Dixon Place Presents The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series
We are pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, September 13 will feature Nancy Hightower, Alex Gilvarry, and Jessie Chaffee.
The reading will occur in the lounge at Dixon Place at 7:30 PM. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Nancy Hightower has been published in places such as Entropy, Sundog Lit, Word Riot, storySouth, Flapperhouse, and Gargoyle, and has written about politics and religion in HuffPost. From 2014-2016, she reviewed science fiction and fantasy for The Washington Post. She is the author of The Acolyte, (poetry, Port Yonder Press, 2015), and is currently working on a book about digital storytelling with Paul D. Miller for Duke University Press, as well as a memoir about growing up in the evangelical South.
Alex Gilvarry was born in Staten Island, New York, in 1981. He is the author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, winner of the Hornblower Award for First Fiction (from the New York Society Library), Best New Voice 2012 by Bookspan, and selected by the New York Times as an Editor’s Choice. He’s a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 nominee and he has received fellowships from the Harry Ransom Center and the Norman Mailer Center. His essays and criticism have appeared in The Nation, Boston Globe, NPR’s All Things Considered, and many other publications. His second novel, Eastman Was Here, is forthcoming from Viking in August 2017. He is a professor of creative writing at Monmouth University where he teaches fiction.
Jessie Chaffee‘s debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy, was published by The Unnamed Press in May 2017. She was awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright Grant in Creative Writing to Italy to complete the novel, during which time she was the Writer-in-Residence at Florence University of the Arts. Her writing has been published in The Rumpus, Bluestem, Global City Review, Big Bridge, and The Sigh Press, among others. She lives in New York City, where she is an editor at Words Without Borders, an online magazine of international literature.
The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during and after the show. Bar proceeds directly support DP’s artists and mission.
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