Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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Thursday, October 20th

Dixon Place Presents The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

We are pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Thursday, October 20th will feature Leah Umansky, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, and Julia Phillips.

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

Leah Umansky is the author of the dystopian-themed Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016), the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream, voted one of The Top 10 Chapbooks To Read Now in 2014 by Time Out New York, (Kattywompus Press, 2014) and the full length collection, Domestic Uncertainties, (BlazeVOX, 2013). She is a graduate of the MFA Program in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and a graduate of the MA in English Education – Secondary Education from CUNY- Hunter College.

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is the author of three novels: The Special Power of Restoring Lost Things, Orion’s Daughters, and Spark. She has an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and young son. For more, please visit:

Julia Phillips writes about Russia. Her fiction has been published in The Antioch Review, The Rumpus, and The Toast, while her nonfiction has been in BuzzFeed, Jezebel, The Moscow Times, and The Cut. She’s a Fulbright recipient in creative writing.

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:
F to 2nd Avenue
J Z to Bowery
6 to Spring
M to Essex
B D to Grand