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 annual
NYC Lit Mag Reading & Celebration
on Sunday, November 18th
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.
Since 2016, we've hosted writers including Melissa Febos, sam sax, Rob Spillman, Sarah Gerard, Nick Flynn, Paul Lisicky, Rakesh Satyal, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Darin Strauss, Garrard Conley, Annie DeWitt, Leigh Stein, Lynn Steger Strong, Ariana Reines, Lauren Hilger, Sophie McManus, D. Foy, Kaitlin Solimine, Chloe Caldwell, Corey Mead, Elizabeth Gaffney, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Natalie Eilbert, Matthew Lansburgh, Susan Choi, Helen Phillips, and Tobias Carroll. Our annual NYC Lit Mags Readings & Celebrations have showcased Tin House, No Tokens, A Public Space, FENCE, and Joyland.
Interested in reading with us? Email us at pigeonpagesnyc [at] gmail.com.