The 826NYC Reading Series is a monthly reading series at Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) on the second Monday of each month. In addition to their own work, writers will read a short piece by an 826NYC student. This first reading will feature Yahdon Israel, Keziah Weir, Sarah Madges, and Rob Summerlin (read their bios below). Join us for a fantastic night of fun and literature hosted by 826NYC volunteer Danielle Sinay at 7PM on Monday, January 9th. Admission to the event is free.
Yahdon Israel is a 26 year-old writer from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, who writes about race, class, gender and culture in America. He has written for Avidly, The New Inquiry, ESPNW and Brooklyn Magazine. He’s a contributing editor at LitHub; recently he graduated with his MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from the New School, and runs a popular Instagram page which promotes literature and fashion under the hashtag, #literaryswag. Above all else: he keeps it lit.
Keziah Weir is an associate editor at ELLE Magazine. She writes primarily about books and impressive women, and occasionally about light-up dresses and naked spas. She also writes fiction, on the sly.
Sarah Madges is a Brooklyn-based writer with an MFA from The New School Creative Writing Program, where she won the 2016 Chapbook Contest for Nonfiction. She co-runs Handwritten, an online project dedicated to the art and act of handwriting, and runs the monthly poetry reading series, Mental Marginalia. She has written for The Village Voice, Killing the Angel, and SCOUT: Poetry in Review, and has an essay forthcoming in A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault from Civil Coping Mechanism.
Rob Summerlin is a poet and artist currently working on his first collection of poems, a short film, and a children’s book for adults. He tutors at the Williamsburg 826.