Memoir Monday: Featuring Porochista Khakpour, Jeannie Vanasco, Ash Sanders, & Dara Lurie— Hosted by Lilly Dancyger

Memoir Monday: Featuring Porochista Khakpour, Jeannie Vanasco, Ash Sanders, & Dara Lurie— Hosted by Lilly Dancyger

Monday Jun 18, 2018
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 event found here.

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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.

We started out as a weekly newsletter, and we’re now expanding to include a monthly reading series!

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About the Readers.







JEANNIE VANASCO is the author of THE GLASS EYE: A MEMOIR. Featured by Poets & Writers as one of the five best literary nonfiction debuts of 2017, THE GLASS EYE was also selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, an Indies Introduce Pick, and an Indie Next Pick. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Believer, the New York Times, Tin House, and on She lives in Baltimore and is an assistant professor of English at Towson University. She also teaches in the Master of Arts in Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University.

ASH SANDERS is an essayist, journalist, and storyteller who grew up in the granite mountains of Salt Lake City and now writes in the glass canyons of New York. Her essays and journalism have been published in Two Cities Review, Narratively, Rolling Stone, and NPR, and one of her award-winning live stories was recently made into a short, multimedia piece with the Utah Opera. She’s currently working on a novel about coal, climate, babies, and free diving (what else?), and writes about New York political history for Social Justice Tours.

DARA LURIE is an author, book coach, and workshop facilitator with the TMI Project in Kingston, NY. Her first book, GREAT SPACE OF DESIRE; Writing FOR PERSONAL EVOLUTION, is a memoir and creative guide for writers wishing to tell their own stories. As a writing coach and workshop facilitator, Dara is deeply committed to creating transformational writing and learning experiences for individuals of diverse ages, cultures, and cognitive backgrounds. She is currently gathering material for her next book project.

POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR’s debut novel SONS AND OTHER FLAMMABLE OBJECTS was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, one of the Chicago Tribune’s Fall’s Best, and the 2007 California Book Award winner in the “First Fiction” category. Her second novel, THE LAST ILLUSION, was a 2014 “Best Book of the Year” according to NPR, Kirkus, BuzzFeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and many more. Among her many fellowships is a National Endowment for the Arts award. Her nonfiction has appeared in many sections of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Elle, Slate, Salon, and Bookforum, among many others. Currently, she is guest faculty at VCFA and Stonecoast’s MFA programs as well as Contributing Editor at The Evergreen Review. Born in Tehran and raised in the Los Angeles area, she lives in Harlem. Her memoir, SICK, is forthcoming on June 5 from Harper Perennial.


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