7:00 PM19:00

Pen + Brush Reading Series // NYC

Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series founded by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” features readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.

April's reading features writers Helen Benedict, Allison Coffelt, and Mina Samuels as well as publishers Bellevue Literary Press and Lanternfish Press. 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 // 7-9PM                                                                                           Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

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6:30 PM18:30


Please join us for an evening of fiction, photography and conversation with Blue Mountain Center alums Helen Benedict and Nina Berman presenting new works to benefit the Blue Mountain Center’s Harriet Barlow Residency Fund.

Helen and Nina recently completed projects they were working on at a Focus Residency at BMC in 2014. Helen will be reading from her new novel Wolf Season, and Nina will be presenting work from The Autobiography of Miss Wish. BMC is proud to have played a role in the creation of this work.

BMC’s Director Ben Strader will be on hand to talk about the Center’s new initiative to honor founding Director Harriet Barlow’s 36 years of love and dedication to BMC. This new Residency will enable and celebrate annually not only a person but a concept central to Harriet Barlow’s moral vision — the Commons —by supporting individuals (activists, artists and creative leaders) whose work focuses on our shared responsibility to one another and the planet.

Books will be available to be purchased and signed, as well as tours of the Lower East Side Girls Club! Light refreshments will be served.

Admission to this event is FREE but we ask guests to consider making a donation to Blue Mountain Center’s Harriet Barlow Residency Fund.

Event address: 402 E 8th St, New York, NY

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5:00 PM17:00


Helen Benedict reads from Wolf Season as part of BLOOM: The Reading Series at Hudson View Gardens. She will be joined by D. Nurske, Chris Hansen-Nelson and Joanne Sills. There is a suggested donation of $7, which includes wine and light fare. Readings are held in a 1924 Tudor lounge at 116 Pinehurst Ave., corner of 183rd Street in Washington Heights (on the A train).


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