Dixon Place Presents
161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey
Nearby Subway Stops:
F to 2nd Avenue
J Z to Bowery
6 to Spring
M to Essex
B D to Grand
Spring Season 2020
All readings occur in the Lounge at Dixon Place at 7:30 PM. They are free and open to the public.
The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during and after the show. Bar proceeds directly support DP’s artists and mission.
Wednesday, March 25
John Domini’s latest book is The Color Inside a Melon. Blurbs came from Salman Rushdie and Marlon James, and the Washington Post praised it as “sage,” “spry,” and “especially well-turned.” He has three earlier novels and three story collections; The Millions called his work “a new shriek for a new century." Other books include selections of criticism and poetry. He’s published fiction in Paris Review and Ploughshares, non-fiction in GQ and the New York Times, and won a poetry prize from Meridian. Grants include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Domini has taught at Harvard and elsewhere and makes his home in Des Moines.
Joseph Salvatore is the author of the story collection To Assume A Pleasing Shape, published by BOA Editions, and the co-author of the college textbook Understanding English Grammar. A Spanish translation of his story collection, Presentarse En Forma Grata, was published in 2018 by Editorial Dos Bigotes. He is Books Editor at The Brooklyn Rail and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Sunday Book Review. His fiction has appeared in, among other places, The Collagist, Dossier, Epiphany, New York Tyrant, Open City, Post Road, Salt Hill, Sleeping Fish, and Willow Springs. His criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Rain Taxi, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture, Angels of the Americlypse: an Anthology of New Latin@ Writing, the Believer Logger and elsewhere. He is an associate professor of writing at The New School in New York City, where he received the University Distinguished Teaching Award, and was the founding editor of the literary journal LIT. He lives in Queens.
Suzanne Dottino is a writer of fiction and plays. Her latest story "Angel of Mercy," appears in the current issue of The Bellevue Literary Review and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She teaches literature at BMCC. She is the editor of the online literary journal KGB Bar Lit.
Wednesday, April 29
Leila Rafei is the author of SPRING, her debut novel to be released in August 2020. 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.
Rachel Lyon is the author of SELF PORTRAIT WITH BOY, which was long-listed for the Center for Fiction's 2018 First Novel Prize and the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award. Her short work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including One Story, Longreads, Joyland, and Electric Literature. Editor-in-Chief of Epiphany magazine and cofounder of the reading series Ditmas Lit, Rachel has taught at Catapult, the Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Slice Literary, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, her hometown.
Gina Marie Guadagnino is the author of THE PARTING GLASS. She holds a BA in English from New York University, and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. Her work has appeared in the Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction and Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker (and Reader).
Wednesday, May 27
Raised in the great state of Kansas, Farooq Ahmed is a graduate of the Columbia University Creative Writing Program and of Brown University, where he studied biochemistry. He is a Contributing Editor for Photonics magazine, and his writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Nature, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His work has been lauded by the South Asian Journalists Association, and he lives in Los Angeles. KANSASTAN is his debut novel.
Nicole Mabry grew up in Northern California but has lived in Queens for the past 17 years. She went to college at UCLA and Cal State Hayward, graduating with degrees in Art History, Photography and Digital Graphics. She currently works at NBCUniversal managing Photography Post Production for Bravo, SYFY and USA Network. Her award-winning photography has graced the covers of books internationally and has been featured in shows throughout the city. After a successful 20-year career in photography, she decided to take a left turn and go from telling a story with an image, to telling a story with words. Nicole’s debut novel, an apocalyptic women’s fiction thriller, was inspired by a dream she had when a real life snow storm shut down all forms of public transportation in the city. PAST THIS POINT tells the story of one woman and her dog fighting to survive during a deadly virus outbreak that renders New York City a ghost town.
A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Merrill House and Clampitt House resident, Peter Kline teaches writing at the University of San Francisco and in Stanford University's Master of Liberal Arts Program. He is the author of two poetry collections, Deviants (SFASU Press, 2013), and Mirrorforms, which was published by Parlor Press/Free Verse Editions in the fall of 2019.
The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series logo was designed by Gjoko Muratovski.