You’re invited to join a special event of 2019 presented by the LIC Reading Series!

Date/Time: February 26/ 8:00-10:00 PM

Location: LIC Bar (carriage house)

45-58 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101

The LIC Reading Series, a premier monthly reading series in Long Island City, Queens, is proud to host authors Dana Czapnik (THE FALCONER), Maria Dahvana Headley (THE MERE WIFE), and Carley Moore (16 PILLS) on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 8pm-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. Authors will be signing books.

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DANA CZAPNIK is a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2017, she was awarded an Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Center for Fiction. Czapnik earned her MFA at Hunter College where she was recognized with a Hertog Fellowship. She’s spent most of her career on the editorial side of professional sports including stints at ESPN the Magazine, the United States Tennis Association and the Arena Football League. Her debut novel, The Falconer, was published by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, on January 29, 2019. A native New Yorker, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and son.

MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY is the #1 New York Times-Bestselling author of eight books, most recently the The Mere Wife, a contemporary adaptation of Beowulf (MCD/FSG,) and new translation of Beowulf for the same publisher. Her Nebula, Shirley Jackson and World Fantasy Award-shortlisted fiction has been anthologized in many year’s bests, including several times in Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. She grew up in rural Idaho on a survivalist sled-dog ranch, and now lives in New York.

CARLEY MOORE is an essayist, novelist, and poet. Her debut collection of essays, 16 Pills, was published in May of 2018 by Tinderbox Editions. Her debut novel, The Not Wives, is forthcoming from the Feminist Press in the fall of 2019. In 2017, she published her first poetry chapbook, Portal Poem (Dancing Girl Press) and in 2012, she published a young adult novel, The Stalker Chronicles (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux). She lives in New York City and teaches at NYU and Bard College.

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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.