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, November 18th at 7pm
a celebration of our NYC Queer Literary Community!
Featuring Hugh Ryan,
Elliott Sky Case, Allyson McCabe, Leah Schnelbach,
& Joanna C. Valente,
in collaboration with Luna Luna Magazine, No Tokens,
& The Rumpus
Hugh Ryan is a writer, curator, and speaker, whose first book, When Brooklyn Was Queer, was published to great acclaim this year. His work about queer politics, culture, and history has appeared in such venues as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, VICE, Hazlitt, and Tin House, among others. He is the recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York Public Library, and is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. @Hugh_Ryan
Elliott Sky Case is a poet and visual artist from California, with poems in appearing in Hobart Magazine, Tenderness Lit, and The Wanderer. They have a digital micro-chapbook, Chiron's clouded mirror, out on Ghost City Press; their first chapbook, Get Home Safe, was published by Midwest Writing Center. Elliott is a Scorpio rising and married to the sunset.
Allyson McCabe is a storyteller whose work often appears on National Public Radio, in The Rumpus, and across other venues including KCRW's Lost Notes and the BBC's Short Cuts.
Leah Schnelbach is a staff writer for the pop culture website Tor.com, where they write about everything from Steven Universe to the Rapture, a fiction editor for No Tokens, and a sci-fi & fantasy columnist for Lithub’s Book Marks site. Their work has appeared in fabulous places including Joyland, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Tin House Online, and Electric Literature, they have an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, and their work has been supported by Tin House Writers Workshop, VCCA, the I-Park Foundation, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.
Joanna C. Valente is a ghost who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Joanna is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015) Marys of the Sea (The Operating System, 2017), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018), No(body) (Madhouse Press, 2019), and #Survivor (The Operating System, 2020). They are the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing By Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017), and received a MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is also the founder of Yes, Poetry, as well as the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine, and a professional tarot reader. Joanna also teaches courses at Brooklyn Poets.
McNally Jackson in Williamsburg is located at 76 North 4th St, Brooklyn, NYC, right off the Bedford Ave. L stop.
Since 2016, we've hosted writers including Melissa Febos, sam sax, Rob Spillman, Sarah Gerard, Nick Flynn, Paul Lisicky, Rakesh Satyal, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Darin Strauss, Garrard Conley, Annie DeWitt, Leigh Stein, Lynn Steger Strong, Ariana Reines, Lauren Hilger, Sophie McManus, D. Foy, Kaitlin Solimine, Chloe Caldwell, Corey Mead, Elizabeth Gaffney, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Natalie Eilbert, Matthew Lansburgh, Susan Choi, Helen Phillips, and Tobias Carroll. Our annual NYC Lit Mags Readings & Celebrations have showcased Tin House, No Tokens, A Public Space, FENCE, and Joyland.