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!
Now it’s time to brag about our September lineup:
BRENDAN MATHEWS is the author of THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG (Little, Brown 2019), a collection of short stories described by Vogue as “vibrant, risk-taking realism.” His debut novel, THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, was chosen as an Honor Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards, longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and named an Indie Next Great Read and an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review.
MELISSA FEBOS is the author of the memoir, WHIP SMART (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, ABANDON ME (Bloomsbury 2017), which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist, a Publishing Triangle Award finalist, an Indie Next Pick, and was widely named a Best Book of 2017.
FEBOS is the inaugural winner of the Jean Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary and the recipient of the 2017 Sarah Verdone Writing Award from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation, The BAU Institute, and Ragdale. Her work has recently appeared in Tin House, Granta, The Believer, and The New York Times. She lives in Brooklyn.
DANNIEL SCHOONEBEEK is the author of AMERICAN BARRICADE (YesYes Books, 2014) and TREBUCHET, a 2015 National Poetry Series selection (University of Georgia Press, 2016). He’s the recipient of a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from Poetry Foundation. His recent work appears in Poetry, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.
THERESA SENATO EDWARDS has published two full-length poetry books: one with painter Lori Schreiner, which won The Tacenda Literary Award for Best Book, and two chapbooks. Her first chapbook, THE MUSIC OF HANDS, was published in a revised second print edition in 2019 by Seven CirclePress. Poems from her newest manuscript titled FRAGMENTS OF WING BONES can be found in Stirring, Gargoyle, The Nervous Breakdown, Thrush, Diode, Rogue Agent, Mom Egg Review, Menacing Hedge, and MOIRA. Edwards was nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, received creative writing residencies from Drop Forge & Tool and Craigardan, and is Poetry Editor of The American Poetry Journal (APJ).
Stick around after the reading for book shopping and signing, along with a one-hour set from DJ LADY PLANET. Special thanks to our beloved Spotty Dog Books & Ale for helping us make magic every month and to Anna Victoria Photography for capturing it all so well.
More information on upcoming featured artists can be found on the Volume Facebook page.
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