Pigeon Pages November Reading: Hugh Ryan, Elliott Sky Case, Allyson McCabe, Leah Schnelback, and Joanna C. Valente (WILLIAMSBURG)

Join Pigeon Pages for their November reading, a celebration of our NYC Queer Literary Community, in collaboration with Luna Luna Magazine, No Tokens, and The Rumpus. Featuring readings by Hugh Ryan, Elliott Sky Case, Allyson McCabe, Leah Schnelback, and Joanna C. Valente, hosted by Alisson Wood. 

You can always find them in their online nest at www.pigeonpagesnyc.com or on social media @pigeonpagesnyc.



Hugh Ryan is a writer, curator, and speaker, whose first book, When Brooklyn Was Queer, was published to great acclaim this year. His work about queer politics, culture, and history has appeared in such venues as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, VICE, Hazlitt, and Tin House, among others. He is the recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York Public Library, and is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. @Hugh_Ryan

Elliott Sky Case is a poet and visual artist from California, with poems in appearing in Hobart Magazine, Tenderness Lit, and The Wanderer. They have a digital micro-chapbook, Chiron's clouded mirror, out on Ghost City Press; their first chapbook, Get Home Safe, was published by Midwest Writing Center. Elliott is a Scorpio rising and married to the sunset.

Allyson McCabe is a storyteller whose work often appears on National Public Radio, in The Rumpus, and across other venues including KCRW's Lost Notes and the BBC's Short Cuts. 

Leah Schnelbach is a staff writer for the pop culture website Tor.com, where they write about everything from Steven Universe to the Rapture, a fiction editor for No Tokens, and a sci-fi & fantasy columnist for Lithub’s Book Marks site. Their work has appeared in fabulous places including Joyland, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Tin House Online, and Electric Literature, they have an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, and their work has been supported by Tin House Writers Workshop, VCCA, the I-Park Foundation, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Joanna C. Valente is a ghost who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Joanna is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015)  Marys of the Sea (The Operating System, 2017), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018), No(body) (Madhouse Press, 2019), and #Survivor (The Operating System, 2020). They are the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing By Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017), and received a MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is also the founder of Yes, Poetry, as well as the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine, and a professional tarot reader. Joanna also teaches courses at Brooklyn Poets.



Alisson Wood has been published in 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 Advanced Creative Nonfiction at Sackett Street. She is the founder & editor in chief of Pigeon Pages, an online literary journal and NYC reading series. You can find her at alissonwood.com or on Twitter at @literaryTSwift. Her memoir, Being Lolita, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books (Macmillan) in August 2020.



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.

Event date: 

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

76 North 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250169914
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 5th, 2019