The LIC Reading Series, a premier monthly reading series in Long Island City, Queens, is proud to host authors Jason Diamond (SEARCHING FOR JOHN HUGHES), Kelly Luce (PULL ME UNDER), and Sara Majka (CITIES I’VE NEVER LIVED IN) on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 8-10pm in the carriage house at LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101.

Get your love on this February 14th with fellow readers, writers, and lovers of literature. This event is FREE and will include stories about Queens, readings and love letters to authors from our readers, and a panel discussion. We also have amazing prizes for the audience, and candy for all in honor of Valentine’s Day!

 The LIC Bar is easily accessible via public transportation:

7/E/M/G to Court Square

7 to Vernon-Jackson

G to 21st Street

About our readers:

JASON DIAMOND is the sports editor at and founder of Vol. 1 Brooklyn. His work has been published by The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Pitchfork, Esquire, Vice and many other outlets. He was born in Cook County, Illinois, but currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, his two cats and his dog named Max. His memoir Searching for John Hughes was published in 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks.

KELLY LUCE is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail, which won Foreword Review’s 2013 Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in cognitive science, Luce moved to Japan, where she lived and worked for three years. She’s a Contributing Editor for Electric Literature and a 2016-17 fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her debut novel, Pull Me Under, was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

SARA MAJKA’s stories have appeared in A Public Space, Brick, Guernica, American Short Fiction, and PEN America. A former fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she recently moved from Woodside, Queens, to Providence, Rhode Island. Cities I’ve Never Lived In was published in 2016 by Graywolf Press.

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.


Photo credits:
Jason Diamond by Elyssa Goodman
Kelly Luce by Alex Jaynes
Sara Majka by Chris Ward