Join Pigeon Pages for their January reading, showcasing Garrard Conley, Krys Malcolm Belc, Erica Cardwell, & Hannah Rego, hosted by Alisson Wood. Pigeon Pages is a literary space where emerging and established writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to nest together. We seek to champion voices that are not always allowed to sing loudly. Pigeon Pages is a literary journal that grew organically from the reading series, PIgeon Pages NYC. The reading series acts as a physical space to host our diverse writers, and the online literary journal is a supportive platform accessible anywhere and to all. Pigeon Pages NYC showcases established and emerging voices in literature side by side every month. Join us for an evening full of pigeons and writers, their favorite things. You can always find them in their online nest at www.pigeonpagesnyc.com or on social media @pigeonpagesnyc.
ABOUT YOUR READERS
Garrard Conley is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Boy Erased, which has been translated in over a dozen languages and is now a major motion picture. Conley is also a creator and producer of the podcast UnErased, which explores the history of conversion therapy in America through interviews, historical documents, and archival materials provided by the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C. His work can be found in The New York Times, TIME, VICE, CNN, BuzzFeed, Them, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Huffington Post, among other places. Conley lives in New York City with his husband, and is currently at work on a novel about queer 18th century lives. He can be found online @gayrodcon and garrardconley.com.
Krys Malcolm Belc is the author of the flash nonfiction chapbook In Transit (The Cupboard Pamphlet) and his essays have appeared in Granta, Black Warrior Review, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. He lives in Marquette, Michigan with his partner and three young children.
Erica Cardwell is writer and radical educator in New York. She received her MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. In 2015, she received a fellowship from the Lambda Literary Foundation. Erica has written for The Believer, Hyperallergic, Green Mountains Review, and elsewhere. She teaches English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and social justice at The New School. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife Zhaleh and their turtle, Smiley Mousa. erica-cardwell.com
Hannah Rego is a writer from Louisville, Kentucky. They have attended residencies and workshops through Spalding University's Low-Res MFA, Sundress Academy for the Arts, Winter Tangerine, and the June Jordan Teaching Corp at Columbia University. They are associate poetry editor at Rabbit Catastrophe Review and a founding editor of ctrl+v, a journal of collage. Their work appears or is forthcoming in Bettering American Poetry Vol. 3, Ninth Letter, The Arkansas International, BOOTH, and elsewhere. They live in Brooklyn.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Alisson Wood’s writing has been published in places including The New York Times, Catapult, and Epiphany. She won the inaugural Breakout 8 Writers Prize, chosen by Alexander Chee, Hannah Tinti, and Tracey O’Neill on behalf of Epiphany magazine and the Author’s Guild. A graduate of NYU, she is a Professor of Creative Writing for undergraduates at her alma mater and teaches Creative Nonfiction at Sackett Street. She is the founder & editor of Pigeon Pages, an online literary journal and NYC reading series. You can find her online at alissonwood.com or on Twitter at @literaryTSwift. Her memoir, Being Lolita, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books (Macmillan).