Pigeon Pages October Reading

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 Sarah Gerard, Alisson Wood, and Angbeen Saleem, 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. 


Sarah Gerard is the author of the novels True Love and Binary Star, and the essay collection Sunshine State, and is co-author of the art book, Recycle. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Guernica, Granta, McSweeney's, The Believer, and Electric Literature, and the anthologies We Can't Help It If We're From Florida, One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism, Erase the Patriarchy, and Tampa Bay Noir. 

Alisson Wood’s writing has been published in the New York Times, The Paris Review, The Rumpus, Catapult, and No Tokens Magazine. Alisson teaches creative writing at New York University and at Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. She is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pigeon Pages, a NYC literary journal and reading series. Alisson was a winner of the inaugural Breakout 8 Award from Epiphany Magazine and Author’s Guild. Being Lolita, from Flatiron Books at Macmillan, is her first book.

Angbeen Saleem is an artist, poet, aspiring farmer and filmmaker. She hails from the jawn that made jawn happen, played Othello once in a high school English class, and is a Pink Door Fellow. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Asian Writers' Workshop Magazine, Bayou Magazine, Pigeon Pages, The Slowdown and in other timelines of the multiverse. Follow her on Instagram (@angribeen) and Twitter (@angbe3n).


Jiordan Castle is the author of the 2020 chapbook All His Breakable Things. A Pushcart-nominated essayist and poet, her work has appeared in Cagibi, Hobart, New Ohio Review, Third Point Press, Verdad, Vinyl, and elsewhere online and in print anthologies. She is a resident poet and essayist for the LA-based quarterly food and culture magazine Compound Butter. In 2018, she won the inaugural Pigeon Pages essay contest and is now writer and curator of the journal’s series The Long Pause… Jiordan has an MFA in Poetry from Hunter College and currently lives in New York City with her fiancé and their dog.

Buy the Book: 
True Love: A Novel By Sarah Gerard Cover Image
This book is out of stock indefinitely, unable to order at this time.
ISBN: 9780062937438
Published: Harper - July 7th, 2020

Being Lolita: A Memoir By Alisson Wood Cover Image
This book is out of stock indefinitely, unable to order at this time.
ISBN: 9781250217219
Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020