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.

Fly by & say hi at our next reading,
Monday, February 25th 7pm
at McNally Jackson Books in Williamsburg

featuring Erin Hosier,
Jiordan Castle, Kyle Dillon Hertz, & Bernard Ferguson

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

 
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ABOUT YOUR READERS

ERIN HOSIER is the author of the memoir Don't Let Me Down (Atria, 2019), and the coauthor of Hit So Hard by Patty Schemel (Da Capo, 2017). She has been a literary agent since 2001 (currently with Dunow Carlson & Lerner), and was an original co-host of the Literary Death Match. As an agent, she primarily works with authors of nonfiction and has a special interest in popular culture, music biography, humor, and women's history (and untold stories of all kinds). In general, novels with happy endings put her in a bad mood. She grew up in rural Ohio, and lives in Brooklyn.

JIORDAN CASTLE is a writer, content strategist, and an MFA candidate in poetry at Hunter College in New York City. Her work has appeared in Bitterzoet Magazine, Vinyl, Verdad, Brain Mill Press, Frontera, and elsewhere online and in print. She is a reader for Cagibi and a regular contributor to the LA-based quarterly food and culture print magazine Compound Butter. You can find her at jiordancastle.com.

KYLE DILLON HERTZ is the Writer in the Public Schools Fellow at NYU, where he's an MFA candidate in fiction. He lives in Brooklyn.

BERNARD FERGUSON is a Bahamian immigrant, poet and MFA candidate at New York University. He is an Assistant Editor at Washington Square Review, a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and has had work published or forthcoming in Winter Tangerine, The Adroit Journal, Pinwheel, SLICE Magazine and the Best New Poets 2017 anthology, among others. Unfortunately, his most pressing goal is to convince you that, more than winter, fall is a god-awful season.

Books will be available for purchase and authors will be available to sign books following the reading. Learn more about McNally Jackson Books on their website, here: www.mcnallyjackson.com.

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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.

 

 

Interested in reading with us? Email us at pigeonpagesnyc [at] gmail.com.