Archways 3 featuring Ariel Francisco, Kelly Gallagher, Shay Lawz, Etan Nechin, Kwame Opoku-Duku, Nicholas Rys and Shy Watson (POSTPONED)

Archways 3 featuring Ariel Francisco, Kelly Gallagher, Shay Lawz, Etan Nechin, Kwame Opoku-Duku, Nicholas Rys and Shy Watson (POSTPONED)

Saturday Mar 14, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201

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About the Event.

Archway Editions is the new literary imprint of powerHouse Books, the world-famous art book publisher distributed by Simon & Schuster.

Archway’s mission statement is “to publish the finest authors, at all stages of their careers, who write material which is at odds with the prevailing status quo, both legendary and emerging.  This series is designed to be a literary compliment to the trailblazing artbooks of powerHouse Books proper, pocket-sized texts that are guaranteed to alter the way you see the world.”

The first publications scheduled for 2020 are Ishmael Reed’s The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, Gabe Kruis’ Acid Virga, John Farris’ Last Poems, two books by Mike Sacks, and an anthology of work from the Unpublishable zine and reading series (which includes writing by Arash Azizi, Steve Anwyll, Mary Boo Anderson, Chris Gonzalez, Erin Taylor, Jameson Fitzpatrick, and many more).  The imprint is genre-blind with a goal to publish unconventional books for the widest possible audience.

Archways is the accompanying reading series, which aims to bring that into practice.  Each event will be accompanied by a zine of texts read at the event, which will be compiled into annual anthologies of the same name.  They will showcase authors published through Archway Editions and elsewhere.

Information about previous Archways events can be found here and here.


About the Contributors.



Ariel Francisco Henriquez Cos is the author of A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship (Burrow Press, 2020),  All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) which was named one of the 8 Best Latino Books of 2017 by Rigoberto Gonzalez, and Before Snowfall, After Rain (Glass Poetry Press, 2016). Born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents, he was raised in Miami and completed his MFA at Florida International University. He now lives in Brooklyn and is completing a masters in literary translation. He was named one of the Five Florida Writers to Watch in 2019 by The Miami New Times.









Kelly Gallagher
 is a filmmaker, animator, and Assistant Professor of Film at Syracuse University. Her award winning films and commissioned animations have screened internationally at venues including: the Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, Sundance Film Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, and Ann Arbor Film Festival. She’s presented solo programs of her work at institutions including: UnionDocs, the Wexner, University of Michigan, and UC Santa Cruz, among others. Kelly enthusiastically organizes and facilitates film workshops, camps, and masterclasses for communities and groups of all ages.






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Shay Lawz
is a poet and interdisciplinary artist from Jersey City, NJ. She works at the intersection of text and performance and has presented work at Brown University, RISD, AS220, and Pratt Institute. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Aster(ix), Winter Tangerine, and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. She is a graduate of Brown University’s MFA program and has received fellowships/residencies from Jack Jones Literary Arts, Cave Canem, and CAAPP (University of Pittsburgh). She is a 2019-2020 Digital Studies fellow at Rutgers-Camden and teaches at Pratt Institute in the department of Humanities and Media Studies. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.









Etan Nechin is an Israeli-born journalist, author, and online editor for The Bare Life Review, a journal of immigrant and refugee literature. Twitter: @Etanetan23








Kwame Opoku-Duku
is a Ghanaian-American poet and fiction writer. He is the author of The Unbnd Verses (Glass Poetry Press), and his work is featured in The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review, BOMB, Apogee, The Literary Review, Bettering American Poetry, and other publications. Kwame lives in New York City, where he is an educator, and along with Karisma Price, he is a founding member of the Unbnd Collective. Kwame is an associate poetry editor for BOAAT Journal, and he curates the reading series Dear Ocean.









Nicholas Rys is a writer and college instructor who lives in Syracuse, New York. His fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from Hobart, Heavy Feather Review, BULL, the Antioch Review, and others. He has an MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University.








shy watson
wrote Cheap Yellow (CCM 2018), co-founded blush lit, & is now working on a novel. find more of shy’s work at places like New York Tyrant, The Rumpus, & [PANK]. follow
@localsingle69 on twitter for updates.


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