Coming Soon to a Lower East Side Near You*

Posted by Tobias Carroll

This post serves as your gentle reminder that on Thursday, we’ll be presenting our “Stories from the Lower East Side” reading at RAC at 9 Clinton Street.

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 upheaval, 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, (9 Clinton Street), beginning at 7 PM. Bios follow; Facebook RSVP here.

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

Zachary Lipez is a writer, bartender, and singer of the band Fresh Kills (not in any particular order). He wrote the essays for the book Please Take Me Off the Guest List (Akashic), and is working on his first novel.

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.

*-provided you live in New York.

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