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Pete's Reading: Arnold, Knecht, & Sheehan {Brooklyn, NY}

  • Pete's Candy Store 709 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, NY (map)

On Thursday, June 21st, Pete's Reading Series closes our winter/spring season with three fantastic writers: Mary-Kim Arnold (LITANY FOR THE LONG MOMENT), Rosalie Knecht (WHO IS VERA KELLY?), and Dan Sheehan (RESTLESS SOULS). Come hear them read, then linger to chat, drink, and pick up their books, which will be for sale via WORD Bookstore.

Mary-Kim Arnold is a poet, writer, and visual artist. Litany for the Long Moment, her book-length experimental essay, was selected by Carla Harryman for the 2016 Essay Press Prize. She serves on the Advisory Board for The Rumpus, where she edits the occasional column, Multitudes, a partnership with VONA/Voices of Our Nation Arts, and she co-chairs the Board of Directors for the feminist art collective, the Dirt Palace. Adopted from Korea and raised in New York, she lives in Rhode Island with her husband and children, where she teaches in Brown University's Nonfiction Writing Program. 

Rosalie Knecht is a writer, social worker, and translator in New York. Her work includes the novel Relief Map (2016) and a translation of Aira's The Seamstress and the Wind, and she writes the Dear Book Therapist column at Lit Hub. Her second novel, Who is Vera Kelly?, is coming in June 2018 from Tin House.

Dan Sheehan is an Irish fiction writer, journalist, and editor. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. His writing has appeared in The Irish Times, GQ, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, TriQuarterly, Words Without Borders, Electric Literature, and Literary Hub, among others. He lives in New York, where he is the Book Marks editor at Literary Hub and a contributing editor at Guernica Magazine, and was a recipient of the 2016 Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship. His debut novel, Restless Souls, is available now from Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK) and Ig Publishing (US).

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