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 bookstore nest PowerHouse Arena on Sunday, October 21st at 5pm! 

We'll be featuring Hannah Tinti, Morgan Jerkins, Raven Leilani, & Carlie Hoffman, hosted by Alisson Wood. Join us at PowerHouse Arena, 28 Adams St. in Dumbo, Brooklyn for birds & books!

About Our October Readers:

HANNAH TINTI is the author of the bestselling novel The Good Thief, which won The Center for Fiction’s first novel prize, and the story collection Animal Crackers, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her new novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, is a national bestseller and has been optioned for television. She teaches creative writing at New York University’s MFA program and co-founded the Sirenland Writers Conference. Tinti is also the co-founder and executive editor of One Story magazine, which won the AWP Small Press Publisher Award, CLMP’s Firecracker Award, and the PEN/Magid Award for Excellence in Editing.

MORGAN JERKINS is the author of the New York Times bestseller, This Will Be My Undoing. Her short form work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, ELLE, and The Atlantic, among many others. She's based in Harlem.

CARLIE HOFFMAN's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, New England Review, North American Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere.  She is the recipient of a 92Y/Discovery Poetry Prize, an Amy Award from Poets & Writers and was listed as one of Narrative Magazine's 30 below 30 poets. Originally from New Jersey, she lives in Brooklyn and is the Editor-in-Chief of Small Orange Poetry Journal and teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

RAVEN LEILANI has been published in Granta, Narrative Magazine, Columbia Literary Journal, New Delta Review, Bat City Review, and Pigeon Pages. Work is forthcoming in New England Review and Florida Review. She is a Goldwater fellow, a recipient of the Narrative Poetry Prize, the Matt Clark Prize, Bat City Review’s short fiction prize, Blue Earth Review's short fiction prize. She is the fiction editor at Ruminate Magazine, and an MFA candidate at NYU.

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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.