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Spring Reading - May 15th

May 15, 2011

Join Patti Horvath, Jennifer Chapis, B.G. Firmani, and Ben Miller at a free reading and reception to celebrate the spring issue of the Bellevue Literary Review. The reading will take place at Bellevue Hospital—perhaps the most unique venue for great literature in New York City.

Sunday, May 15, 2011, 5pm
Bellevue Hospital - Rotunda
462 First Avenue (at 28th St), NYC

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.



Patti Horvath’s work has appeared in Shenandoah, the Cream City Review, and Puerto del Sol. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Literature Fellowship and is an editor at the Massachusetts Review. She teaches at Hofstra University.

Jennifer Chapis has published in magazines and anthologies such as Arts & Letters, Best New Poets, Colorado Review, the Iowa Review, and Verse. She was awarded the Rumi Prize in Poetry chosen by Mark Doty and the Backwards City Poetry Series Prize for her chapbook, The Beekeeper’s Departure. She is the co-founder of Nightboat Books, and teaches at New York University.

B.G. Firmani lives in New York City, where she works as a proposal writer for an architecture firm and writes a blog about Italian-American literature, Forte e Gentile. She has published fiction in BOMB and the Kenyon Review. She is a graduate of Barnard College and Brown University, and is currently seeking a publisher for her collection of short stories, Five Angry Women.

Ben Miller’s writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review, AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, Ecotone, Raritan, One Story, the Antioch Review and Best American Essays. He has received a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bright Lights Big Verse award given by the Poetry Society of America. Forthcoming in 2012 from Lookout Books is River Bend Album, a cycle of essays exploring the urban Midwest.