Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope)

Friday, September 30th

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Dixon Place Presents The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

We are pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Friday, September 30th will feature Saïd SayrafiezadehKristopher Jansma, and Alisson Wood.

The reading will occur in the lounge at Dixon Place at 7:30 PM. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the story collection, Brief Encounters With the Enemy, a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fiction Prize, and the critically acclaimed memoir, When Skateboards Will Be Free, selected as one of the ten best books of the year by Dwight Garner of The New York Times. His short stories and personal essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, The Best American Nonrequired Reading and New American Stories, among other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction and a fiction fellowship from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Saïd teaches memoir in the MFA program at Hunter College and creative writing at New York University, where he received a 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award.

Kristopher Jansma is the winner of the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction. His debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, received an Honorable Mention for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award and was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. He has written for The New York Times, The Believer, Story, The Millions, ZYZZVA, Slice, and the Blue Mesa Review. An assistant professor at SUNY New Paltz and a graduate instructor at Sarah Lawrence College, Jansma lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and son.

Alisson Wood‘s essays, stories, and poems have appeared in newspapers and literary journals such as The New York Times (Sunday print edition), CatapultDovetailStillwater, and Salad Days Substance. She is the founder and curator of the Bookcourt reading series, Pigeon Pages, and is completing a degree in creative writing and literature at NYU. She is at work on a memoir.

The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during and after the show. Bar proceeds directly support DP’s artists and mission.


Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey.

Nearby Subway Stops:
F to 2nd Avenue
J Z to Bowery
6 to Spring
M to Essex
B D to Grand


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