Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents a lot of stuff between February and April

This is a picture of where the magic happens.

Between now and when the flowers start growing, the trees beging greening, and the animals start mating, we’ve got a bunch of events going on.  There will be a few more announced coming up, but in the meantime, we figured we should mention these.  Also, as usual, all events are free. 

February 1st at WORD: Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Largehearted Boy, and Europa Editions presents an evening with Sara Levine, author of Treasure Island!!!

Levine will read from her book, and discuss it with Jason Diamond.  There will be free rum punch served, and you will probably leave WORD shitfaced with Levine’s work in your hand.  RSVP at Facebook.

February 9th at RAC: Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents “Stories From The Lower East Side”

The Lower East Side has been the source of some of our favorite art and music; the home to legendary music venues past and present; the site of social protests, economic upheavel, cheap pizza, and expensive cocktails. It is also the muse for Vol.1’s first event in Manhattan: a night of fiction and nonfiction inspired by this ever-shifting landscape. Four of our favorite writers — including two alumni of our Sunday Story Series — will read work informed by the Lower East Side. Join us on February 9th at RAC, beginning at 7 PM.


Julia Bartz is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. Excerpts from her recently completed novel have appeared in The South Dakota Review, InDigest Magazine and FictionDaily. Julia runs the blog BookStalker, which documents author readings in New York, and she also writes regularly for Full Stop and SexyFeminist.com.
Zachary Lipez is the author, collaborating with Nick Zinner and Stacy Wakefield, of Please Take Me Off The Guest List (Akashic), No Seats On The Party Car, and Slept in Beds. He is the lead singer of Freshkills. Their new album comes out on March 13th.
He tends bar at 124 Rabbit Club to subsidize these two highly lucrative occupations.

Bryant Musgrove grew up in Southern California. His work has recently appeared in the Washington Square Review and on Vol.1.

J.E. Reich hails originally from Pittsburgh, PA—a drinking town with a football problem—and received her BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Armchair/Shotgun, Volume 1 Brooklyn, plain china: The Best of Undergraduate Writing 2010, KGB Bar & Lit Journal, Underground Voices, The Emerson Review, and others.  Reich currently resides in Brooklyn, NY as a candidate for an MA in Literature at Brooklyn College. Reich is the fiction editor of the online magazine Art Faccia and is working on her first novel.

March 7th at Le Poisson Rouge: Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents The Greatest 3-Minute Movie Stories Ever

Our acclaimed (seriously!) 3-minute story series makes its appearance in the big city.  Lineup TBA.

April 4th at PowerHouse Arena: Vol. 1 Brooklyn and McSweeney’s present Adam Levin

We team up with McSweeney’s for the Brooklyn launch of Hot Pink, the story collection from the acclaimed writer of The Instructions.  Also reading will be Adam Wilson and Karolina Waclawiak.  There will also be a Q&A between Levin and Jason Diamond, and some sort of free libations provided.  In one night you will get to hear three of the best young writers who have books coming out in 2012.  You will look back on this event in ten years and say to your kids, “I was there.”

April 10th at Public Assembly: Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents The Greatest 3-Minute Punk Stories Ever

The acclaimed series moves to a bigger Brooklyn home for an evening of music, revolutions, failed revolutions, boots, and braces.  Lineup TBA

April 19th at Bookthugnation: Vol. 1 Brooklyn presents the launch party for Chloe Caldwell’s debut book of essays, Legs Get Led Astray.  You can pre-order the book at Future Tense.  Readers TBA.