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We hope you're healthy, safe, and calm during this aberrant and curious time. Dixon Place is deeply committed to its artists and patrons, and looks forward to resuming programs as soon as possible! In compliance with New York's mandate to close theaters, Dixon Place programs will be suspended until further notice.

With support from Dixon Place's wonderful staff, Guerrilla Lit Reading Series events are now on Zoom.

Spring Season 2021

Now on Zoom

We’d be so grateful if you consider making a donation to keep the literary fires burning at Dixon Place!  

Wednesday, March 31


Amanda Erin Miller is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Amanda’s nonfiction, fiction, and poetry have appeared in The Rumpus, Freerange Nonfiction, PEN America’s Temperature Check: Covid-19 Behind Bars, Sylvia Magazine, JewishFiction.net, Fearsome Critters, Quaranzine: Art in Isolation, Cratelit, So Long: Short Memoirs of Loss and Remembrance, Underwired Magazine and other publications. She is the co-editor of Words After Dark: A Lyrics, Lit & Liquor Anthology (2020) and author of One Breath, Then Another: A Memoir (2012). Since 2012, she has produced Lyrics, Lit & Liquor, an NYC literary and performance series. Amanda serves on the Nonfiction committee for PEN America’s Prison Writing Contest and has toured her solo shows to festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Scotland.  www.lucidriverpress.com


Amy Dupcak is the author of Dust, Short Stories (2016) and the co-editor and designer of Words After Dark: A Lyrics, Lit & Liquor Anthology (2020). Her fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Entropy, Sonora Review, Phoebe, Hypertext, Fringe, Litro, and other literary journals, while her poetry has been featured in Passengers, District Lit, The Night Heron Barks, and Alternative Field's In Isolation anthology. She earned her MFA in Fiction from The New School and acts as the Fiction Editor of Cagibi. Amy has been leading creative and essay writing workshops at Writopia Lab since 2012, working primarily with teens, and also works with adults at The Writer's Rock.


Clifford Brooks is founder of the Southern Collective Experience and Editor-in-Chief of the Blue Mountain Review. He hosts Dante's Old South on NPR/WUTC and This Business of Music & Poetry. He’s written three books of poetry: The Draw of Broken Eyes & Whirling Metaphysics, Athena Departs, and Exiles of Eden. He currently travels the South writing his new collection, The Book of Old Gods

Wednesday, April 28

An Evening with Authors from Outpost19 Books


Jason Schwartzman’s essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Narratively, The Rumpus, Hobart, River Teeth, Nowhere Magazine, Human Parts, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Hippocampus Magazine, and elsewhere. He is a Founding Editor of True.Ink, a revival of the classic adventure magazine. No One You Know is Schwartzman’s debut book. 


Jon Roemer is a writer and editor based in San Francisco. He is founder and senior editor of Outpost19, an award-winning book publisher. He is queer, a San Francisco resident since 1991 and an explorer of urban change. Roemer studied literature and fiction writing at Northwestern. His novel Five Windows is available now. 

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David Winner's Kirkus-recommended novel, Tyler’s Last, concerns Patricia Highsmith and Tom Ripley. His first novel, The Cannibal of Guadalajara, won the Gival Novel Prize and was nominated for a National Book Award. A co-editor of Writing the Virus, an anthology of writings about Covid and these times, he is the fiction editor of The American, a senior editor at StatORec, and a frequent contributor to The Brooklyn Rail. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The Millions, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, Fiction and several other venues in the U.S. and U.K. His latest novel, Enemy Combatant, comes out in March.

Wednesday, May 26


Leila Rafei is the author of Spring. Her writing has appeared in news outlets including DC Magazine, Muftah, and Mondoweiss. She grew up in the Washington, DC area, came of age in Cairo, Egypt, and now lives in New York, where she works in communications at the ACLU.

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Jeff W. Bens is the author of the novels Albert, Himself and The Mighty Oak, a Publishers Weekly “Book of the Week” and a Longform “Pick of the Week.” His short fiction and essays are published widely. A founding member of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Bens currently directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Manhattanville College, in Purchase, New York.


Keisha Bush was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her MFA in creative writing from The New School, where she was a Riggio Honors Teaching Fellow and recipient of an NSPE Dean’s Scholarship. After a career in corporate finance and international development that brought her to live in Dakar, Senegal, she decided to focus full-time on her writing. She lives in East Harlem. No Heaven for Good Boys is her debut novel.



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Marco Rafalà is a first-generation Sicilian American novelist, musician, and writer for award-winning 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 and Literary Hub. His debut novel How Fires End won the honorable mention in fiction for the 2020 Connecticut Book Awards. 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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