Pigeon Pages September Literary Reading

  • BookCourt 163 Court Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States

Please join us for our September Reading featuring Lynn Steger Strong (Hold Still), Michele Filgate, Saxon Baird, Miko Jeffries, & Jerome Murphy @ Bookcourt Bookstore in Brooklyn, hosted by Alisson Wood.

LYNN STEGER STRONG's first novel, HOLD STILL, was released by Liveright/Norton in 2016. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Lithub, Catapult, Elle, and elsewhere. She teaches at Columbia, Pratt, Catapult, and Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and lives in Brooklyn with her family. 

MICHELE FILGATE is a contributing editor at Literary Hub and VP/Awards for the National Book Critics Circle. She's also the founder and host of Red Ink, a quarterly literary series dedicated to women writers. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Refinery29, Slice, The Paris Review Daily, Tin House, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Salon, Interview Magazine, Buzzfeed, The Barnes & Noble Review, Poets & Writers, The Boston Globe, and other publications. She teaches creative nonfiction for The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and Catapult.

SAXON BAIRD has written for Guernica, Slate, Vice Sports, Eater, Gothamist, Large Up and many other places. He's also produced several radio documentaries for PRI's Peabody Award-winning Afropop Worldwide. 

JEROME ELLISON MURPHY received an MFA in 2011 from the Creative Writing Program at New York University, where he currently serves as Undergraduate Programs Manager. His critical writing has been featured in LA Review of Books, Publishers Weekly, American Poets, The Brooklyn Rail, and Lambda Literary, and he has been a frequent participant in the Emotive Fruition poetry performance series curated by Thomas Dooley. His poems have been featured in The Awl and included in a program on NPR’s Radiolab, but most frequently appear on the ceiling as you lie awake at 4 a.m. 

MIKO JEFFRIES is a native New Yorker who studies creative writing at NYU. Her writing has appeared in the literary journals, Thesis and Dovetail. She enjoys astrology, being extremely nostalgic, and traveling.

ALISSON WOOD's s essays, stories, and poems have appeared in places including The New York Times, Catapult, Dovetail Literary Journal, Stillwater Magazine, and Salad Days Substance. She is the Managing Editor of the online literary magazine Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, and is studying creative writing and literature at NYU. You can bother her on twitter @literaryTswift.