The Pigeon Pages NYC reading series nests at PowerHouse Arena, located at 28 Adams St. in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, NYC. We showcase a dynamic and diverse group of writers for a literary afternoon each month, and are proud to be a platform for emerging writers while also celebrating the successes of our local authors.

Our readings are always free and open to the public, with books available for purchase and signing on site. 

 

Fly by & say hi at our bookstore nest PowerHouse Arena on Sunday, August 26th at 5pm! 

We'll be featuring Rae DelBianco, Alcy Leyva, Nathan McClain, Katie Bockino, & Christine Quattro, hosted by Alisson Wood. You can learn more about the event on Facebook and at PowerHouse Arena, 28 Adams St. in Dumbo, Brooklyn. 

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About Our August Readers:

RAE DELBIANCO grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she raised livestock, founding a beef cattle operation at age fourteen. She attended Duke University on a Robertson Scholarship, graduating in 2014, and was later accepted to Curtis Brown’s six-month novel writing course in London. She is an alumnus of Tin House’s Summer Workshop, and lives in Mountainside, New Jersey, staying with her 88 year-old grandmother for the past four years in order to write. ROUGH ANIMALS is her first novel.

NATHAN MCCLAIN is the author of Scale (Four Way Books, 2017), a recipient of fellowships from The Frost Place, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers. A Cave Canem fellow, his poems and prose have recently appeared or are forthcoming in New York Times Magazine, The Rumpus, upstreet, Southeast Review, and Broadsided. He is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literary Arts at Hampshire College.

ALCY LEYVA is a Bronx-born multi-genre writer whose work has appeared in over twenty different websites and publications. His debut novel, AND THEN THERE WERE CROWS, is out right now by Black Spot Books. He also currently writes for both Quiet Lunch Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine.

KATHRYN BOCKINO received her MFA from NYU’s Creative Writing Program. Her work has appeared in Barely South Review, Gandy Dancer Literary Magazine, Hampton Real Estate Showcase Magazine, North Fork Real Estate Showcase Magazine, Komorebi Magazine, and Z Publishing House’s New York’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction. Kathryn also is an editor, freelance writer, and obsessed with the Byzantine Empire, 16th century England, and most TV show love triangles.

CHRISTINE QUATTRO is a writer from California. Her work has appeared in Bridge Eight Magazine, New Limestone Review, Breadcrumbs, and Synaesthesia Magazine. She holds an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a BA in literature from University of North Texas. Christine is Director of Marketing for Best Bullies To The Rescue, a New York nonprofit passionately advocating for homeless animals.

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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.