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CANCELLED: BLR reading on October 28

October 28, 2012

The BLR reading scheduled for Sunday, October 28, HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to the weather.

We apologize for any inconvenience (or disappointment!), but have decided to err on the side of caution due to the weather predicted to impact the East Coast over the next several days. We plan to reschedule and will have more information available soon.


Tom Sleigh's books include After One, winner of the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Prize; Waking, a finalist for the Lamont Poetry Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award; The Chain, finalist for Lenore Marshall Prize; The Dreamhouse, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; Far Side of the Earth, an Honor Book Award from the Massachusetts Society for the Book; Bula Matari/Smasher of Rocks; a translation of Euripides' Herakles; a book of essays, Interview With a Ghost; and Space Walk, winner of the $100,000 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award. He has also received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the John Updike Award and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Anna Maria Kellen Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin, an Individual Writer's Award from the Lila Wallace Fund, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He publishes in the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, and elsewhere, as well as The Best American Poetry and The Best American Travel Writing anthologies His new book, Army Cats, was published this spring from Graywolf Press. Last fall he was the Anna Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. He teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn.

Catherine Lewis is the author of numerous short stories and two novels, Dry Fire and Postcards to Father Abraham, as well as the forthcoming book Thrice-Told Tales. She is an associate professor of creative writing at Purchase College, SUNY.

Edward Hamlin recently completed a novel, Sleeping with Her, about dream life and the unconscious in the wake of 9/11, while continuing to write much (much) shorter stories. His story “Phone Phone Gun” will be staged in the 2012 season of Stories on Stage. Another story, “The Release,” was chosen as a finalist for the Colorado Review’s 2012 Nelligan Prize. Hamlin lives and writes in the foothills outside Boulder, Colorado.

Monica Wendel is the author of No Apocalypse (forthcoming from Georgetown Review Press) and the chapbook Call it a Window. A graduate of New York University’s MFA program, she has taught creative writing at Goldwater Hospital, St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, and NYU.

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