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Paragraph Pride Reading & Happy Hour

  • Pete's Candy Store 709 Lorimer St Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States (map)

On the eve of Pride Month, come celebrate a night of queer literature! Enjoy readings from Sabrina Imbler and Dan Ryan, winners of this year’s Jane Hoppen Residency, along with special guests John Glynn and Diana Goetsch. Doors at 6:30pm, reading starts promptly at 7pm. The reading will be followed by Paragraph’s monthly LGBTQ writers happy hour in the garden out back. This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP via Eventbrite.

John Glynn is an editor at Hanover Square Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. He grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and lives in New York City. Out East is his first book.

Diana Goetsch is the author of eight poetry collections, including In America (2017, Rattle) and Nameless Boy (2015, Orchises Press). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize anthology. She has also published extensively as a nonfiction writer and columnist, in The New Yorker, the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune and The American Scholar. Goetsch is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and The New School, where she was the 2017 Grace Paley Teaching Fellow at Lang College. She is a freelance teacher of writing who also teaches at MFA programs, colleges, conferences, and was, for 21 years, a New York City public school teacher. She is also the founding editor of Jane Street Press.

Sabrina Imbler is a half-Chinese writer and dyke based in Brooklyn. She wrote the monthly “My Life in Sea Creatures” column at Catapult. Sabrina is the recipient of the Yi Dae Up fellowship in nonfiction from the Jack Jones Literary Arts retreat, a Margins fellowship from the Asian American Writer's Workshop, and the inaugural Jane Hoppen residency at Paragraph. She is a staff writer for Atlas Obscura and her reporting has appeared in Slate, Audubon, and Scientific American, among others. (photo credit to rozette rago)

Dan Ryan is a RI native who loves and writes in NYC. He is earning his MFA in Fiction at Columbia University.