Happy May! We are so excited to announce our all-women powerhouse line-up for this lovely month. Come see five fabulous writers with forthcoming or recently published books share their prose on Sunday, May 18. It’s sure to be a great night. 7 PM at Jimmy’s No. 43.
Julia Fierro is the author of Cutting Teeth, her debut novel to be released by St. Martin’s Press in May 2014. Cutting Teeth was recently included in Library Journal‘s “Spring Best Debuts” and on “Most Anticipated Books of 2014” lists by HuffPost Books, The Millions, Flavorwire, Brooklyn Magazine, and Marie Claire. Her work has been published, or is forthcoming, in Guernica, Poets & Writers, Glamour, and other publications, and she has been profiled in the L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, The Observer and The Economist. In 2002, Julia founded The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and what started as eight writers meeting in her Brooklyn kitchen has grown into a creative home for over 2000 writers. A graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she teaches the Post-MFA workshops at Sackett Street.
Alden Jones is the author of The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia, named a Top 10 Travel Book of the season by Publishers Weekly and the Best Travel Book of 2013 by The Huffington Post. Her stories and essays have appeared in AGNI, Post Road, the Barcelona Review, the Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, and have been anthologized in Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet and the Best American Travel Writing. Her story collection, Unaccompanied Minors, won the 2013 New American Fiction Prize and is forthcoming in June. She lives in Boston.
Mimi Lipson lives in Kingston, New York. Her debut story collection, The Cloud of Unknowing, comes out May 13 from Yeti Publishing.
Jenny Offill is the author of the novels Last Things, which was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times and was a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award, and Dept. of Speculation, which was published this year. She is the coeditor, with Elissa Schappell, of two anthologies of essays, The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything. Her children’s books include 17 Things I’m Not Allowed to Do Anymore, 11 Experiments That Failed, and Sparky. She teaches in the writing programs at Queens University, Brooklyn College, and Columbia University.
Meg Tuite’s writing has appeared in numerous journals. She is the author of two short story collections, Bound By Blue (Sentenia Books 2013) and Domestic Apparition (San Francisco Bay Press 2011), and three chapbooks, her last titled Her Skin is a Costume (Red Bird Chapbooks 2013). She won the Twin Antlers Collaborative Poetry Award from Artistically Declined Press for her poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging (2014), written with Heather Fowler and Michelle Reale, and is currently working on a mixed genre collection that will be published in late 2014. She teaches at the Santa Fe Community College, lives in Santa Fe with her husband and menagerie of pets. Her blog is megtuite.com.