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BK: The Hustle with Jason Koo, Oriana Leckert, and Melissa Petro

    11/15/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Join Jason Koo, Oriana Leckert, and Melissa Petro for The Hustle, a discussion series about the business of writing: how writers pay the bills, how they get the work done, what they read, and more.

    Jason Koo is the author of two collections of poetry, America's Favorite Poem and Man on Extremely Small Island, winner of the De Novo Poetry Prize and the Asian American Writers' Workshop Members' Choice Award for the best Asian-American book of 2009. He has published his poetry and prose in the Yale Review, Missouri Review and The Village Voice, among other places, and won fellowships for his work from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and New York State Writers Institute. An assistant professor of English at Quinnipiac University, Koo is also the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets and creator of The Bridge.

    Oriana Leckert is a writer, editor, and cultural hipstorian [sic] who is kind of obsessed with Brooklyn. She is the author of Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity and creatrix of the website of the same name. She is the events editor at both Brokelyn and Greenpointers, and her writing has appeared on Slate, Atlas Obscura, Matador, Hyperallergic, Curbed, Brooklyn Based, and more.

    Melissa Petro is a freelance writer and writing instructor living in New York City. She's written for Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Salon, Daily Beast, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Narratively, New Inquiry, Al Jazeera America, Pacific Standard Magazine and elsewhere. She was chosen as one of three finalists for the PEN America/Fusion Young Emerging Writer's Prize in 2015.

    RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture and Creativity Cover Image
    By Oriana Leckert, Jeff Stark (Foreword by)
    $29.95
    ISBN: 9781580934282
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Monacelli Press - May 19th, 2015

    As an incubator of culture and creativity, Brooklyn is celebrated and imitated across the world. The settings for much of its dynamic underground scene are the numerous industrial spaces that were vacated as manufacturing dwindled across the huge borough.


    America's Favorite Poem Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781936196272
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: C&r Press - January 4th, 2014

    -There is, it seems, an invisible question mark behind America's Favorite Poem. What is it, who writes it?