Presenting: Your January Readers

This Saturday, January 18th, is the next Oh, Bernice! reading. Please join us at the Astoria Bookshop at 7pm to hear work from these five fantastic women!


Nicole Steinberg is the author of Getting Lucky (Spooky Girlfriend Press, 2013) and two upcoming chapbooks in 2014: Undressing from dancing girl press and Clever Little Gang, winner of the Furniture Press 4X4 Chapbook Award. Her other publications include Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens (SUNY Press, 2011) and Birds of Tokyo (dancing girl press, 2011). In 2005, she founded Earshot, a New York reading series for emerging writers. She is a native of Queens, NY, and she currently lives in Philadelphia.

Beena Kamlani’s fiction has been published in Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Pushcart Prize Anthology: Best of the Small Presses XXXIII (2009), Story Digest/Writer’s DigestThe Lifted Brow, and World Literature Today. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, including Growing Up Ethnic in America (Penguin) and Identity Lessons (Penguin). Her fiction won a Pushcart Prize in 2008. She has received fellowships at Yaddo, Ledig House, Jentel Arts, Hawthornden, and Hedgebrook. She lives in New York City.

Erin Mayer is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied fiction writing and modern dance. Her poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the Winter Tangerine Review. She currently resides in New York City, where she writes fashion news for, walks upwards of four miles each day, practices Pilates, and cultivates a serious caffeine addiction. This will be her poetry reading involving a captive audience in lieu of a bedroom mirror.

Sachiko Clayton is a poet and translator from Queens. Her writing explores cultural-hybridity, homeland, and handmade objects. She is also a research librarian at the New York Public Library.

Jolie Hale is a South Carolina native banished from her homeland for her crimes, including but not limited to: attempted murder of her landlady’s favorite pigeons; and telling people Senator Lindsey Graham is a secret drag queen. She (Jolie, not Lindsey Graham) is a writer and translator of prose.

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