Join Pigeon Pages for their May reading, featuring Piper Weiss, Britt Canty, Brionna Janae, & Raad Rahman, hosted by Alisson Wood. You can always find them in their online nest at www.pigeonpagesnyc.com or on social media @pigeonpagesnyc.
ABOUT YOUR READERS
Piper Weiss is the author of the memoir You All Grow Up and Leave Me, named one of the Best Books of 2018 by Marie-Claire, Town and Country and PopSugar, and listed among the top true crime reads by Buzzfeed, CrimeReads and Elle Australia. The Los Angeles Times called it a "brilliant debut," The New York Times noted "Weiss has a wonderful eye for the evocative detail" and author Megan Abbott called her writing "unflinching, rich and revelatory." Her work has also recently appeared in Lenny Letter, Shondaland.com, Piper Brigade, Hazlitt and elsewhere.
Britt Canty received her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Heavy Feather Review, New Plains Review, and other places. Britt co-founded and co-curates HIP Lit, a literary event series in NYC, and she's a member of the Board of Directors for Epiphany Magazine. She lives in Queens. You can follow her @BrittCanty.
Brionne Janae is a poet and teaching artist living in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of the 2016 St. Botoloph Emerging Artist award, a Hedgebrook and Vermont Studio Center Alumni and proud Cave Canem Fellow. Her poetry and prose have been published by, the Academy of American Poets, the American Poetry Review, the Sun Magazine, the Los Angelas Review Rattle, Bitch Magazine, The Cincinnati Review, jubilat, Sixth Finch, Plume, Bayou Magazine, The Nashville Review, Waxwing, and Redivider among others. Brionne’s first collection is titled After Jubilee and was published by Boaat Press. www.brionnejanae.com
Raad Rahman is a writer, journalist, and communications specialist whose work spans the UK, Hungary, India, Bangladesh, Jamaica, and the US. Her writing has appeared in the NYTimes, The Paris Review, The Baffler, Guernica Magazine, Vice, The Guardian, UNICEF, The Rumpus, Roads and Kingdoms, and elsewhere, and has been translated into Greek, French, Russian, Bengali and German. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and received fellowships and support from the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Cornell University, Hedgebrook, the Rory Peck Trust, PEN America, the Secular Society, the OMI International Arts Center, the Juniper Institute, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. She has degrees from Bard College and Central European University. In 2013, Harvard's Kennedy School named her an emerging leader. She lives in Brooklyn and tweets @rad_rahman.
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).
ABOUT PIGEON PAGES
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. 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.