Memoir Monday: Featuring Readings by Sabrina Imbler, Nina Sharma, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich and Nick Flynn — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger

Memoir Monday: Featuring Readings by Sabrina Imbler, Nina Sharma, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich and Nick Flynn — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger

Monday Nov 26, 2018
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 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 this month’s Readers:

NICK FLYNN has received fellowships and awards from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation, PEN, and the Library of Congress. Some of the venues his poems, essays, and nonfiction have appeared in include The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and National Public Radio’s This American Life. He is currently a professor on the creative writing faculty at the University of Houston, where he is in residence each Spring. In 2015 he published his ninth book, MY FEELINGS, a collection of poems, with Graywolf. His work has been translated into 15 languages.

ALEXANDRIA MARZANO-LESNEVICH is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A MURDER AND A MEMOIR, recipient of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir and the 2018 Chautauqua Prize. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly,, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of London, and The Guardian, it was an Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, and a finalist for a New England Book Award and a Goodreads Choice Award. It has been published in the US, the UK, and the Netherlands; translations are forthcoming in Turkey, Korea, Taiwan, Spain, Greece, Brazil, and France. The recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, and Yaddo, as well as a Rona Jaffe Award, Marzano-Lesnevich lives in Portland, Maine and is an Assistant Professor of English at Bowdoin College.

NINA SHARMA’s work has been featured in journals such as Electric Literature, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Longreads, The Margins, The Asian American Literary Review, and The Feminist Wire. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her essay, “Not Dead.” She is a diversity scholar at The Magnet Improvisation Theater and performed in the 2018 Diverse as Fuck Comedy Festival. A 2017 and 2018 Asian Women Giving Circle grantee, she leads her AWGC-funded workshop, “No Name Mind: Stories of Mental Health from Asian America” at The Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

SABRINA IMBLER is a queer, half-Chinese science journalist and essayist. She is a staff writer for Wirecutter and writes the monthly “My Life in Sea Creatures” column at Catapult, which mixes memoir, cultural criticism, and science writing. Her writing has also appeared in Audubon, Scientific American, The Big Roundtable, and The Week, among others.


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