Dixon Place Presents
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SPRING Season 2022
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Wednesday, March 30
7:30 PM EDT
Dixon Place & On Zoom
Lisa Williamson Rosenberg is a writer, former ballet dancer, and psychotherapist specializing in depression, complex trauma, and racial identity. Lisa’s essays have appeared in Longreads, Narratively, Mamalode, the Defenders Online, and The Common. Her fiction has been published in the Piltdown Review and in Literary Mama, where Lisa received a Pushcart nomination. A born-and-raised New Yorker and a mother of two college students, Lisa now lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband and dog. Lisa’s debut novel, EMBERS ON THE WIND is coming 8/22 from Little A. For more information, visit www.lisawrosenberg.com.
Robert Gwaltney, a writer of southern fiction, is a graduate of Florida State University. He resides in Atlanta Georgia where he is an active member of the Atlanta literary community. By day, he serves as Vice President of Easter Seals North Georgia, Inc., Children Services, a non-profit supporting children with disabilities and other special needs. Robert’s work has appeared in such publications as The Signal Mountain Review and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Robert also serves as Prose Editor for The Blue Mountain Review. THE CICADA TREE is his debut novel. Visit Robert at www.robertlgwaltney.com.
Hannah Lillith Assadi teaches fiction at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Her first novel, SONORA, received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. In 2018, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree. Her second novel THE STARS ARE NOT YET BELLS was recently published by Riverhead Books. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.
THURSday, April 28
7:30 PM EDT
Dixon Place & On Zoom
Neda Toloui-Semnani is the author of THEY SAID THEY WANTED REVOLUTION: A MEMOIR OF MY PARENTS. Neda is also a senior writer for the television news magazine, VICE News Tonight. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Kinfolk, New York, LA Review of Books, The Baffler, The Week, BuzzFeed, and Roll Call among others. She’s been featured in The Rumpus and This American Life. She holds a masters of science in gender and social policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a masters in fine arts in nonfiction from Goucher College. She was named a 2018 fellow with the Logan Nonfiction Program and a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA fellow in Nonfiction.
Alex Segura is an acclaimed, award-winning writer of novels, comic books, short stories, and podcasts. He is the author of the upcoming noir novel, SECRET IDENTITY, STAR WARS POE DAMERON: FREE FALL, and the PETE FERNANDEZ MYSTERY SERIES (including the Anthony Award-nominated crime novels DANGEROUS ENDS, BLACKOUT, and MIAMI MIDNIGHT). His short story “Red Zone” won the 2020 Anthony Award for Best Short Story, and his border noir short story, “90 Miles” will be included in The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021. “90 Miles” also won the Best Short Story Anthony Award for 2021. Alex has also written a number of comic books, most notably the superhero noir THE BLACK GHOST the YA music series THE ARCHIES and the “Archie Meets” collection of crossovers, featuring real-life cameos from the Ramones, B-52s, the upcoming all-ages superhero adventure The Dusk, and more. He is also the co-creator/co-writer of the Lethal Lit crime/YA podcast from iHeart Radio, which was named one of the best podcasts of 2018 by The New York Times. By day he is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Oni Press, with previous stints at Archie Comics and DC Comics. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and children.
Sara Lippmann is the author of the story collections DOLL PALACE (rereleased by 713 Books) and JERKS from Mason Jar Press. She was awarded an artist’s fellowship in fiction from New York Foundation for the Arts, and her work has appeared in The Millions, The Washington Post, Best Small Fictions, Split Lip and elsewhere. She teaches with Jericho Writers and lives with her family in Brooklyn. Her debut novel, LECH, will be published by Tortoise Books in September.
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Marco Rafalà is a first-generation Sicilian American novelist and writer for tabletop role-playing games. He earned his MFA in Fiction from The New School and is a cocurator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in New York City. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Literary Hub, and Italian America magazine. His debut novel How Fires End was a 2020 2020 Connecticut Book Awards finalist and honorable mention and won the 2021 Italian American Studies Association Book Award. For more information, visit www.marcorafala.com.
Camellia Phillips’ fiction has appeared in CALYX Journal and cream city review, won first place in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, and been recognized as a finalist in the Glimmer Train Fiction Open contest. She holds an MFA from The New School and received a writing residency at Blue Mountain Center. She is also a longtime writer and leader with social justice organizations and was selected as a 2019 92Y Women inPower Fellow, a program for rising women leaders in New York City. Born and raised in Washington State, she resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels The Ancestor, Slow Down, The Mentor, and The Desire Card. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. His first Sci-fi novel Orange City will be published in 2021. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others.
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