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. 

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Fly by & say hi at our annual
NYC Lit Mag Reading & Celebration
on Sunday, November 18th
at 5pm! 

We'll be featuring Elissa Schappell (Tin House), Joanna Scutts (Catapult), Amanda Claire Buckley (Pigeon Pages), Justine Champine (No Tokens), & Marisa Siegel (The Rumpus), hosted by Alisson Wood. Join us at PowerHouse Arena, 28 Adams St. in Dumbo, Brooklyn for birds & books!



ABOUT YOUR READERS


ELISSA SCHAPPELL is a co-founder and editor at large of Tin House, as well as the author of Blueprints for Building Better Girls and Use Me, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and co-editor with Jenny Offill of the anthologies The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Her essays, articles, and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies such as the New York Times Book Review, The Bitch in the House, The KGB Bar Reader, and The Mrs. Dalloway Reader. She teaches in the MFA program at Columbia University.

JOANNA SCUTTS is a literary critic, cultural historian, and the author of The Extra Woman, the story of the 1930s lifestyle guru Marjorie Hillis and the lives of single women in midcentury America. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Slate, New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Guardian US, among many other venues. She was the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society and received her PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

AMANDA CLAIRE BUCKLEY has lived many lives. She's been the head writer for a traveling political sketch comedy troupe. She's been a "too creative" philosophy student at Harvard. She even once composed an opera based on Rilke's poetry and you can still find the score online if you look hard enough. She's presented at the Chicago Writers Conference and contributed to Italy's CrisisArt Festival. In 2015, she was awarded a Next Generation Scholarship by the National Storytelling Network. Her work has been featured in Pigeon Pages, The Same, and Storyclub Magazine. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College and is a contributing editor at Pigeon Pages. 

JUSTINE CHAMPINE is a writer, illustrator, and founding staff member of No Tokens. Her work has most recently appeared in Fairy Tale Review and is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review of Books.

MARISA SIEGEL lives, writes, and edits near NYC. Poems have appeared in print journals Handsome and Zaum, and online at Idiolexicon, MyNameIsMud, There, and Foam:e. Other writing has appeared at The Rumpus, xoJane, and Mommyish. She is Editor-in-Chief and owner of TheRumpus.net. Follow her on Twitter @marisasaystweet.

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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.