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Two Literary Events in Brooklyn

Literary Tuesday at
The Perch Cafe
March 10, 7:30 pm

Maggie Cino’s one person play, Ascending Bodily, is published in The New York Theatre Experience’s Plays and Playwright’s Series. She is co-author of the performance pieces Geek on Smack (Fringe NYC), Angry Little People (Red Room Theater) and Tramp! A Clown Show (Foot in Mouth Productions, North American tour) among others. She will be reading with Sarah Langan, whose first novel The Keeper was a New York Times Editor’s Pick. Her second novel, The Missing, won the Bram Stoker Award for an outstanding novel, and was favorably compared by the New York Times Book Review to the work of Mary Shelly. Her third novel, Audrey’s Door, about a woman who moves into a haunted apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is due out from Harper Collins in October, 2009.

F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)


Brooklyn Reading Works Presents:
The Third Annual
Thursday, March 12th at 8 p.m.

The Memoir-A-Thon Curated by Branka Ruzak

On the surface at least, this event seems to come straight from the pages of The Bellevue Literary Review. The themes covered are dysfunction and disease with topics ranging from family dysfunction, alcoholism and sexual child abuse to AIDS to wrongful adolescent mental institutionalization to Alzheimers to chemical/emotional toxicity and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

But upon digging deeper, one finds these writers' journeys are not just mired in disease and dysfunction. Yes, they may write about illness, victimization and the loss of innocence, but each personal account is a story of survival and the amazing power of the individual to overcome the greatest imaginable personal challenges and ultimately heal oneself.

These stories are haunting, moving and inspiring - each one in their own raw honesty and emotion. They reflect upon the divinity and beauty of what it means to be deeply human in all its messiness. There is a lot of courage, compassion and humor to be found in the journeys we will embark during this reading.

Join BRW for an intimate and memorable night with these writers:
Robert Goolrick: The End of the World As We Know It
Mindy Lewis: Life Inside
Branka Ruzak
Elena Schowolsky
Erica Silberman: Nuts in My Pockets

For more info go to:

The Old Stone House
Brooklyn Reading Works

Thursday March 12th at 8 p.m.
Brooklyn Reading Works at the Old Stone House
Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets
A $5 suggested donation includes light refreshments and wine.
Books will be available for sale and signing

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