The Brooklyn Writers Space brings its monthly reading series to Community Bookstore! Join us for an evening of reading and discussion, open to the public, featuring Kimberly Torne, Powell Pittman, Sophie Grimes, and Mark Lilla.
Brooklyn Writers Space was founded fifteen years ago to provide an affordable sanctuary where writers can turn off their phones, ignore the dishes in the sink, and do the hard work of writing.Since then, BWS has served over 1800 writers who have published countless articles, books, dissertations, poems, stage and screen plays.
Kimberly Torne is a Brooklyn based writer of children's books and artist. Under the pen name Jamie Mae, she wrote the Isle of Misfit series for little bee books (2019). She is also an author of dark, twisty, and often very queer stories for teens. You can find her art and poetry on Instagram @tornepages.
Powell Pittman is a Southern dude. He went to a university and earned degrees, then spent time as an army officer doing military things. He now shares an apartment with an old woman in a nearby neighborhood, where he writes stuff. In his free time he travels places, enjoys this and that, and occasionally participates in whatnot and so forth.
Sophie Grimes holds an MFA in Poetry from Boston University. She is author of two chapbooks: City Structures (2013), and Waiting for the Exterminator (2019). Poems of hers have been published by Hanging Loose Press, The Literary Review, and Lockjaw Magazine among many other small presses. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and for Bettering American Poetry. Sophie currently lives in Brooklyn where she supports teacher recruitment efforts at the New York City Department of Education and writes poetry reviews for Publishers Weekly. To learn more, visit sophiegrimes.com.
Mark Lilla’s most recent books are The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics and The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction. He is a contributor to the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, and publications worldwide. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lectures widely and has delivered the Weizmann Memorial Lecture in Israel and the Carlyle Lectures at Oxford University. In 2015 Overseas Press Club of America awarded him its prize for Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium. A former professor at NYU and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, he joined Columbia University in 2007 as Professor of the Humanities.