Books & Bottles, the night dedicated to those who love reading and wine, returns this month with an all-star lineup: Lilly Dancyger, editor of the recent anthology Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger, and contributors Marisa Siegel and Erin Khar. Wine to match the book will be served as Lilly, Marisa, and Erin read from Burn It Down. A discussion and Q&A will follow, moderated by host Mickie Meinhardt.
Books & Bottles is a monthly series with The Buzzed Word and Guernica in which pre-selected books are paired with wines for a discussion on both. Book club attendees can purchase the featured book at McNally Jackson Williamsburg for 10% discount. All the wine offered will be available for purchase at local wine shop, Vine Wine. Free; must be 21+.
Lilly Dancyger is a contributing editor and columnist at Catapult, and assistant editor at Barrelhouse Books. She's the editor of Burn It Down and the author of Negative Space, a reported and illustrated memoir forthcoming in 2021. She is the founder and host of Memoir Monday, a weekly newsletter and monthly reading series and her writing has been published by Longreads, The Washington Post, Glamour, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and more. She lives in New York City, and she spends way too much time on twitter (where you can find her at @lillydancyger).
Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her poems have appeared in Handsome, Zaum, (T)here, and elsewhere. Her essay "Inherited Anger" appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press. 2019) and her debut poetry chapbook is forthcoming from Burrow Press in 2021. She is Editor-in-Chief and owner of The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter @marisasaystweet.
Erin Khar is known for her writing on addiction, recovery, mental health, relationships, parenting, infertility, and self-care. Her memoir about her fifteen-year battle with heroin addiction, Strung Out, is forthcoming February 25, 2020. Erin's weekly advice column, Ask Erin, is published on Ravishly. Her personal essays have appeared in SELF, Marie Claire, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and others. She's the recipient of the Eric Hoffer Editor's Choice Prize and lives in New York City with her husband and two kids.
Mickie Meinhardt is a Brooklyn-based writer and literary event host. She is the Events Director for Guernica magazine, the co-founder of New York writer's variety show Same Page, and the founder of the literary wine project The Buzzed Word, now a live series in New York and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in Guernica, The Bitter Southerner, Eater, and The Seventh Wave, among others, and she holds an MFA from The New School where she was a Creative Writing Fellow. You can find her most places on the Internet @mickiemyheart and her wine writing @thebuzzedword.