Sackett Street at Books Beneath the Bridge Tomorrow at 7pm

10Aug14

Offsite: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Books Beneath the Bridge
Mon Aug 11, 7:00PM

Host(s):
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Appearing:
Marie-Helene Bertino
Scott Cheshire
Robin Black
Julia Fierro

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk

On the Docket:
Reading
Audience Q&A
Book Signing

Marie Helene-Bertino is the author of Safe as Houses, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. An Emerging Writer Fellow at New York’s Center for Fiction, she has spent six years as an editor and writing instructor at One Story. A Philadelphia native, she currently lives in Brooklyn.

Scott Cheshire earned his MFA from Hunter College. He is the interview editor at the Tottenville Review and teaches writing at the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. His work has been published in Slice, AGNI, Guernica and the Picador anthology The Book of Men. He lives in New York City.

Robin Black is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, a finalist for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including One Story, Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and the anthology The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. I. A recipient of fellowships from the Leeway Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Black was the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bryn Mawr College and has taught most recently in the Brooklyn College MFA Program. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.

Julia Fierro is the founder of The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, which has been a creative home to over 2000 writers since 2002. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow, her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Millions, Flavorwire, and other publications, and she has been profiled in The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, The Observer and The Economist. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is the author of the novel Spark. Her short work has appeared in The Literary Review, PANK, and FiveChapters, among others. She is an assistant editor at Barrelhouse and teaches at The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and The Juilliard School. She lives in Manhattan with her husband.

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