It is my great pleasure to host a special edition of Pen and Brush Presents, the reading series that I founded. This special edition serves as a tribute to June Jordan's work and is also a belated launch party for Alice James Books' "We're On: A June Jordan Reader." Readers for the event include: Elizabeth Alexander, Mahogany L. Browne, Cheryl Clarke, Cornelius Eady, Terrance Hayes, Yusef Komunyakaa and E. Ethelbert Miller. It is an honor to introduce these readers as they share June Jordan's words with our audience.
Kate Angus | Events
I'm so pleased to be reading, along with the other Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Creative Nonfiction Fellows, at this International Literary Performance in Sofia, Bulgaria. Other readers include Akueke Emezi (Nigeria / USA), Ana Blagova (Bulgaria), Galina Nikolova (Bulgaria), Jacqueline Moyer (USA), Evan James (USA), Chris Fenton (UK / Bulgaria), Petya Nakova (Bulgaria) and Svilen Georgiev (Bulgaria). The reading will be in both Bulgarian and English with translations projected on screen behind the readers. If you happen, by some wild chance, to be in Bulgaria, come by!
I'm very happy to read at this celebration of the Mayapple Center for Arts and Humanities, where I serve as the Advisory Board member for Creative Writing. I will be reading alongside inaugural faculty member Vijay Seshadri and current faculty Mohammed Naseehu Ali, as well as some of our Mayapple Center Creative Writing alums! Please join us for poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as mingling and wine.
I'm excited to be reading at KGB Bar for Behind the Book with Teddy Wayne (Loner, Kapitoil, and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine) and Maris Kreizman (Slaughterhouse 90210). Behind the Book is a literacy nonprofit that gets kids excited about reading by connecting them with contemporary writers and illustrators. Since their founding, they have worked with nearly 13,000 students and donated more than 18,000 books to students and school libraries.
I'll be reading with Angela Woodward (End of the Fire Cult), E.J. Levy (Love, In Theory) and Jonathan Lee (High Dive) for the Yeah You Write reading series at Bo's Kitchen & Bar.
#YYW is an evening of author readings & literary cocktails, dining & book signing, boozing & schmoozing. Books available for sale. Late Night Mic for the first ten guests who sign up and attend the author readings. Reservations suggested—please specify #YeahYouWrite. Call Bo's Kitchen & Bar at 212.234.2373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm really happy to be reading at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop with Joe Pan (Hiccups, Augury Books 2015) and Megan Levad (Why We Live in the Dark Ages, Tavern Books, 2016). Note: for all you Berl's aficionados, this reading will be taking place at their new space--right across the street from the old location!
Please help me celebrate the launch for So Late to the Party on May 6th.
There will be brief readings from:
—Randall Horton (Hook)
—Alison Espach (The Adults)
—Shelly Oria (New York 1, Tel Aviv 0)
—Kate Angus (So Late to the Party)
Wine and refreshments (both sweet and savory) will be served. There will be socializing, chitchat, spontaneous gestures of affection, and discussions of things close to and/or far from our hearts. Advance copies of So Late to the Party will be available for purchase. The launch will take place at Pen and Brush's gallery on 29 East 22nd Street between Broadway and Park Avenue between 7-8:30; after-party location TBD.
This is Take Two of the official New York launch for my friend Alicia Jo Rabins' Divinity School (winner of the 2015 Honickman First Book Prize), rescheduled after January's blizzard. I'll be reading with Alicia, as will Augury Books' poets Joe Pan (Hiccups) and Frances Justine Post (Beast).
October 2015 marked the launch of Pen and Brush’s publishing imprint, when we released two ebooks, a short story, and a collection of debut poetry by writer and artist Lauren Amalia Redding. Join us for an evening of conversation between Lauren Redding, a working writer/artist, and Kate Angus, a working editor/teacher who curated the work for Pen and Brush, as they discuss their experience making a career as women in the arts.
The official New York launch of Alicia Jo Rabin’s debut collection Divinity School, winner of the APR / Honickman First Book Prize. Alicia will be reading with Augury Books’ poets Joe Pan (Hiccups) and Frances Justine Post (Beast), as well as Augury Books Founding Editor Kate Angus.