Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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Wednesday, October 28th

Dixon Place Presents The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

We are pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th will feature Alex Palmer, Virginia Pye, and Mindy Raf.

The reading will occur in the lounge at Dixon Place at 7:30 PM. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Alex Palmer is the author of The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and The Invention of Christmas in New York (Lyons Press), a true-crime tale of a dreamer who founded a group that answered the Santa letters of a quarter-million kids — and made himself rich in the process. Palmer is also the author of two previous nonfiction books, and his writing has appeared in Slate, Vulture,, and the New York Daily News.

Virginia Pye’s debut novel, River of Dust, was published in 2013 by Unbridled Books and was chosen as an Indie Next Pick by the Independent Booksellers Association and a 2014 Virginia Literary Awards Finalist. Virginia has published award-winning short stories in literary magazines, including The North American Review, The Tampa Review, The Baltimore Review, and Failbetter. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence and has taught writing at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Mindy Raf is a writer, comedy performer, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. Mindy has contributed to MTV’s GIRL CODE, COLLEGEHUMOR, TNT, VH1, The Daily Comedy Network, and the MY PARENTS WERE AWESOME anthology. Her comedy and writing have received accolades from BUST MAGAZINE (“we walked out holding on to our ribs from laughing so hard”), PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (“refreshing”), and BCCB (“pitch-perfect”), among others. Her debut YA novel The Symptoms of My Insanity (DIAL/Penguin) is out now.

Dixon Place, an incubator for performing and literary artists since 1986, is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of dance, theater, music, puppetry, literature, performance and visual art at all stages of development. The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during and after the show. Bar proceeds directly support DP’s artists and mission.


Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey.

Nearby Subway Stops:
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J Z to Bowery
6 to Spring
M to Essex
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