PETE'S CANDY STORE READING SERIES
FREE - EVERY OTHER THURSDAY AT 7:30PM
Curated and hosted by Jillian Capewell and Brian Gresko
Over the course of 15 years, Pete's Reading Series has earned a reputation as Brooklyn's premier reading series, where today's literary icons and tomorrow's stars take the stage regularly.
Lynn Melnick is the author of the poetry collections Landscape with Sex and Violence (2017) and If I Should Say I Have Hope (2012), both with YesYes Books, and the co-editor of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in The Guardian, The New Yorker, A Public Space, and elsewhere, and she has written essays and book reviews for Boston Review and LA Review of Books among others. A 2017-2018 fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, she also teaches poetry at the 92Y and serves on the Executive Board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.
Lucy Ives is the author of several books of poetry and short prose, including The Hermit and the novella nineties. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Lapham’s Quarterly, and at newyorker.com. For five years she was an editor with the online magazine Triple Canopy. A graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University. She teaches at the Pratt Institute and is currently editing a collection of writings by the artist Madeline Gins.
Melissa Ragsly is a fiction writer whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, Joyland, Green Mountains Review, Epiphany, Cosmonauts Avenue and The Rag. She is an Associate Editor at A Public Space. She lives in the Hudson Valley.
Thursday, November 16th