We've partnered with our favorite, outdoor venue—Nowadays (off the Halsey L)—to bring you backyard readings, good food and beer, ping pong, and all of the chill vibes. Join us for the second installment of H.I.P. Lit's Summer Series on Monday, July 17th, featuring these fantastic writers: David Burr Gerrard, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Emmanuel Iduma, Deirdre Coyle, and Kyle Lucia Wu.
The wonderful folks from WORD Brooklyn will be there, selling our readers' books, so you can get hooked up with signed copies. Yay!
Please note that this event is weather dependent, so stay tuned for any updates in the case of rain. Next dates in the Summer Series: July 17th, July 31st, and August 7th. Admission is free!
DAVID BURR GERRARD is the author of the novels THE EPIPHANY MACHINE (Putnam, 2017) and SHORT CENTURY (Rare Bird, 2014). He teaches fiction writing at The New School and the 92nd Street Y. He lives with his wife in Queens, NY. davidburrgerrard.com
HANNAH LILLITH ASSADI received her MFA in fiction from the Columbia University School of the Arts. She was raised in Arizona and lives in Brooklyn. SONORA is her first novel. hannahlillithassadi.com
EMMANUEL IDUMA is the author of the novel THE SOUND OF THINGS TO COME. A lawyer by training, he holds an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts, New York, where he is also a faculty member. He is a co-founder of Saraba Magazine and co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing. mriduma.com
DEIRDRE COYLE is a goth living in Brooklyn. She is the author of the chapbook HOW TO TALK TO WRITERS AT PARTIES, and her work has appeared in Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Hobart, Joyland, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @DeirdreKoala. deirdrecoyle.com
KYLE LUCIA WU is a writer based in Brooklyn. She is the co-publisher of Joyland, the party correspondent at Literary Hub, and a PEN prison writing mentor. She is an Asian-American Writers Workshop Margins Fellow for 2017 and has an MFA in fiction from The New School. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Playboy.com, and Interview Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @kylelucia. kyleluciawu.com