The Pigeon Pages NYC reading series nests monthly in Brooklyn, NYC.
We showcase a dynamic and diverse group of writers for a literary evening each month, and are proud to be a platform for emerging writers while also celebrating the successes of local authors.
Our readings are always free & open to the public, hosted by Alisson Wood.

Join us for our next reading,
Monday, October 7th at 7pm
featuring Lilly Dancyger,
Madeleine Barnes, Hilda Davis, and Emmy Favilla

 
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Lilly Dancyger is a contributing editor and columnist at Catapult, and assistant editor at Barrelhouse Books. She's the editor of BURN IT DOWN, an anthology of essays on women's anger from Seal Press, and her writing has been published by Longreads, The Rumpus, Off Assignment, The Washington Post, Glamour, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and more. Lilly is a high school drop-out with a master's degree, and she spends way too much time on twitter. 

Madeleine Barnes is a writer, visual artist, and Doctoral Fellow at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She serves as Poetry Editor at Cordella Magazine, a publication that showcases the work of women and non-binary writers and artists. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, and her second chapbook, Light Experiments (2019) is Porkbelly Press’ first ever zine-style photo chapbook. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in places like Pleiades, [Pank], FENCE Digital, Pigeon Pages, and Prelude. She’s the recipient of two Academy of American Poets poetry prizes, the Princeton Poetry Prize, the Gertrude Gordon Journalism Prize, and the Three Rivers Review Poetry Prize. She teaches at Brooklyn College.

Hílda Davis is a Black Costa Rican from Staten Island, New York. Along with working in youth development and on genealogy projects full-time, she writes.

Emmy Favilla is the author of A World Without "Whom" (Bloomsbury, 2017), a book about the intersection of language and technology, and her work has been published in BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and Natural Health. She is currently the senior manager of brand voice at BuzzFeed and the site's former senior commerce editor and global copy chief. She is a Brooklyn native who studied journalism and creative writing at NYU, and loves spending time with her goofy pit bull and two senior cats, doing volunteer work at animal shelters/rescues, and binge-watching 90 Day Fiancé.

McNally Jackson in Williamsburg is located at 76 North 4th St, Brooklyn, NYC, right off the Bedford Ave. L stop.

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Chloe Caldwell reading at PowerHouse Arena on August 27th, 2017, photographed by  Lindsay Comstock.

Chloe Caldwell reading at PowerHouse Arena on August 27th, 2017, photographed by Lindsay Comstock.

Our September 2017 readers: Jodi M. Savage, Nick Flynn, Alisson Wood, Paul Lisicky, & Hannah Beresford.

Our September 2017 readers: Jodi M. Savage, Nick Flynn, Alisson Wood, Paul Lisicky, & Hannah Beresford.

From L to R, Lisa Marie Basile, Diannelly Antigua, Alisson Wood, Adam Dalva, & Darin Strauss. April 30th, 2017.

From L to R, Lisa Marie Basile, Diannelly Antigua, Alisson Wood, Adam Dalva, & Darin Strauss. April 30th, 2017.

From L to R:: Lindsay Comstock, Alisson Wood, Jennifer Baker, Chloe Caldwell, Katie Heaney, & Molly Tolsky, at PowerHouse Arena on May 21st, 2017.

From L to R:: Lindsay Comstock, Alisson Wood, Jennifer Baker, Chloe Caldwell, Katie Heaney, & Molly Tolsky, at PowerHouse Arena on May 21st, 2017.

Tobias Carroll at PowerHouse Arena, on May 21st, 2017. Photographed by Jamal Carryl.

Tobias Carroll at PowerHouse Arena, on May 21st, 2017. Photographed by Jamal Carryl.

From L to R: Alisson Wood, Lynn Steger Strong, & Michele Filgate, Celebrating Lynn's novel Hold Still at BookCourt, Sept. 25th, 2016

From L to R: Alisson Wood, Lynn Steger Strong, & Michele Filgate, Celebrating Lynn's novel Hold Still at BookCourt, Sept. 25th, 2016

 

 

The Pigeon Pages reading series was founded by Alisson Wood in 2016 at BookCourt bookstore in Cobble Hill (RIP). In 2017, the series found a new home at PowerHouse Arena bookstore in Dumbo. We talked at length about our love of pigeons over at English Kills Review. 

 

From L to R: Francisco Marquez, Leigh Stein, Alisson Wood, Swati Khurana, Sasha Smith, & Ashley Lopez. At BookCourt, August 28th, 2016

From L to R: Francisco Marquez, Leigh Stein, Alisson Wood, Swati Khurana, Sasha Smith, & Ashley Lopez. At BookCourt, August 28th, 2016

The 1st Annual Best of NYC Lit Mags celebration, featuring Slice, No Tokens, Fence, A Public Space, & Joyland.

The 1st Annual Best of NYC Lit Mags celebration, featuring Slice, No Tokens, Fence, A Public Space, & Joyland.