Featuring readings from:Jacob M. Appel, author of The Biology of Luck (Elephant Rock Books)A published writer, a licensed New York City sightseeing guide, and a scholar with multiple degrees in the fields of writing, philosophy, medicine and law, Jacob Appel is something of a modern day renaissance man. Appel's first novel, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, won the Dundee International Book Prize U.K. He’s won the Tobias Wolff Award, the Walker Percy Prize, the Kurt Vonnegut Prize, and others. Appel’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Huffington Post and elsewhere, including law and medical journals. His plays have been produced in NYC and California. He is currently a practicing psychiatrist at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where he resides. Christopher Merkner, author of The Rise and Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic (Coffee House Press)Christopher Merkner teaches creative writing at West Chester University. His work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Fairy Tale Review, Gettysburg Review, New Orleans Review, andBest American Mystery Stories. About his new collection of stories, Booklist writes: “Merkner’s first short story collection provides a voyeuristic vantage point on fractured lives. He has the striking ability to turn the familiar into the uncanny and morph the comfortable into the weird, and, clearly, he’s at home in that strange realm."Barbara Browning, author of I'm Trying To Reach You (Two Dollar Radio)Barbara Browning is the author of two novels: The Correspondence Artist and I'm Trying to Reach You, both published by Two Dollar Radio. She has also published an audionovel Who Is Mr Waxman? and two academic books Samba and Infection Rhythm. She has a PhD in comparative literature from Yale University and teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She’s also a poet, a dancer, and an amateur ukuleleist. Moderated by Heidi Wisbach at Elephant Rock Books.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
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