Brooklyn Writers Space Reading: Maslow, Lichtblau, and Kastnelson

February 21, 2020, 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 Leslie Maslow, Julie Lichtblau, and Anna Kastnelson.

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.

Julia Lichtblau’s fiction, criticism, and essays have appeared in American Fiction, The American Scholar, Commonweal, The Common, Blackbird, Narrative, The Florida Review, Superstition Review, The Drum, and elsewhere. She was book review editor of The Common for seven years and taught writing about business and the economy at Drew University. She is working on a novel set in West Africa and Washington, D.C. Before turning to fiction, she covered international finance in New York and Paris for BusinessWeek and Dow Jones Newswires for 15 years. She has an MFA in Fiction from Bennington College and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Anna Katsnelson is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University and at CUNY. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austinand was a Fulbright IIE Scholar to Brazil. She co-edited, with David Shneer, a special issue of the Journal of East European Jewish Affairs The New Wave of Russian-Jewish-American Culture, published by Routledge Press in 2017. Her articles on contemporary Russian American and American Jewish culture have appeared in Bustle and Forward. 

Leslie Maslow is a writer and editor. Her short stories, essays and humor pieces have appeared in Open City Magazine, McSweeny's Internet Tendency, Tin House and other journals.