Readers for the night include issue one contributors Kathleen Ossip, Robert Ostrom, Sam Allingham, Justin Boening, Brandon Kreitler, Ken L. Walker, Matthew Zingg and Michael Simon. We’ll also feature Kendra Grant Malone reading for Catherine Lacey and Ana Božičević reading for Eileen Myles. Art from the issue will be showcased. Swing guitarist Alex Simon will keep us grooving and shaking all night. You can also enter a raffle to win a year subscription to Ugly Duckling Presse!
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is one of downtown New York’s most vital cultural institutions, presenting an eclectic mix of events — from readings and concerts to comedy nights and storytelling competitions – featuring many of today’s most exciting artists. The bookstore is staffed almost entirely by volunteers and 100 percent of its profits go to Housing Works, Inc., which provides housing, healthcare, job training, and advocacy for New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS. As an independent cultural center, it offers patrons a unique opportunity to join the fight against AIDS and homelessness simply by buying or donating books; eating at our cafe; coming to concerts, readings, and special events; or volunteering on our staff.