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From BookCourt:

Sackett Street Literary Series, 7 pm

Host(s):
Sackett Street Writers Workshop

Appearing:
Khaliah Williams
Daniel Castro
Diane Cook
Arianna Ribolini

On the Docket:
Reading
Drinks Served

Please join Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop for our December Literary Series with fiction instructors Khaliah Williams, Daniel Castro, Diane Cook and featured student Arianna Rebolini!
Author Bio(s):

DANIEL CASTRO’S work has appeared in Tampa Review, Gambit Weekly, Miami Herald, and Salon. He is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and has received awards from the Cintas Foundation, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, and fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the MacDowell Colony.

DIANE COOK is the author of the story collection Man V. Nature, and was formerly a producer for the radio show, This American Life. Man V. Nature was a finalist for the Believer Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, received Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway award, and was recently longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Her stories have appeared in Harper’s, Tin House, Granta, and elsewhere and anthologized in Best American Short Stories.

ARIANNA REBOLINI is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn with her partner and two perfect rescue cats. Her focus is primarily on books, mental health, and women’s issues, and her work can be seen at The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Hairpin, Atlas Obscura, and elsewhere. Her debut novel, Public Relations, will be out May 2017.

KHALIAH WILLIAMS is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has been published in Hawaii Women’s Journal, Frontier Psychiatrist, and Day One, and her non-fiction at Buzzfeed, American Short Fiction and Book Country. She is a current fellow at the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction and an Instructor and Advisory Board member of Writers in Baltimore School. Originally from Philadelphia, she lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is at work on a novel and collection of short stories.


Read this article with Zadie Smith. It’s like a breath of fresh air. This continues the theme of being honest and kind and down-to-earth that I find throughout most of her other essays and talks. Enjoy.


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We’ll be playing our final show this year at Troost in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Two sets, 8–11. No cover. Troost is at 1011 Manhattan Ave., between Green and Huron Sts., near the Greenpoint Ave. G. Tell your friends. This will be our final show with longtime bass player Greg Stadnyk. Buy him a drink.



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Nonfiction Night Features:
Garrard Conley (BOY ERASED: A MEMOIR)
Elizabeth Isadora Gold (THE MOMMY GROUP)
Heloise Chung (Lenny Letter)
Christina Wallace (Forbes.com, Elle)
Join us for a reading of the most recent work of the newest Sackett Street instructor Garrard Conley and talented alums!
Wine will be served. Event is free and open to the public—bring your literary-loving friends!

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I read an excerpt this morning on The Center for Fiction’s site. This looks to be a fascinating read. The Center is celebrating its release next week on the 20th.


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It’s happening October 1 this year, at sites all over lower Manhattan. It’s sponsored by The Baffler and Electric Literature. PEN America has the full schedule here.




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