BK: The Hustle

07/19/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

Join Angela Flournoy, Leigh Stein, and Jennifer Baker 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.

Angela Flournoy is the author of The Turner House, which is a Summer 2015 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a May 2015 Indie Next pick and a New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor's Choice. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York Times, The New Republic and The Los Angeles Review of Books. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Flournoy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. She has taught writing at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University.

Leigh Stein is the author of the novel The Fallback Plan and a book of poems called Dispatch from the Future. Her memoir, Land of Enchantment, is forthcoming from Blue Rider Press in 2016. She co-directs the non-profit organization, Out of the Binders. 

Jennifer Baker is an editor, writer of fiction & nonfiction, creator of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and head of festivals and social media for the non-profit We Need Diverse Books. Her work has been in Poets & Writers magazine, Eclectic Flash, Boston Literary Magazine, Newtown Literary Review, with work forthcoming in an anthology from Shade Mountain Press. She's at work on a linked anthology following an interracial family in Long Island, NY and a new YA novel about an incarcerated teen.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

The Turner House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544303164
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 14th, 2015


A powerful, timely debut, The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the American family.

The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years.

Dispatch from the Future: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612191348
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Published: Melville House - July 24th, 2012

"I love these poems." —Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine
Funny, surprising and lyrical, these poems range from the deserts of the Southwest to the abysses of Facebook. From online dating to beauty pageants, Greek mythology to road trips, Leigh Stein gives us resilient young women in longing and in love.

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ISBN: 9781612190426
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Published: Melville House - January 3rd, 2012

A hilarious debut  novel about the tricky period between graduating from college and moving out of your parents’ house