Brooklyn Writers Space Reading: Sohn, Levy, Merrill, Greenberg Morse
October 18, 2019, 7:00 PM
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 Amy Sohn, Robert Levy, Judson Merrill, and Sarah Greenberg Morse.
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.
Robert Levy's novel The Glittering World was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, while shorter work has appeared in Black Static, Shadows & Tall Trees, The Dark, The Best Horror of the Year, and The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction, and many more. Anaïs Nin at the Grand Guignol, an erotic dark fantasy/horror novella written in the style of the literary icon's legendary diaries, is out this month from Lethe Press. A Brooklyn native, he teaches at the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing.
Sarah Greenberg Morse is a new writer who was raised in a family of writers in the New York art world of the 1970s. After several classes at Sackett Street Writers and a pivotal personal essay workshop with Meghan Daum, she arrived at the Brooklyn Writers Space in January to start work on a memoir. She holds a BA in Art History from Vassar College and an MBA from NYU. During the week she works with visuals at The Wall Street Journal. Weekends are for writing, and for clattering around her newly empty nest with her husband of 24 years. Her daily inspiration is her Uncle Marty - 101 years old and still writing.
Amy Sohn is the author of ten books, including Prospect Park West, Motherland, and The Actress. A former columnist for the New York Press, New York, the New York Post, and Grazia (UK), she has written pilots and original movies for ABC, Fox, Lifetime, Vice, and HBO. Her latest work, CBD!, is a parody about cannabinoid in the vein of William Steig’s classic children’s book CDB! Her narrative non-fiction book about nineteenthcentury feminists for Farrar, Straus & Giroux will be published in 2021. A lifelong New Yorker, she lives in Brooklyn.
Judson Merrill grew up in Maine, studied literature and writing at Brown University, and received his MFA from Brooklyn College, where he also taught writing for several years. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Chicago Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Southampton Review, Unstuck, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other publications. He has been an Artist in Residence at Millay Colony, Ox-Bow, Lighthouse Works, Hewnoaks, and Guild Hall. He currently teaches at the University of Southern Maine.