhere. He’s written on design and other subjects for the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, and other places, and he’s published essays on BuzzFeed, The Lit Hub, Elle.com, The Cut, and others . Rumaan studied writing at Oberlin College, and now lives in New York with his husband and two kids.
Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel, HERE COMES THE SUN, which was called one of the best books to read this summer and beyond by The New York Times, NPR, BBC, and BuzzFeed, among a host of other prestigious publications. Her work has appeared in ELLE Magazine, Electric Literature, Lenny Letter, Catapult, and many other venues. She’s been awarded a Richard and Julie Logsdon Fiction Prize, and two of her stories have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize in Fiction. Nicole has an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and now lives with her wife in Brooklyn.