Memoir Monday: Featuring Jennifer Pastiloff, Jesse Bernard & Krys Malcolm Belc (Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event)

Memoir Monday: Featuring Jennifer Pastiloff, Jesse Bernard & Krys Malcolm Belc (Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event)

Monday Sep 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

RSVP appreciated. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you plan on attending.  Facebook page found here.

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting an RSVP for this event DOES NOT guarantee entrance. This is a free-access event — entrance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


About the Series.
Memoir Monday is a collaboration between Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, The Rumpus, Granta, Guernica, and Longreads to bring the very best first-person writing together all in one place.

All events are free, and there will be wine.


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About the Readers.

JENNIFER PASTILOFF travels the world with her unique workshop On Being Human, a hybrid of yoga-related movement, writing, sharing aloud, letting the snot fly, and the occasional dance party. Jennifer is a frequent contributor to SHAPE Magazine, including SHAPE Escape at Miraval Resort and the Women Run the World initiative, and she has been featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, Health Magazine, CBS News, and others for her unique style of teaching, which she has taught to thousands of women in sold-out workshops all over the world. Jen is also the guest speaker at Canyon Ranch, and she leads Writing and The Body workshops with author Lidia Yuknavitch, as well as retreats with Emily Rapp Black. Founder of the online magazine The Manifest-Station, when Jen is not traveling she is based in Los Angeles with her husband and son and a cup of coffee.

JESSE BERNARD is a writer and journalist based in London, focusing on mapping the genealogy of Black British music. He’s currently working on his debut non-fiction book, Escaping Babylon, a deep exploration into the past thirty years of Black British music and culture.

KRYS MALCOLM BELC is the author of the flash nonfiction chapbook In Transit (The Cupboard Pamphlet) and his essays have appeared in Granta, The Rumpus, Black Warrior Review, and in the Best of the Net 2018. His work has been supported by the Sustainable Arts Foundation and has won contests at Redivider and Pigeon Pages. He lives in Philadelphia with his partner and their three young children.

About your Host.

LILLY DANCYGER is a contributing editor, writing instructor, and columnist at Catapult, assistant books editor at Barrelhouse, and the former memoir editor of Narratively. She’s also the editor of BURN IT DOWN, an anthology of essays on women’s anger, forthcoming from Seal Press this October, and her own writing has appeared in Psychology Today, The Rumpus, the Washington Post, Catapult, the Guardian, New York Magazine, and more.


Bookings are closed for this event.