Volume Reading Series, hosted by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French, happens on the second Saturday of every month. We feature an hour of exceptional prose and poetry readings (7-8), followed by a killer DJ set (8-9) to warm up the room. Meet your favorite writer, get your book signed, bust a move and/or stare at the floor awkwardly. We provide the soundtrack.
This event is always free. Save your $$ for books and beer!
On August 12th, Volume is proud to welcome Lee Matthew Goldberg, Claire Fehrenbacher McMillan and Laurie Stone, followed by a DJ set from Andy French.
Learn more about our brilliant lineup!
LEE MATHEW GOLDBERG’S novel The Mentor is out from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press and has been acquired by Macmillan Entertainment with the film in development. The French translation will be published by Editions Hugo, and in Slovak by Albatros Media. His debut novel Slow Down is a neo-noir thriller. His pilot Join Us was a finalist in Script Pipeline’s TV Writing Competition. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his fiction has also appeared in The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, Essays & Fictions, The New Plains Review, Verdad Magazine, BlazeVOX, and others. He is the co-curator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City.
CLAIRE MCMILLAN is the author of The Necklace (from Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, July 2017) and Gilded Age, inspired by Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth. She grew up in and around Pasadena, California, but for some reason, people always ask if she grew up in Philadelphia. She practiced complex corporate litigation in San Francisco until 2003 and then received an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She currently lives on her husband’s family’s farm near Cleveland with their two children.
LAURIE STONE is the author of My Life as an Animal: Stories. She was a longtime writer for the Village Voice, theater critic for The Nation, and critic-at-large on Fresh Air. She won the Nona Balakian prize in excellence in criticism from the National Book Critics Circle and has published numerous stories in such publications as Fence, Open City, Anderbo, The Collagist, New Letters, TriQuarterly, Threepenny Review, and Creative Nonfiction. In 2005, she participated in “Novel: An Installation,” writing a book and living in a house designed by architects Salazar/Davis in the Flux Factory’s gallery space. She collaborates with composer Gordon Beeferman in text/music works. The world premier of their piece “You, the Weather, a Wolf” was presented in the 2016 season of the St. Urbans concerts. She is at work on The Love of Strangers, a collage of hybrid narratives.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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