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Dixon Place
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 it “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.

Andrea Bartz is a Brooklyn-based writer. Her debut thriller, The Lost Night, received starred reviews in Library Journal and Booklist and was named a best book of 2019 by Glamour, Real Simple, Marie Claire, Buzzfeed, and other publications. Her second novel, The Herd, was named a most-anticipated book of 2020 by Newsweek, the Boston Globe, Popsugar, Goodreads, and more. Andi's also a journalist whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Elle, and many other outlets, and she’s held editorial positions at Glamour, Psychology Today, and Self, among other titles.

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels The Desire Card, The Mentor, and Slow Down. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. The second book in the Desire Card series, Prey No More, is forthcoming in 2020, along with his Alaskan Gold Rush novel The Ancestor. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. After graduating with an MFA from The New School, his writing has also appeared in the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Millions, Cagibi, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press, Monologging and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City.

Wednesday, May 27



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