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PEN / Guernica at Lit Crawl NYC

In support of the PEN/Guernica Flash Series, the PEN Poetry Series, and Guernica Magazine‘s poetry series, we’re teaming up poets, novelists, flash writers, staffers, and editors from both organizations for a night of literary debauchery.

Join us for the second stop of the annual Lit Crawl NYC, co-sponsored by PEN American Center, on Saturday, September 14 for fiction and poetry from Cynthia Cruz, Ru Freeman, Catherine Chung, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Allyson Paty. For a complete list of Lit Crawl events, click here

Swift Hibernian Lounge, 7PM
34 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003

Catherine Chung is the author of the novel Forgotten Country. She is a Granta New Voice , and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, and Quarterly West, among others. She lives in New York City and teaches at Adelphi University. She is a co-editor of the Guernica/PEN Flash Series. 

Cynthia Cruz is the author of Ruin and The Glimmering Room. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Field, Kenyon Review, and others. Her poem “Apres Coup” appeared in Guernica in June 2013. 

Julia Fierro‘s debut novel, Cutting Teeth, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in the spring of 2014. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Guernica, The Millions, Poets & Writers, Flavorwire, and other publications. In 2002, Julia founded The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, and what started as eight writers meeting in her Brooklyn kitchen has grown into a creative home for over 2,000 writers.

Allyson Paty’s poems can be found in Tin House, Best New Poets 2012, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere. She’s the author of a chapbook, The Further Away, and the editor of Singing Saw Press. Her poem “Millennial” appeared in the PEN Poetry Series in July 2013. 

Danniel Schoonebeek’s first book of poems, American Barricade, will be published in 2014. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, BOMB, jubilat, Gulf Coast,and elsewhere. He writes a column on poetry for The American Reader and edits the PEN Poetry Series. His poem “His Induction” appeared in Guernica in October 2012. 

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