Brooklyn Writers Space Reading: Parker, Greenwood, Schappell, Epstein

May 17, 2019, 7:00 PM

143 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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 Diantha Parker, David Greenwood, Elissa Schappell, and Jennifer Cody Epstein. 

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.


Diantha Parker is an award-winning reporter and audio producer whose career in radio and print journalism spans The New York Times, NPR, WBEZ-Chicago, BBC, CBC, and other outlets. Her reporting has most often focused on criminal justice and veterans affairs, although she is also a founding producer of NPR’s news quiz show, Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me! She lives in Brooklyn and is at work on a memoir about growing up with her father, an American who joined a foreign army to fight fascism in Europe

David Greenwood's stories have appeared in Fence, Electric Literature, Tin House's Open Bar, The Brooklyn Review, Dislocate, and elsewhere. He has an MFA from Brooklyn College.

Elissa Schappell is the author of two books of fiction, Blueprints for Building Better Girls, and Use Me, a runner-up for the PEN Hemingway Award. She is also a journalist, essayist, and book reviewer, as well as a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, former Senior Editor of The Paris Review and a Founding-editor of Tin House. She teaches in the MFA Fiction Writing Program at Columbia.

Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of three novels, the most recent of which—Wunderland (Crown, 2019) was called a “searing account of life in Nazi Germany [and]a heartbreaking page-turner" by People Magazine and "intimate, unflinching saga of friendship, womanhood and the awful legacy of Nazi Germany" by USA Today. Her second novel, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment (W.W. Norton, 2013) won the 2013 Asian Pacific Association of Librarians Honor award for outstanding fiction. Her first novel, The Painter from Shanghai (W. W. Norton, 2007) was an international bestseller and published in 16 countries. She has also written for The Wall Street Journal and Self, Mademoiselle, Parents and Real Simple magazines, the NBC and HBO networks and The Nation in Bangkok, Thailand. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is community manager of the Brooklyn Writers Space Annex in Cobble Hill.