Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

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Wednesday, March 28

Dixon Place Presents The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

We are pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, March 28 will feature Elizabeth Gaffney, Laurie Stone, & Claudia Serea

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

Elizabeth Gaffney is the author of the novels Metropolis and When the World Was Young. She’s translated 4 books from German and published many short stories in literary magazines, most recently A Public Space, Conjunctions and Craft. A Brooklyn native and founding member of the editorial staff at A Public Space, she also teaches writing at A Public Space, The New School, NYU and at Queens University’s low-residency MFA program.

Laurie Stone is author most recently of My Life as an Animal, Stories. She was a longtime writer for the Village Voice, theater critic for The Nation, and critic-at-large on Fresh Air. She won the Nona Balakian prize in excellence in criticism from the National Book Critics Circle and has published numerous stories in such publications as Tin House, Evergreen Review, Fence, Open City, Anderbo, The Collagist, New Letters, TriQuarterly, Threepenny Review, and Creative Nonfiction. In 2005, she participated in “Novel: An Installation,” writing a book and living in a house designed by architects Salazar/Davis in the Flux Factory’s gallery space. She has frequently collaborated with composer Gordon Beeferman in text/music works. The world premier of their piece “You, the Weather, a Wolf” was presented in the 2016 season of the St. Urbans concerts. She is at work on The Love of Strangers, a collage of hybrid narratives. Her website is:

Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in Field, New Letters, 5 a.m., Meridian, Gravel, Apple Valley Review, RHINO, and many others. She is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), A Dirt Road Hangs From the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada, 2013), To Part Is to Die a Little (Cervena Barva Press, 2015) and Nothing Important Happened Today (Broadstone Books, 2016). In 2015, Claudia Serea was featured in the documentary Poetry of Witness, alongside Carolyn Forché, Bruce Weigl, Duncan Wu, and others. Serea co-hosts The Williams Readings poetry series in Rutherford, NJ, and she is a founding editor of National Translation Month.

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