Volume Reading Series happens on the second Saturday of every month, featuring an hour of exceptional prose & poetry (7-8) + a killer DJ set (8-9) to warm up the room. This event is always free. Save your $$ for books and beer!
On January 12th, Volume is proud to present Priscilla Becker, Laura Sims and Dave King, followed by a DJ set from returning favorite Jake Perry.
Here’s everything you need to know about our January 12th lineup.
PRISCILLA BECKER’S writing has appeared in Fence, Raritan, The Paris Review, Western Humanities, Poets & Writers, The Brooklyn Rail, Tracks, Filter, Chicago Review and The Nation, among others. Her first full poetry collection, Internal West, won The Paris Review Book Prize, and her second, Stories That Listen, was first runner-up in the Sarabande Book Contest. Morbid Dyslexia, her essay collection, was a finalist for the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. Her chapbook, Death Certificate, is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse.
LAURA SIMS is the author of Looker, a debut novel. She has published four books of poetry, most recently Staying Alive, and is the editor of Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson. She lives outside of New York City with her family.
DAVE KING won the 2006 John Guare Writers Fund Rome Prize Fellowship for his bestselling debut novel, The Ha-Ha, now in development as a film with Michael Shannon. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, The Village Voice, Fence, and the Italian literary journal Nuovi Argomenti, among other venues. An essay, “Once More to the Beach,” is upcoming in Conjunctions. Dave’s story, “The Stamp Collector,” is included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018. He recently completed a new novel and is working on a memoir titled Bad Dog. Dave holds degrees from Cooper Union and Columbia University.
Special thanks to our beloved Spotty Dog Books & Ale, photographer Anna Victoria, and series assistant Geneva Zane.
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