Three great New York writers in one place—Book Thug Nation in Williamsburg on Nov. 14, from 7-9 p.m.
Aging rock’n’rollers facing the Great Recession get a reunion-gig offer. An immigrant detective from Ecuador faces a shadowy corporate-criminal combine. And a poet from Greenpoint serves up 21st century sonnets, like egg and cheese on a roll, made fresh every day.
Steven Wishnia is the author of the novel When the Drumming Stops (Manic D Press, 2012), the short-story collection Exit 25 Utopia, and The Cannabis Companion, and contributed to Long Island Noir. A journalist specializing in housing, labor, and drug issues, he coedited the forthcoming Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A. He also played bass in the 1980s punk band False Prophets and artist Mac McGill’s multimedia show.
Kenneth Wishnia is the author of 23 Shades of Black and The Glass Factory, both recently reissued by PM Press. His novels have been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Anthony and Macavity awards, and made best-of-the-year lists at the Washington Post, Booklist, Library Journal, and The Jewish Press. His novel The Fifth Servant was named Best Jewish Book of the Year by the Association of Jewish Libraries, He teaches writing and other deviant forms of thought at Suffolk Community College on Long Island.
Peter Spagnuolo lives in Greenpoint. He has received both California and Pennsylvania state fellowships in poetry; his poems appear in POETRY, Threepenny Review, and the Agricultural Reader, and his letterpress works can be found in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Library of Congress, and various universities. He is a founder of the Lower East Side Squatter-Homesteader Archive at the Tamiment Collection at NYU. He is the author of The Return of the Son of Ten by Fourteen.
Thursday, Nov. 14
Book Thug Nation
100 North 3rd St., between Berry St. and Wythe Ave.
Directions: L train to Bedford Ave./N. 7th St. Walk four blocks south on Bedford and make a right on N. 3rd. It’s about 1 ½ blocks down on the left.