We will be presenting this event virtually, using Zoom. RSVP here.

The Pigeon Pages NYC reading series nests monthly online via Zoom with McNally Jackson Books. This month, we are thrilled to host Nadia Owusu, Hannah Hirsh, and  Candace Jane Opper, hosted by Jiordan Castle. 

We showcase a dynamic and diverse group of writers for a literary evening each month, and are proud to be a platform for emerging writers while also celebrating the successes of local authors. Our readings are always free & open to the public. 


Hannah Hirsh holds an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, where she served as co-poetry editor of Washington Square Review. She has received support from NYU, the Fine Arts Work Center, the Community of Writers, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. She lives in Brooklyn.

Candace Jane Opper is a writer, a mother, and a visual artist. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Longreads, Narratively, Literary Hub, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Bright Wall/Dark Room, and Vestoj, among others. She is the author of Certain and Impossible Events, selected by Cheryl Strayed for a Kore Press Memoir Award. She grew up in the woods of Southern Connecticut and now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and son.

Nadia Owusu is a Brooklyn-based writer and urban planner. Simon and Schuster will publish her first book, Aftershocks: A Memoir, on January 12, 2021. Her lyric essay chapbook, So Devilish a Fire won the Atlas Review chapbook contest. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the New York Times, the Washington Post’s the Lily, Orion, the Literary Review, The Paris Review Daily, Electric Literature, Catapult, Bon Appétit, Epiphany and others. She is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award.



Jiordan Castle is the author of the chapbook All His Breakable Things. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, HuffPost, New Ohio Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. She is an Editor-at-Large for Pigeon Pages and a contributor to the LA-based food and culture magazine Compound Butter.

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm

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Certain and Impossible Events Cover Image
ISBN: 9781888553932
Availability: Not On Our Shelves - Available to Order
Published: Kore Press - January 15th, 2021

Aftershocks: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982111229
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 2021