The LIC Reading Series celebrates its two-year anniversary on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, with special guest Eileen Myles on the reissue publication date of COOL FOR YOU (with new introduction by Chris Kraus, Soft Skull Press, April 11, 2017).

The LIC Reading Series, a premier monthly reading series in Long Island City, Queens, is proud to host authors Chloe Caldwell (I’LL TELL YOU IN PERSON), Eileen Myles (CHELSEA GIRLS, COOL FOR YOU), and Elissa Schappell (BUILDING BLUEPRINTS FOR BETTER GIRLS) on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 7pm-9pm in the carriage house at LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101. Join us for an evening with with fellow readers, writers, and lovers of literature. This event is FREE and will include stories about Queens, readings, and a panel discussion. We also have amazing prizes for the audience, and books will be for sale at the event! Authors will be signing books.

The LIC Bar is easily accessible via public transportation – arrive early to guarantee entry:

7/E/M/G to Court Square

7 to Vernon-Jackson

G to 21st Street


About our readers:

CHLOE CALDWELL is the author of the essay collection I’ll Tell You in Person (Coffee House/Emily Books, 2016), and the novella, WOMEN (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2014). Her novella, AFTER WOMEN, will be released in 2017 from Short Flight/Long Drive, along with a reprint of her first book, Legs Get Led Astray. Chloe’s work has appeared in Lenny Letter, New York Magazine, Longreads, Vice, Salon.com, The Rumpus, The Millions, Catapult, Hobart, Nylon, The Sun, Men’s Health, The Nervous Breakdown, and half a dozen anthologies, and she was recently named one of the 41 Hottest Singles of 2017 by Elle. She teaches creative nonfiction writing in New York City and online, and lives in Hudson.

EILEEN MYLES is a poet, novelist and performer whose books include Chelsea Girls, I Must Be Living Twice, Selected Poems and The Importance of Being Iceland/Travel Essays in Art. Afterglow (A Dog Memoir) will be out in Fall 2017. In 1992 Myles conducted an openly female write-in campaign for president of the United States. They have received grants and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital, The Foundation for Contemporary Art and in 2016 were awarded the Clark Prize for Excellence in Art Writing. Myles is also a television poet. Their poems have appeared in seasons 2 and 3 of the Emmy-winning TV show Transparent. They live in New York and Marfa TX.

ELISSA SCHAPPELL is the author of two books of fiction, Use Me, which was a Los Angeles Times, “Best Book of the Year” a New York Times “Notable Book” and the runner up for the PEN Hemingway Award, and Blueprints for Building Better Girls, which was chosen as one of the “Best Books of the Year” by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and O. Her fiction, essays and non-fiction have appeared in a number of magazines, including The Paris Review, SPIN and GQ and anthologies such as The Mrs. Dalloway Reader, Cooking and Stealing and Here She Comes Now. She is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, former Senior Editor of The Paris Review and a Founding-editor, now Editor-at-Large of Tin House. She teaches in the MFA Fiction Writing Program at Columbia.

 This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.