Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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

Wednesday, April 18

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Dixon Place Presents the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

We are pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, April 18 is a special night with 7.13 Books. Guest-hosted by publisher Leland Cheuk, this event features authors Paul Cohen, Alex Behrand Jenn Stroud Rossmann.

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

Paul Cohen‘s Pushcart nominated debut novel, The Glamshack was named a top ten debut novel for fall 2017 by Barnes and Noble Reads, and was included in Big Other’s Most Anticipated Small Press Books of 2017. Cohen’s short fiction has appeared in Tin House, Five Chapters, Hypertext and Eleven Eleven. He won the Prairie Lights Fiction Contest (judged by Ethan Canin), was a finalist in a Black Warrior Review Fiction Contest, received an Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Spring 2017 Fiction Open and was named a finalist for the 2016 Big Moose Prize for his novel-in-progress, The Sleeping Indian. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Details, the Village Voice and others. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he won a teaching scholarship. For more info visit

Alex Behr is the author of Planet Grim: Stories (7.13 Books, 2017). Her essays, interviews, and stories have appeared in Salon, Tin House, Bitch, The Rumpus, Nailed, and elsewhere. An adoptive mom, she has written about being in a transracial family for National Geographic School Division, Oregon Humanities, Mutha, and The Manifest-Station. She played bass, keyboards, and guitar for years in underground bands in San Francisco and in Portland, and contributed to fanzines. She has performed nationwide in the comedy show Mortified, sharing the worst from her teen diaries. An MFA graduate in creative writing from Portland State, she is a copyeditor, former educational publishing author, and a teacher through Writers in the Schools. She lives in Portland, OR, with her son and cat, both of whom are often hungry.

Jenn Stroud Rossmann‘s novel, The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh is forthcoming from 7.13 Books in Fall 2018. Set in post-bubble Silicon Valley, it focuses on race, identity, and inequality; also, it’s funny. She writes the essay series “An Engineer Reads a Novel” for Public Books, and her stories have appeared recently in Cheap Pop, Literary Orphans, and Jellyfish Review. She’s also a professor of mechanical engineering at Lafayette College. She throws right, bats left.

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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