Rx: Literature - A reading to celebrate Bellevue Literary Review’s 30th issue

To celebrate the publication of the Bellevue Literary Review’s 30th issue, editor-in-chief Danielle Ofri – most recently the author of What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine – hosts an evening of readings by four contributing authors from the issue: Sonni Aun, Katy Lederer, Susanna Nguy, and Adam Young.  The reading will take place in Bellevue Hospital’s lovely Chapel Hall, one of the most unique venues for great literature in New York City.

The BLR, published by NYU Langone Medical Center, is a unique literary magazine that publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about illness, health and healing.  Over the past fifteen years, the BLR has become a prominent voice in the field of narrative medicine and in the literary magazine community at large, publishing poetry and prose by writers such as Rafael Campo, Edward Hirsch, Amy Hempel, Abraham Verghese, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Cornelius Eady, as well as providing a forum for exciting new authors.

Free and open to the public.
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Sonni Aun had the great fortune of growing up all over the world and is now a painter and writer in New York City. She holds a BA in Biochemistry and Art from Rice University and is currently studying writing with the poet Philip Schultz at the Writers Studio.

Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections Winter Sex (Verse Press) and The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA Editions), as well as of the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers. She is currently at work on a collection of essays around apocalyptic themes and a book of poetry about autoimmunity, deformity, and motherhood titled The Engineers.

Susanna Nguy is from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the City College of New York in 2013 where she developed a passion for oncology research. She is completing her medical degree and will be doing her residency in Radiation Oncology at NYU. “The Lump,” from this issue of BLR, is her first published story.

Adam Young was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, where he attended Classical High School. He is currently studying English Literature and Creative Writing at New York University and he is volunteering at Writopia Lab, a creative writing organization offering workshops for kids and teens. His work has appeared in the Zine Play(ed) Boy: Volume II and he hopes to continue to participate in the creative writing community.