We’re happy to announce that we’ll be taking part in this year’s Lit Crawl Brooklyn, as part of an event set up by Slice and Henry Holt and Company. Specifically, an event that’s been described as “a reading for discovering new voices and drinking good beer”. Reading will be:
Scott Cheshire (Holt)
Keren Toledano (Slice)
Rahawa Haile (Vol. 1 Brooklyn)
This will take place on Saturday, May 17th, from 7:15 to 8:00 pm at BookCourt.
Facebook RSVP here. Author bios can be found below.
Rahawa Haile is an Eritrean-American short story writer living in Brooklyn. Her essays have appeared in The Awl, Volume 1 Brooklyn, and the Village Voice.
Scott Cheshire earned his MFA from Hunter College. He is the interview editor at the Tottenville Review and teaches writing at the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. His work has been published in Slice, AGNI, Guernica and the Picador anthology The Book of Men. He lives in New York City.
Keren Toledano is a writing associate at The Cooper Union, and a freelance writer and editor. She recently self-published In Light of This & Other Things, and is at work on a young adult novel that is not set in the post-apocalypse. Her short fiction has appeared in Slice magazine, and on TetheredByLetters.com, where her work was chosen as a Noteworthy story. In 2011, she won the Harvardwood Writing Competition in the short play category. She holds a BA in English from Harvard, and an MA in Humanities Education from New York University.
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HERE ARE GREAT WRITING TIPS ALSO
1.Don’t look back until you’ve written an entire draft, just begin each
day from the last sentence you wrote the preceeding day. This prevents
those cringing feelings, and means that you have a substantial body of
work before you get down to the real work which is all in… The edit.
2.You can never read your own book with the innocent anticipation that
comes with that first delicious page of a new book, because you wrote
the thing. You’ve been backstage. You’ve seen how the rabbits were
smuggled into the hat. Therefore ask a reading friend or two to look at
it before you give it to anyone in the publishing business. This friend
should not be someone with whom you have a romantic relationship, unless
you want to break up.
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