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Shelf Life August Reading

Aug 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free
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How do you like your Tuesday nights? How about low-key yet stimulating, warm but breezy (here’s hoping), and full of gorgeous nonfiction? On August 5, come see three amazing writers read at Shelf Life Reading Series! The line-up:

Leslie Jamison
Chloe Caldwell
Kassi Underwood

BYOB. Reading will be followed by an informal Q&A.

Tiny bookstore, big hearts, words that’ll buzz on your tongue for days. Come hang out with us!


LESLIE JAMISON’S essay collection, The Empathy Exams, won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The book is about medical acting, ultra-runners, prison, an ultra-runner in prison, parasites, silver mines, gang tours, and—beyond and beneath all else—the possibilities and limits of compassion. Leslie’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, A Public Space, The Believer, Oxford American, Tin House, and The New York Times, where she is a regular columnist for the Sunday Book Review. Her first novel, The Gin Closet, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize. She was raised in Los Angeles and currently lives in Crown Heights–just a few blocks away.

CHLOE CALDWELL is the author of the forthcoming novella, “Women” (SF/LD Oct, 2015) and the essay collection “Legs Get Led Astray” (Future Tense Books, 2012). Her work has been published by Salon.com, The Rumpus, Nylon, Men’s Health, and the anthologies “Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC,” “True Tales of Lust and Love” and “GIRLS?” She lives in Hudson, New York. Her website is www.chloecaldwell.com.

KASSI UNDERWOOD is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic online, The Rumpus, Guernica, and elsewhere. She received multiple fellowships from Columbia University, where she earned her M.F.A. in literary nonfiction and taught in the Undergraduate Writing Program. She has been featured in New York Magazine and appeared a guest on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry Show,” HuffPost Live, and Fusion’s Alicia Menendez Tonight. She hosts The Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series at CULTUREfix and is at work on a memoir. Say hi online at kassiunderwood.com.


Aug 5, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Hullabaloo Books
711a Franklin Avenue, on Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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