Why There Are Words – NYC: August Reading

Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned Bay Area literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below. Doors open at 5:45 pm; readings begin at 6:00 sharp. $10.00 at the door or $8 in advance. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the Why There Are Words website, whytherearewords.com or follow the Facebook page for the WTAW-NYC series.  
Maeve Kinkead won an Emmy Award for her role as Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis Reardon Lewis on Guiding Light. Her writing has appeared in Cortland Review, The New Yorker, Shadowgraph Magazine, Provincetown Arts, and Seventeen Magazine.  A Dangling House is her first book of poems.
Ryan Murphy is the author of Millbrook, The Redcoats, and Down with the Ship. He has received grants and awards from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Chelsea Magazine, The Fund For Poetry, and The New York State Foundation for the Arts. He is an associate director at Four Way Books. Visit http://www.blackdresspress.com/murphymillbrook.html.
Lisa Richter’s poetry has appeared in Literary Review of Canada, The Malahat Review, The Puritan, Minola Review, and Crab Creek Review, and was longlisted for the 2015 CBC Poetry Prize. She is the author of a chapbook, Intertextual, and a full-length collection, Closer to Where We Began. Visit www.lisarichter.ca.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of Primary Source (Red Hen 2016); Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press 2010); and Sublimation Point (Four Way 2004); as well as the editor of Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford UP 2016). He is an Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.
Hubert Vigilla is a Brooklyn-based writer whose fiction has appeared in The Normal School, No Tokens, Territory, Mud Season Review, and Long Story, Short. His criticism and culture writing has appeared on Flixist, The Destroyer, and other online publications. He received his MFA from The New School.
Alisson Wood’s essays, stories, and poems have appeared in The New York Times, Catapult, NY Yoga + Life Magazine, Dovetail, Stillwater, and Salad Days Substance. She is the founder & curator of the NYC reading series, Pigeon Pages. Visit Alissonwood.com.
Why There Are Words – NYC is a new branch of the award-winning Bay Area reading series curated by founder Peg Alford Pursell, www.pegalfordpursell.com.  The series is also affiliated with the independent press, WTAW Press, www.wtawpress.org. WTAW-NYC is curated by poet and NYU Professor Michael Collins, notthatmichaelcollins.com. The Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery just north of Houston.