12th Street Print Launch and Reading

12th Street Print Launch and Reading

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. At the Union Square Barnes and Noble: 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

Politics and Letters come together for an evening of readings by David Grand, Elizabeth Gaffney, and student editors and contributors to Issue 7 of 12th Street, the award-winning undergraduate literary journal, published by the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy, of the School of Writing at the New School.

Elizabeth Gaffney is a native Brooklynite and the author of the novels Metropolis and When the World Was Young (forthcoming in August). She also writes short stories, which have been published in many literary magazines, teaches at the New School and has translated several books from German. Gaffney has been a resident artist at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Blue Mountain Center. She also teaches fiction at The New School and serves as the editor at large of the literary magazine A Public Space.

David Grand is the author of Louse, a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, The Disappearing Body, which Bookforum described as “satirical noir at its mesmerizing best,” and most recently, Mount Terminus. Grand received his MFA from New York University, where he held the Fellowship in Fiction and studied with E.L. Doctorow. His writing has appeared in anthologies as well as The New York Times Magazine, Travel and Leisure, BlackBook, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin sons.