"The Art of Memory":
A Performance of Poetry and Prose from the Bellevue Literary Review

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6pm
NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York City -- Alumni Hall B
Free and open to the public

The BLR's Off the Page Series brings the poetry and prose published in the Bellevue Literary Review to life through performance by actors from stage and screen. Join us on October 19 at 6pm as we present a performance of work from our fall theme issue, "The Art of Memory."



LILY BALSEN tours nationally in a solo adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees, staged by master director Wynn Handman. NYC theatre credits include plays at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Atlantic Stage 2/Potomac Theatre Project, and HERE Arts Center. Regional credits include Barrington Stage (MA), Theatre J (Washington, D.C.), Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Olney Theatre (MD) and Walking the Dog Theatre (NY). She has also recorded audio narration for children's books, and enjoys writing and performing original sketch comedy. She attended Middlebury College. 

lily balsen

RUSSELL G. JONES is an Auldeco, Obie and SAG Award winning actor. Recently he has originated roles in theater, Fernanda Coppel’s King Liz (Second Stage Uptown), Suzan-Lori Parks Father Comes Home From The Wars Parts 1,2 & 3 (The Public/Mark Taper Forum) and Tanya Barfield’s The Call (Playwrights Horizons).

Television: Godless, The Americans, Person of Interest, Louie, The Blacklist, The Knick and Films: Touched With Fire, The Ticket, Pinch, Side Effects. He has worked as a facilitator, moderator and teaching artist for two decades and is the creator of BLIND SPOT a multiplatform campaign that facilitates cross cultural dialogue and critical thinking so more of us can recognize and resist internalized and systemic white supremacy.

Russell G. Jones


Watch readings from "Writing & War," part of BLR's Off the Page Series.

Watch "Reading the Body: Live!", from BLR's Off the Page Series 

Pictures from the BLR's 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Read Danielle Ofri's blog about a past BLR reading.

Please also visit the Bellevue Literary Press events page to see where their writers will be appearing.

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