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Spring Reading: May 5th at Bellevue

May 05, 2013


We are excited to finally be back in Bellevue after long months of being displaced after Hurricane Sandy. Please join us in celebration of our upcoming Spring issue, as well as to welcome some of the readers originally scheduled to read at our cancelled October event.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Sunday, May 5th, 5pm ♦ Bellevue Hospital - Rotunda (1st Avenue at 28th Street, NYC)



On the schedule so far:

Gardner McFall (pictured above) is the author of two books of poems (The Pilot’s Daughter and Russian Tortoise), two children’s books, and the editor of Made with Words: a Prose Miscellany by May Swenson. She is the librettist for the opera Amelia, commissioned by Seattle Opera and premiered there in 2010.
(Gardner’s poem “Take What You Find” will appear in BLR’s Spring 2013 issue.)

Jenna Le received her M.D. degree from Columbia University and is currently pursuing a radiology residency in New York City. Her first book of poems, Six Rivers (New York Quarterly Books, 2011) was a Small Press Distribution Bestseller. Her poems have also appeared in AGNI Online, Barrow Street, Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere.
(Jenna’s poem “Almost Abecedarian” will appear in BLR’s Spring 2013 issue.)

Edward Hamlin is a Colorado-based writer and musician who maintains lively synaptic connections to both New York and Chicago, cities he's also called home. His work has recently appeared or is slated to appear in In Digest and Cobalt; his short story "The Release" was selected as a finalist, from among 800 entries, for the 2012 Nelligan Prize. Another story, "Phone Phone Gun," was read by the actor Drew Horwitz as part of the 2012 Stories on Stage season. In addition to short fiction, Edward Hamlin has recently completed a novel, Sleeping with Her, that explores dream life and the unconscious in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks. He is also hard at work on his second CD of original fingerstyle guitar music. www.edwardhamlin.com
(Edward's story "Boy, Unleashed" appears in BLR's Fall 2012 issue.)

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.
(Catherine’s story “Not to Scale” appears in BLR’s Fall 2012 issue.)

NYU/Bellevue Medical Housestaff will read from their accounts of the evacuations of Tisch and Bellevue Hospitals during Hurricane Sandy. This special section of recollections will appear in the Spring 2013 issue.


 Gardner McFall Photo ©Joanna Eldrige Morrissey