Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Reasons To Leave Your Apartment

Turnstyle Reading Series

Nicole Cooley, Kathryn Harrison and others
Start Time: Thursday, March 12 at 6:30pm
End Time: Thursday, March 12 at 8:30pm
Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Dearest friends,

March is Small Press Month and EARSHOT's got your small press fix! Both readings this month are official SPM events, the first on Friday, March 13th at 8 PM! As usual, you can find us at ROSE LIVE MUSIC, on 345 Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Our two small press superstars will be IDRA NOVEY, author of The Next Country and representing Alice James Books, and TARA L. MASIH from Rose Metal Press, editor of the forthcoming book, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction! Three MFA readers will round out the evening in spectacular fashion.

Admission is a paltry $5, which scores you a free drink! Don't miss it!

For the entire Small Press Month event calendar, visit

WHEN: Sunday, March 15th from 4:40 to 6 pm

WHERE: 440 Gallery, 440 6th Ave. at 9th St., F to 7th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn

CONTACT: Brooke Shaffner at

Admission Free


Patrick Rosal is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive, which won the Members' Choice Award from the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and most recently My American Kundiman, which won the Association of Asian American Studies 2006 Book Award in Poetry as well as the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award. His poems and essays have been published widely in journals and anthologies including Harvard Review, Literary Review, Brevity, Columbia, Language for a New Century and the Beacon Best. His work has been honored by the annual Allen Ginsberg Awards, the James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Arts and Letters Prize, and Best of the Net among others. He has served as visiting writer at Penn State Altoona, Centre College, and the University of Texas, Austin. He taught creative writing for many years at Bloomfield College and twice served on the faculty of Kundiman’s Summer Retreat for Asian American Poets.

Ryan Berg, a graduate of The New School, received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Hunter College in 2008. There he was a Hertog and Nita Koblin Fellow. Last summer Ryan was a recipient of a MacDowell Colony artist residency. He is currently working on a memoir about the two years he spent as a group home caseworker for GLBT youth in New York City, the first chapter of which appeared in Ploughshares.

Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Delivered (Persea Books) and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals. Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers and grants and fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts, Urban Artists Initiative and The MacDowell Colony. She is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University. Together with Joseph O. Legaspi, she co-founded Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving Asian American poets.

Ellen Kahn’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Her most recent solo exhibitions were at Graficas Gallery, Nantucket, MA, and Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY. She has been in many group exhibitions, including Von Lintel Gallery, New York City; National Library of Argentina, Buenos Aires; Centro Cultural San Angel, Mexico City; Museo Regional de Michoancan, Morelia, Mexico; Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY; and The Drawing Center, New York City. She was awarded residencies at the Fundacion Valparaiso, Vermont Studio Center, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Kahn studied at Carnegie Mellon University and received her BFA from the Boston Museum School and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.

About 440 Gallery: Park Slope’s only artist-run gallery, a jewel box space offering an alternative venue for Brooklyn artists. 440 Gallery seeks to present surprising, unexpected art to the community through exhibitions, talks, readings and events centered around direct contact with the artist. Open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 pm, or by appointment.

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