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Shelf Life April Reading
Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm| Free
The next installment of Shelf Life, a new nonfiction reading series, is not an April Fool’s joke! It is real and exciting and will feature the words of:
The reading will be followed by a brief Q&A led by Shelf Life host Becca Worby.
This event is FREE and BYO!
ABOUT OUR READERS:
MARGO JEFFERSON is a cultural critic and the author of On Michael Jackson. She was a staff writer for The New York Times and received a Pulitzer Prize in 1995, Her essays have been widely published, and anthologized in The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death; Best African American Essays, 2010; The Mrs. Dalloway Reader; and The Jazz Cadence of American Culture. She also wrote and performed a solo theater piece, “Sixty Minutes in Negroland” at The Cherry Lane Theatre and The Culture Project. Currently, she teaches in The School of the Arts Writing Program at Columbia University.
LEIGH STEIN is the author of the novel The Fallback Plan, and a collection of poems, Dispatch from the Future. She teaches poetry to NYC public school students, and is currently working on a memoir about death and the Internet.
Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, ROSEBUD BEN-ONI is a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow and the author of SOLECISM (Virtual Artists Collective, 2013). A Leopold Schepp Scholar at New York University, she won the Seth Barkas Prize for Best Short Story and The Thomas Wolfe/Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Best Poetry Collection. She was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan where she earned her MFA in Poetry, and was a Horace Goldsmith Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Recently, her story “A Way out of the Colonia” won the Editor’s Prize for Best Short Story in Camera Obscura: A Journal of Contemporary Literature and Photography. A graduate of the 2010 Women’s Work Lab at New Perspectives Theater, her plays have been produced in New York City, Washington DC and Toronto. Her work appears in The American Poetry Review, Arts & Letters, Bayou, Puerto del Sol, among others. Rosebud is an Editorial Advisor for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts (vidaweb.org). Find out more about her at 7TrainLove.org