The LIC Reading Series, a premier monthly reading series in Long Island City, Queens, is proud to host authors Megan Abbott (YOU WILL KNOW ME), Julie Buntin (MARLENA), and Sarah Gerard (SUNSHINE STATE) on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 8-10pm 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!

 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:

MEGAN ABBOTT is the Edgar® award-winning author of eight novels, including Dare Me, The Fever and her latest, You Will Know Me. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and the Wall Street Journal and in anthologies including The Best American Mystery Stories. She is currently a staff writer on HBO’s forthcoming David Simon show, The Deuce. She lives in Queens.

JULIE BUNTIN is from northern Michigan. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, O, The Oprah Magazine, Slate, Electric Literature, and One Teen Story, among other publications. She teaches fiction at Marymount Manhattan College, and is the director of writing programs at Catapult. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Marlena is her debut novel.

SUNSHINE STATE is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, the novel Binary Star, which was a finalist for the LA Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks, most recently BFF. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, New York Magazine‘s “The Cut”, The Paris Review Daily, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Bookforum, Joyland, Vice, BOMB Magazine, and other journals, as well as anthologies for Joyland and The Saturday Evening Post. She’s been supported by fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Tin House, and PlatteForum. She writes a monthly column on food for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.

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.