Join Why There Are Words – New York City (WTAW-NYC) on Sunday, June 2, 6 pm, at the Bowery Poetry Club for the excellent work of Laura Catherine Brown, Rebecca Donner, Melissa Duclos, Angela Mitchell, Katie Rogin, and Jenn Stroud Rossmann. $10 at the door or $8 in advance. Get tickets here.
Laura Catherine Brown’s novels are Made By Mary and Quickening, which was featured in Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series. Her short stories have appeared in The Bellingham Review, Monkeybicycle, Paragraphiti, and Tin House. She has been awarded support from The Byrdcliffe Colony, Djerassi, Millay, Ragdale, Ucross, Vermont Studio Center, and VCCA. She currently serves as creative committee co-chair of the Millay Colony for the Arts, and assistant fiction editor of Newfound.
Rebecca Donner is the author of a novel, Sunset Terrace, and Burnout, a graphic novel. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and Bookforum. She is a residential fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography and has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, VCCA, and Vermont Studio Center. Her third book is All the Frequent Trouble of Our Days, out next year.
Melissa Duclos is the author of the novel Besotted, and her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, The Offing, and Bustle. She is the founder of “Magnify: Small Presses, Bigger,” a monthly newsletter that celebrates small books, and co-founder of “Amplify: Women’s Voices, Louder” a quarterly writing retreat that puts woman-identifying writers on the path to publication.
Angela Mitchell is the author of the story collection, Unnatural Habitats and Other Stories (WTAW Press, 2018). Her work has been featured in Colorado Review, New South, Carve, Midwestern Gothic, and other journals. Her story, “Animal Lovers,” was awarded Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction; more recent work has been included in The Best Small Fictions 2018. She has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and has served as an associate fiction editor for december magazine.
Katie Rogin‘s debut novel is Life During Wartime. Her short fiction, essays and criticism have appeared in VICE, PANK, Intellectual Refuge, The Chattahoochee Review, Terrain, Quartz, The Rumpus, The Brooklyn Rail, The Millions, and Sports Illustrated. She wrote for ABC’s “One Life to Live” for which she won a Writers Guild of America award. She also wrote, directed, and produced the short film “In A Blue Mood” which screened at Urbanworld, the IFP Market and the Austin Film Festival.
Jenn Stroud Rossmann is the author of the novel The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh and the essay series “An engineer reads a novel” at Public Books. Her short stories have appeared in Hobart, Cheap Pop, jmww journal, Literary Orphans, and Jellyfish Review, garnering four Pushcart nominations.
Why There Are Words – New York City (WTAW-NYC) is a program of WTAW Press, an independent publisher of award-winning books. The Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery just north of Houston. Phone: (212) 614-0505. For more information contact Michael Collins, coordinator and emcee.