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EVENT: Reading + Photography: You Are Now Here


(A sneak-preview of Daria Ska’s prints, from her Facebook page.)

Saturday, March 30, I am hosting a reading + curated photography exhibition. You Are Now Here, at The Imaginary Space, features photographers Rebecca Fuller, Erika (Saki) Sequeira and Daria Ska and readers Lauren Belski, Karina Briski, Chiwan Choi and Eric Nelson.

It is an honor to host and present the work of these talented artists.

Join us for:

You Are Now Here
photography exhibition + reading
hosted by Robin Grearson at:
The Imaginary Space
174 Bogart Street, #210
Brooklyn, NY 11206

March 30, 2013, 6-10:30 PM

Artist reception: 6-8 PM
Readings begin: 8:30 PM

About You Are Now Here:
The world just moves faster in New York. The expression “wherever you go, there you are” urges us to take time to ground ourselves, to slow down and pay attention to our environment.

You Are Now Here brings writers and photographers together to showcase words and images that evoke a strong sense of place.

Free admission, prints and books will be offered for sale. Please support our artists!

Featured photographers:
Rebecca Fuller
Erika (Saki) Sequeira
Daria Ska

Readings by:
Lauren Belski
Karina Briski
Chiwan Choi
Eric Nelson

About our artists:
Lauren Belski is the author of the short story collection Whatever Used to Grow Around Here (Crumpled Press) and the forthcoming collective collection The Trout Family Almanac (Papercut Press).

Karina Briski is a writer raised in Northern Minnesota and currently living in Brooklyn. She is the host of Words with Beers, a monthly reading series in Bed-Stuy too cheap for a microphone and too rich to care. She is currently working on a collection of stories about rust belt creeps. Her work can be found online and in print.

Chiwan Choi is the author of two poetry collections, The Flood and Abductions. He is also a founding editor of Writ Large Press, a downtown LA-based small press. He is currently involved in creating LA Writ Large, a non-profit literary think tank focused on changing the economic landscape for writers and publishers.,

Eric Nelson is the author of The Walt Whitman House and The Silk City Series and is originally from New Jersey. His essays, criticism and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in HTMLGIANT, The Billfold, Chimes & Sirens and Volume 1 Brooklyn, among others. His E.P. of recorded stories “They Make a Wasteland, They Call it Pastiche” is being released by Diabetic Koala in spring of 2013. He lives in Ridgewood, Queens.

Rebecca Fuller
Brooklyn-based photographer Rebecca Fuller has been documenting New York’s street art community for many years, and she is also the co-founder of The Street Spot.

Erika (Saki) Sequeira
Erika Sequiera’s photographs include portraits from her recent trips to Guatemala and Argentina, as well as her New York home base.

Daria Ska
“I was born, I live and some day I will die,
enjoying the time in between – I fly”

Join us:
You Are Now Here!

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1441 at Pine Box Rock Shop for BOS2012

Bushwick writers collective 1441 has a literary reading right in the middle of Bushwick Open Studios, Saturday at 6 PM, at Pine Box Rock Shop. You have plenty of time to listen to some words, have a drink, and catch the 27 other parties on your list of things to do in Bushwick on June 2nd. So please come. I’m going to read a brand-new Bushwick-arts-themed essay. While you’re waiting, here are our bios…

Dolan’s work has appeared in The Lifted Brow, The Believer, Contrary, Field, apt, TRNSFR and numerous other journals. He spends his time mythologizing every airplane hijacking in history, and will throw your money away in the street if you buy his terrible book of reviews. More at

Michael Lala is the author of two chapbooks: Under the Westward Night (Knickerbocker Circus 2011) and [fire!] ([sic] Press 2011). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM; the Red Cedar Review; Sink Review; No, Dear; La Fovea; Explosion-Proof; and elsewhere. Currently, Lala curates for Recession Art/Culturefix NYC and Fireside Follies Reading Series.

Joel Marino is a short-story writer and full-time copy editor for UrbanDaddy (it’s an online magazine, not an escort service). He’s originally from Miami, Florida, where he worked several years as a crime reporter for a major daily newspaper. He specialized in homicide–writing about it, not committing it.

Eric Nelson has performed at Presentation Party in Bushwick and at the renowned Dixon Theatre in the Lower East Side. Nelson’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Volume 1 Brooklyn, We’ll Never Have Paris, Constellation Magazine and ZineWorld; and his book of short stories, The Silk City Series, was released in 2010 by Knickerbocker Press.

Matthew Zingg’s work appears in The Awl, Cider Press Review, Front Porch, The Rumpus, The Madison Review and Opium Magazine among others. He received his MFA in poetry from Adelphi University.

Robin Grearson is a nonfiction writer based in Bushwick whose essays have appeared in The New York Times and The Brooklyn Rail. She also writes about artists for and other outlets, produces art events and teaches writing workshops at 3rd Ward.

1441 is a collective of essayists, fiction writers, and poets based out of Bushwick, Brooklyn who meet regularly for workshops and to foster literary discussion and community. For more information about upcoming events or to contact 1441, please track us down on Facebook or something.

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