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, June 10th 7pm
at McNally Jackson Books in Williamsburg

featuring Lisa Marie Basile, Diannely Antigua,
Kate Doyle, & Dennis Norris II

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

Lisa Marie Basile is most recently the author of Nympholepsy, a poetry collection, and Light Magic for Dark Times, a collection of practices and rituals for self-care. She is the founder and editor of Luna Luna Magazine, and her work can be found in The New York Times, Catapult, Entropy, Bustle, Bust, Best American Poetry, Best American Experimental Writing, The Atlas Review, and more. She focuses her work on trauma recovery, foster care, self-care, the shadow self, chronic illness, and ritual. She received an MFA in Writing from the New School and is working on her forthcoming book, Wordcraft, which explores writing as ritual act.

Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. Her debut collection Ugly Music (YesYes Books, 2019) was the winner of the Pamet River Prize. A graduate of the MFA program at NYU, she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of additional fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program. Her poems can be found in Washington Square Review, Bennington Review, The Adroit Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. Her heart is in Brooklyn.

Kate Doyle’s writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions and has appeared in Anomaly, No Tokens, Meridian, Cordella, the Franklin Electric Reading Series, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from NYU, where she was a graduate fellow at NYU Paris, and her work has been recognized by Glimmer Train and SPACE at Ryder Farm. She is writing a book of short stories.

Dennis Norris II is the author of the chapbook Awst Collection—Dennis Norris II, named a best book of 2018 by Powell's. A recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Tin House, VCCA, and Kimbilio Fiction, their stories have twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and named a finalist for the Best Small Fictions Prize. They currently serve as Assistant Fiction Editor at The Rumpus and co-host of the critically acclaimed podcast Food 4 Thot. Based in Brooklyn, they are currently working on their debut novel. You can learn more at www.dennisnorrisii.com.


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.